Best bars for cricket screenings in Hyderabad

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There are two things that make the relentless summer of Hyderabad bearable – Banganapalli mangoes, and of course cricket. With the home team killing it this season, there’s much for the cricket-crazy city to celebrate. So get your gang together and head to one of these cool bars to catch all the cricket action on the big screen.

Glocal Junction
Fancy catching a match as you sip on quirky cocktails and dig into lip-smacking finger food? Head to Glocal Junction in Jubilee Hills for a truly memorable evening. Not only do you get to watch the match every day, but you also get a buy-one-get-one-free offer on drinks until the match ends. The Infused Jar with vodka, fruit and berries is a big hit, so is the Thailee, a Kharbooza infused vodka packed in a pouch. Glocal doesn’t disappoint in the food department too with flavours from across the world, albeit with a twist, and a soft spot for local food.
Address: Ground Floor, Niharika Jubilee One, Road 1, Jubilee Hills
Phone: 040 65308999

Stone Waters Kitchen and Lounge
Stone Waters takes its cricket as seriously as its drinks and food.  This season, they’re going all out to entertain fans of the sport with a projector – in addition to two large TVs – where cricket matches are screened. Known for its fantastic food, this watering hole also plays host to live music on most days of the week. Mondays and Tuesdays are for Rolling Hours; you roll a dice while placing your order (8pm onwards) and walk away with discounts ranging from 11 to 66 percent.
Address: Shop 1299, B1, 5th Floor, Aruna Arcade, Road 1, Jubilee Hills
Phone: 040 33165231

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10 Downing Street


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An old favourite, this classic British-themed bar is right up your alley, whether you’re looking for a quiet lunch with family or a lively evening with friends. And with the cricket matches setting the tone for the month, this is where the party begins. 10 D is wooing patrons with MRP Nights every Thursday, where you can pick your favourite bottle at attractively low prices. Besides, there’s a special Happy Hour menu from 4–8pm on all days, where you can tank up at Rs. 99 per drink. And oh, did we mention that Wednesday is Ladies’ Night, with drinks on the house for women from 8pm onwards?
Address: 10, Ground Floor, My Home Tycoon, Begumpet
Phone: 040 33165065

Shamrock – The Irish Bar
An Irish bar conjures up images of a cosy, dark wood-panelled space where the beer is fresh and the energy palpable. Shamrock lives up to one’s expectations. Located in bustling Hitech City, this has been a favourite haunt among office-goers this side of Hyderabad for quite some time. This time they’re upping their game with some great offers—beer starting at Rs. 83, beer bucket at Rs. 499, domestic and imported liquor at Rs. 99 and Rs. 129 respectively.
Address: 101, 13, 13/1, 11, SBR Gateway, Cyber Gateway, Hitech City
Phone: 040 65865556

Xtreme Sports Bar and Grill

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Beer, great food, a chilled out ambience, matches on the big screen, plus, a gorgeous rooftop. The cricket season doesn’t get any better than this, the scorching heat notwithstanding. Hop over to this newly opened sports bar, and avail of their Power Play Offer – Rs. 999 for unlimited IMFL and beer from the first ball of the match to the last. So chug your drink and cheer on. You can even try your hand at pool, foosball or air hockey at the bar.
Address: 5th Floor, Malik Solitaire, Road 36, Jubilee Hills
Contact: 040 33165812

Vertigo – The High Life
Beer and cricket go together like wine and cheese. Vertigo understands this only too well; which is why the rooftop bar has rolled out some cool offers so you don’t burn a hole in your pocket as you knock out pints of beer when the match is on. You can guzzle down a bucket of five beers with starters for Rs. 695, and if that doesn’t cut it, go for the bucket with ten beers and starters for Rs. 1195, from 7pm onwards until May 21.
Where: 5th Floor, Shiv Shakti Tower, Banjara Hills
Phone: 040 33165336

AUTHOR'S BIO: Harini Sriram is a Hyderabad-based freelance journalist, an avid traveler and greedy hoarder of arbid music from around the world. She has travelled extensively across the country since childhood, and she particularly likes discovering local independent music and exploring food markets. She hopes to own a small coffee shop near the hills someday.