FYI: Game on – where to get your cricket fix this season

Rachita Bhonsle tells you where to catch the screening of live matches in Bangalore this season. It is that time of the year when cricket takes up most of television’s airtime. If you aren’t flying to the UAE or booking tickets at the stadium to cheer for your favourite team, we’ll tell you where to experience the spirit of the game this season. Cool Cocktails @ Dugout Rooftop Restaurant and Sports Bar, Koramangla With two large high-definition projectors, happy hours from noon to 7 pm, and the overall feeling of excitement, DraftBeerDugout Rooftop Restaurant and Sports Bar at Koramangala has always been a favourite when it comes to sporting events. Draught beer is priced at Rs 135 per pint and Rs 375 per pitcher, while cocktails start at Rs 295. When your team’s winning, pick a fun cocktail – Get smashed (Rs 295).A combination of amaretto, brandy, banana and beer, it easily begs for round two. Assorted vegetarian (Rs 475) and non-vegetarian platters (Rs 775) are the perfect bite sized food to feed small groups, with a little something for everyone. One plus one @ Xtreme Sports Bar Dirty-Martini-newestAll branches of Xtreme Sports Bar will be screening all the live cricket action on large screens and LCDs. Happy hours are the happiest here as any alcohol allows you one more of the same drink free. While a pitcher of draught beer will cost you Rs 450, a three-litre beer dispenser (Rs 1,100) is the ideal choice for a large group. Classic cocktails, Cosmopolitans and Martinis start at Rs 325 while their Exotic Cocktails are priced at Rs 425 onwards. The electrifying atmosphere here is second only to their delicious starters which include the Potato basket (Rs 189), Honey barbeque wings (Rs 289) and Devilled prawns (Rs 349). Happy hours start from Noon until 8 pm on all days at all branches, except on days when Bangalore’s hometeam is playing. On these days,happy hours end at 6pm. Drink up! Bottoms up @ 1522 The Pub, Malleshwaram Bangalore’s home team has found ardent fans in the folks at 1522 The Pubin Malleswaram who are offering free shots ccd-chilli-cheese-toast_zpsc8820725whenever the team is victorious. This isn’t the only incentive to watch the match here. The fantastic food, zealous crowd, smiling staff and reasonable pricing makes it the perfect place to be. Order up a pint of draught beer (Rs 180) or a pitcher (Rs 410). Must try snacks here include a Chilli cheese toast (Rs 130), Paneer satay (Rs 180),Keema pav (Rs 240) and the Country beer chicken (Rs 230). Irrespective of which team you support,get your friends together, pick a team and get in on the revelry at any of these pubs across town.   [raw][easyrotator social=”true”]erc_10_1398861200[/easyrotator][/raw]