Around 62% of football enthusiasts in India would watch part or all games at bars and restaurants.
With FIFA World Cup 2018 matches taking place around dinner time in India, restaurateurs and bar owners are going all out to attract fans by providing great offers.
Pubs and eateries across the country will screen games and provide special deals on food and alcohol to complete the football experience.
Interestingly, according to global survey platform Ipsos online poll, 62% of football enthusiasts in India would watch part or all games at bars and restaurants.
Eateries in the financial capital have announced deals that are hard to resist. For instance, The Irish House at Andheri West is giving out what they are calling a “World Cup 2018 season’s ticket”. This ticket that comes for Rs 2,500 would get a customer two beers and an appetizer on match days and entitle one to a 15% discount on A La Carte orders. Apart from the free beer, one would also get FIFA merchandise.
At Juhu, however, the 135-inch ultra wide HD screen takes center stage at The Studs. The sports bar that has PlayStation gaming consoles at each table with multi-player games including FIFA, is running a beer bucket offer during the tournament. For Rs 1,499 one can have a beer bucket, while for Rs 599 one can enjoy three bottles of beer or a few cocktails.
A little away from Mumbai, at Novotel Imagica Khopoli there are special menus designed for the tournament. Nitro – The Bar at Imagica will introduce 32 special team cocktails which can be enjoyed with unlimited IMFL drinks at Rs 1,599. Any guest who correctly predicts the player of the match before the game starts would get a pint of beer for free.