While we do love those lazy match days at home, watching your favourite game just gets better when you have a group of friends, some drinks {think chilled beer!} and a charged atmosphere to keep your spirits up, no? And, what better place for that than at one of the sports bars in town? Being the sport that we are, we’ve picked out the best spots for you to make way to, if a match and a relaxed evening is what you have in mind.

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Amoeba Sports Bar

This popular chain of sports bar lets you hang out with your gang while you catch live screenings of cricket or football matches {thanks to the multiple screens all over the place}. Along with a mug of beer or one of their special cocktails, of course. If an action-packed evening is what you have in mind, they have plenty to choose from – a game arcade, a bowling arena, a pool table and a foosball table. And, when you’re done with a game session or two, tuck into the short eats on offer; think fries, burgers and sandwiches. They even have a bowling and unlimited buffet {Indian cuisine} package.

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Price: INR 1,000 for two

Timings: 11am – 11pm

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Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill

watch cricket at underdoggs sports bar in jp nagar

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In JP Nagar and longing to watch the day’s match? Underdoggs will sort you out. Get yourself a seat in front of one of the huge TV screens scattered all over the place and cheer away! While you’re at it, munch on some of their Stadium Bites, which includes everything from good old potato wedges to cricket-themed snacks like Leander Pae’s Pav, Tendulkar Aila Pav and Halftime Aloo Tikki. Oh, and signature mocktails {think Mary Kom Cooler and Novak Slicer} and beer to sip on.

Where: 55, 2nd Floor, 19th Main Road J P Nagar, 2nd Phase

Price: INR 1,800 for two

Contact: +91 7022666677

Timings: Monday to Friday, noon-11.30pm and Saturday to Sunday, noon-midnight

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Xtreme Sports Bar

Apart from their regular screenings of games, this sports-themed bar is also known for their great parties {from EDM Nights and Karaoke Nights to Ladies Nights} and happy hours. And it’s not just cricket and football that you’ll get to watch. They also screen tennis matches, Formula 1 races and Mixed Martial Arts fights! Want more reason to head there? They have extended happy hours on match days! Oh, and Indian and Western specials to tuck into along with your choice of tipple.

Where: 765, 4th Floor, Above Tommy Hilfiger, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar and 75, PLay, Central Jail Road, Near Total Mall Sarjapur, Kasavanahalli, Sarjapur Road

Price: INR 1,400 for two

Contact: 080 49653054 {Indiranagar}, +91 9663312701 {Sarjapur Road}

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, noon – 11pm and Friday-Saturday, noon – 1am

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Bourbon Bliss Sports Bar

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Located in The Berry’s {on Sarjapur Road}, Bourbon Bliss is an ideal option for office-goers in the area to unwind after a workday. Sticking to its sports theme, they have framed photographs, jerseys and even footballs adding to the decor here. And, while you concentrate on the game {all set to cheer at the next goal or sixer by your favourite team}, make sure you try some of their cool cocktails and pub grub. Go for their terrace seating if you’re heading there on a cool evening.

Where: The Berry’s, 82/4, Next To Wipro Corporate Office, Dodakanahalli, Sarjapur Road

Price: INR 1,100 for two

Contact: +91 8050003030

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, noon – 11pm and Friday-Saturday, noon – 1am

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Sports Bar & Lounge, Le Meridien

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Don’t be fooled by the laidback ambience here. Come match days or even Thursdays {when they have Ladies’ Night}, and you will see the place buzzing with energy. While you’re there, don’t forget to try some of their mango specialties for the summer. Or, perhaps, their Chocolate Shots, which comes with a good dose of pepper vodka, Grand Marnier and Baileys!

Where: Le Meridien, 28,Sankey Road

Price: INR 2,500 for two

Contact: 080 22262233

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, 11am – 11.30pm and Friday-Saturday, 11am – 1am

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Sports Box {SBX Sports Bar}

Get yourself a huge mug of beer, a platter of meaty {or veg} starters and you’re all set for the exciting match screenings that happen here often. A great place to catch up with friends, they have foosball tables, pool tables and basketball nets if you’re looking for a spot of friendly match. Their cocktails and mocktails are a favourite among the regulars here, apparently.

Where: Soul Space Arena, 4th Floor, 36/5, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli

Price: INR 800 for two

Contact: +91 7676735228

Timings: Noon – 11pm

Obsidian Sports And Music Bar

watch cricket match at Obsidian Sports And Music Bar in new bel road

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The plush decor, comfortable seating and the relaxed ambience promise you a great viewing experience. Add on some of their signature pizzas and you’ve just got yourself a perfect evening! And the best part? The place doesn’t get too crowded like some of the other places in town, so you get to watch your game in peace. Oh, and they have a pretty outdoor seating area as well.

Where: Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore, 115, Gokula Extension, HMT Road, New BEL Road

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Contact: 080 43001000

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, 5pm – 11.30pm and Friday-Saturday, 5pm – 1am

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Cibo Esca

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Probably one of the favourite hangout spots in the area, Cibo Esca has a selection of starters to fuel up on while you watch your game. Think a choice of Chinese, Mangalorean, Tandoori and Continental appetisers to spoil you for choice. And, some upbeat EDM music to add to the mood. Pocket-friendly rates, happy hours {all day happy hours on Monday and Tuesday!} and the rooftop seating are other highlights here.

Where: 92, Sri Balaji Complex, 1st Main Road, Chandra Layout, Vijay Nagar

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: +91 9886503318

Timings: Sunday-Thursday, 11.30am – 11.30pm and Friday-Saturday, 11.30am – 1am

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Puma Social Club

A restaurant, sports bar and workspace, all rolled into one, Puma Social Club describes itself as a place to meet and unwind. And, rightly so! Whether you want to relax with a game of pool, a filling meal or with your group of friends, watching a game and discussing your favourite players, this is just the place for you.

Where: 777-H, Above PUMA Sustainable Store, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

Price: INR 1,600 for two

Contact: 080 41697516

Timings: Timings: Sunday-Thursday, noon – 11.30pm and Friday-Saturday, noon – 1am

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