IO – For sports fans who like to join a ‘watch party’, usually called ‘nobar’ sports matches, Europe Sport Bar and Café is a great choice. Europe Sport Bar and Café in the Mall of Indonesia (MOI) at Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, was founded nine years ago by Rossy Gunawan for sports lovers.
“I am interested in the food and beverage or entertainment business because rather than going somewhere else, I prefer to set up a hangout basecamp in my café,” said the wife of a Slovakian former German League soccer player, Emir Dzafic.
For Rossy, Europe Sport Bar is not only a bar and café but also solace for her longing. The woman, who was born in 1977, was a FIFA agent, handling high-quality soccer players for several Indonesian soccer teams.
At Europe Sport Bar and Café, in addition to the delicious food and beverage available, visitors can relax while watching various favorite sports. Visitors will feel the atmosphere of bars and cafes like a sports field.
As the name implies, Rossy designed the bar and the café to resemble a mini soccer stadium. Her idea was to bring the ambiance of the match to her café, so the walls are shaped like a soccer field and the chairs are like stadium chairs.
The woman who likes to travel sees opportunities in the Kelapa Gading area, populated largely by expatriates. Therefore, Rossy provided a cozy place for them to watch their favorite club matches.
Rossy, who was born in Pontianak, Kalimantan Barat, named it Europe Sport Bar and Café because the place featured matches of European sports. Rossy’s bar and café live-streams various sports in Europe, such as soccer, kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, basket, or even golf.
“The general concept of the bar is more relaxed with a large TV projector for live sports television. We also have live acoustic music a few days a week,” explained the woman who has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Singapore American School.
After running for about six years, Rossy renovated the interior of the bar, with 40% updated, while it still gives a heavy sports feel.
Europe Sport Bar and Café opens at 13.00 WIB. To add more appeal, it presents DJ performances on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after 21.00 WIB, while on Thursday and Sunday, Europe Sport Bar and Café features Indonesia’s legendary band, Jikustik.
Regarding the food and beverage, Rossy claimed like other bars and cafes Europe Sport Bar prioritizes service and satisfaction from visitors. The target market is anyone who is of sufficient age to enter bars and cafes.
“Our excellences are fast service and our friendly staffs that make visitors feel at home,” said the woman who started her career continuing the family business in the oil sector.
Europe Sport Bar and Café has stolen the hearts of visitors since its launch. In this bar and café, many visitors come alone and even make friends throughout their stays. Regular customers of this place also make their community called Euro Community.
The member of the community visits the bar regularly to hang out, dine-in, or join a ‘watch party’. Reviewing the good market, Rossy saw another opportunity to broaden its wing and open a branch in Palem Lestari, West Jakarta, called The R Bar and Café. (Kartika Indah)