FIFA World Cup is on… come 05.30PM and TV screens across the country turn on and there are loud cheers for favourite teams. The matches have been brilliant so far, leading up to a smashing finale. If you are looking for places where you can join other fans or have football party of your own, these 9 places could be where you can head to.
FIFA, Football & Food at Blue Frog
Catch the FIFA mania at Blue Frog with an interesting menu that includes dishes like the Mexican Chips & Dips, Pan-seared Cheese Sandwich, Grilled Chicken Wings in Hot Sauce, Pigs in a Blanket, Beer Braised Hot dogs with Sauerkraut, Mustard & French Fries, Bangalore Bangers with Sauteed onions & homemade spicy rub. Enjoy beer and Blue Frog’s signature cocktails along with the pub-grub while you root for your favourite team player.
Address: #3, Ground Floor, Church Street, Bangalore
When: Until July 15th
Celebrate Football at Fava UB City
Now, who can beat the ambience that Fava enjoys at UB City? With these rains and the pleasant winds that engulf the restaurant at this time of the year, viewing live screenings of the ongoing FIFA World Cup matches can be a brilliant experience.
What will make it more so are the Happy Hours that Fava is offering with a Buy 1, Get 1 offer from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM, all through football season till July 15th? Pair up those drinks with some great picks from the Appetizer menu like the Mezze Platters, or the Mushroom and Brie Tartlets or my personal favourites the Lamb Hummus and the Grilled Garlic Krauker Sausage. And, if healthy is the way you want to go then the Signature Live Micro Green Salad that packs quite a punch is what you are looking for.
Address: Fava, UB City, Lavelle Road, Bangalore
When: Until July 15th
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Q league at 1Q1 to celebrate Football
1Q1 Kitchen & Bar has on offer specially curated platters to celebrate football from the 19th of June to the 15th of July, 2018 and are priced at Rs 400/- onwards. One could also indulge in having mojito pitchers that are available the entire day. 1Q1 will be screening the Football World Cup matches through the evening. Witness the games on a 20-foot screen with an unbeatable atmosphere.
Mango Mojito Pitcher
Non-Veg Grill Platter
Kick back and experience the most thrilling nights with food platters and mojito pitchers to indulge in while you watch your favourite team go head to head in the most competitive battles.
Veg Grill Platter
Watermelon Mojito Pitcher
The menu has Mojito Pitchers starting at INR 1850/- (Available all day) and Robatayaki Grill Platters starting at INR 400/- (Available all day)
Address: 1Q1 Kitchen & Bar, No.1, Express Building, Queens Road Bangalore 560001
When: June 19th to July 15th, 2018
FIFA Urban Rumble at Street Mama
With the onset of the matches, Street Mama, Pub & Grub at Garuda Mall, is decked up in football madness and ready to roll in the vibe of the world cup with a special Russian-themed food and cocktail menu and a cheerful ambience for all football fanatics.
A delectable Russian menu that consists of typical Russian street style food options like Blini Losos – a smoked salmon cream and Fish Roe topped mini whole wheat canapés and fennel micro greens; St. Petersberg – Skewered lamb meat and squash with a fruity cayenne spiced dip; Stroganoff – Sliced Beef served with rice and crisped potato; Pelmeni Dumplings – Butter smeared Chicken dumpling, served with spicy red-wine vinegar and peppered sour cream;
Mixed Meat Russian Salad
Mixed Meat Russian Salad – Platter of grilled pork sausage, bacon, sautéed beef, boiled egg, potato, apples, carrots, celery and mayonnaise & Russi Mama Baked Potatoes served with a delicious option of various toppings amongst others to choose from.
The Black Russian
For all the thirsty fans an array of Russian cocktails to choose from most of which are Russian favourites like - Moscow Mule, The White Russian, The Black Russian, Raspberryoska and Vodkatinis. Besides match screening, guests can try a hand at football tricks or enjoy live performances or even answer a thing or two about the teams and walk away with surprise FIFA goodies.
Address: 5th Floor, Garuda Mall, Magrath Road
When: June 14th- 15th July 2018
Join the FIFA World Cup Fever at Sanchez
This World Cup, fans are in for a delicious treat at Sanchez Restaurante & Cantina with a special FIFA World Cup Menu curated by 'Chef Vikas Seth'.
On the menu is the Tlayuda or The Oaxacan Pizza, an iconic Oaxacan street snack, made Sanchez style with varied toppings of your choice; Serrano Shrimp, Pulled Chipotle Chicken, Lamb Barbacoa, Homemade Mexican Pork Chorizo, Epazote Mushrooms and a host of other Mexican favourites that pair perfectly with your favourite sport.
Address: Sanchez Restaurante & Cantina, UB City
When: June 18 to July 15, 2018
Fuel Up for the FIFA World Cup at Sriracha
Sriracha, a contemporary pan Asian restaurant at UB City, has just the right fuel for you this FIFA season.
'Chef Vikas Seth' has created a FIFA World Cup inspired to ensure rousing support for the football spectacle. Indulge in Sriracha’s unique take on satay with options like the Stir Fried Prawn Satay with dash of house screaming sauce, lemongrass juice and pineapple salsa; Malaysian Chicken Satay marinated with coconut milk, chili powder and galangal and served with spicy peanut sauce; Wings of Fire Stuffed Chicken Wings tossed in spicy Tobanjan sauce; Fiery Soy Ginger Tenderloin Satay Marinated with honey hoisin & fresh red chili; Crushed Black Pepper Fried Plantain Satay with Wasabi dip, togarashi; Basil Tofu and Shitake Satay marinated with green chili, coriander and basil; and the BBQ Soy Pineapple Satay marinated with tamarind, jaggery and crushed black pepper.
