Inside the UK's biggest sports bar - set to open ahead of 2022 World Cup 1 week ago

Inside the UK's biggest sports bar - set to open ahead of 2022 World Cup

The 500-capacity venue will feature cinematic screens and a player's tunnel on entry

Building work on the biggest sports bar in the UK is nearing completion, with doors set to open just in time for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Based in London's Tobacco Dock, 'Pitchside' is set to be the ultimate fan-zone for the tournament, creating a stadium-like atmosphere with a player’s tunnel on entry, world-class sound system and 5 fully cinematic LED screens, each over 5 metres long.

Every seat in the 500-capacity venue will have a guaranteed view of the screens, so fans will not miss out on any of the action.

Those looking to realise their dream of playing in the World Cup will have the opportunity to pose alongside life-sized football giants, including Messi, Ronaldo and England captain Harry Kane.

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Expect matchday entertainment, including live hosts and half time DJs to kickstart those chants for an atmosphere like no other.

The party will continue long after the whistle is blown, with live DJ sets and drinks flowing until 1am.

Scott McVittie, Director of Skylight Bars, says: "We created London’s top outdoor viewing experience to cheer on the home team during the Euros, and we knew we wanted to offer something even more spectacular for the World Cup.

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"The challenges of a November-December event meant finding a way to create a thrilling experience indoors. We’ve been working hard on Pitchside and not holding back on creating the UKs biggest sports bar."

Just one stop from Bank and two stops from Shoreditch, Pitchside is ideally located for all Londoners to enjoy the spectacle of the tournament. Single tickets start from £5 and there will be two special tiered packages available.

The Gold package starts from £59pp and is available to groups starting from 8 people per table and includes unlimited drinks up until Half Time.

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The Platinum Package (from £189pp) offers the ultimate experience for the games, including access to the Quayside Bar an hour before kick-off for unlimited drinks and hearty street food from Skylight’s international food menu, including sliders, loaded nachos, skewers and much more.

The Platinum package also includes guaranteed prime seating, two hours of unlimited table service drinks and another meal voucher to enjoy during the games.

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