Party Earth Review An absolute haven for sports fanatics, The Sports Café is an immense two-story bar featuring 120 televisions, three giant super-screens, and three full bars serving an often rowdy crowd of Europeans and North Americans... ... read full review
London SW1Y 4TE
Bakerloo, Piccadilly Lines: Piccadilly Circus
020 7839 8300
M–Sa noon–3am, Su noon–10:30pm
Central London, London –
An absolute haven for sports fanatics, The Sports Café is an immense two-story bar featuring 120 televisions, three giant super-screens, and three full bars serving an often rowdy crowd of Europeans and North Americans.
The décor, not surprisingly, consists of sports-related souvenirs, signed memorabilia, trophy cabinets, and a hanging motorbike and racecar, as well as some charmingly overdone touches like the baseball bat door handles – but despite the overall theme, the leather booths and clean, modern furniture still manage to convey some sophistication.
Even the menu reflects the bar’s dedication to all things sports, with such delicacies on offer as Warm Ups and Power Play Satay. Eight booths in the restaurant feature individual flat-screens, but given the number of TVs available, snagging one of the booths is hardly necessary.
Whether there’s a match on or not, The Sports Café has made sure its patrons have plenty to do, from pool and foosball to gaming machines and Wii – and if that’s not enough, the crowd can always blow off steam on the weekends when a DJ shows up to get the dance floor hopping.
International mix of Europeans and Americans, early to late 20s.
Over a hundred TVs and three super-screens feature international sporting events. Eleven full-size pool tables, gaming machines, foosball tables, and Nintendo Wii.
Various themes each night offer special discounts, so check the website for the schedule of events. DJs from 10pm on weekends play popular hip-hop, rock, and dance music.
Daily à la carte menu and large variety of bar food including wings, bruschetta, ribs, salads, steaks, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, vegetarian burgers, and nacho sharing platters.
Cover charge £3–£5. Bar snacks and appetizers £4.50–£11.25, entrées £8.45–£16.25, desserts £3.45–£5.75. Beer £3.50+, wine £2.95+, cocktails £12.95/pitcher, shots £2+.
Casual. Dress code: no team colors or jerseys.
Office Party 6–10pm on Fridays, American Sports Night on Sundays, Student Night on Tuesdays, and Wild Wing Night on Thursdays are all good bets.