It’s that time of the year when there’s a heightened sense of emotion among cricket-lovers and when the country immerses itself into the biggest cricket carnival there is. Yes, we’re talking about Vivo IPL 2018 which has just begun and has gripped the nation left, right and centre. And there’s nothing better than watching your favourite teams battle it out at the finest sports bars which offer a raucous atmosphere, an air of conviviality, some tantalizing cuisines, delectable cocktails and, of course, a live screen experience.
So if you’re in Delhi, here’s where you need to head to for an exhilarating experience.
Game Of Legends
Die hard cricket fanatics, rejoice! Game of Legends has everything that you need to enjoy that spectacular game. They possess an array of HD plasmas and big screen TVs alongside pool tables, 3D PS2, dart boards and other fine games you can indulge in before, during, and after that exciting IPL game. And now for some appetizers. Do not miss their Mutton Taka Tak, Galouti Kebab or the Murg Hariyali Tikka that will help you get rid of the jitters during that match. Wash it down with their eclectic cocktails that will ensure you a memorable evening.
Where: Level 3, City Square Mall, Rajouri Garden
Recommended for: Mutton Taka Tak and Galouti Kebab
Ministry Of Beer
This unique First Steam Punk space (theme based restaurant and bar) set in the heart of the capital city promises a whole lot of revelry with its breath-taking grungy ambience that’ll transport you to another world. You can delve into the rich culinary experience they offer alongside some mouth-watering cocktails while viewing the nail-biting Vivo IPL matches. From their Italian, Continental, Asian and India dishes, you can gorge on to the Mobbed Bun Tikki, Amritsari Snapper Fry, Chicken Sausage 65, or the Lebanese Mezze Platter while watching your favourite player create history in this season’s Vivo Indian Premiere League.
Where: M-44, Outer Circle, Connaught Circus, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place
Recommended for: Chicken Sausage 65 and Lebanese Mezze Platter
This lively sports bar, with an indoor (possessing a rustic appeal) as well as rooftop seating (for those who love a picturesque setting), serves Indian, Continental, Chinese and Italian dishes alongside a rich selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for their guests. And their special IPL menu comprises concoctions with interesting names such as Direct Hit, Flipper, Not Out, Power Play, The Bookie, Smash Hit, Full Toss and more. Some of their regular cocktails too are worth a try such as the Pool Mountain, Sherly Temple, and the Playboy Smooch. Also on offer are some eclectic starters such as Butter Chicken Maggi, Tendulkar Vada Pav amid the usual ones like Satay Chicken, Chicken Pitta, Chicken Tacos among other gems. We bet there’s no place else other than The Playground that will provide you a more experiential deal than this. Go visit!
Where: Second Floor, S-1, Pankaj Arcade-1, Plot No. 4, Pocket 4, Sector-11, Dwarka
Recommended for: Sherly Temple and Satay Chicken
You’re not likely to get seats at this buzzing space, unless you decide to come in early. And if you do manage, this place is bound to impress you with its trendy mix of modern, traditional, fusion and world cuisines alongside some heady concoctions. While watching the live IPL screening, there are some interesting options for cocktail lovers such as the Tamasha Smash, Spherical Mojito, Barbados, Cursed Tropics, Eye of the Tiger, the Old Fashioned, or the Twisted Mirchi Martini from the drinks menu. And food lovers can gorge on to the Classic Tempura Prawns, Arabic Grilled Pita Wraps and the Phuket Fish among the other gems they have on offer.
Where: A 28, Anand House, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place
Recommended for: Tamasha Smash and Phuket Fish
The Junkyard Café
If rusty interiors weren’t enough, their servers turn heads by dressing in dungarees and hats. And they have a special IPL-themed menu for junkies who love all things cricket (majorly the IPL). Serving North Indian, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisine, their mocktails and cocktails section includes interesting names such as Sixer Pack, Power Punch, and Beware of Indian Players that is bound to get you into the IPL groove.
Where: N-91, 2nd Floor, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, Opp KG Marg, New Delhi
Recommended for: Sixer Pack and Power Punch
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