There’s nothing better than supporting your team in a high intensity match, with a beer in hand. If your team wins, your excitement knows no bounds and you have a license to go crazy. If your team loses, then alcohol helps dull the pain. But results are just part of the experience – every boundary, every sliding tackle, every goal, every dribble, every wicket and every dropped catch elicits much more emotion when you are watching it with several people. Indeed, if you are not watching the match in a stadium, heading to the nearest sports bar is the best option. Bangalore, with its young demographic and long history of popular drinking places, has had a tradition of sports bars as well. Here we list some of the best in the city.
Xtreme Sports Bar
One of the best things about Xtreme Sports Bar is that it has Happy Hours during match screenings too. That aside, you’ll find that the owners aren’t obsessed with just cricket and football – you can watch other sports like tennis and F1 racing as well. If you are going with a gang, order beer buckets that are extremely easy on the pocket. A bucket of four beers costs just Rs 550, while a bucket of six beers will set you back by Rs 820. The bad part – they sometimes charge too much of an entry fee when it comes to high profile games like India vs Pakistan encounters.
USP: Multiple sports screenings, economical alcohol prices
Price For Two: Rs 1400 (with alcohol)
Address: 765, 4th Floor, Above Tommy Hilfiger, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar
Amoeba Sports Bar
Amoeba Sports Bar located in the Whitefield area ticks all the right boxes when it comes to giving you a great experience. Other than screening matches, Amoeba has a pool table where you can experience the pure joy that potting balls brings, and a bowling alley that is a fun option for everyone. The alcohol isn’t too expensive either and a 1500 ml pitcher will set you back by Rs 490.
USPs: Bowling alley, pool table, awesome kebabs, easy on the pocket
Price For Two: Rs 1,000 (with alcohol)
Address: Ascendas Park Square, Third Floor, ITPL, Whitefield
Bourbon Bliss Sports Bar – The Berrys
Another superb option for sports fanatics, Bourbon Bliss Sports Bar is filled with cool sports merchandise like jerseys and footballs that are hanging from the wall. In other attractions, Bourbon Bliss has a pool table and an open terrace seating that is perfect for smokers. Do try some of their starters like Triple Chicken Platter and Banana Leaf Pan Fried Fish.
USPs: Great ambience, open terrace seating, valet parking
Price For Two: Rs 1100 (with alcohol)
Address: The Berry's, 82/4, Next To Wipro Corporate Office, Dodakanahalli, Sarjapur Road
Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill
One of the coolest things about Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill is its menu, which has photographs of sportsmen splattered all over. Even some of the items are creatively named after sportsmen – like a Mary Kom cooler, Banana Murray or a Tropical Phelps, all of which are mocktails. It’s also one of the few sports bars that is open till 1 am in the night. What’s more? There are no extra charges for playing any of the board games or beer pong.
USPs: Open till 1 am, innovatively named dishes
Price For Two: Rs 1400 (with alcohol)
Address: 2nd Floor, Goenka Chambers, 19th Main Road, Jeewan Griha Colony, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar
Obsidian Sports And Music Bar
If you like your sports bar to be classy and cozy, Obsidian Sports And Music Bar should be your cup of tea. It doesn’t get crowded and noisy like some of the other sports bars, and it arguably has the best décor. The prices are a little more than average, but that is fair considering the lavish nature of the place. A Kingfisher pint which usually costs around Rs 150 at other places, will set you back by Rs 300 here.
USPs: Cozy ambience, pool table, awesome pizzas
Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (with alcohol)
Address: Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore, 115, Gokula Extension, HMT Road (Near BEL circle), New BEL Road
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