If you aren’t watching live, here are watch parties around Metro Manila from where you can cheer on your favorite teams!
Watching your team win is one of the greatest pleasures in a sports fan’s life. But what makes moments like that even better is when you get to share it with other sports fans, whether you know them or not. This is what makes watch parties for major sports events such a big thing, and now that the 2023 FIBA World Cup season is here, you’re definitely going to want to witness all the historic action alongside other passionate basketball fans, which we are nowhere short of in the Philippines.
Here are some places around Metro Manila that will be hosting 2023 FIBA World Cup watch parties! Book your tables and tell your friends, because this tournament is not to be missed.
El Calle Food and Music Hall – Newport Mall
El Calle Food and Music Hall is a popular hangout spot where patrons usually come to sing along to talented local acoustic acts. But, for the 2023 FIBA World Cup, they are transforming their space into the perfect spot for a watch party.
With a full-sized projector screen under the dim lights, along with their trusty sound system, you’ll be able to enjoy all the basketball action, not missing a single moment, all while drinking beer and sharing plates of bar chow.
Port Bar – Hilton Manila
For something a little bit more sophisticated and laid-back, Hilton Manila has got you covered. On the third floor of the hotel, you’ll find Port Bar, where they serve a range of local and international spirits, as well as special cocktails. And with their high-definition screens above the bar, you’ll get the authentic feel of being in a classic sports bar at their watch parties.
Plus, what better way is there to support Gilas Pilipinas than by cheering them on while enjoying Port Bar’s series of local craft beers?
McKinley Whisky Park – Venice Grand Canal
For a unique watch party experience that will surely make the 2023 FIBA World Cup that much more memorable for you and your friends, why not watch the action in Asia’s first outdoor liquor park?
McKinley Whiskey Park is inviting all basketball fans in the country to enjoy the World Cup games from August 25 to September 10, with drinks and snacks to keep you cool even during the most stressful and nail-biting moments. And to make it even better, you can feel free to cheer as loudly as you want to in this outdoor space.
Tipsy Pig – Forbes Town
Looking for some good eats and good drinks while watching the World Cup? Tipsy Pig in Forbes Town will be hosting their own watch party for basketball fans in the Metro! Situated in one of the busiest cities in the country, this makes for a perfect place to sit back and enjoy the action after a hard day’s work at the office.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Uptown Mall
Also just a shout away from many of the offices in the BGC area, Buffalo Wild Wings is definitely one of the most popular spots for sports watch parties. Not only do they have high-definition TVs scattered all over the restaurant, but they also have some of the best chicken wings in Metro Manila.
Load up on wings (and drinks) while cheering your favorite players and teams.
Holiday Inn Express
In case you’re looking to upgrade your FIBA World Cup watch party into a celebratory staycation, Holiday Inn Express in Manila-Newport City has a great offer for basketball fans from all over the world. For PHP 5,246 nett, you’ll get an overnight stay that comes with breakfast, welcome drinks, and watch party admission passes with PHP 500 worth of dining credits each for two.
Staying at the Holiday Inn Express also means that you’ll get to enjoy other nearby FIBA World Cup watch parties at Manila Marriott Hotel and Sheraton Manila Hotel, so you can make the most out of this historic tournament.
If you’ve got more than just one place where you want to go, the tournament lasts from August 25 to September 10, so you’ve got time to hop from one watch party to another!
Banner image from Buffalo Wild Wings on Instagram.