The Indian Premiere League is back and cricket crazy Mumbai is pulling out all the stops to bring you the best deals to make your experience more fun. Rhea Dhanbhoora & Dev Goswami tell you where to go and what to pick up during the IPL
The fifth season of the month long cricket extravaganza is back and once again you’ll be looking for ways to make the IPL experience a memorable one. Those who’ve missed out on tickets need not worry. We give you a list of places you can go to catch the action live and enjoy some great offers on food and drink. Also, for hardcore fans, for whom showing support means sporting their team’s jersey, we tell you where you can pick up IPL merchandise in Mumbai.
Bucket for `1,000
Head down to Pan-Asian restaurant Trikaya to watch the IPL in style, every Friday. If you’re in the mood for more than just a beer and snacks, you’ll love what they have to offer. With classy cocktails, sangria, beer, authentic Asian food, quick service and a big screen TV your cricket watching experience will be complete. They also have great offers such as buy a beer bucket of 5 pints for just `1,000 and buy any two cocktails and get one absolutely free.
Where 6/11, Meera Apartment, Juhu Vesova Link Road, 7 Bungalows, Andheri (W)
Papa John’s Pizza
Papa John’s is offering pizza lovers the opportunity to fulfill their pizza fantasies while watching the game. The outlet will screen matches as well as give you the chance to win 20 free pizzas and Pepsi’s if you’re one of the first 20 people to guess the winner of the toss before every match during the IPL. The cut off time for the contest will be one hour prior to the match.
Where Hiranandani Business Park, Powai
Unlimited drinks for `999
Opium Den at the Trident has a great offer to help you enjoy the IPL this year. You can indulge in unlimited Kingfisher Premium, Kingfisher Blue and Kingfisher draught, for just `999 all through April and May. There’s also great food from India Jones, the Pan Asian restaurant, on offer.
Where Opium Den, Trident
Watch your favourite team play to win at Rainforest Restobar on their huge screens with scintillating offers to keep you company. They have extended their happy hours, which include offers such as a 10% discount on food along with a free beer on every two bought, right up to midnight. You can also avail of a 25% discount on all imported liquor. As if that wasn’t enough, walk in wearing your IPL jersey and you’re entitled to get a free pint of beer if your bill crosses the `1,000 mark.
Where Off Veera Desai Road, Andheri (W)
36 Oak and Barley
15% off on drinks till 9pm
This cricket season, all you need is a good place and some great food in order to have a really fun time. With two big screens, an extensive bar menu and a range of delicious, mouthwatering food, 36 Oak and Barley is a great place to catch a match. And what makes it even more enticing is the 15% discount on all alcohol from 4 to 9pm.
Where Kemps Corner, Cumballa Hill
New IPL menu
Unwind in the cosy interiors at Mocha while you catch live screenings. They have great tapas, pizza and barbeque specials on offer and have named them after the teams. From Deccan Chargers BBQ Chicken Pastry and the Delhi Daredevils Devilled Chicken to the Kolkata Knight Riders Spicy Meat Balls and Captain’s Special Spinach and Cheese Bites. And of course, you can’t forget the Royal Challengers Garlic Baked Potatoes and the Kings XI Special Arancini. Their pizzas include the Chennai Super Kings Hurricane Pizza, Mumbai Indians Mania Pizza, Rajasthan Royals Spice Lane Pizza and The IPL Season 5 Special Garden fresh Pizza. There are also tapas/pizza drink combos.
Where Mocha, Hill Road, Bandra (W)
Torrp It Up
Torrp for your team
Torrp It Up has come out with a range of Torrps dedicated to each IPL team. Depending on the team you support you can enjoy Garden Fresh Torrp, Murgh Tikka Makhani Torrp, Mediterranean Torrp and Hariyali Tikka Torrp each representing Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings and Deccan Chargers. Royal Challengers or Kings XI Punjab supporters can dig into Veg Pesto Torrp or Paneer Tikka Makhani Torrp while Pune Warriors and Kolkata Knight Riders fans can enjoy Spicy Potato Torrp and Veg Melt Torrp.
Where Andheri, Bandra and Nariman Point
IPL mania at MUCB
252 inch screen!
Manchester United Café Bar, which boasts of the largest screens in Mumbai, will be screening live IPL action on a 252 inch screen. MUCB has also come out with an exciting new menu for the IPL season which includes dishes such as Hat trick Starters, Googly Sizzlers, Chicken Super Kings, Knighted Fire Prawns Riders, Warrior Grilled Sizzlers and Extraordinary Extras. They also have draught beer, priced at `140 onwards.
Where Lower Parel and Malad
Hotel Sahara Star
The entrance of EarthPlate, the global cuisine restaurant will resemble a miniature stadium with a bat displaying the IPL schedule, team flags hoisted at the tables and Pune Warrior (the team owned by Sahara) coasters. For the 4pm matches they offer unlimited Kingfisher beer or soft drinks plus two starters for `1,400, and for the 8pm offers you can enjoy unlimited Kingfisher beer and soft drinks plus a buffet dinner — all for `2,100.
Where Opp. Domestic Terminal, Vile Parle (E)
Malt & Pepper
Buy two get one free
Malt & Pepper is offering a buy two get one free offer on all domestic beers this IPL season. Those not wanting to be confined to the usual brands of beer can opt for three different kinds of domestic beer and get the lowest priced beer free. The offer will be on between 4 to 8pm everyday with 30% off on all domestic spirits, wines and cocktails.
Where Next To Sterling Cinema, Fort
Bucket for `550
Lagerbay is introducing a ‘Lager’fest for the duration of this year’s IPL which allows you to choose from a large variety of lagers during all the IPL matches. A bucket (5 pints) of Tuborg is priced at `550, while that of Carlsberg is for `650. You can also opt for premium beers such as Corona or Corona lite, both which are available in 4-pint buckets for `1,000. With each bucket, you also get fries or potato wedges free.
Where Waterfield Road, Bandra (W)
Happy hours x 10
Headquarters has come out with a 10-hour happy hours offer that starts at noon every day (except Friday and Saturday) and ends at 10pm. During that time you can enjoy a buy one get one free offer on all Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL). Also, once the matches start in the evening, you can enjoy the matches live on their LCD screens.
Where MG Road, Colaba
Shooter for six
Aqua, at Sun-n-Sand hotel, is organising IPL celebrations which include a mix of beer and cricket. You can avail of bucket promotions, where you get six beers for the price of five. Also, you will be treated to a complimentary shooter, each time a six is scored. They also have a special IPL munchies menu.
Where Juhu Beach, Juhu
Tired of all the eating and drinking and want to get some IPL memorabilia? Online lifestyle apparel brand Freecultr has launched its special edition of replica travel polos and apparel for the season. They have partnered with the Kolkata Knight Riders to bring you polos, tees, denims, shoes, hats, bands and accessories. The special edition line is available while the IPL is on, so hurry and get yourself a piece of the action.
Puma, the apparel designer for Rajasthan Royals and Deccan Chargers has launched its new Pulse Cricket Boot. The shoes, which will be worn by the team players during the IPL season, offer excellent comfort. They have a versatile convertible spike perfect for that cricketer who wants to make an impact on field.They also have an array of team tee-shirts and other cricketing merchandise on offer for the IPL season.
Where Puma stores across the city
Tradus.in has opened a whole new section just for IPL merchandise. From team merchandise to stadium accessories and sports equipment, they have it all. Not just this, for every purchase that you make, you can also win free ibibo gaming coins allowing you to experience the magic of digital cricket.