“It is a place where one can land up solo and can never be lonely. There’s always a game on, which you can play or watch,” promises Rish Saini, co-owner of Underdoggs (UD), sports bar and grill that has opened at Elante Mall in Phase 1, Industrial Area of the city.
The brains behind this venture are Delhi-based father-son duo of Manpreet and Rish Saini.
With 9,000 sq ft area of restaurant, bar and gaming zones, the large space caters to food, drinks (cocktails, mocktails, team drink pitchers etc) and unlimited sporting action.
“It is a place where no one feels out of place,” says Rish talking to the media on Wednesday. “Living in the US for a couple of years where I visited scores of bars and restaurants, I always felt that India missed a place that offered maximum fun and minimum regulations. So my father and I opened the first UD in Vasant Kunj, Delhi followed by one in Gurgaon. Our brand is two years and three months old,” he adds.
At UD, one can watch cricket, football, martial arts, rugby, tennis, hockey and more as 50 large HD TV’s and projection screens are set up at different angles. There are five pool tables, a multiple sports stimulator. Air hockey tables, table tennis table, two carrom boards, the foosball set ups besides board games.
“Not many people in India are educated about games, but here anyone who walks in, would be given training if required,” says Rish.
The corporate chef here, Deepak Chhimwal, tells us about a few must-tries on their menu, “Signature Jack Daniels Chicken Sizzler, Chargrilled Chicken Wings, Texas Rodeo Burger (beef burger), Fish and Chips, veg and non-veg Nachos, Teen Platter (veg and non-veg) and Vegetarian Spicy Pizza Peri Peri.”
The restaurant offers more than 15 types of beers served with beer tubes and will soon have Mexican beer too.
“The next outlet will be opened in Pune,” signs off the young entrepreneur.