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published time By Nivedita Jayaram Pawar published time 17 Apr, 2018 Share image 0 Shares

Vivo IPL 2018 is in full swing and there’s no better place than a sports bar to soak up the atmosphere, grab your favourite poison, and watch the game with friends. So cheer for your favourite team at the coolest sports bars in town.

Secret Society

Catching all the VIVO IPL matches at Secret Society is not just a whole lot of fun, but it’s also easy on the pocket. The weekday happy hour schedule from 3 to 7pm will land you cocktails for Rs 300 and beers for Rs 150. And if it’s a Friday, you get a 50 percent off on your drinks bill. Coffee fans should opt for the Vodka Cappuccino and down it with the Roasted Vegetable pizza and the Secret Fries. Both are super filling and delicious. Grab the mike on karaoke nights hosted by Vaishnavi Prasad where you get free shots, if you're singing for the first time. 

Where:  55, 2nd Main Rd, RA Puram, Govindaswamy Nagar, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai. Tel: 091767 90918

Rhapsody – Courtyard By Marriott

This laid-back bar, with an eclectic menu is also one of the fanciest in Chennai. What makes it even more attractive are the offers ‘Cheer For Champions’ where you can snag a 1+1 offer on drinks. The meal combo offer for Rs 499 where you get Masala Fried Fish and Chips with two glasses of beer is another clincher. But the best is the Rs 799 offer where you get an entire bucket of chicken wings, chips and veggies with a bucket of three beers. On days of CSK matches you could drop in as a group of five and pay for just four!

Where: Courtyard By Marriott, 564, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai. Tel: +914466764488

Willows, Westin Hotel

Experience the matches at this plush lounge bar with high community tables, all-cork balls bar counter and rustic stone walls decorated with cricket memorabilia. For privacy seekers, there is a comfortable sectioned seating to revel in undisturbed enjoyment. The pulsating music by in house DJ, occasional bands, crooners and live performers add to the mystique of this lounge. The large plasma screens telecast up-to-the-minute sporting action and highlights while you sip on to some handcrafted cocktails, great shooters, finest selections of wines and single malts. There are gourmet tapas and small bites to keep hunger at bay.

Where: 154, Velachery Rd, Dhadeswaram Nagar, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042. 044 6633 3777

US 101

It’s easy to see why this legendary sports bar located inside GLM meridian Hotel at T Nagar is a favourite among the Chennai patrons. It’s usually packed during games but that’s never an issue as the space is massive. The picture frames of famous athletes and sporting memorabilia like jerseys add to the fervor. There are pool tables, punching bags and fooz ball too. Go for the Guava Chat Pat a refreshing summer salad, Malaysian Cottage Cheese and spicy chicken lollipops. Drinks flow freely, music is peppy and the food tantalizing. What else do you need? And yes, stags are welcome.

Where: 0A Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Salai, Opp Amudham Colony, T Nagar, Chennai. Tel: 094440 69520

B Side


Formerly known as Plan B, B Side is a flamboyant pub with grungy interiors, flaming cocktails and heaps of greasy finger food. The large screens replay all the sporting action. Celebrate a win with a Magarita – the best this side of town. Try the Peri Peri chicken wings, nachos and chicken mushroom pizza. On Tuesdays, you can avail 50 percent off deals.  

Where: 65/5, Murugesan Naicker Complex , Greams Road, Thousand Lights, Chennai. Tel: 91 7550112345
+91 9677138149


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