Can?t make do with the teeny-weeny 32-inch TV at home to watch those historical FIFA matches live? Fret not. The pubs in Bangalore have got your back. Drop in at any of these bustling hangouts, and feel the frenzy about the ongoing FIFA World Cup on massive screens with your friends. Monkey Bar (Ashoknagar) A gastro-pub that clubs vintage American décor with sports, food, and drinks, Monkey Bar is a watering hole in Ashoknagar. The wooden tables, brick walls, and subtle lighting are a stark departure from those jazzy nightclubs. The staff is remarkably courteous and lively. Enjoy FIFA 2014 here on the huge high-definition screens along with World Cup-themed food and drinks. The Banana Kick, Penalty Bombs: Yellow Card and Red Card, and World Cup are their special drinks which cannot be missed. The Waffle Pizza and Carne-Val Burger are notable things on the menu; worth a try.
Image Credits: static.dnaindia.comHard Rock Café (St. Marks Road) Located in one of the most iconic buildings in Bangalore, Hard Rock Café is a sprawling area comprising three separate seating sections: bar area, patio, and restaurant, as well as a customary memorabilia shop. The service is impeccable and the staff extremely genial. The ambience would inject a sense of nostalgia to all music aficionados. However, it would be presumptuous to the Hard Rock Café culture without raving about its food. Savour delectable dishes such as The Legendary 10 Oz Burger, Hard Rock Nachos, BBQ ribs, and Non Vegetarian Jumbo Combo. It serves lip-smacking vegetarian delights as well ? you must try the good ol? ?twisted mac n cheese?. For FIFA 2014, they have come up with an exquisite new menu and special alcohol offerings for football fanatics. In addition, there is also a special Burger Menu. Cry your loudest cry as you holler and cheer for your favourite teams and bring alive the FIFA feel with Royal Challenge.
Image Credits: bangalore.indiacityblog.comXtreme Sports Bar (Sarjapur Road) As the name suggests, Xtreme Sports Bar is a haven for all sports lovers. FIFA pumps extra energy into this place with an extremely enthusiastic bunch of spectators. The atmosphere is ideal for a football fanatic; the entire décor is itself themed on football. What more? They even have foosball and a pool table! Delight in sumptuous North Indian, Continental, and Chinese spreads, and wash it down with refreshing drinks such as Fire on the Road, Players Arena, and Volvo Rally, which will make you want to keep calling for refills.
Image Credits: venues.meraevents.comThe World Cup takes place once in four years and deserves all euphoria about it. It is truly a festival that brings together the most polar audience; it ought to be celebrated with all the fanfare.