Brigade Road’s newest spot for drinks, drama, and sports screenings goes by the name Laughing Llama. With interesting bar bites and live music, it’s got the makings of a go-to neighbourhood bar.
Llamas, Cocktails & Ghee Roast Wings: Brigade Road Has A New Place To Chill
Sure, everyone’s go-to spot for drinks and merrymaking on Brigade Road is the “historic” Chin-Lung. But the new kid of the block doesn’t try to steal Chin Lung’s thunder. In fact, Laughing Llama goes about its business in an entirely different manner right from its food to decor. If Chin Lung’s menu is greasy bar fare, then Llama’s is pretty and Insta-worthy. Low-key lighting and bleak decor is replaced by bright lights and a yellow paint job that give such a cheery vibe to the place. Oh, and plenty of llama-related decor pieces including coasters and posters.
The place works for us with bar booths, corner spots, and community tables providing plenty of seating options come game nights or when you need to let out some steam after a long day at work with your friends or colleagues. Yes, date night with a side of drinks work too especially in the outdoor seating area. Plus, the contemporary playlist downs all the din from the road. Gigs and sports screenings are big here with more live music sessions in the coming months is what we hear.
Ice Golas To Gol Gappas
Llama’s drinks menu range from fun cocktails such as Drunk’s The Gola, Cafe Coffee Drunk and Iced Tea Reloaded. The gola is the bartender’s take on the street food favourite with vodka and khala khatta syrup. The iced tea comes with kokum syrup and the trifecta of gin, vodka, and rum, and should see to it that you have a fun evening. If you are sneaking in a quick drink during work hours order yourself a Daiquiri or craft beer from White Owl. The classic cocktails include G&T, Mojito, and Pina Colada.
Need bar nibbles? Enter Koli Gappas, Ghee Roast Goes French (fries), Spice Spice Baby (Andhra chilli chicken), and The Flyin’ Gobi, your stars for any time of the day. The gappas are basically pani puri shots, except the stuffing is butter chicken and the shot is a rich creamy makhani gravy. The ghee roast fries is sort of a divine revelation, and we hear the Ghee Roast Wings are a hot seller too. Ample portions win here and while we didn’t venture into the pasta, pizza, and mains section. We must add that we are going back for some of that Once Bitten, Twice Marinated, a chef’s special beef steak with pepper sauce, and their all-day brekkie.
Laughing Llama Gastropub
- Nearest Metro Station: M.G. Road