The IPL 2018 fever is at its peak. If you haven’t still zeroed in on the bar to clink glasses, chug beer, and bite into delicious grub, we have it all sorted for you. Here’s a list of five bars that will make your Vivo IPL viewing experience superlative.
Head to this gastro pub for some innovative cocktails, playful dishes and the most incredible view of the City of Joy. Seating comes in all shapes from community tables along the windowsill to the elevated bar and the open terrace. Grab some hookah for added pleasure. Foodies can rejoice with the Tikki of Joy, Goan Chorizo Pao, MoBar Caramalised Ribs, Iti Aunty's Daab Chingri Pizza and Reddy's Pop Corn chicken. Try the prediction card available at the bar, which can win you special deals on beer.
Where: Park Centre, 24 Park Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016. Tel: 033 4005 2919
BJ's Sports Cafe Cum Lounge
Good food and great drinks in a fun atmosphere sums up a delightful evening at BJ’s. Add hookah to it and you have the perfect setting to catch all the IPL action on the large LCD screens. If your intuition game is strong, go ahead and predict the winning team or the final score to win free mocktails and 20 percent discount on your total bill. Hookahs are available at a special all inclusive price of Rs 199. If you plan to call for food - Cheese shots, chicken wings and California Olive Cheese Balls are your best bet.
Where: 04/1A, Sarat Bose Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata. Tel 098307 70844
Bring your boy gang along to this loud and boisterous sports bar with sports memorabilia, pool table and foosball. Thursdays are dedicated to karaoke nights while Tuesdays bring complimentary vodka and rum based cocktails to ladies. Food comprises of typical bar bites but delicious nonetheless. Go for the honey and lemon chicken,
potato wedges and crispy fried sesame chicken.
Where: 25, Sarat Banerjee Road, Southern Avenue, Kolkata. Tel: 91 9007374747
Why not combine great match viewing experience with superlative food and drinks? Aaira on Park Street has both in equal measure. While your eyes will stay glued to the large TV screens, your mouth will be working overtime enjoying all the north Indian delicacies on the table. The Potli Biriyani with Bhetki fish is unmissable. Even the Murg Rozali kababs loaded with molten cheese are worth your attention and wallet. Watch out for special IPL deals where you get cash back of Rs 500 on a bill of Rs 3000.
Where: 1st Floor, The Myx, 20G, Near Loreto House, Park Street Area. Tel: 033 30990183
The Fan’s Club
Shout and hoot for your favourite team at this lounge with eclectic decor and super comfortable seating. They have a tall list for hookah flavours too. Though the menu is all vegetarian, you won’t miss the meat if you stick to the delectable tandoori Paneer Tikka pizza, the baked Jacket Potato and the Crunchy Bruschettas with freshly chopped tomatoes and generous amounts of cheese. There are some cool IPL offers worth snagging.
Where: 1st Floor, Unit 4 & 5, 10, Wood Street, Park Street area, Kolkata. Tel: 085829 99991
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