InOnIt Guides: Venues Screening The IPL
Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Isai. In India, cricket is one of those things that have brought all of us under one roof, innumerable times. Having always stood out if not for the sport, then for our frenzy for it, we went ahead and established the Indian Premier League, 6 years back. From bidding-wars-turned-ugly to a Pitbull performance, we have seen it all. And however insipid we find our cricketing geniuses on the field, the fact remains that we have a ball (pun intended) during this time. April has become a month that we as a nation, collectively look forward to, thanks to the late nights, the screaming and jeering, the delicious munchies, the painted faces and the jersey shorts. Here, we put together a list of restaurants, cafes and lounges where you can do all of that and more!
Hard Rock Cafe
At HRC, you can be rest assured that the madness of this cricketing festival will be taken care of. Having installed multiple screens, HRC ensures that you miss no shot. A specialised menu has been created that features Chicken Pakoras, Chicken Tupelo Tenders, Corn Fritters, Onion Rings and Crostini along with a series of cocktails such as Power Play, Rum Striker, Stumped and Free Hit. They have also introduced deals such as a starters and drinks combo, unlimited starters and drinks combo, beer buckets and cocktail pitchers. Trust the folks here to highlight the best as you also stand a chance to win exciting prizes by participating in fun contests.
Address: Behind Bombay Dyeing, Kamala City Mills Studio, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 24382888
Let the IPL fever take over you at Lagerbay with live screening of the play, scrumptious food and drinks that are as exotic as the cheerleaders. But that’s not all! Lagerbay has also introduced a betting game that promises to tip the excitement over the edge! Before each over, every table will get a chance to place a bet on ‘a six’ or ‘a wicket’ occurring in that over. If you win, you get your bet worth free. For eg, if you bet 5 beers on a wicket in the tenth over, and if a wicket does fall in the tenth over, you get 5 beers absolutely free! Sounds too good to be true? Guess you’ll have to find out yourself!
Address: 183, Waterfied Road, Bandra West
Phone Number: 022 67369900
The folks at The Cafe have put together a list of delicacies that will have you panting; both, from wanting more of it and from over-eating it. Their fare includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian variety in Continental, Chinese, Pizzas, Italian and Asian cuisine. They also have a host of cocktails, wine and gourmet deserts to top it off when your side scores a win! Add to this mix happy hours between 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and we have one dazzling IPL night on our hands!
Address: Executive Enclave Hotel, Seventh Floor, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 30932030
With a bigger seating area than the others, Apicius is bound to receive larger groups this IPL season. You can be one of them as you head to this Mediterranean Food Lounge with friends from your vicinity, school, college and even work. Live streaming of matches on a projector and three plasma screens later, you will come out seemingly lost in the haze of green fields, dives and wickets. They also have interesting deals waiting to be partnered with your good times; deals such as unlimited Smirnoff vodka or unlimited Kingfisher Premium pints at a fixed price exclusive of taxes.
Address: 8th Floor, Blue Wave, Off Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 26734338/ 022 26734337
Delight in the IPL season, Mumbai style! Sip some spirits and enjoy the sea facing view at Saffron Bay as you get to celebrate your team’s win by the coveted Girgaum Chowpatty. They have included yummy delights in their special IPL menu such as chicken fingers, chilly paneer, French fries along with a Kingfisher bucket consisting of five beers. The cherry on top proves to be that their happy hours have now extended and are from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Address: Plot no. 39B, Chowpatty seaface, Charni Road, Mumbai 400064
Phone Number: 022 23696991/ 9930255923
EarthPlate – The Global Cuisine Restaurant at Sahara Star is pulling out all the stops as it readies itself to entertain you while you sit and squirm through the nail-biting experience of an IPL match. With specific offers and deals for the 4:00 pm and the 8:00 pm matches, they have really thought this through. For the 4:00 pm match, their offer consists of unlimited Budweiser beer/soft beverages, any 2 veg or non veg starters at Rs. 1,600, inclusive of taxes. For the 8:00 pm match, on the other hand, unlimited Kingfisher beer/soft beverages (no RedBull ) and a lavish dinner buffet at Rs. 2,250, inclusive of taxes is a part of the combo.
Address: EarthPlate – The Global Cuisine Restaurant, Hotel Sahara Star, Opposite Domestic Airport, Vile Parle East
Phone Number: 022 39807444
The Irish House
Relish some delish Irish delicacies at The Irish House such as Irish sergeant potato skins, smokie’s lamb pie, popcorn, heavenly cheese and some gourmet sandwiches as you get ready to battle and bet over IPL teams with your friends. Exploit their wide range of beers and cocktails as their happy hours last from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Address (1): Above Royal Oak Banquet, Rampart Row, 30, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai 400001
Phone Number: 022 49150001
Address (2): Phoenix Mills Compound, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013
Phone Number: 022 43471111
Manchester United Cafe and Bar
Manchester United Cafe and Bar is one place that believes in the adage, ‘The more the merrier’. After serving legions of football supporters they have now committed to screening major IPL games too. Their interiors are noteworthy with a Wall of Fame, the Skybox, the Dugout area and of course their giant projector screens. But their vast expanse of a menu takes our breath away as it includes multi-cuisine food such as Continental, Italian, Thai, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Tandoori and bakery items such as deserts, pastries, cakes and snacks.
