12 Best Spots to Watch Football in Penang

World Cup 2018 Guide: Where to watch football in Penang?

Football fever is here everyone and we hope you’re just as excited as we are. If you’re looking for good spots to watch football in Penang then we’ve got you covered. In this post, we lined up 12  of the best places to catch all the big matches live in the city we love! It’s also a perfect guide for football fans to watch World Cup 2018 lives in Penang. Grab some food and chill with your friends with month!

Top 12 Best Spots to Watch Football in Penang

We’re huge football fans ourselves and there’s nothing we enjoy more than watching a game together. So, in the spirit of the beautiful game, gather your friends, put on your favourite jersey, and scream on the top of your voices for your team at one of these top 12 spots to watch the football in Penang.

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#1 Nasi Kandar Tunas (Old Trafford of Penang)


First up on this list is a popular Mamak in Penang. This Nasi Kandar is usually packed with patrons on weekends who come to support their favorite team. Patrons also flock to this Mamak at night for shisha (hookah) so finding a spot may be difficult. Arrive early to avoid missing out on a good spot to watch the game.

Address: Lintang Paya Terubong 1, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#2 Nasi Lemak Liverpool


There’s something special about watching football at a Mamak. Maybe its the ambiance of everyone cheering whenever a goal is scored or moments spent playfully mocking the losing team’s supporters. Whatever it may be, we love watching a game of football at a Mamak and nasi lemak Liverpool fits the bill perfectly. What more, they serve really good Nasi Lemak! So stop by to watch a game of football and enjoy their Nasi Lemak.

P.S. You’ll Never Walk Alone!

: 92, Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#3 Akasha Cafe & Pub



Another great spot to watch a game of football while enjoying delicious burgers is Akasha Cafe & Pub. This cafe-cum-pub is divided into three sections for you to watch matches. In the spirit of the World Cup, Akasha is offering a 20% discount on burgers whenever a match of that country’s burger is playing. So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to indulge in juicy burgers while you watch the World Cup.

Address: BLOCK 288D-2-13, JALAN THEAN TEIK, Kampung Melayu, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang

#4 The Crossbar



The Crossbar is a great bar and restaurant to watch football in Penang. It has a wide range of wine and beers. There are also dart boards available for you to challenge your friends. Give this bar a try today!

Address: Urban Food Hall Gurney Paragon, 163-D, Gurney Dr, Georgetown, 10250 George Town, Penang.

#5 Mr. Pot

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Being located right next to the sea is what makes MrPot unique. This is a good spot to catch a football match. Mr. Pot’s menu is extensive, keeping your tummy filled as you watch your team play.

Address: 124 C, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#6 Original Penang Nasi Kandar Kayu


If you haven’t heard of the famed Nasi Kandar Kayu then you owe it to yourself to pay it a visit. Good food only makes watching football better.

Address: 15, Lebuh Nipah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#7 Healy Mac Bar & Restaurant

healy mac

If you aren’t a fan of Mamak’s then Healy Mac Bar and Restaurant offers something different. Here, you can enjoy a wide range of alcoholic beverages with your friends as you cheer on for your team.  This bar-cum-restaurant also offers an amazing ambiance as it’s located right next to a marina.

Address: 3A-G9 & 10, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#8 McDonald’s @ Greenland & Paya Terubong

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If you’re a burger and fries kind of guy, McDonald’s Greenlane or Paya Terubong is the place for you to feast and enjoy your football matches!

Address: McDonalds’s Greenlane, 2506, Jalan Masjid Negeri, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
McDonalds Paya Terubong, Lot 9435, Thean Teik Hwy, Bandar Baru Air Hitam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang

#9 Subaidah Nasi Kandar @ Sungai Ara


Subaidah is perfect for people who love sports and footballs especially to be in that ‘mamak’ culture to watch the games. As one of the most popular ‘mamak’ hangouts in the city, Subaidah is also a great place to enjoy football and of course the super good Nasi Lemak. The ambiance of the whole place is very vibrant in the overall.

Address: Restoren Nasi Kandar Subaidah, Lebuh Pekaka 3 Jalan Sungai Dua Gelugor, Penang 11800

#10 Nasi Kandar Pelita @ Sungai Dua


Another classic Nasi Kandar outlet is none other than Pelita. Pelita’s reputation speaks for itself as one of the most successful Nasi Kandar outlets in Malaysia. There are a bunch of outlets across Malaysia offering tasty Nasi Kandar and a place for football fans to watch matches. The following are some of the more well-known Pelita restaurants around Penang.

Address: 723l-g, Jalan Sungai Dua, Desa Permai Indah, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#11 Nasi Kandar Pelita @ Bayan Baru

nasi kandar pelita

Pelita Bayan Baru is always one of the best places for you to watch football games. Not only does it provide you with a large open area but local delicacies such as Naan, Nasi Kandar, Mee Goreng &  Roti Canai are easily obtained here.  When you are done, you can also wash it down with a glass of Teh Tarik. Another bonus for patrons would be that the Mamak has their own giant HD projector screen—perfect for watching a game of football.

Address: 2 Lorong Mayang Pasir 7, 11950 Bayan Baru, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

#12 Nasi Kandar Pelita @ Auto City

nasi kandar pelita

This Pelita outlet is especially for those who are on the mainland. It’s one of the more well-known outlets on the mainland and is strategically located near other popular restaurants at Auto City. Check it out for yourself by watching a match there today.

Address: No. 1688 G2, G3, F1, F2 & F3, Jalan Perusahaan Highway Auto City, Perusahaan Bukit Tengah, 13600 Prai.

Read also: Top 10 Nasi Kandar Places in Penang

Watch Football and World Cup 2018 in Penang

So, there you have it 12 best spots to watch football in Penang. We hope this list provided you with spots to watch football in Penang this world cup season. As always, if you think we missed out on a couple of your favorite spots to watch football in Penang, be sure to drop a comment below. Have a great week everyone!

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