The FIFA World Cup Finals – the great event for football fans all over the world – has finally begun! The people of Qatar are perhaps the most enthusiastic about the game this year, given that the 2022 FIFA World Cup is being held in the West Asian country for the first time. However, the football fever in Bengaluru is no less. Taking signs, bars and restaurants across the city, he has curated special menus to cater to sports fans while they are at matches. Here’s our pick of nine such places in the city.
FIFA presentations from the balcony
Retro-bar Terrace by House of Commons is showing all the games this season. You can support your favorite teams while watching the match on a giant screen under the stars. The experience is sure to elevate with the fantastic food available on their menu along with any of their World Cup drink packages. The first offer includes unlimited beers for INR 999 and the second offer includes unlimited beers, cocktails and sangria at INR 1099. Offers are only valid between match hours of 90 minutes. The sherry on top is that if you predict the outcome correctly, your entire bill will be on the house!
999 rupees and above. Until December 18th during game hours. In the House of Commons, J.P. Nagar. Details: +917899443516.
Macy’s Burger at Hard Rock Cafe
Inspired by soccer legend Lionel Messi, Hard Rock Café in Bengaluru has launched a burger called Messi Burger – Champion’s Edition. It features a double stack of sliced freshly ground beef with a mix of toppings like caramelized red onion, provolone cheese, sliced chorizo, and the cafe’s signature hot and smoky sauce served on a toasted brioche bun with shredded romaine and diced lettuce. Tomatoes. The burger also comes with three complimentary dips: aioli, Latino chili, and Macy’s favorite, chimichurri.
700++ Rs and onwards. Every day, from 12 noon onwards. On St Marks Street and Whitefield. Details: +918041242222.
New coffee flavors at Maverick & Farmer
The Maverick & Farmer Café in town has created something completely different. Inspired by the countries associated with the World Cup, the café served seven different types of coffee: Café con crema (inspired by Argentina), cobbler (Germany), Japanese cola, Noisette (France), coffee (Qatar), Spanish latte, and Union Jack (England) . Each of these flavors is very distinct: While Union Jack is an unusual blend of cold brew coffee and bay leaf infusion, Noisette offers a classic French flavor with layers of chocolate and hazelnut.
250 rupees and above. Every day, 9 am onwards. in Ulsoor. Details: +919916633556.
Special Baws in Sriracha
Sriracha has curated a series of Bao Buns on steam for soccer fans. Variants include Cantonese-style Char Siu Pork Belly with barbecue glaze, crispy fried chicken katsu, or signature Black Pepper Lamb varieties accompanied by pickled cucumbers, lettuce, peanuts, sauces, and more. Vegetarians can choose from two delicious options Crispy Corn Fritters or Braised Mixed Forest Mushrooms. Served with Sriracha’s signature soy ketchup. Bukhari treats the pair well with Moonshine beer; Guests can get two beers for the price of one. While the game will be shown live at UB City only, the sandwich will be available at both Sriracha outlets.
425++ Rs and above. Through December 18, 11:30 a.m. onwards. in UB City and Indiranagar. Details: +918041755366.
Special menu at Hopshaus
Brewery and taproom Hopshaus has curated a batch of tapas to celebrate the World Cup. These include Hopshaus Pide (a twist on traditional Turkish flatbread) available in several variations such as baby spinach with feta cheese, grilled chicken, Moroccan minced lamb, tempeh and olives. To complete the game-day snack, the “Hopshaus Fries”—available in truffle oil, Habanero, and Peri Peri flavor—is a must-try. If you’re looking to pair it with drinks, you can opt for Moonshine Beers and even take advantage of two beers for the price of one. The venue will also host matches played on a big screen.
295++ Rs and up. Through December 18, 11:30 a.m. onwards. in Indiranagar. Details: +917718987022.
Hydeout’s own listing and matching check
Lounge Bar Hydeout screens all matches along with displaying prices from their menu curated specifically for the match. They include dishes considered to be favorites of famous football players, such as tandoori shrimp marinated in caviar (a favorite of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo), chicken shawarma (a star of Akram Afif), BBQ wings marinated in chimichurri (a favorite of Lionel Messi), loaded Nachos (Rodri’s favourite), Mini Bruschetta Bites (Kylian Mbappe’s favourite), and Peri-Peri Cheese Fries (Neymar’s favourite). Guests can wash them down with the drinks available on the menu including cocktails such as Cameroon’s Kick, El Tiri Mexicano, French Addiction, La Albiceleste Messi, Os Navegadores, The Little Canary and The Red Fury. There will also be unlimited beer during the 90 minutes of any match.
899 rupees and above. Until December 18,3 onwards. At the Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Rajajinagar. Details: +917829502241.
Special menu and match check at The Merak Brewhouse
The Merak Brewhouse at the JW Marriott Bengaluru shows football matches. You can go gaming with a selection of Chef’s appetizers like Crispy Calamari, Goan Chorizo Pao, Onion Rings, and Shrimp Pil Pil. Delicious burgers and a range of gourmet food specials will also be available. All of these pair well with their signature craft brews like Guava Ale, Hefeweizen, and West Coast IPA.
1700 ++ EUR (per person) and above. Through December 18, 1 p.m. onwards. On Vital Malla Street. Details: +918884494036.
Big Mexican Style Sandwich in Sanchez
Sanchez’s Mexican restaurant launched Mexican-style sandwiches called tortas to be enjoyed while enjoying the game. A Mexican favourite, torta is made with crusty bread in-house. Guests can choose from a range of fillings, from classic eggs, Mexican chorizo and savory chipotle country cheese to grilled paella tenderloin and spicy serrano chicken. Grilled with butter and served with a bed of refried beans, guacamole, and lettuce – this sandwich comes with roasted tomato salsa and crispy sweet potato fries on the side. One can pair the Torta with a Moonshine beer as part of Sanchez’s special 1+1 offer. While the game will be shown live at UB City only, the sandwich will be available at both Sanchez outlets.
525++ Rs and above. Through December 18, 11:30 a.m. onwards. On Vital Mallya Road, Indiranagar. Details: +919036970207.
World Cup watch packages at Jeff’s
Jeff’s themed pub at the Royal Orchid Bangalore hosts live match shows. Popular dishes include Chicken Bars with Garlic Aioli, Grilled Ghee Chicken, Golden Fried Prawns, and Tandoori Platters. It can be enjoyed with their range of drinks. The pub has curated five types of package deals on the drinks menu, only available during match hours.
999++ Rs and up. Through December 18, 11 a.m. onwards. At the Royal Orchid Bangalore, Old Airport Road. Details: +919920369246.