A New Chapter

Chapter One Bar Maiin

What to look out for –

Rooftop, good food, pleasant ambience

Phone numbers –
080 43004545

Cost –

₹1000 for two

Address

27, Third Floor, Aljosan, New BEL Road, Bangalore.

Alcohol is available

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I do not like starting all my posts with an “it’s been long since I wrote”… so I get straight to the point. If there is a new place in town, I got to be there. And chapter one was pretty new when we first when there. It was accidental and as all unplanned nights are, that one too became one of the happiest times. We entered the lower floor which was indoors area. The upper floor was rooftop. For the first time both the spaces were equally interesting. But, we settled for the rooftop. The place was already buzzing with people. How does the word even get out that there is a new place?

The ambience was lively, pleasant and relaxing. We loved the tiny details that the decorators had put in to make the place look perfect. The planted pots just added to the cool breeze of a Bangalore evening. The staff were friendly and courteous.

For starters we ordered egg pakora, crispy fried chicken and Szechwan lollipop. The crispy fried chicken was just amazing. We loved the quality, quantity and the plating of the dishes served. The lollipops were crisp and spicy. The egg pakoras came in majestically in a momo container. But, they were a little bland for our Indian taste buds. They could have made it a bit spicy. The chicken dum biryani was the best way to end our lovely meal. It was flavorsome and spicy, just like how I loved.

Chapter One is a perfect place for young groups to hangout and have evening conversations. I give this place a 4 out of 5 stars for the ambience, service and food. Surely am going back sometime soon.

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the open box

The open box

What to look out for –

Rooftop, quirky plating, good food

Phone numbers –
080 49653111

Cost –

₹1000 for two

Address

4th Floor, Halcyon Complex, St. Marks Road, MG Road Area, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore.

Alcohol is available

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If there is one best place for lunch with your friends on a dreary afternoon on St. Marks road, then it must be in The Open Box. It had everything that I look forward in a place to eat out – an interesting name, pleasant ambience, rooftop seating and friendly staff. The open box is on one of the busiest streets in Bangalore. Yet, it has retained a relaxed atmosphere that will cool you down instantly as you take your seat.

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The ambience is colorful and interesting. I especially liked their world map on a wall. There are anchors hanging down the ceiling and comfortable tables. The glass windows may not give you a real view of the city because of the crowded neighborhood, but it surely gives you enough sunlight and wind.

We ordered the drinks Duo of melon and ginger. It was a very nice drink with sharp taste of the ginger. Quite a good choice for the summer. For food, we chose wings 65. It was love at first sight because the chicken 65 came in an attractive tea glasses holder. I loved their plating techniques for all the food that followed. What’s more, the 65 was absolutely delicious. Then came the chicken naan sense. It was chicken peri peri served on a bed of chilli naan. I had never tasted a desi version of pizza which looked beautiful, and tasted heavenly.

Main course was chicken biryani 65. Three words – mom liked it. So, it had to be good. I loved how they brought it in a pressure cooker. The tiny snacks that came along were also nice. The biryani was just amazing.

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We skipped dessert in this place, but I’ll soon be going back for some more good food and try out their desserts. I give this place a 4 out of 5 stars. Loved their ambience, service and food.

1522 the ideal pub

1522 The Pub

What to look out for –

Fun filled ambience, good drinks, live screening of sports.

Cost –

₹1000 for two

Address

1522, 17th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore.

Alcohol is available

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This is our go-to pub when we have not planned anything for the evening, yet feel like going out. We both love the ambience of the place and their food and drinks too. The place is easy to find as it’s on one of the main roads of Malleshwaram. There are two more branches of 1522, one in Koramangala and the most recent one is in new BEL road. Valet parking is available and that is such a relief in itself.

The ambience of the pub is lively, dim lit and sort of cozy. Loud music is playing and on days when there is a major sports, there are televisions set up everywhere to watch the live screening. The deco is interesting with a theme of rock stars meet cowboy kind of a thing. Try and make reservations beforehand if you want some nice tables.

Coming to the drinks, the pub has numerous varieties of drinks that you can try out from. I just pick them randomly every time. Sometimes they are nice and sometimes they are horrible. Like the other day ordered something called as Thai sunset. It was horrible to say the least. Otherwise, all the drinks seem to be pretty good.

The finger foods are also mouth wateringly delicious. You must especially try out their devils chicken. It’s a super hit for sure. Both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian food are fine. Surprisingly even the main course consisting of Indian rice dishes are good in this pub. You get Chinese, Indian, Italian and Asian cuisine here.

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Must try –

Devil’s chicken

Veg fingers

Adrak kebab

Tandoori chicken

Mongolian chicken

This place has positive vibes to itself. I wouldn’t mind going here many times. I give this place a 4 out of 5 stars. You must visit this place any Sunday along with your friends, drink beer, watch sports and have a jolly good time. But remember to go here only when your team is winning or there are chances that your husband may want to leave in the middle because your team is losing (trust me its happened).

American lunch at the Koramangala social

 

Koramangala Social

What to look out for –

American cuisine, delicious desserts and a buzzing ambience

Phone numbers
080 40515253

Cost –

₹1500 for two

Address

118, 3rd floor, Koramangala Industrial Area, Koramangala 7th Block, Bangalore

Alcohol is available

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yeay! in kannada!!!

