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Ready For FIFA? 7 Kickass Bars To Catch Live Match Screenings In The City

Divya posted on 02 February

There’s nothing like the energy of a crowd when watching the FIFA World Cup, right? Since Russia isn’t too much of a possibility for most of us, the closest you can get to that infectious excitement is at a sports bar – or a bar that screens live matches. Here are some of the city’s most popular spots to catch a live World Cup match, starting June 14 onwards.

Aufside

Undoubtedly one of the city’s top sports bars, Aufside is a dedicated sports bar with its own sports arena right alongside, at HotFut! Aufside is always packed to the brim for live match screenings, and for World Cup specifically, you must book a table for in advance.

Who Is It For: Fit for kids and young crowd

Ongoing Deal: While they are not running any specific offers for FIFA yet, they do have their daily happy hours (Monday-Thursday; between 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm  & Friday-Sunday; between 1.00 pm and 9.00 pm)

What To Munch On: BBQ pork chops and Philly cheese steak burger, which pair perfectly with the brews on tap – Doolally, White Owl, Bira, Kingfisher, etc.

Pubs

Kumar Pacific Mall, 3rd Floor, Shankar Sheth Road, Guru Nanak Nagar, Swargate, Pune

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Replay Sports Bar

Replay Sports Bar in Baner is another hot-spot to watch FIFA matches with your gang. They will be screening almost all the matches, starting from tomorrow, June 14. There will be an entry charge of INR 300 (full cover) during match days.

Who Is It For: Fit for women and young professionals

Ongoing Deals: Happy hours all day long through the week

What Other Things Do They Have: Live music

What To Munch On: Replay special chicken chilli and paneer cheese kebabs

 

Pubs

Primrose Mall, Shop 1 & 2, Baner Road, Baner, Pune

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TOSS Sports Lounge

Started by cricketer Zaheer Khan’s hospitality company, TOSS Sports Lounge has four outlets across city {their newest one having opened in Kharadi}. As popular for their food and drinks as they are for the sporting events they screen, TOSS is also touted as a great place to grab post-work drinks with your friends.
Who Is It For: College students & young professionals
Ongoing Deal: Drinks starting at INR 59 during happy hours, every day, between 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm
What Other Things Do They Have: Beer pong and foosball
What To Munch On: Chicken popcorn and loaded macho nachos
Casual Dining

Toss Sports Lounge

Winners Court, 2nd Floor, 23 Sahani Sujan Park, Near NIBM, Lulla Nagar, Kondhwa, Pune

Hidden Place

Local watering hole Hidden Place also has four bars around the city – Koregaon Park, Dhole Patil, Kothrud, and Viman Nagar. Though not a “sports bar” by definition, they will screen major FIFA matches, starting from June 14.

Who Is It For: College students

Ongoing Deals: Drinks starting at INR 99 during happy hours through the week

What Other Things Do They Have: Retro rock music, DJ and karaoke

What To Munch On: Chicken in the basket and spaghetti with chicken kheema.

Pubs

Akshay Complex, 33, 34 & 36, Ground Floor, Behind Zamus, Dhole Patil Road, Sangamvadi, Pune

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All Rounder Shots

The brainchild of Sharad Sharan, AllRounder Shots is an amalgamation of sports, entertainment, drinks and delicious food. The facility, spread across almost 30,000 square feet, will be equipped with state-of-the-art VR zones, FX1 car racing simulator and more. What’s more? They will be screening FIFA matches, starting tomorrow, June 14.

Who Is It For: Young professionals, women

Ongoing Deals: 4 Kingfisher Premium beers for INR 399

What Other Things Do They Have: Neon movie night, neon futsal, box cricket, VR games

What To Munch On: Paneer Tikka, nachos and peri peri chicken pizza

Lounges

Phoenix Market City, 3rd Floor, Viman Nagar, Pune

Lord Of The Drinks

Lord Of The Drinks in Kalyani Nagar is known for its great ambience and mouthwatering fusion food from across the globe. What’s more? They will be screening FIFA matches from tomorrow, 5.00 pm onwards.

Who Is It For: College students & young professionals, women

Ongoing Deals: Stag entry for INR 1,595, INR 6160 for a group of 4 and INR 8250 for a group of 6. This includes unlimited IMFL for 3 hours and any 2 starters from the menu.

What Other Things Do They Have: Butterbeer

What To Munch On: Oyster mushroom chilli fry, butter chicken croquettes

Bars

Forteleza Complex, East Avenue Road, Opp. Mariplex Mall, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

Murphies

Watch the FIFA 2018 world cup at Murphies, and avail their new ‘Murphies Season Pass’ which entitles you to avail one free Heineken pint per match screening! That’s not all – they’re running more offers month-long.

Who Is It For: College students & young professionals

Ongoing Offer: Get 5 Heineken pints and a serving of Murphies special fries for just INR 999 during the match screenings

What To Munch On: Beef pork skins, Istanbul hummus platter

Cafes

Shop 1/2, Lane 6, Ashok Chakra Society, Meera Nagar, Koregaon Park, Pune

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