As appeared on DU Beat
The ICC World Cup 2015 has kicked off and India is on a winning spree. The tournament is getting exciting with every passing minute and people are looking for places where live screening of the matches take place. Here’s a list of the most affordable and student-friendly places one can visit.
Pocket Bar attracts a lot of people, especially on days when cricket or football matches are screened. The drinks are cheap, the food is affordable, and the music is great. Although they do not have any special deals for this World Cup, the screening begins at 11 o’clock in the morning. Seating is a bit congested here and hence, claustrophobic people should avoid the place.
Where: G.F 15, Vasant Square Mall, Vasant Kunj
Known for its delectable food, Café Delhi Heights has special plans for this World Cup. They’ve introduced special dishes like Time Out with Tomato Bruschetta, Powerplay with Pizza slice and All-Out Jalapeno Poppers. They are well known for their juicy burgers and hot, garlic chicken wings. There are small TV screens at a lot of places in the cafe, which give you the option of personalised viewing as well.
Where: Cross Point Mall, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Rodeo is a great place for screenings of cricket matches. For this World Cup, Rodeo has exciting deals and drinks with some very innovative names. The bartenders here have come up with cocktails in accordance with the tournament. The drinks include Virat se Takkar, Gayler Sixer, Dhoni’s Slammer, Pieterson Glory and Zaheer’s in Swinger. They’ve made some changes in the appetizers too, some of which include Hat Trick Fish Finger, Clean Bold Wings, Molletes Leg Slip, Sixer Tandoori and Murg Nawabi. The place has a nice ambience and the staff has been praised for their courteous ways.
Location: A 12, Inner Circle, Connaught Place
Blues is probably one of the best places you can visit in Connaught Place. This place is well-known for its music, especially 80’s and 90’s classics. They have a huge TV screen and hence, the place attracts people from all over Delhi. The food is eclectic and one should definitely try the baked nachos, spicy Mexican grande and the Paneer sizzler. The prices are reasonable, if you are looking for a place with good food and amazing music. For the morning matches of the World Cup, Blues has a special breakfast menu and quite a few promotional deals on drinks and food.
Location: N 18, Outer Circle, Opposite Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place
Chatter House is a gastropub and is very famous for its comfortable live screenings. The most famous items on their menu are Galouti Kebab Platter, Barbequed Chicken Wings and the Chatter House Vegetarian Platter. The only downside – it only throws open its doors at 12pm, despite matches being scheduled at 9am IST.
Location: Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place