With the excitement of IPL fever now only at a simmer, sports fans in particular football fans have a new and exciting sporting event to look forward to. The Indian Super League has created a new type of buzz with fans lining up to buy tickets to see legendary football players such as Arsenal greats Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires and legendary Juventus strikers David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero. Everyone is excited to see their favourite international players in the flesh.
However, not everyone may get a chance to see these players live at the stadium. Fortunately Gurgaon has a number of happening sports bars where you can head on over to watch Indian Super League games.
Sports Ville - Sports Bar & Lounge
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As the name would suggest, this new Gurgaon pub and restaurant does its best to check all the right boxes when it comes to the authenticity of a traditional sports pub. The décor is what you would expect from a pub of this class: snazzy lighting, premium furniture and a bucket-load of televisions for patrons to enjoy a variety of sports. The place has an extensive menu with some delectable starters and equally yummy mains try their Aloo Shikara and Reshmi kebab if you are grilled food lover. They also have a huge range of foreign and domestic liquors on offer. While it has a long way to go in terms of popularity, the good food and friendly service helps their case greatly.
Howzatt The Galaxy Hotel
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While it may market itself as a sports pub dedicated to cricket, Howzatt does also screen popular football games if and when they do not interfere with regular cricket schedule. The place has nailed the décor, with cricket themed memorabilia grandly decking the place. Visiting this place during a cricket match is a totally different experience, with the crowd reacting to every little action on the pitch. Howzatts other USP is their signature range of home-brewed beers, with original blends like Doosra and Googly as well as some beer cocktails. The food here is mostly finger foods, with some choice dishes being the Non-veg Mix grill Platter and Three Flavoured Paneer Tikka.
Striker Pub and Brewery
One of Gurgaons more well-established names, Strikers enjoys a huge crowd of regulars and first timers, especially during match days. The place has an electric atmosphere during big games, with the IPL and football games the main attraction. However, Striker also features a very extensive menu, both in terms of food and alcohol. Besides being a sports pub, it is also one of Gurgaons best breweries and serves some of the best home brews in the city. Try famous Wheat Beer is simply to delicious and refreshing to describe. For something to accompany your beverages, try their Crispy corn with roasted garlic and range of chicken sausages.
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