PETALING JAYA: Bars and lounges in the Klang Valley are extending their opening hours to cater to football fans who plan to catch the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches live – even the ones that start in the wee hours of the morning.
There are also other offers to lure customers, especially as the World Cup will continue into Ramadan.
Christian Wood, owner of the newly launched sports bar, The Final Whistle, said his bar was having a raffle draw with a special main prize.
“I met Robbie (Fowler) the other day and I managed to get him to sign an England shirt. So now, with every RM50 you spend, you get a raffle ticket that could win you the shirt,” said Wood.
Sheraton Imperial’s Pavilion Lounge will be screening all of the matches live, said the hotel’s Marketing Communications Manager, Shirley Khor.
“As the World Cup will continue into the Ramadhan month, we will offer Sahur tiffin meal sets (at RM45++ per set) with teh tarik or Nescafe tarik,” said Khor.
Intercontinental Hotel Bentley’s Pub has even created a World Cup menu for its patrons, providing a selection of food and drinks, ranging from a breakfast set to pizzas along with the regular bar meals.
The hotel will also provide in-house guests access to football channels from their rooms so they can watch the game in the comfort of their beds.
Some restaurants, though, had no plans to stay open too late.
Zou Min, Smokehouse Bangsar’s restaurant manager said the venue would remain open for the midnight matches if patrons requested for it.
“We will not be showing matches that start early in the morning,” said Min.