Where to Watch the World Cup Finals in Kingston, Jamaica!

The World Cup is quickly coming to an end. Life will soon resume to normality and fans will become more productive at work, especially on Mondays. Disinterested wives or persons will rejoice. However, Sunday is the FINALS, what many have been waiting to see for a month. Who will win the trophy? Germany or Messi? I mean, Argentina. Also, where will you watch it?

There is clearly a need for another Sports bar in Kingston, Jamaica. But, lets look at the few options worth mentioning. Forget about Cuddyz and Tracks and Records, poor service and Tracks has topped it off with bad logistics for viewing. Triple Century has been bought out by a company for viewing, not completely sure if it’s for the Finals as well, but if the employees have packed it up all month long, what’s to stop them from doing the same on Sunday. The Liguanea Club Member’s Lounge for Members Only is not so bad, but I doubt they have enough seats for a final and depending on the weather that day, it may be too hot with no AC or fans, since it’s in an open environment.

A-Bar is for a younger demographic. Ribbiz will be sure to have a good vibe but falter with quality service in a crowd, which is guaranteed to be there. So it would be best to open doors with them to get a seat. Once you have a seat you should be fine because they have the best logistics when it comes to viewing TVs.

Now the Regency Bar and Lounge at the Terra Nova is a hot spot with great service. However, as for all bars mentioned you would have to reach early, especially since viewing is limited and logistics are not so great. If it is not a good look upon entry, be sure to try their neighbours, Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge, where there should be guaranteed seating and great service but not a great vibe, more on the quiet side, especially if you are looking to avoid raucous fans from another team.

So it probably all boils down to two options, The SportsMax Zone at the Chinese Benevolent Association (CBA) on Old Hope Road with a smooth, live, non-CVM feed or a House Viewing Party. The vibe at the CBA is exhilarating, service for both food and drinks at your fingertips, whether its a full house or not, logistics good, Halftime entertainment, games and prizes, but the spoiler is, for the Finals there will be a $1000JMD presold entry fee and $1500JMD charge at the gate. This is probably for crowd control, but I am sure it will be a full house regardless. Is it worth it? Yes, if you camp out from early and get your preferred seat. Otherwise, no. Head over to a friend’s house at your leisure or host your own viewing party. Note that if you copped that World Cup Schedule from Domino’s Pizza, you can get 2-for-1 pizzas from the coupons on the schedule. There is no place better than home. Controlled environment (depending on your friends’ sobriety), with  drinks, fun, food and friends.

Check out the Recipe option on the Right side bar of http://www.sugalifestyle.com for fun game day recipes for food, snacks and drinks. More to come!

Hope SuGa helped make your decision, have a great weekend!

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