Top 10 Bars In Mumbai To Watch FIFA WC 2018 With A Big Screen And Flowing Drinks!

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Credits: The Studs Sports Bar & Grill

Photo of Top 10 Bars In Mumbai To Watch FIFA WC 2018 With A Big Screen And Flowing Drinks! by Siddharth Sujan

32 nations. 64 matches. 12 venues across 11 cities. All, for that one moment of glory, the moment when you are crowned the best in the world. The biggest sporting event in the world, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup has returned for its 21st edition and has brought with it, a month long extravaganza of thrills and chills. Football lovers across the world can now officially bid adieu to counting down days because all eyes are set on Russia, the battleground for the mega carnival.

The football fever has officially hit Mumbai as well as the city's top pubs and restaurants have brought out their projector screens and rolled out their special menus for the FIFA WC18. So whether its a long due reunion or a random post work chilling scene, if you're a football fanatic, a live screening is an absolute essential for the next one month. To help you get over the dilemma of picking the perfect place, here is an ultimate list of Mumbai's top 10 bars offering the most authentic sports bar experience this football season:

Credits: The Studs Sports Bar & Grill

Photo of The Studs - Sports Bar and Grill, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

If you're someone who calls themselves a hardcore soccer fanatic, The Studs Sports Bar & Grill is an absolute must visit for you this FIFA WC18. The Studs has a unique, chic yet electric setting that combines with a passionate clientele to make it the ultimate place for sports lover in the city. The never ending food and drinks menu here is simply an icing on the cake, making The Studs both a gastronomical as well a sensory delight.

Cost: ₹2,500 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: Continental, Mediterranean, American, Tex-Mex, European, BBQ, Asian

Standout dishes: Buffalo wings, spaghetti aglio olio, grilled lamb chops, Mississippi mud pie

Timings and location: 12P.M. to 1:30A.M.; 2nd Floor, Hotel Horizon, 37, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu

Contact: 022-33126917

Credits: Antociano

Photo of Tap Resto Bar, Phase D, Shastri Nagar, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

There are some places that you just can't go wrong with and when it comes to Mumbai's nightlife, TAP is just that. From stand up comedy shows to page 3 parties, TAP does just about everything! However, the very fact that the popular pub is a sports bar at its heart makes it a top choice to head to with your squad this WC18. Reach early to get a spot in the gorgeous outdoor area and enjoy the Mumbai rains while watching your favourite teams battle it out.

Cost: ₹1,750 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican

Standout dishes: Cajun grilled prawns, vegetable Thai curry, summer house salad, burnt onion chicken

Timings and location: 12P.M. to 1A.M.; Royal Plaza, New Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West

Contact: 09167666747

Credits: The Bar Stock Exchange

Photo of The Bar Stock Exchange, Bandra, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Looking to add an interesting twist to your soccer screening plans? Head to Bandra's Bar Stock Exchange (BSE) and experience what it is like to dine in a stock exchange setup! BSE incorporates a unique model of dynamic pricing on their drinks menu that functions on the concept of demand and supply. Watch out for the constantly fluctuating rates and as soon as the price of your drink goes down, order in one go and get a steal deal unlike any other! The bar also has many high definition screens spread throughout its indoor as well as outdoor areas, thus ensuring that cheering for your favourite team is always an easy breezy experience.

Cost: ₹1,500 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: Continental, Chinese, North Indian, Italian, Mexican

Standout dishes: Hara bhara kebab, Thai basil chicken, prawns Koliwada, death by chocolate

Timings and location: 6P.M. to 1:30A.M.; 3rd Floor, Kenilworth Building, Off Linking Road, Linking Road, Bandra West

Contact: 07208071555

Credits: Flamboyante

Photo of Flamboyante, Ganesh Murti Nagar, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

If you're a vegetarian who's sick and tired of munching on to peanuts while your friends hog on to delectable bar bites, a meet-up at Flamboyante might just be what you need. The upscale pub in Mumbai's Cuff Parade area is a haven for vegetarians as well as vegans, offering a plethora for options across multiple cuisines. Coming to the experience of watching sports here, the staff at Flamboyante puts up a huge projector screen, thus uniting supporters of different teams and giving rise to an unmissable energy.

Cost: ₹2,500 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: Mughlai, North Indian, Chinese, Asian, Pizza

Standout dishes: Burmese khow suey, chilli garlic potato, fish tikka, chocolate mudpie

Timings and location: 12P.M. to 1A.M.; 7, World Trade Centre, Cuffe Parade

Contact: 022-40647700

Credits: 3 Wise Monkeys

Photo of 3 Wise Monkeys, Road Number 3, Ram Krishna Nagar, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Nestled in a small lane right outside the Khar railway station, 3 Wise Monkeys is one place every Mumbaikar swears by. One of the most popular bars in the city, 3 Wise Monkeys is owned by a big football fanatic himself. Therefore, the staff always goes out of the way to ensure that match days are nothing but perfect. Hoards of soccer fans head out to the bar to enjoy the ice cold beer, sumptuous food and shout their heart out cheering for their favourite teams. Come events like FIFA WC and the bar also introduces crazy deals that will make you want to camp here day in, day out!

