Where to watch the UEFA EURO with a beer
Did you miss the match where Belgium beat Russia 3-0? Want to find out whether Portugal or Germany will be the victor on Saturday? If you love the "beautiful game", and want to catch UEFA Euro 2020 (postponed till 2021) with a beer in hand, here are a few places to do just that.
Please note that some bars and restaurants require advanced booking or reservation so please check the interactive links in this article.
Irish poet Oscar Wilde was more a fan of boxing than football, but that doesn’t mean Oscars won’t be screening UEFA games. Sports fans can also try sister Oscar’s Diner, a sports bar in the Gare district which offers burgers, and live sport on seven big screens (including outdoors). The bar also has pool, billiards and darts tables.
For those who want an outdoor atmosphere Ocars has set up outside the TNL (National Theatre Luxembourg) in Merl, located at 166, avenue du X Septembre.
The Game Sports bar and Steakhouse at Kinepolis Kirchberg
Would it be wicked to pack the kids off to a matinee and catch a game? Of course not, that’s exactly what The Game Sports Bar was made for. Multiple screens discreetly hanging from the ceiling so that all tables get a view, means you can enjoy a match while tucking into an Argentinean steak or some slow cooked ribs. There is literally beer on tap, but if you need a little post-match celebration, there are some fairly swanky cocktails to be had. Booking recommended.
Kyosk - Kirchberg
A great outdoor venue if you want to be part of a crowd, and you can catch all the matches here, but there is a maximum number of viewers (300 seated only), and you cannot reserve a space, so get there early. Kyosk is dishing up Portuguese/Luxembourgish fare this month so you can grab a bifana steak, grilled sardines or gromperekichelcher while you watch.
Snooze sports bars in Luxembourg City and Belval
Four screens in town and three screens at their Belval location, plus an outside screen at both, makes Snooze a good place to go if you want to be in the midst of all the action. The two young Luxembourgish entrepreneurs that opened these bars also know that essential match viewing involves a good selection of beer and have a very comprehensive range of bottled beers including Bud, Corona, and Grimbergen, cider, and draft Diekirch, Franziskaner and Leffe, plus sharing pitchers.
They also offer a few alcohol free beers and you can grab a beef, chicken, fish or veggie burger if you’re planning on staying for more than one match. If you wear your football shirt you'll get a free Diekirch.
Open 17.00 on weekdays and 13.00 at weekends, The Britannia is the place to come for a pint of Boddingtons bitter or Strongbow cider whilst you watch the game. It also serves draft Guinness and Kilkenny, Hoegaarden and Diekirch.
If you're on the other side in Grund, then the picturesque Scott's Pub has a big screen inside showing all the matches. You can try out local craft beer, non-alcoholic ones, cocktails and, at the weekend, tuck into their smoker BBQ fare which includes ribs, chicken and pulled pork. All meat is locally sourced, organic and free range.
This brood of long-established Irish bars will be showing matches and inviting all nationalities to join them in a glass of Guinness or a pint of Kilkennys. If you’re catching a Friday match, don't forget to sample the fresh fish and chips on offer at Eirelux.
If you know you'll be singing football chants into the night but you still need to catch the train home, then Rue Dicks is the perfect Saturday night soccer destination. Whether it's Goose IPA or Guinness, Crossfire (the Nordic sports bar) can accommodate you and throw in a burger or club sandwich to boot. A few doors down The White Rose Pub has a selection of local and international beer and has a TV screen showing the matches.
The Tube Bar – Luxembourg City
Regularly showing sports events from boxing to rugby The Tube Bar is a good spot in town to catch a match. In addition to a selection of draft beer including Battin, Bofferding and Guinness you can try out their own-brand bottled beer, brewed in conjunction with Nowhere Brewing.
Urban – Luxembourg City and Belval
"Nibble and Munch" your way through zucchini fries or a mini pulled pork burger if a penalty shoot out gets too tense. These popular bars can get busy so book your table in advance on their website.
Downtown Cafe – Luxembourg City
Open from nine in the morning, this central cafe with its comfy brown leather armchairs regularly screens matches live. Bagels and burgers are on offer.
The Base Bar - Kockelscheuer
With a swanky interior, open Tuesday to Sunday, this is the place to share a tapas while you watch a game, or order a burger, steak or grilled prawns. It's a large venue, but you can book a table in advance. There's plenty of parking too.
Seven Lounge Bar – Bertrange
In the heart of Bertrange with a big screen over the bar and another on the wall, this is the ideal place to catch a UEFA match. It also has a pool/billiards table and there is a kids play park opposite if you have your family in tow. Charcuterie and cheese platters can soak up the beer or keep an eye out for their famous BBQs.
Infinity Lounge - Strassen
Grab some pizza, some pasta, a burger and a cocktail and settle in for a night of footie at this new(ish) place, which also offers shisha in numerous flavours, including pina colada, sourced from Turkey, Dubai, Paraquay and Germany.