If you’re a football fan, there’s nothing better than watching your team win a match live in the stadium. That’s why many of you will venture to Russia in June and July 2018. But if you’re headed to Nizhny Novgorod for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and cannot attend the game at the stadium, here are the best sports bars to back you up.
Bar, Restaurant, Russian, Contemporary, $$$
Sport Bar is one of the most famous places to watch football in Nizhny Novgorod. The bar is centrally located, and the menu includes a variety of delicious snacks and main courses. As well as screening sports events, this bar also organises special activities for children. If you travel with family, Sport Bar is a great place to introduce them to the beautiful game.
29/25 Corner Pub
Pub, Restaurant, Russian, Contemporary, $$$
29/25 Corner Pub is located a little bit off the beaten track. It’s a truly local place to go. The pub serves a wide variety of tap beers and classics of Russian and European cuisines. Add the big screens to the mix and you have one of the best sports bars in Nizhny Novgorod.
Bar, Fast Food, Russian, $$$
Strike Zone is a place for those who like to play sports, not just watch them. It is an entertainment centre which includes a few bowling lanes, billiard tables and the sports bar. Strike Zone is a great place to watch the games, filled with a competitive spirit.
Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, Contemporary, $$$
Gagarin is a restaurant, a club and a bar all in one. Named after the first man in space, it’s no surprise Gagarin’s décor is very futuristic. Big sports events are screened across the whole restaurant, and it’s a great place to dance afterwards.
Bar, Russian, $$$
Flint House is a small, local bar quite far away from the city centre. The venue has a few billiard tables, so you can get competitive yourself if you so choose. Flint House is a splendid place to watch the game with locals.
Bar, Contemporary, $$$
Champs is yet another pleasant local bar to watch sport. Its décor is very distinct (and very much on the red side). Champs is a bit further away from the city centre, but it also happens to be located in a shopping centre.