The buzzer for the Cricket World Cup has sounded, and Bengaluru too, is in the grip of cricket fever. As the fever catches on, cricket enthusiasts are leaving no stone unturned in cheering India to sweet victory. So if you are one of those who don’t budge till the game is done, then here is the list of the places that you can head out to and enjoy the games as they unfold. Special menus and live screenings planned just for you. What are you waiting for? Grab your buddies, put on your game face, and don’t forget that lucky unwashed t-shirt.
Euphoria – U4IA, New BEL Road
It may not be the first best brewed beer, but it’s a strong contender amongst the many in its category. Tank up, before you tray up and enjoy the big game, as the boys pour in the 6s and 4s. This is a place where you can just chill out, have cricket conversation about the last bowler who had scored a half century and took 5 wickets as well in a match once played, and laugh at Harsha Bhogle’s subtle sarcasm. The feel of the place adds to the fact that cricket is the gentleman’s game, who also know how to have fun.
Happy hours: Buy 1 & get 1 free.
Church Street Social, Church Street
Looking for a blast of cheer that hits you on your face? Well look no further, Church Street Social is the place you ought to be at. Sip on chilled beer and chant that favourite cricket mantra, as you gorge on the signature breakfast from an English-style cuisine to a tray full of Keema Ghotala, or a Steak Sandwich. If you still haven’t felt that chilly cricket vibe run down your spine, the signature Longest Long Island Iced Tea (LLIITs) supporting the 3 Tri-Color – the World Cup special will surely get your spirits high.
Xtreme Sports Bar, Bannerghatta Road
Yea, ‘The little man has hit the big fella for six’ and then the music starts. Ever been in a situation where you almost missed a run out or a super-six? Worry no more. In fact you could judge best if the run-out was actually a run-out or the third umpire should be met after, as Xtreme Sports Bar has a huge screen where you can experience the very best. This is one place you will want to go to no matter where your loyalty/locality lies. The terrace restaurant and Mughlai Kebabs are two things to look forward to, along with the company of like-minded cricket enthusiasts. Enjoy the atmosphere, and get a set of cotton plugs for your ears just in case.
The United Sports Bar and Grill, Whitefield Road, Mahadevapura
Yes, true to its name it does unite the spirits of every sport enthusiast and is designed to infuse the feeling of oneness amongst all ardent fans that come by to support their favourite teams. As the World Cup is on, it is always crowded – which by the way is the most enjoyable way to watch the World Cup or any match for that matter. However this is a no for those who would like an elegant couch to the watch the match from; but a definitive yes for those who would love to scream their lungs out with the crowd and celebrate every run taken by our Men in Blue.
Wear your favourite jerseys drop by to the United Sports Bar and Grill and experience the custom made dishes that highlight the flavours of the 5 winning countries of the World Cup.
Plaza Premium Lounge, Kempegowda International Airport
If you need to travel, but can’t stop fretting about missing the match, head to Plaza Premium Lounge to catch the live action.The plush lounge with its comfortable seating and relaxed environment is the perfect seating for you, one that promises a complimentary chilled beer and a big screen where you can view an electrifying match in a setting that feels almost stadium-like. As a cricket special the lounge has a tempting buy 2 get 1 free offer on all appetizing drinks with scrumptious food to go by. So let the drinks bring on the cheers as as bat greets ball on the big screen!