Being so close to a FitRepublik gym, the international cricket stadium and football and rugby pitches, Kickers is usually filled with sporty types debriefing after a game over a few drinks or refuelling on the pub’s rather decent grub.
It’s also the main go-to for residents who live in the area, and so its three distinct spaces – inside the main bar, the huge seating area just outside the bar and the smaller terrace overlooking the pitches tend to be packed most nights.
Sports fans are catered for first and foremost here. Those who haven’t been playing a game are often here to watch one on the many big screens dotted about the space.
Local residents also come to take advantage of the good happy hour deal that offers a 33 percent discount on selected food and beverages.
And the grub is pretty good, too. With everything from spring rolls, prawn tempura, buffalo wings and sweet potato fries to a decent selection of sandwiches, burgers and wraps, plus larger plates such as massaman curry, shepherd’s pie and fish and chips, there’s bound to be something that takes your fancy.
It’s well worth a visit, we’d say.
The bottom line Worth checking out, sports fan or not.