The FIFA World Cup is starting today, but where are you catching the matches? Here’s a list of places in Kolkata that are screening the 2018 World Cup on big screens and have food and alcohol deals to make it even sweeter.
FIFA Fever: These Are The Best Places To Catch The World Cup In Kolkata
One Sports Lounge
One of Kolkata’s trendiest sports lounge, the One Sports Lounge in Salt Lake is every sports fan’s fave lounge bar. With plush wooden interiors and nine huge 4K screens strung across the lounge bar, this is one of the best joints to catch FIFA matches. And they have great deals going in with beer bucket offers (2:3 or 3:3) and the Budweiser Bucket (get free World Cup souvenir) to keep you fuelled all through till the finals. To make it more fun Budweiser, the official World Cup beer partner, will also host interesting contests every day all through the FIFA season.
The name of this café is enough to tell you what’s it all about. Football, of course! They have faux grass interiors, big LED screens, World Cup-themed decor, and FIFA combo meals that’ll surely set your mood for the game.
Offside Sports Cafe
Sports lovers swear by this café and football fan clubs host regular meetings here. There’ll of course be live screening of all the FIFA matches on a giant screen, and to make it more exciting they have attractive World Cup Special combos on offer at just INR 200. Bring in your squad or come with your doggo (this one is a pet-friendly sports cafe), it will be a great atmosphere. Check here for more details.
Russia is hosting the FIFA World Cup this year but we’ve got a slice of Russia in the city too. Catch up on the Russian mood and flavour, sip on the Russian drink Kvaas while watching the live matches on specially arranged big screens at Milee Droog Cafe inside Gorky Sadan. Read more about the place here.
Kick off the FIFA World Cup extravagance at Monkey Bar with live matches on big screens, awesome football snacks from around the world and irresistible drink deals. Think you’ll get bored during halftime? Think again. The Halftime menu will let you drink it out while you wait for the game to restart. You’ll get great prices on bottomless pitchers and slashed prices on shots (play a game: take a shot for every goal scored!). Bring your squad and your smokes because Monkey also will divide the space into two for fans of either team to root and cheer. Pick their bottomless beer buckets to chug with the match and make the most of the half-times with beer relay, flip cups and foosballs. Read more about it here.
Big Ben, Kenilworth
Live matches on big screens in an old-fashioned English pub. Can the atmosphere get more charged for the greatest show on earth? Chug on the beer and gorge on Big Ben’s specially curated menu for the FIFA season while watching the legends fight it out on Big Ben’s big screen. Check here for more deets.
Sly Fox Gastro Club
This one says they are packing one of Salt Lake’s biggest screens under their roof and they will live screen matches every day all throughout the FIFA season. So just head to Sly Fox Gastro from your home or your office to catch the live action of the big matches with your cheering team in tow.
The Irish House
You may not have bought the ticket to the WC at Russia, but for sure you can buy the season ticket to The Irish House’s Football Rush. Book yourself a season seat to watch the epic battles on big screens with the energetic crowd and enjoy your free beers and appetisers on the house. Catch on the pulsating action with fun games and your cheering gang, but don’t forget to get your tickets before heading there. Check here for more info on tickets.
Are you a teetotaler, but enjoy a good beverage? Then be at Chai Break to catch the epic fights on turf on their big screens with your squad. Sip on their soccer-inspired drinks and plow on their country-inspired meals to keep up the energy to cheer and root your fave team.
What's Up Cafe
One of Kolkata’s coolest rooftop cafes with a kickass jacuzzi and faux turf interiors, What’sUp is perfect to get football high. Come with your gang in your best cheerleader self to encourage your team and win beer buckets on the house or heavy discounts on your drinks. Goals will make things more exciting with free shots on the house! You can also get photo-oped with the FIFA mascot!
Looking for good food to match the big matches? Then head to Chapter 2 to catch the action as you chow down on some heady meals. Get meaty with their lamb and ham steaks as the players pound around the turf or try the beckti and spot what’s going fishy in the match. They have loads of offers on the house every match day.