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These new pubs are at the heart of Delhi’s nightlife

Food & DrinkThese new pubs are at the heart of Delhi’s nightlife

The Irish House

After bowling over the youth in Mumbai, Pune, and Bangalore among others, The Irish House has finally opened its doors to Delhiites with its outlet in Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place. The Nehru Place outlet boasts of a fantastic outdoor seating area that includes signature community tables, televisions for football games screenings, brick walls, quirky quotes, wooden kegs, and the likes. The inside section maintains the unique Irish House look with exposed brick walls that have a touch of Irish green, high bar stools, a well stocked and well-displayed bar with a range of beer options and more.

The gastropub offers an extensive selection of beers from across the world (over 50 options, with 10 on tap!). A widespread mix of imported and domestic spirits, a well-curated wine list, signature creations and classic cocktails such as Inverted Bird, Irish Mule, Irish Trash Can, The Irish Terminator, Smoked Wisdom, Seven Island Iced Tea to name a few, complete the bar menu.

Loaded fries, a huge range of delicious burgers, pastas are the pub favourites that offer a perfect mix of classic and contemporary pub grub. Some of the signatures are The Great Irish Fish n Chips, Grande Nachos, Hickory BBQ Wings, Shroom Melt Burger, Hunter’s Penne, Beer Can Roast Chicken and The Irish Riverdance.

Additionally, the rock and retro music with a bit of pop during the day adds to the ambience. As the evening progresses, the resident DJ takes over, mixing the best of rock and retro till late evening, before progressing to some pop and commercial later in the night.

Talking about the launch, Sanju Arora, General Manager of the brand, said “This is our first outlet in the city and the 16th one in the country. Having won multiple awards and recognitions across all the cities we have opened Irish House with an aim to bring the missing authentic pub culture to the capital city and providing our guests what we’re best at–a high quality, value for money, consistent, and an innovative ‘pub experience’. With openings lined up in Noida and Connaught Place soon after, we hope to be Delhi’s favourite neighbourhood pub.”

The Irish House has opened its doors to Delhiites with its outlet in Nehru Place. The outlet boasts of a fantastic outdoor seating area that includes signature community tables, televisions for game screenings.

Time Machine

A huge gift for Noida came with its biggest restro-bar, Time Machine, which with its king Size lounges, an overwhelmingly impressive ambience and a concept that will take you on a time travel journey is a must visit. The conceptualisation of the pub came with the owner’s (Charu Vashisht Sahni) penchant for giving in to wanderlust and exploring the world. Her love for socialising turned into a venture where she desires to provide people with the world-class experience they have gathered over the years. Great attention to detail has been paid to the music that has been a concoction of the owner’s personal experiences of live shows and their exposure to global music.

Set in an industrial era, based on the steam-punk concept, Time Machine is a marvellous sight for anyone who enters the pub, only to find themselves in another time zone, a different era, embellished with kinetic objects, mechanical gears, and rustic lightings.

Being the longest bar in Noida, the place offers a range of private lounges, one of which offers a panoramic view of Noida’s skyline, a spacious place to lounge and an open-air terrace to refresh. A lounge by the day and a party place by the night have a vast menu of food and drinks.

Sahni says, “Setting out into the Hospitality business is a first for us, but first impressions are the last impressions. We are excited to bring to you Time Machine, a huge restro-bar with rustic interiors based on a time travel concept. We were inspired to create a space that would be intriguing and appealing to everyone. The idea behind creating such a space is to offer an experience to people by giving them an ideal place to socialise with exquisite cocktails and food.”

Lock & Key

Gurgaon, has now welcomed the newest speakeasy Lock & Key to its vicinity which brings the soul of the Prohibition Period for those looking to evade the ordinary in the Capital.

Inspired by the “blind pig” trend of the 1920s, Lock & Key exudes a rustic mood with traces of mystery and adventure lurking in the air. You will find velvet settees and tasselled lampshades, quaint collectables and flamboyant posters, tainted mirrors and cryptic vaults–all transporting you to an opulent time best understood through a first-hand experience. The décor is brazen and the music is just loud enough for conversations to transpire, with live artists crooning jazz and blues into the night.

Lock & Key looks to elevate the cocktail experience by introducing concept drinks experience and incorporating unorthodox flavours using yuzu, elderflower, popcorn, smoke, corn flakes and caramel, amongst others, while also maintaining a strong base of the classics and old favourites. Some of the concept drinks to watch out for are the Back Note on Popcorn with Orange, Smoky Finish Sour Drink, and the Almond and Bourbon Cocktail.

And for the food, you travel through different countries and traditions with its menu offerings. The fusion cuisine is a marriage of the novel with the cult favourites resulting in delectable indulgences straight from the appetizers through the desserts. Dishes such as the basil chicken on wonton, cheesy puchkas, moroccan chicken skewers, burnt onion prawns, prawn moilee and more, are designed to make your heart and stomach gush with content.

Rituu Memaani, Director, Lock & Key says, “Lock & Key takes inspiration from the speakeasy concept that was popular in the 1920s, during the Prohibition Period, when alcohol was banned in America. The rustic charm, flamboyant decor, jazz music and concept cocktails, all wrapped up in mystery is something completely untouched in the Gurgaon market. It’s a new concept not just to Gurgaon, but also to me, to bring a bar for the mature and adult audience and to revive music of the best years gone by, which is why it brought with it a lot of nerves and excitement. Luckily, the launch promised to be what we had hoped for. It saw a week of live performances, media reviews and a party circa 1920s.”

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