A Bar called Life – what more would you want here 🙂
Having passed by the place a couple of times, was not really sure of a visit. Old friends from the logistics business called out of the blue, wanting to catch up on some business but mostly to meet up over drinks.
Was the first to reach as usual, walked in around 6.30 pm greeted and seated quite efficiently. Looked, wandered around looking at the place.
HUGE is the only way to describe it. There are couches, booths – spacious enough to let somebody in without actually getting up. There is a good sized bar and a Dj station with place to drink, dance and swing.
The outside is equally large and looks quite lovely at night.
By the time I had finished and perused the menu, friends came over – late always – no wonder courier deliveries are always late these days 😉
So began with the assortment of drinks over the evening and snacks.
Vishudi Chai – Herbal Tea, basil, organic jaggery & spiced rum (⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️)
Gulabo – Mixes of campari, white wine and vokda – a bit tart and quite refreshing (⚡️⚡️⚡️)
Kadi Patta Mojito – curry leaf, mustard and white rum – a summer drink, but the mustard was a tad over powering (⚡️⚡️)
Shukr – Mix of Vodka, gine and vermouth – based on a James bond novel. (⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️)
Khatta Amaretto – Amaretto, Bourbon, Whiskey, egg white – quite good. (⚡️⚡️⚡️)
Smoked old fashioned – (⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️)
All these cocktails were made, shared by Dhaval Pillai who is the head honcho managing the place. – Yep, he is on instagram
(⚡️ = is the rating out of 5 that I am currently playing with)
Along with this, we tried variety of small plates
Karkare Aloo – Aloo, crisp, spicy – what’s there not to like🤔
Moradabad dal ki chaat – Nice, refreshing change and worth a shot (⚡️⚡️⚡️)
Ram Laddoo – Avoid (⚡️)
Kadak roomali with Burrata – Perfectly made, spiced. Keep ordering this if it is a long night. (⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️)
Sheekh Sheermal – Another outstanding offering. Must have. (⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️)
Chef Arminder – Yep she is on Instagram 🙂 out did the food. In fact she came out to meet us and I shared my view that in the past 5-6 different locations, I had yet to be satisfied with both drinks and food at the same time.
Since it was getting late, we decided to leave at a respectable time of 9.30 pm before the nightclub crowd started coming in.
On a date or a couples evening, go and check it out. For all those who asked:
- Yes it replaces the old villa 69
- Yes it has the same owners
- Nope it does not stink outside.
- Food, drinks were very good.
- Service – even without being known (whilst waiting for friends) was outstanding.
Overall: ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ and half
Damages: Left a little early so do not know but guess should be 1750-2000 per head. Worth it.