Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra in western India, is home to one of the most global professional cricket leagues - the Indian Premier League (IPL). The popular league saw its inception circa 2008 and began with a group of eight teams that represented different cities of India. The league has a strong fan base not just in Mumbai but internationally. The IPL regularly draws huge crowds to its stadiums, making it one of the most renowned sports competitions in the world.
IPL cricket matches are a must-watch event for any sports enthusiast. Millions of people crave to watch these games in the stadium, which caters to a whole new experience that must be felt once. The stadiums fill up in a matter of seconds with fans from all over the world. If you are someone who wants to experience the phenomenality of the game in Mumbai but are unable to get your hands on the ticket, the City of Dreams offers several iconic landmarks where you can enjoy watching the game with your loved ones.
Places to Watch IPL Matches in Mumbai
Light House Cafe
One of the most vibrant cafes oozing an industrial-chic vibe, Light House Cafe is the place to be to enjoy your favourite team playing in the IPL. The cafe offers a projector screen, paired with crafted cocktails, the perfect ambience for a sports enthusiast! The cafe has hosted several cricket matches in the past and is a popular place for fans to gather for IPL matches in Mumbai.
Light House Cafe has set up a cricket fantasy league to entice sports fans. To stay in the game, you can compete with other players and representatives of this restaurant. If you make it to the top 3 places in each match, you can win some impressive discounts on food and drinks. Now isn't that fun!
Drifters Tap Station
Another popular spot on the radar is Drifters Tap Station. It is one of the most popular restaurants in Bandra. The pub has a welcoming ambience and is a great place to hang out with friends and family. The pub serves a range of crafted beers and cocktails. It gets a gold star in innovation as they come up with quirky names for its drinks to commemorate the season of IPL 2022 in Mumbai. One of their drinks is called the LBW Lager!
If you're looking for a stay while coming to Mumbai for IPL matches, then don't forget to check out Theory9. Located in Bandra, Mumbai's most happening suburb, Theory9, is a premium service apartment that offers you the comfort of living with world-class amenities and services.
IPL marks SOCIAL as the official house of the team, Mumbai Indians. Each SOCIAL restaurant in the city offers drinks that are inspired by the ten teams playing this season. The drinks are called Mumbai Mania, Chennai Lion, Hyderabad Heros, Kolkata Cavaliers, Delhi Dhamaka, Lucknowi Blues, Rajasthan Regals, and Gujarat Troopers. If you wish to enjoy the match from the comfort of your own home, you can order directly from the official SOCIAL app and get a discount of up to 30% and a complimentary free delivery!
Many cricket fans who do not live in the City of Dreams but wish to watch the IPL in Mumbai at Wankhede Stadium can stay at Theory9 serviced apartments in Bandra. It is roughly 16 km from the sports arena.