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Where's the Best Place to Watch the World Cup in Perth?

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Published June 3rd 2014
With the World Cup 2014 just around the corner, have you started to think about where you'll be watching some of the big games? A great listing for fixtures can be found here, but the more important question remains, where are the best places to watch the matches in Perth, where you can get your footie fix with perhaps a pint in hand or where you're guaranteed a good atmosphere.

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Here are some ideas for you:

The Crown - Carbon Sports Bar
If you like to catch your sporting events on a super sized screen, then you'll enjoy the 12.5 metre screen for your absolute viewing pleasure. Check out their schedule of events here so that you don't miss a second of the action. Due to its location, within the Crown Casino complex, this is a bar that is almost always open so this is handy for fixtures that screen at random times of the night and day.

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Now that's a big screen: Carbon Sports Bar, Crown Perth

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow

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One of the few bars in Perth to have a license to show 22 of the World Cup fixtures, this is a great venue to enjoy live action from the 2014 World Cup. Complying with the regulations for viewing live matches in pubs, it's worth checking with the venue nearer the time for details of when the doors will be locked and reopened during the games.

The Elephant and Wheelbarrow is based in bustling Northbridge, so you can combine an evening out with your soccer viewing pleasure.

Barracks Bar

The Swan Barracks will be showing live world cup games on the big screens within the Barracks licensed bar. This backpacker bar, based near Perth's train and bus station, is a great place for grabbing a drink with your football viewing, as prices are budget friendly based upon the often limited funds of backpackers. There are two large flat screens in the bar and with a bed for the night starting at $26 you could even stay over.

If you're heading out to watch the games live, where are you heading to? We'd love to hear about great venues to catch the action.

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