Bars where Hongkongers can see Mayweather vs McGregor fight on Sunday, and how much they’re charging
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The so-called Money Fight between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jnr and mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor is also raking in the cash for Hong Kong’s bars, with many already booked to capacity for the Sunday morning (Hong Kong time) showdown.
The main event, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, kicks off in time for breakfast in Hong Kong, at about 11am, and Hongkongers are shelling out to see whether undefeated ring champion Mayweather can make it to 50 victories or will be defeated by upstart UFC fighter McGregor.
All 240 seats have been snapped up at Grappa’s Cellar in Central, which is charging HK$280 for entrance, breakfast and a beer. In Wan Chai sports bar The Dog House, all 70 seats have been reserved for HK$350, also with breakfast and a beer included. However, there is standing room for 30 walk-in customers, the bar says. The Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Central has also entered the fray. As of Thursday afternoon, the club had only four seats out of 84 left unsold for members and their guests.
The following bars we found have limited reservations available or are open to walk-in customers:
McSorley’s Ale House, G/F, 46 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, tel: 2385 5515
There’s no free beer for guessing who fans at this Irish pub will be cheering for. McSorley’s is offering a standard drink and a breakfast for HK$350. Choose between a Mayweather burger and a McGregor all-day breakfast. Door opens at 8am.
Rula Bula, G/F, 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Central, tel: 9020 9670
Another Irish pub that will be rooting for McGregor, Rula Bula is charging HK$400 for entry, including a breakfast sandwich, tea, coffee, and a three-hour free flow. Door opens at 10.30.
Delaney’s Irish Pub, Cyberport Road, Pok Fu Lam, tel: 2677 1126
Ditto Delaney’s, which is charging HK$300 for the spectacle and a full Irish breakfast – but will it prove to be the breakfast of champions? Doors open at 9am.
Dickens Bar, 281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, tel: 2837 6782
In the basement of the Excelsior hotel, Dickens had, at the time of writing, just one table still available, which will accommodate about 20 guests for the fight. It charges HK$200 for coffee and breakfast. Door opens at 9am.
Bar 109, 109 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, tel: 2861 3336
Bar 109 is charging HK$100 for entry and a drink, with no reservations required.
King’s Belly, Shop C, Mei Fung Building, 6 Wan Tau Kok Lane, Tai Po, tel: 2663 3550
There were 30 seats left at this British bar in the New Territories at the time we called. The HK$350 package includes a “Full Monty” breakfast and a San Miguel draught beer or soft drink. Doors opens at 9am.
China Bear, Mui Wo Centre, 3 Ngan Wan Road, Mui Wo, Lantau Island, tel: 2984 9720
The waterfront bar on Lantau is showing the fight free of charge to customers. Now that’s what we call sportsmanlike. Door opens at 8am.
Anthony’s Ranch, 28 Yi Chun St, Sai Kung, tel: 2791 6113
No reservations are necessary at this Sai Kung steak house and bar. Customers will be charged HK$100 for entrance. Door opens at 9am.