Address (1): Level 3, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 43601111
Address (2): Level 3, Infiniti Mall, Malad West, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 61960300/ 022 61960399
An absolute delight for the lovers of Mediterranean fare, the buffet at Grillopolis has received a unanimous thumbs-up. Come alive as you enjoy food in rustic interiors where the sound of laughter and the smell of smoke from the grill will enchant you into salvation or should we say salivation? But the jazz music that usually entrances you while you are here will be replaced by hoots and cheers led on by the clash of your favourite IPL titans. Their giant screens will have you hooked hawk-eyed over flutes of wine and robust, earthy, delightful food.
Address (1): G01-101, Morya Landmark 1, New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 33130243
Address (2): Upper Ground, 46,Atrium 4, Phoenix Market City, LBS Road, Kurla West, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 33130244
California Pizza Kitchen
Cash in on this year’s IPL fever while you make your tummy happy too. Munch on some delicious pizza from CPK. Demonstrate your love towards food, family, friends and of course cricket as you get dragged and bragged over IPL scores.
Address: 3, Bandra Kurla Complex, North Avenue, Bandra East, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 65588888
Malt and Pepper
Get the good times rolling at Malt and Pepper as they get you deals that take the cake. Exclusively for IPL, the folks here have made a set of combos that involve beer. We have your attention now, don’t we? So, here’s the deal. You can buy 2 and get 1 beer free on certain domestic beer brands, you can enjoy 3 different kinds of domestic beers and get the lower priced one for free and you can also enjoy happy hours, everyday, all week from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Furthermore, you can also enjoy 30% off on domestic spirits, beers, wines and cocktails this IPL season here!
Address: 16 Marzban Road, Next to Sterling Cinema, Fort, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 22037356
Elbo Room has attracted dozens with their multiple screens during sporting events. This time around too, they promise to do just that and more. Watch the matches live here at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm and enjoy a variety of offers such as the Kingfisher Bucket (6 beers) for Rs. 899, the Margarita Pitcher for Rs. 2,299, the Sangira Pitcher for Rs. 1,599 and the Capiroska Pitcher for Rs. 1,899. And if this wasn’t enough, they are also giving away prizes if you guess the name of the winning team or man of the match right!
Address: Sant Kutir, Behind Levi’s Showroom, Linking Road, Khar Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 26483315/ 022 26483316
The Big Bang Bar and Cafe
A simple guess will help you win big, this IPL season at The Big Bang Bar and Cafe. Join in the sweepstakes and guess the number of wickets that will fall, your favourite team’s score and the number of 4s and 6s. One right guess and you stand a chance to get 15% off on your bill, two right guesses and you might get 30% off and if you get all three right, you stand a chance to get 45% off on your entire bill! Doesn’t that get your psychic juices flowing? There’s also a special IPL menu and offers on your favourite drinks with Long Island Iced Tea Pitchers priced at Rs. 1,500 and your Caiprioska Pitchers priced at Rs. 1,350.
Address: 3rd Floor, Kenilworth Building, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 26008833/ 022 26008877
To help you keep your wits about yourself, as you charge headlong into an IPL battle with your friends and family, and scream and screech at the big screens set up in Mocha, they are also inviting you to indulge in a volley of drinks. Choose from value for money combos such as mocha platter with 2 draught beers, mezze platter with 2 glasses of sangria or even a chocolate avalanche jr along with a cafe latte starting from Rs. 250. Enjoy rounds of twos at exciting deals for beer, straight drinks and even cocktails starting at Rs. 300.
Address: Classic Corner Building, Next to Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra West Mumbai
Phone Number: 022 26421484/ 022 26433098
A larger than life screening, best of their signature tapas, incredible offers and unlimited alcohol! It really doesn’t get any better than this. Get together with your party people as you enjoy roasted stuffed chicken with goat cheese in garlic dip, flame grilled harissa chicken, golden cheesy cigar roles and other things yummy at this trendy tapas bar, Escobar.
Address: 199 – VN Sphere Mall,4th Floor Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai 400050
Phone Number: 022 42760000/ 022 26407070
Turning every match into a party Mangiamo comes through with its range of offers, promising you of a good time, as always. One of their offers include a pitcher of Carlsberg beer, 2 starters from a specialized IPL menu and 12” pizza for Rs. 999. In another one, they are offering a free drink on any two glasses on imported liquor (you can choose from Red and Black Label whiskey, Captain Morgan and Bacardi White rum, Absolut Vodka and Heineken beer. In their third offer we can avail of an all inclusive deal of unlimited domestic liquor, starters, pasta and risotto at Rs. 1,799. They have also extended their timings from noon to midnight. We think they have covered all the bases to ensure you have a gala time with your friends and family!
Address: 11/1 Kalpak Corner Building, Turner Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050
Phone Number: 022 26510077/ 022 26510088