Ten-second takeaway

Akshat Prasad, the man behind the popular Vapour, brings the vibrant Russian party, drink and food spirit to town with Tippler: On The Roof


Krupenik with parmesan


Moscow Mule and Black Russian, of course

Winning for

Cocktails, friendly mixologists and retro music

What we ate and drank

Ditching the tandoori starters, we chose to focus on chef Dmitri’s creations. Staple savoury pancake parcels of chicken and turkey with sour cream were spot on. Mini kievs, oozing mince chicken in herb butter, is a hotseller. But it’s the Chilly Chicken Tipple Style which is as experimental as Colin Firth in Kingsman, and packs a real punch. Take things down a notch with Pelmini, Vareniki and Manti {a cross between ravioli and momos) – stuffed with meats and veggies, and different sauces. Pick the chef’s to-die-for stroganoff to play it safe. Or Krupenik – the Russian wheat version of risotto, Vitki {chicken roulade} or staples from Europe including pies, pastas and steaks.

Liquid diet

Straight from Volgograd and Moscow come the bar lads, so forget about mixers and diluted cocktails. The simple {or so we thought} Sex on The Beach left us buzzing thanks to a copious dosage of vodka. But the Helmet Shot which is a barman special and is Top Secret, comes with an added drama of a helmet and another activity which we can’t reveal because one never messes with Russian secrecy. Rest assured it’ll get to your head, in a good way!

The DL on ambience

Decked out in quirky caricatures, wooden tables, sofas, wrought iron chairs and even communist flags, you’ll be taken to a different level of calm.

So we’re thinking

This is the go-to place if you want to experiment with food, mingle with friendly strangers, and unwind with old-school rock music.

Where: 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

When: Monday-Thursday and Sunday, noon to midnight; Friday and Saturday from 11am-1am.

Price: INR 1,200 per person {approx.}

Contact: +91 91646 00610

Find them on Facebook here.


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