Address: Sriracha, UB City
When: June 18 to July 15, 2018
Celebrate the spirit of the football season at Bar Bar
Bar Bar at Phoenix MarketCity Bengaluru presents a selection of Community Cocktails in an endeavour to rekindle these connections and camaraderie. Savour the experience of drinking as a team, bring alive the sportsmanship within you and celebrate the true spirit of the game at Phoenix MarketCity.
Perfect for a group of friends and like-minded football fans, Community Cocktails and BeerTails can be paired with a selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian platters to share.
Some of the choices in Community Cocktails
Mermaid Punch: This ‘punchy cocktail’ grows on you and will make you feel like you're languishing on a tropical island
Price Point: Priced at Rs. 1199++. Addition of vegetarian platter at Rs. 1999++ and Rs.2099++ for non-vegetarian platter
Passion Float: Passionfruit and rum, an original and refreshing cocktail.
Price Point: Priced at Rs. 1199++. Addition of vegetarian platter at Rs. 1899++ and Rs.2099++ for non-vegetarian platter
Captain Fresh: It is a sunny mix of rum, pineapple and orange juices to toast your special events and celebrate with friends
Price Point: Priced at Rs. 1399++. Addition of vegetarian platter at Rs. 1999++ and Rs.2199++ for non-vegetarian platter
Some of the BeerTails are:
Cuba Weiser: A classic combination of rum & beer is a great way to enjoy the FIFA matches.
Price Point: Priced at Rs. 1199++. Addition of vegetarian platter at Rs. 1799++ and Rs.1899++ for non-vegetarian platter
Drink Me Now: It is the only cocktail on this list with any literary street cred, contains whisky, rum, gin, beer and herbs
Price Point: Priced at Rs. 1499++. Addition of vegetarian platter at Rs. 1999++ and Rs.2199++ for non-vegetarian platter
Bud Coolant: The sunshine bright cocktail contains wine, lemon juice, orange & beer
Price Point: Priced at Rs. 1599++. Addition of vegetarian platter at Rs. 2199++ and Rs.2299++ for non-vegetarian platter
Address: Level 2, Phoenix Market City, Whitefield, Bangalore
When: Until July 15th
It is ‘Halftime’ at Monkey Bar
Catch all the World Cup matches live at India’s favourite gastropub Monkey Bar in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata with ‘Halftime’ – our special football promotion from June 14 - July 15, 2018, with its lively atmosphere, incredible food and drinks and an unmatched crowd. The Halftime special menu has all your favourite football snacks from around the world that every sports lover will relate to, be it Salty Fingers - our take on the classic English batter fried fish and chips or Football Farsan comprising a trio of munchies including curry and parmesan popcorn, chili and rosemary coated peanuts, and foxnuts in honey & togarashi. Get in and order a portion of Frickles - deep-fried pickled cucumber, carrot and daikon radish with mint cream or a portion of Mexican Wave - a soft flour tortilla with honey & chipotle chicken served with pico de gallo, cheddar cheese and sour cream. The Chicken Dip and Corn Chips is the perfect snack while watching the game while the Mini Bunny Chow - with a Monkey twist to the traditional South African snack of a bread bowl and curried chicken, is a wholesome alternative. We pay tribute to Germany with the Kahn’s Hot Dog comprising chicken or pork sausages in a hot dog bun with mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, charred pepper sauce, sweet pickle relish and more. We are tipping our hats to all the legends of the game with No.10 - chilli pork belly toasted in roasted garlic, chilli and shallots.
Monkey Bar is all set to offer you some excellent bottomless pitchers and beers while you enjoy the match. Knock some shots at half the prices after every 45 minutes. With a selection of beers and spirits on special price – this one promises to be a winner at the end of the game!
Where: #610, 12th Main Road, Opp. SBI, Indiranagar, Bangalore and All Monkey Bar outlets across the country
When: June 14 – July 15, 2018
Knock Back a Few and Enjoy FIFA at RockSalt
The fun of watching the FIFA matches is some good drink and food and lots of friends around you cheering your favourite teams. That is exactly what you can do at RockSalt, one of Bangalore’s newest entrants on the F&B scene. RockSalt is holding a live screening with special offers on alcoholic beverages with happy hours and a Buy 1 get 1 free going from 05:00 pm to 08.30 pm all the days of the matches up to July 15th.
Rocksalt Frozen Margarita
Rocksalt Prawn Milagu Roast
Pair your drinks with small plates like the Baked Samosa, Mushroom Chilli Fry or the Khasta Roti Tacos. The Calcutta Style Mini Kathi Rolls in Chicken or Mutton are good accompaniments too.
Address: 3rd Floor, 15, Madras Bank Road/ Museum Road, Above NEXA Showroom, Bangalore
When: Until July 15th
Ruth Dsouza Prabhu has been a media professional for 18 years now, across multiple platforms. As a passionate F&B writer, she has interacted personally with internationally renowned names such as Marco Pierre White, Janice Wong, Chef Vivek Singh, Chef Vikas Khanna, Madhur Jaffrey, the late Tarla Dalal and many others for her stories. A highlight has been personal interviews with all three of the celebrity judges on Masterchef Australia. She is on several jury panels of food and beverage awards, is sought after for opinions in the field by publications and has her work published in well-known names such as The Hindu, Firstpost, HuffPost India, Condé Nast Traveller, NatGeo Traveller among many others.
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