What happens when the love for vinyl records, craft beer, and community come together? You get the Record Room, touted to be India's first craft beer and vinyl bar. Located just above Boteco - Restaurante Brasileiro, the two-floored bar is a space unlike any other. Designed by George Attokaran of Atto Atelier, the bar is big on the DIY aesthetic. From the DIY-style wooden chandelier that doubles up as a display for vinyl art to Enzo Mari-inspired tables and chairs and the perforated birch wood panels to the terrazzo tabletops, you'll find some decor inspo you can take back home. Moving away from the decor and to the main attraction of the bar is the listening station that first-time listeners of vinyl records and seasoned fans can both enjoy alike.
Andrew Sabu, the programming director is your BFF when it comes to the music in the house. From giving you a rich history of vinyl records and the subculture it brings along to what to listen to, he's your man. You can pick from over 200 records to listen to across all genres -- rock to blue and pop to funk. We spotted classics ABBA, Queen, Tupac Shakur, Pink Floyd, Lady Gaga, and Led Zeppelin on display.
You're coming for the music and you'll stay for the drinks. You'll find on tap craft beer from Geist (hello Kamacitra!) and Toit (the Nitro Stout is a must-try), signature cocktails such as the Popcorn G&T that's got a strong hit of coffee, slight caramel notes, and without the gin losing its taste. For the teetotaller, there's a coffee menu too. On the food front, small plates and bar nibbles take centre stage. We love the Brazilian Bread and Chicken Coxinha. The menu is extensive and we are already making plans to head back here to listen to some records and eat and drink our way through the menu with the gang.