We’re not publishing a full review of this place because they need some time to open properly, but here’s a tip. If you’re looking for the best place to watch the World Cup (or any sports) it’s Playtrix, the new sports bar in CR&FC.
First, let’s start with the caveats. The place is just opened, the food and drinks are still basic and it’s not that big (room for about 50 people to watch comfortably).
Besides that however, they have what’s really important for watching sports. Big TVs, High Definition satellite feeds and – and this is new to us – personal audio boxes so different tables can follow different channels.
What really gets us is that they have HD feeds. The Colombo hotels show the DTV signal but it’s not HD and when you blow it up it actually looks terrible. At Playtrix you can see every goal and fake fall with complete clarity. They also have a PS4 where you can play FIFA.
As mentioned, Playtrix isn’t review-ready yet – we still can’t comment on the food, service or much else. If you go there be aware that it’s still in beta. Even as it is, however, this is already the best place to watch sports in Colombo.