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published time By Liveinstyle published time 20 Feb, 2015 Share image 0 Shares

People of Kolkata, wondering where to witness all those frenzied and nail-biting matches of the World Cup 2015? Watching these iconic matches at home could take away all the hilarity and excitement attached with Cricket. Well, here we are with a list of bars and sports bars that you can visit for that Eden Gardens-like experience. If you are resident of Kolkata and wish to be among like-minded cricket buffs, then you should definitely check the list below:

The Irish House

If you fancy the sound of beer mugs clink while you celebrate your favorite matches, Irish House is the best bet where you can find like-minded cricket enthusiasts or any other sporting game, gathered together, to watch one of the most awaited tournaments of the season. Instead of regular pitchers, they serve Beer in Kegs while you munch on the delicious fish (Bengali cuisine) and chips. If, however, you are in the mood for some whisky, ask for Royal Challenge, your favorite sports companion, in this raucous pub that sports a wooden décor giving it a bit of an old-school rustic appearance. Located at Quest Mall, you can visit Irish Pub from 12 Noon to 11:30 PM.


Located at Salt Lake, Afraa has two settings: indoors and outdoors. Great music, along with a relaxed ambience, you can order multiple beer pitchers for that exciting match. You can try their White Pasta and Pizza which is not too pricey, while the alcohol is extremely economical for all those who wish to spend an extended time to watch the matches.

Timings: 12:30 PM to 11 PM.


Well-known for cuisines such as Half-Roast Chicken in Barbeque Sauce and Assorted Bruschetta (rusk biscuits with cheese, tomato, mushroom and spinach), Backstage is one of the finest pubs in the city of Kolkata. Great ambience, along with fellow cricket fanatics, you will really love to watch your favourite matches in the high-definition screens sitting on the comfortable couches right across the long bar containing premium spirits, wines, spirit and sheesha.

M Bar Kitchen

It is located at Magma Complex, Kolkata where you have two separate seating areas.  You can try their Rosemary and Olive Focaccia followed by Feta Rolls and Courgette Cakes and your favorite poison. The best part about this bar is the availability of hookah where you can try various flavors such as Kiwi or Paan, which is smooth and light.

M Bar is the ideal space to dine, drink, make merry and create memories. Also, the high-definition screens make for some enthralling matches that seem similar to a stadium experience. Sophisticated and stylish, you can trigger your senses with the best World Cup viewing experience sipping a martini or wine.

Open from 1 PM until midnight, M Bar is one of the finest locations to enjoy the awaited tournament.


The perfect bar to relax after a hard day’s work, Opium is cozy and comfortable with dim lights and black leather sofas. The cuisines that they serve are mouth-watering and include Chinese, Indian and Thai. You can try their Mutton Patiala and Fish Tikka Kebab along with your favorite Johnny Walker, Tequila or Beer.

Visit Opium for the experience of a lifetime, especially if you wish to watch the grand tournament on their high-definition large screen for a more stadium-like experience.

Timings: 11:30 AM to 10:30 PM encourages you to Party Responsibly!