Cost: ₹2,000 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Italian

Standout dishes: Pizza fries, mushroom sukka, dal khichdi with chicken crispy, paneer cheese biryani

Timings and location: 12P.M. to 1A.M.; The Unicontinental, 3rd Road, Off SV Road, Khar West, Khar

Contact: 08454091444

Credits: The Irish House

Photo of The Irish House, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

If you're in Mumbai and looking for a great soccer experience in a traditional European pub setting, The Irish House is your ultimate answer. Apart from a great selection of spirits, the English pub also boasts of several television screens and a huge projector for uninterrupted sporting action. Whether it be a tennis match or a game of cricket, The Irish House is always brimming with sports fanatics bringing the house down with their loud cheers and whistles. So when it comes to the FIFA WC, we can only expect nothing but fireworks!

Cost: ₹2,200 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: European, American

Standout dishes: Falafel pita pockets, drunk meatballs, three cheese pizza, beer can roast chicken

Timings and location: 12P.M. to 1A.M.; 2nd Floor, Inorbit Mall, Link Road, Malad West

Contact: 022-66919999

Credits: Smaaash Mumbai

Photo of SMAAASH, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Having a tough time deciding between a game of football at home and a family outing? Smaaash, with its wide range of entertainment options, lip smacking food and projector screens lets you enjoy the best of both worlds! The successful chain of entertainment arenas offer something for just about ranging from arcade games, interactive zones, well stocked bar, multi-cuisine dining amongst others. Smaaash also puts up huge projector screens where you can unwind and enjoy a game of football while your little ones have a time of their life!

Cost: ₹2,000 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: Italian, Continental, Pizza, North Indian,

Standout dishes: Devil's fries, honey chilli wings, chicken and cheese maggi, mighty pizza

Timings and location: 1P.M. to 1A.M.; Gate 4, Kamala Mills Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Lower Parel

Contact: 09920088333

Credits: Pop Tates

Photo of Pop Tates, Veera Desai Industrial Estate, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Owing to its lively interiors, friendly staff and a chilled out ambience, Pop Tates is every Mumbaikars favourite post-work hangout spot. However, as soon as a major sporting event nears, Pop Tates transforms into a heated up sporting arena. All of Pop Tates' branches are well equipped with television screens for a seamless sporting experience. To add to that, the resto-bar offers one of the cheapest happy hour deals you can find anywhere in the city, making it a timeless classic where you don't end up shelling out a bomb.

Cost: ₹1,400 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: Chinese, European, Italian, Continental, Mexican

Standout dishes: Chicken sun-dried tomato kebabs, pepper blasted fish, mac n cheese, waffles with ice cream

Timings and location: 12P.M. to 1A.M.; G2, 104, Ground Floor, Morya Classic, Opposite Infinity Mall, Off New Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West

Contact: 022-26730601

Credits: Drifters Brewing Co.

Photo of Drifters Brewing Co, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

Football and beer is a match made in heaven and if you're in Mumbai and want to experience both together, plan an outing to Drifters Brewing Co. right now! A premier microbrewery located in the heart of Worli, Drifters churns out some of the best brews you will ever come across in India. As for soccer, Drifters puts up gigantic screens across the bar which is all it takes to turn into a charged up arena. A word of advice, their Milky Way beer is simply the stuff dreams are made of. Miss it at your own risk!

Cost: ₹2,500 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Spanish, Finger Food

Standout dishes: Chicken shawarma, harissa fish, grilled falafel burger, garlic mushroom risotto

Timings and location: 4P.M. to 12:30A.M.; #L 101, Trade View, Oasis City, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli

Contact: 022-30151619

Credits: The Sassy Spoon

Photo of The Sassy Spoon, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Siddharth Sujan

If you think that sports screenings are all about overcrowded, loud bars, a visit to The Sassy Spoon will definitely open up a whole new world to you. This picturesque European eatery in the posh Nariman Point area puts up projector screens during major sport tournaments, allowing diners to enjoy games while soaking in their fairytale setting. So if you planning to postpone a date owing to the busy soccer schedule, drop everything and plan one instead at The Sassy Spoon. You get to cheer for your team while bae is left with nothing to complain about—a true blue win-win situation!

Cost: ₹2,200 for two (approx.)

Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Desserts

Standout dishes: Char grilled tenderloin, lemon buerre Spaghetti, grilled Manali trout, sticky toffee pudding

Timings and location: 8:30A.M. to 11A.M. and 12P.M. to 12A.M.; Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point

Contact: 022-33715944

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