Life is pretty easy if you’re not a sports fan. You can let your hair down during a weekend at almost any kind of pub or bar in Delhi. One can pick and choose from a huge list of bars that cater to the various needs of partygoers, spirits and wine lovers. On the other hand, as a sports geek, finding bars that suit your interests is a rare sight. And with the Indian cricket team touring the West Indies, Wimbledon getting underway in no time and a truckload of action from the European football leagues set to resume soon, you will be on the lookout for sports bars to enjoy your favourite sports. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Not only do these outlets in the national capital screen live matches, they also offer plenty of recreational options including bowling and gaming. Here’s the list.
Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill
Named as a tribute to the dark horses in sport, Underdoggs offers complete recreational packages to its customers. Situated in Vasant Kunj’s Ambience Mall, the joint also throws up various activities that one can enjoy along with their pint (or pitcher) of beer. These include pool, table tennis, foosball, etc. And staying true to its sports bar nature, Underdoggs is also home to multiple television screens to keep the folks on their feet at all times.
USPs: Live Music, Board Games, Live Sports Screening
Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (with alcohol)
Address: 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, Nelson Mandela Road
Game of Legends
Sports fanatics in the western parts of Delhi can satiate their longings at this gem of a pub in Rajouri Garden. As much as you’d like the wide array of beer on offer here, you might even end up making some new friends with people supporting the same team or player as you. It’s especially popular for screening all the big games from numerous sports. So whether you’re a casual sports fan or a die-hard follower, this place has got something for everyone.
USPs: Multiple Sports Screenings, Big Matches
Price For Two: Rs 1,450
Address: Shivaji Place, Vishal Enclave, Tagore Garden Extension
If you’re flying back home from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3 after a hectic day at work, and have a couple of hours to spare before you catch your flight, this is your ideal place to unwind — not too far in Gurugram. Grab some beer and catch on the sports action from across the globe. Locals also recommend some of the food served at the outlet. “We would strongly suggest that anyone visiting the bar any time soon try out their Doosra Beer and Tangra Style Chicken while enjoying some live music performed by various bands,” suggested a frequent visitor.
USPs: Assortment of starters, Valet Parking Available
Price For Two: Rs 2,500
Address: The Galaxy Hotel, Sector 15, Gurgaon, Gurugram
People from cities like Mumbai are already familiar with the concept of Smaaash and the outlet’s counterparts in Delhi are an equally exciting proposition as well. There are two in the Delhi Capital Area region, in Gurugram and Noida. In Gurugram, the massive sports bar is nestled between the towers of the sparkling DLF Cyber Hub. Virtual cricket simulators, a full-fledged bowling alley and a variety of extreme activities to choose from are enough to get adrenaline rushing through your veins. In Noida it is located in the DLF Mall of India.
USPs: Virtual simulators, Proximity To Corporate Offices
Price For Two: Rs 1,500
Address: Gurgaon - DLF Cyber Hub, Cyber City, Phase 2; Noida --- A-501, B 504, 4th Floor, DLF Mall of India.
While the corporate firm employees in Gurugram have a couple of options to spend their evenings in the company of their favourite sports, the ones in Noida (Sector 41) can boast of Glued in their vicinity. Along with being a dedicated sports bar, it also provides guests the opportunity to unwind in a number of ways, from a full-fledged arcade to pool tables and a bowling alley. It’s also a dream come true for PlayStation enthusiasts as it gives you the opportunity to have a bout of FIFA with your friends while lounging on couches.
Highlights: Gaming Arcade
Price For Two: Rs 1,000
Address: Dynamic House, Opposite Petrol Bunk, Dadri Main Road, Sector-41
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