“Cricket to us was more than play; it was worship in the summer sun”
Enunciated Edmund Charles Blunden and fittingly so. Let the summer of ‘16 set in and bring with it the zeal that the entire country gets infatuated to. The sixth ICC World Twenty20 tournament, opening on 8the March 2016, is the first to be held in India. The most spirited pubs and clubs in the city are gearing up to get their pitches ready to play-on. For those who can’t get themselves around to watch the match live in stadiums, watch it on the big projectors and life-size screens at the pubs that pledge to reawaken an experience, tailor-made for cricket enthusiasts. And you’re twice lucky: be guaranteed of exciting discounts on your inebriated buckets!! Celebrate – it’s in INDIA!!
CAFÉ DALAL STREET
Enjoy a beer bucket deal or a 1+1 shot for the supporters of a country in each match at the most chilled out drinks exchange bar – Café Dalal Street. With 20 HD screens screening live cricket, the place almost transfigures into a hideout for cricket aficionados. Face painting and personalized Tv screens will make the not-clichéd-café an addictive zone all through T20.
Address: M- 1st Floor, 89, Connaught Circus, Block M, Barakhamba, Connaught Place, Delhi 110001
Enjoy glasses of beer while watching your favorite team hit sixes at this American casual dining. Happy hours from 5 to 8:30 will get you happier – more inebriated you’d be, better you’d cheer. Enjoy American cuisine and gorge on scrummy finger food, meanwhile. Red-striped canopies, brass railings, Tiffany lamps, and frequent use of antiques make the ambiance stress-free – imperative for fueling the gusto.
Address: DLF Promenade, 302- 304, 2nd Floor, DLF Place, Vasant Kunj
Phone: +91 7053126430
It’s a daydream to Sunday brunch under the copious shadow of the neem tree in the middle of the sandstone courtyard – but as it also turns into a gig by evening, the sports buffs can look forward to watching a good game on the life-size screen at the Unplugged Courtyard. In association with Diageo’s Mixologist, from Australia, Dan, UC is creating a special cocktail menu for T20 – all the bon vivants gear up as this menu will not only have mind-blowing cocktails but also some irresistible vivers. Now can it get better than this, sports aficionados?!
Address: Near Odeon Cinema, L Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001
Phone: 011 33107701
The standalone German Brewery in NCR, Torgauer Brewpub, awaits the sports fanatics to come and become one with sixes while savoring the best of freshly brewed full-bodied beer. Let beer beguile your senses and cricket fasten you at this alluringly serene pub – enjoy Happy hours all day from 12 to 6 pm. The match days can become twice as thrilling as they have thematic offers running thought the week. For instance, Corporate Nights on Monday offer 20 % off after 6pm. Thursdays can be special as Professional Nights give you 20%off after 6 pm. And Sundays are Family Day – avail 50 % off on the bar menu and one comp. munch for the kid.
With all these exciting lineup of enlivening offers, IPL ought to bring you tons of joy.
Address: 222-227, 2nd Floor, Raheja Mall, Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Take a swig at this Gastropub, which promises an haute-tipple voyage, while rooting for your darling team. A variety of avant-garde concoctions will make this place a perfect one for those who are devotees of cricket and fine grog. Happy hours: 12 pm – 9 pm and 6 pm – 9 pm for Ladies will allow you to double up your joy.
Address: A5, Arvindo Marg, Green Park, Above Hyundai Showroom, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 098119 89557
Nothing overblown – a place, perhaps, not for the highfalutin will become a home for the ones with flaming enthusiasm for cricket. With an enormous display that’ll screen live matches, this relaxed gastro pub will lure the sports buffs. With an enticing offer of unlimited pizza and beer for INR 1199/ person (from the 1st ball to the last), you wouldn’t want to leave it for the gold bars.
Address: Plot 1, Under Defence Colony Flyover Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Phone: 011 33105936
How’d it be to get a glass of beer free on a carafe! Let the pitch take care of the match, you just order the pitcher and quaff while your adored player completes a century. The ambiance is relaxed - the exposed brick walls and snug lounges impart respite for the laid-back time you’re looking at with your besties.
Address: Tower B, Building No 10, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon-08
Phone: +91 9560 557 079
LORD OF THE DRINKS
The majestic overtones of the massive tavern will surely inveigle to row you back into medieval times. With heavy metal chains up the stairs and dungeon-esque dim-lit interiors, you’d not want to be unshackled any time soon. Enjoy the amazing cocktails this place is known for while screaming your lungs out favoring your preferred team.
Address: G-72, Radial Road Number 2, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 099998 27144
6fiercely social Bulldog will wiggle your epicurean desires only to have you return to pet him again. Lounge in comfort or jump in joy, this restaurant has everything a cricket buff must – full-size screens for live screening of matches, low-priced drinks on drinks exchange and delicious hotdogs - just sit back and see your team win!
Address: T6B, Second Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: 011 4352 4216
This Article is Written By: Saumya Chandel