The Bar Stock Exchange has finally made its way to Bangalore and with it comes cheap alcohol, bar nibbles, and an army-themed decor that’s oh so Insta-worthy.
Misal Pav Fondue, Missiles And Bidding: MG Road Is Now Home To The Original Bar Stock Exchange
Ready To Trade
For folks familiar with the MG Road area will immediately recognise The Bar Stock Exchange’s (BSE) location as it is where the Maserati’s showroom once stood. The guys at BSE have literally broken ground to create something of an army base camp complete with a Willy’s Jeep, huge missile props, model wartime aeroplanes, fuel tanks, metal boxes, and plenty of grenades.
Since it’s a trader bar, LED TVs are all around you displaying the day’s liquor deals and what are the highs and lows. You’ll need to download the app to bid for your drinks. A massive screen flanks the main bar side and that’s your spot for all sports screenings. This is THE place for squad meetings. Of course, there is a set price for when the market doesn’t get cheaper, but that is pretty cheap.
You can get Old Monk for as little as INR 19 for a 30ml fill. You even get a 12-Year-Old Glenfiddich for just INR 215. These are rock bottom rates, but even the most expensive isn’t too bad. It all depends on the market! We just enjoyed the whole game of ordering at the right time, and getting a whole evening worth of drinkies (at least 4 to five rounds) for just INR 800.
Food For Thought
The menu is fun and extensive, with small plates to accompany your drinks. Start off with the Misal Pav Fondue and Bhajjiya Platter. The fondue, set up like a cheese one, will keep the conversation going while the platter wins for the cheese-stuffed bharwan chilli. Pick Chicken Tikka Popcorn and Calamari Techas to pop in during match screenings. For something more sinful, order the Twice Cooked Pork Belly — juicy with deep-fried batter, it’s laden with calories, but more importantly happiness!
Being a watering hole, we love how they make ordering easy, for those who’ve had too much. Just pick bowls! There are the Syrian Catholic Pork Curry and Biryani Bowl in case you are looking for something comforting. Mind you, the portions are quite huge, so order only if you have a ravenous appetite. While watching a game, we suggest the pork ribs — sweetish, and meaty.
So, We’re Thinking…
We loved the atmosphere, and the fact that food is satisfying. Prices make it even better, so you could say we’ve found our new favourite CBD spot.