Ten Second Takeaway

After Hauz Khas Social and Defence Colony Social, the co-working space, aka bar, is now sliding open its doors at Connaught Place, just above Odeon. Expect the look and feel of your school, but with alcohol and better food: A dream come true for many.

Classwork homework punishment chutti?

Lucky for you, the homework and punishment are nowhere in the picture at Odeon Social. Press the button of the elevator on the ground floor and climb up the wooden staircase {no, we’re not tripping} to a stone-floored space decked up with wooden chairs, desks, a blackboard on one end {this moonlights as a DJ console, of course} and a live stage on the other.

Every table has its own typewriter and an old school telephone. A 360-degree look at the place will have you checking out trophies and books in a large wall cabinet, numerous wooden boards bearing names and marks of students {these are sourced from actual schools}, the Home Science department {the kitchen} and a cosy community-like workspace at the back for those who want to get cracking on their laptops.

What’s new?

biryaniImage courtesy: Musafir Namah

Apart from the obvious change in decor, Odeon Social is going have a few additions to the menu: You’re going to be seeing lots of dishes {such as pasta and lasagna} being served in tiffin boxes {taking you back to the days when your Maggi would come out in cake form} and a Disco Fried Egg served in a dish lit up by… disco lights. Yep, keep those egg-spectations high. There are about ten new things on the food menu. Once you’ve exhausted them, you can revisit the standard Fish Tacos, Butter Chicken Biryani and Blueberry Pancakes.

The open balcony with its bench seating is ideal for when picnic weather {read pleasant sunny days} makes an appearance, or for smokers throughout the year.

When: 15 January onwards

Where: 23, First Floor, Odeon Building, Radial 5, D Block, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 45652737, +91 7838090132

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

Timings: 10am – 12.30am

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