It was a lazy Thursday afternoon and I was out with my sister shopping. After a grueling shopping session, we headed to the very famous Koramangala social to grab some lunch. One thing for sure, a week day or a weekend, social is always busy. The place was so crowded at 2 in the noon that it seemed like half of Bangalore was here. After we were put on a waiting list, we were told to wait for some time. However, sometime could not be put into exact numbers. The only saving grace was that we were told that we could stand by the bar and order our drinks. If there were some chairs by the bar I would have been thankful for the social.

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mocktail in a measuring cylinder.. talk about remembering college days!

But, all my tiredness and irritation vanished as soon as we were given a table after a 20 minutes wait. The place is just so vibrant. Glass roof, greenery all around, walls made of this interesting grill work that is filled with chunks of rocks. As I sat down on my leather chair, i felt relaxed amidst all the buzz.

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the chicken burger

We ordered a Chilli chicken black pepper china box, one chicken burger with French fries and hot Tennessee chicken wings. The Chinese meal came in those cute take away boxes that I always saw on television series but never got when I ordered food home. I just loved eating out from that box. The noodles was just like I loved it, greasy, spicy and yummy. The southern fried chicken burger was cheesy and good too. The chicken wings came with four types of sauces and we were already full. But, not ordering desserts after a wholesome lunch is a sin. So, we settled for just one chocolate blood bath. For the first time, I was so full that we had to leave our dessert half eaten.

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Tennessee chicken wings
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china meal

Many people complain that social is crowded. Well, they are doing something right to attract all those crowds. And the service isn’t as slow as people make it to be. As for me, I am not complaining until the food is good. The Koramangala social gets a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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unfinished business – the dessert!

Things to try –

China box

Blueberry pancakes with maple syrup

Death wings

Bad ass burgers

All the desserts

 

Brewsky, the rooftop microbrewery

Brewsky

What to look out for –

Rooftop seating, yummy pizza, a large screen, vibrant ambience and tasty American snacks

Phone Numbers

076767 96666
Cost –

₹1500 for two

Address

55, 19th Main Road, 15th Cross Road, JP Nagar 2nd Phase Bangalore

Alcohol is Available

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On a dull winter evening, the best thing that you can do is grab your coat, call your friends and head out to the Brewsky. It is one of the first microbreweries in the city and attracts a large crowd, especially during the night. The place is on the top of the building and gives you a breathtaking view of the well-lit Bangalore city. A floor below, there is a closed room seating facility, but much of the crowd and excitement is on the rooftop. It is recommended that you book your table in advance to avoid waiting at the entrance.

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the cocktails

As you enter the place, the chilled wind embraces you and takes you into a relaxed and fun mood. There are two levels on the roof top and you can opt for either. A large screen will be playing the live matches of the day. Seating is sort of old school because they use these old metal chairs that were a norm during the 90’s. Service is good and pretty fast in spite of so many people. You get delicious american and continental food both vegetarian and non – vegetarian.

Must try in Brewsky –

Beer

Thin crust pizza

Grilled Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Goan crumb fried chicken

Philly chicken burger

Chocolate cigars

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chicken wings
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yummy!
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thin crust pizza

The place is energetic, yet relaxing. If you want to beat your weekday blues, this is one highly recommended place. And this might sound a bit crazy, but I have to mention it – they have the cutest dressing table in the ladies washroom. It is all pink, classic and regal looking. Not just that piece of furniture, everything about Brewsky is good looking and nice. The food, the ambiance and the service, everything gets a 4.6 out of five stars.

Dinner at Fenny’s

Fenny’s Lounge and Kitchen

What to look out for –

Great ambience, seafood, pizza and continental cuisine

Phone Numbers

080 41282428
+91 9036082911
 

cost –

₹2000 for two people (approx.)

Address

115, 3rd Floor, Opposite Raheja Arcade, Koramangala 7th Block, Bangalore

Alcohol is Available

Fenny’s

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There were many places in Bangalore to begin a blog with. I just chose one randomly and if you visit this place, you will know why. Fenny’s is a Rooftop pub that is all together a new world in the middle of the city. As you give your car for Valet Parking and take this small elevator to the 3rd floor of the building, you can never know that there is this beautiful place awaiting you. Nightlife is redefined by this wonderfully done place that is a combination of Mediterranean and continental concept. Burning candles, clay pots, broken mirrors and artistically arranged beer bottles are the high light of the place. One more thing that you will admire about the place is that the music is low so that what you speak with your friends is audible.  The outdoor seating arrangement is comfortable and there is a separate smoking Area too. The bar counter is open for one and all and you can choose to sit where you please

The food is something that will stay in your heart long after you have visited this place. They serve the best starters and pizzas in the town. Some of the stuff you must really try out here are –

Thin crust wood fire pizzas

Fenny’s sizzlers

Fenny’s bbq prawns

Lyonnaise mushroom

Onion rings

 

 

 

They also have some interesting desserts. The staff are friendly and attend to you with much care. Over all, the experience of a dinner at Fenny’s is warm and nice. It is a four out of five stars.

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