beer, Food, Photography

A rooftop experience par excellence at Marine Drive, Hinjawadi Pune

This restaurant's iconic namesake is probably one of the sexiest 2-mile stretches in the country, and is home to some of the most stunning rooftop views, too; the central character in these landscapes being that gorgeous South Mumbai bay. Pune's version of the Marine Drive gets a 270° view of the massive Rajiv Gandhi Infotech… Continue reading A rooftop experience par excellence at Marine Drive, Hinjawadi Pune

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A wee slice of Irish awesomeness at the Irish Village, Pune

For a place that welcomes you with a Leprechaun and a menu touting loads of potatoes and a craft-brewed dark ale (among others), the Irish Village is about as much Ireland you'll get without having to board a flight. Not to mention all the green you see inside and outside; it certainly helps bring out the Irish… Continue reading A wee slice of Irish awesomeness at the Irish Village, Pune

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Eats & drinks at Wynkk Inc.

What do you get when you put rock music, retro themed décor and a Pune-inspired North-Indian/Oriental menu in a mixing bowl and dress it with a good helping of Bira and other great beverages? You get a classic afterhours haunt is what. Two carefully curated storeys worth of Vinyls, wooden furniture and cushions are what… Continue reading Eats & drinks at Wynkk Inc.

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Raising the bar for partying hard @Bar Bar, Viman Nagar

Barflies rejoice, 'coz binge drinking just got frugal ! Here with a tangibly evident model based on economies of scale is Bar Bar, a neat ol' evening-only joint in the heart of Viman Nagar that has all the options you'll want on that night out with your bevda buddies. Then there's the deafening speakers and the long-enough list of bar-bites as well,… Continue reading Raising the bar for partying hard @Bar Bar, Viman Nagar

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A Truckload of Awesomeness – @The Breaking Bread Food Truck, Aundh

Here to bring new meaning to the word, 'Fast Food', is the brand spanking new Breaking Bread Food Truck, licensed to park and serve on ITI Road, Aundh. If you're in the area and looking to indulge in greasy debauchery on a budget, start looking for a parking spot ASAP, 'coz this son-of-a-bun serves some… Continue reading A Truckload of Awesomeness – @The Breaking Bread Food Truck, Aundh

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How to Party 101 – @Playboy Beer Garden, Balewadi

The brand that has been making boys out of men for 60-odd years now, has oh-so-recently tapped into the beer market starting with their first-ever Biergarten venture right here in little'ol Pune. With Octoberfest-style benches, a pretty face greeting you at the entrance, a DJ who knows his progressive house and a host of fancy-sounding… Continue reading How to Party 101 – @Playboy Beer Garden, Balewadi

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Hops & Happiness at the Beer Cafe, Viman Nagar

So a guy walks into a bar.. and goes 'Bhaiyya, ek cutting laga dena!' . . . What? . . .Were you expecting some kind of punchline? Too bad, coz' I was being serious.  So bhaiyya proceeds to promptly whip out a neat 110 ml cutting glass and pours in a beautiful, dark, wheat beer… Continue reading Hops & Happiness at the Beer Cafe, Viman Nagar

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A Summer fling with Malaka: The all-new Seasonal Menu at Malaka Spice, Baner

Malaka started out in 1997 with a vision to present Pan Asian cuisine to Pune with a signature twist that's hard to find outside of fancy TV shows and they've really come a long way from an already high benchmark that they'd set for themselves back in '97. In this quest for continuously one-upping themselves, innovation… Continue reading A Summer fling with Malaka: The all-new Seasonal Menu at Malaka Spice, Baner

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Chillin’, Chandni Chowk Style at Evviva Sky Lounge, Courtyard By Marriott, City Centre

Our capital city was also a centuries old Mughal capital, which is why North Indian preparations bear a strong semblance to Mughal Cuisine. While the fast living habits of New Delhi's people led to the growth of street food culture (which is why the paranthewali gallis and lassi/chhaas outlets came about) but the Mughlai roots,… Continue reading Chillin’, Chandni Chowk Style at Evviva Sky Lounge, Courtyard By Marriott, City Centre