Can’t decide if you want to play the stock market or get tipsy and party? Do both at The Vault – Bar Stock Exchange in T Nagar.
Drinks By Demand & Supply, Quiz Nights & A Big Party Space: Why We Love This Bar Stock Exchange
What Makes It Awesome
This two-year-old bar is one of Chennai’s most popular places to party for the city’s younger crowd, thanks to its free entry and attractive space. The concept behind The Vault is that the prices of its drinks fluctuate based on demand, so the draw is that if you’re lucky, you can find a super cheap deal. That, unfortunately, doesn’t happen very often as all their drinks are locked to a price range, so you’re not going to find expensive liquor for cheaper than it’s meant to be and the cheaper drinks are what everyone’s buying so they’re usually a tad expensive.
While the drinks aren’t the stars of the show, we certainly liked the huge space and the large crowds. The space is in a basement with has ample room to walk around even when crowded (It’s bigger than most bars in Chennai). There’s a dedicated dance floor, with a staging area, a long bar counter, seating in the form of wooden bar stools and couches along the walls and tiny booths for quieter occasions.
The food menu features the usual bar fare along with a small selection of continental, Chinese and Indian dishes in their main course section. We especially recommend the Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish that’s marinated in coconut milk and their signature Vault Burger, that’s available in vegetarian, chicken and beef (pick beef if you’re non-vegetarian!), they were both quite yummy. The alcohol menu consists of the usual lineup of beers and cocktails like LIITs and pina coladas that get the job done if you’re willing to shell out a little extra they’ve got imported liquor like Hoegaarden Beer and Captain Morgan Rum.
They’re known however for their party scene as the music is mostly from the Top 50 lists (and a few well-timed nostalgic hits) and the crowd is fairly regular. Lastly, do note that they shut at midnight, so if you’re planning a big night out, we’d recommend going here first and then to someplace like Chipstead or The Leather Bar after as they’re open till much later.