Ten Second Takeaway

Eat: Falafel and hummus

Drink: Beer (duh) – try the beer cocktails.

Winning for: The promisingly long list of international beers {we hope many of these actually materialise soon} and beer pairings with bar bites that compliment your brew.

What we drank and ate

We went squarely for the Dutch and the Germans, with bottles of Amstel Light, a light lager, and Krombacher Pils, a dark pilsner-style brew. We visited a wee seven days into their opening, so the draught tap wasn’t yet operational, and the fabled long list of international beers wasn’t yet fully available {we had our eyes on the Estonian and Spanish beers}. So we took advantage of the intriguing list of beer cocktails: we tried the Sweet Pepper {strawberry and grape syrup, lime, beer, and black pepper} and the Crazy Nuts {raspberry, hazelnuts, and beer}. Each could have done with a bit more bite, but the drinks’ novelty made up for their lightness.

Off a long list of beer bites, we picked the falafel and hummus: we hope the hummus moves from its minuscule bowl to a larger, more user-friendly and traditional swirl, but the falafels were crisp, golden, and blameless. The chicken wings and the butter-garlic prawns each made a pleasant, if not altogether dramatic, accompaniment to beer-related activity. Next time: the curious Seafood Bhel and the Sixteen Till I Die {more chicken wings!}.

The DL on the ambience

The overall ambience is pleasantly roomy, bright and modern. Seating options are their cheery canteen-style steel chairs and bar stools. The paper placemats have beer-related anagrams; the walls are plastered with odes to beer.

So, we’re thinking

One has to wonder what took The Beer Café so long – they opened 24 other outlets in the rest of the country before finally heading to our city. But we now have another shrine to beer in its many forms, and we’re not complaining. It’ll be interesting to watch how this unfolds in a city already bubbling over with beer.

Where: 307, Ground Floor, 1st Stage, KP Square, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar

Contact: 080 40982456

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

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