The world's largest sporting event – 2018 FIFA world Cup is back. But have you thought about where you're going to watch the heralded games yet? Definitely not on the couch at home! There is nothing better than catching some of the big ticket games with a drink in hand and some raucous friends for company. Here are some hotspots where you can cheer on the Socceroos in Mumbai.
Hello Guppy, BKC
Get all the FIFA 2018 action live at Hello Guppy, BKC. To get into the spirit, the restaurant is decorated with Japanese flag buntings and the staff is wearing Japan flag bandanas, to add on to the sporty vibe. Head Chef Vikram Khatri has put together a special bar snacks menu comprising Shichmi Butter Popcorn; Sweet Potato Skewers; Tomato Nanban; Beetroot Senbei with creamy kimchi veggies; Seaweed Peanut; and Potato Korokke. Non-Vegetarians can enjoy Crispy Chicken Katsu, Pork Shumai, Fish Skewers and Wasabi Prawns. Pairthese munchies with a special 3+1 deal on select beer brands. Cocktail lovers can enjoy a pitcher at a special price of Rs.999 each. If you prefer something stronger try Sake Bombs priced at Rs. 325 each. Those feeling intuitive can spin the Wheel of Fortune displayed at the entrance and avail exciting additional offers such as a free Mojito, a free bowl of peanuts, 20 percent discount on the bill; or buy-one-get one on draught beer.
Where: Ground Floor, Godrej-BKC, G-Block, BKC, Bandra (East). Tel: +91 22 26534720/ 7777049773
The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point
This chic and casual restaurant will be screening all the football matches live with irresistible offers on drinks and delicious food to go with it. Enjoy special FIFA deals - Beer Buckets at Rs.499 plus taxes and Beer Towers at Rs.999 plus taxes. They have also curated a line of special World Cup cocktails. But if you like your drinks straight up, then go for the special 1+1 offer on select spirits. Now get your jerseys out and cheer for your favorite teams.
Where: Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai. Tel: 9920003500
Lady Baga, Lower Parel
The city’s favourite Goan shack in Lower Parel is offering fantastic deals on food and drinks throughout the football season. Head Chef Aloysius Dsilva has put together vegetarian and non-vegetarian platters of delicious Goan finger foods that footie fans can munch on through the games. Vegetarians will enjoy Balsamic Mushroom; Cafreal Paneer; Vegetable Rissois; Masala Fries; and Onion Bhajiyas, a real treat in the monsoon. The non-vegetarian platter includes Chicken Cafreal, Chicken Wings, Chicken Tenders, Masala Fries and Onions Bhajiyas. Wash down these bites with buckets of beer or pitchers of cocktails. Any food platter paired with half a bucket or pitcher is priced between Rs. 1299 – 1650, exclusive of taxes and can be shared by up to 3 people only. Any food platter paired with a full bucket or pitcher is priced between Rs. 2299 – 3000, exclusive of taxes and can be shared by up to 6 people.
Where: Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills, Gate No 4, Lower Parel. Tel: 022 4931012
Tippling Street, Juhu
Enjoy all the gaming action at this British themed gastro-pub with awe-inspiring sea-views and great deals on beer and snacks. Beer lovers can grab their bucket of five along with one appetizer for Rs 699 only. Or your buddies and you can go for a pitcher of Mojito/LIIT with one appetizer for Rs 999. Don’t miss the Chicken Drumstick with Potato Salad, Coriander Jalapeno Cottage Cheese and Mini Fish and Chips. When the shouting and hooting gets too much, head to the balcony where you can get a whiff of the beach and a view of the beautiful skyline.
Where: 2nd Floor, Hotel Horizon, Juhu Church Road, Opposite Juhu Church, Juhu, Mumbai. Tel: 094594 69450
Novotel Imagica, Khopoli
Cheer for your favorite team at Novotel Imagica Khopoli with some chilled beer at Nitro - The Bar. Get five pints of beer for Rs 945 plus taxes. Additionally there are special FIFA cocktails to be had. Whatever you choose, don’t miss the house speciality - Nitro an explosive cocktail among many on the extensive list of house creations and familiar favourites. And if you are feeling lucky, go ahead and predict the player of the match, before the game starts and win a pint of beer.
Where: 30/31, Sangdewadi, off Mumbai-Pune Express Highway, Khopoli- Pali Road, Khalapur. Tel: 02192- 662666
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