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Best Spots To Watch The Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 In Sandton

‘Philip’ is here again, and Sandton’s pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants will be expecting an influx of football fans to congregate and cheer on, their favourite team at the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022.


  • 53% expect they will go to a bar or a restaurant to see the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022, according to a recent Ipsos survey.
  • Several Sandton spots will be unleashing specials on drinks and food to make watching the World Cup that much better.
  • Expect this list to grow, so check back in the coming days on the best spots to watch the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 in Sandton.
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Believe it or not but the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 is here! The last four World Cup tournaments have flown by and to think it was nearly 12 years ago that we were all driving around with South African flags on our car side mirrors in support of the 2010 FIFA World Cup that South Afirca hosted. To ensure that same gees is felt this year, The Sandton Times has rounded up the best spots to watch Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 in and around Sandton.


On average (across 34 nations), more than half of all individuals intend to watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will take place in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, reveals a recent Ipsos survey.


The 39% who claim to follow football are outnumbered by the 55% who plan to watch at least some of the month-long event. 3 out of 10 predict they will miss work or school to watch games, and the majority of those who plan to watch do so with friends and family. Many also plan to watch with co-workers, according to the survey.


Following Brazil (in terms of expectations to win the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022), Germany, Argentina, and France are hot favourites.

World Cup 2022
Al Rihla – the Official Match Ball for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the 14th successive ball adidas has created for the FIFA World Cup. Image: Adidas

Whichever team you’ll be supporting, The Sandton Times has rounded up our top picks to watch the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 in and around greater Sandton:


Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton, Rivonia Road & Daisy Street, Sandton


If you’re after a day relaxing pool side, surrounded by big screens and bucket loads of beers – the Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton’s ONE80° Pool Deck & Bar is the place to be. Central and boasting the best views in Joburg, the mini fan park set up is the perfect place to meet with the crew in time for kick-off.


ONE80° is running specials during the World Cup on Castle Light Draughts, a Castle Light Draught and pizza combo special and a Budweiser bucket special where when you buy six beers, you only pay for four!


1st Floor Masingita Towers, West Road South, Morningside


With TV’s all round, expect to catch every game at this popular Sandton spot matched with an array of good food and a well stocked bar to get you through the good and bad results.


Bookings are essential. Call +27-10-020-8356 or via email


198 Oxford Road, Illovo


Get a kick out of watching the World Cup 2022 at Gauteng’s favourite Pub & Sports Venue! They have big-screen HD TVs throughout the venue, with audio in selected areas, and indoor and outdoor seating, so you can watch in the bar, on the deck or dining area. They also have daily deals with great food and drink specials so you can enjoy local craft beers, delicious cocktails and authentic pub food while watching all the action.


Book your spot for your favourite games by calling +27-76-282-1177 or email


PS: They also have free Wi-Fi and generators during load-shedding.


11 Holt Street E, Parkmore


Feel totally immersed in the sport when viewing the game from Sandton’s Milk Bar while surrounded by various club soccer matches on the go at the George Lea Park. The relaxed atmosphere gives off that traditional sports club feel, dare we say it, an upgrade to the Bowls Club we’d frequent during our varsity days.


Milk Bar will be hosting a Fan Zone for the whole duration of the Soccer World Cup.
They’ve partnered with Striped Horse Beer company and will be running drink as well as food specials for all matches.


For bookings call: +27-72-641-8977 or email


5 Benmore Road, Benmore Gardens


Watch the World Cup at the @Sandton Hotel and enjoy specials on your favourite local and imported beers, like buy your first beer – your second’s 50% off OR purchase a bucket of 6 beers – pay for 5 and get the 6th free! The special is only available on match days and applies to coolers as well as beers on the beverage list but does not apply to ciders.


You can also tuck into these delicious meals while watching the World Cup games:

  • Pork Crackling Bucket: Crunchy Homemade Pork Crackling in Flavours of Sweet Chilli, Rock Salt and Bacon (R155)
  • Ribeye Burger: Coleslaw, Homemade Pickled Onions, Emmentaler Cheese (R155)
  • Ostrich Burger: Cranberry Jelly, Blue Cheese Crumb, Crispy Onions (R155)
  • Boerewors Platter: Selection of Boerewors, Chakalaka, Maize Meal or Hand Cut French Fries (R420)


For bookings on both, call +27-11-395-4777 email


High Street, Melrose Arch


Don’t miss the excitement of the 2022 World Cup when visiting Melrose Arch. You can book a table at your favourite restaurant and catch all the action on the big screens as the world’s best teams compete for the title of world champion.


The Piazza Restaurants:

  • The Grillhouse
  • Mezepoli
  • Tashas
  • RocoMamas
  • MiHa Eatery
  • Piza ē Vino


The Square Restaurants:

  • Mr George
  • Istanbul Kebab
  • Ocean Basket
  • Ghazal


Melrose Arch will be showing select World Cup games on the big screens on the Piazza and Square. Please find attached the schedule. Space is limited as the famous Melrose Arch Christmas lights are up over December.


Melrose Arch World Cup Schedule:

20 November Qatar vs Ecuador 6pm
26 November Argentina vs Mexico 9pm
27 November Spain vs Germany 9pm
28 November Portugal vs Uruguay 9pm
1 December Croatia vs Belgium 5pm
9 December Quarter-Final 5pm
9 December Quarter-Final 9pm
10 December Quarter-Final 5pm
10 December Quarter-Final 9pm
13 December Semi-Final 9pm
14 December Semi-Final 9pm
17 December Third Place Play-Off 5pm
18 December Final 5pm


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