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Fever Pitch: A Pop-Up World Cup Bar in Fulham

Published 3 July 2010

The World Cup, a celebration of the footballing greats and a time to settle old scores. And what’s the best way to spend a summer’s evening debating questionable refereeing decisions and who should be in England’s starting 11?

Fever Pitch, a pop-up bar in Fulham Broadway has dedicated this month to World Cup dreams and quizzes to go with it.

I visited the bar when Spain played Portugal as a neutral but as there were more Spanish supporters the 1-0 victory made for a pleasant viewing. Although the unpredictability of this tournament suggests that the game could have gone either way! Fever Pitch is fully equipped with 13 screens that allow for 360 degree viewing, ensuring no goal, closely missed chance, or even dives are missed. And an alternative range of semi-posh nosh that include toasties filled with foie gras with apricot and chilli jam, are a welcome change from pork scratchings and ready salted crisps. The staff are attentive, despite seeming a tad worn out undoubtedly by three weeks of jam packed World Cup mayhem.

The half time quiz is a nice touch with the winnings being a piece of memorabilia, and my team’s win made the quiz even sweeter!

So despite England’s early exit all hope is not lost. There’s still an opportunity to win a trophy down at Fever Pitch; it’s just not gold, and it doesn’t come out every four years…

Opening Hours: 11am till midnight, 7 days a week
Address: Fever Pitch, 474-475 Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1BY
Official Website: www.feverpitchfulham.co.uk