Ever wondered who {beyond the fitness freaks} keep the areas in and around Shivaji Park crowded? The answer to that is party-hoppers. With so many pubs having opened within the vicinity, Shivaji Park has become the new party destination and doing a pub crawl here is super easy because everything is located a walk away.

Open House Café And Bar

Photo source: Open House

Photo source: Open House

Always buzzing with music, open House was an instant hit with all the youngsters living in and around Shivaji Park. The pub, which is located on Cadel Road, offers great deals on each day of the week along with daily happy hours.

They have a good bar menu with imported and domestic liquor, along with a fairly decent range of cocktails {try their Cuba Libre priced at INR 300 or the good old Long Island Iced Tea priced at INR 450}. Their food is delicious what with them offering four varieties of french fries {think bacon and cheese, or gunpowder masala} that make for perfect sides with our drinks. Their Goan chorizo pav, honey paprika button tossed mushroom and pork honey chilli spare ribs are their other popular dishes. Both, the food and the alcohol are priced well, the interiors are dingy {but in a good way} and the place is divided between two sections.

When: Noon to midnight

Happy hours: Noon to 7pm

The Beer Café

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Photo source: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr [CC BY-SA 2.0]

Over a short period of time, The Beer Café has opened many outlets around the city. With vibrant interiors and an expansive beer menu, it’s the perfect place for beer-lovers.

From Belgian hits such as Bira and Stella Artois to England’s Shepherd Neame Spitrfire, Germany’s Erdinger and America’s all-time favourite Budweiser {beers start at INR 145}, this place has it all, along with a varied range of imported alcohol and cocktails {the beer based ones are delicious}. We like their beer-battered onion rings {priced at INR 195} which make for good accompaniments with our drinks, much like their Calcutta chilli chicken {priced at INR 325}.

When: Noon to midnight

Happy hours: Mon-Thurs, Noon to 10pm, Fri-Sun, Noon to 8pm

Green Restaurant & Bar

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Photo source: Jeshoots via Pexels [CC0]

Having been around for years, Green is a watering hole all locals from the area have visited at some point {there was a time it was the only ‘cool’ bar around}. Located at a 30-second walk from the sea {just next to Terttulia}, Green is decently sized and is, in fact, good for large groups looking for space. They serve fairly good food too {their chicken in oyster sauce priced at INR 250 is yum and so are the wasabi prawns priced at INR 300}. As for the drinks, they serve domestic and imported liquor, both of which are priced well and do not dig a hole in your pocket.

When: Noon to midnight

Quarter House

Photo source: Quarter House

Photo source: Quarter House

From the owners of Open House, we got Quarter House, yet another funky joint within the area. They have a large bar menu, with varieties of cocktails such as flavoured caprioska priced at INR 350 or vodkatini priced at INR 275, along with an expansive list of Indian and international alcohol.

Their cool interiors can be a conversation starter, much like their bar and food menus which have been designed to grab eyeballs. Head here for a fun evening with friends, and while you sip on some boozy mixes, try out their egg and chicken pops priced at INR 225 or the saucy BBQ mushrooms priced at INR 225. It helps that much like Open House, they too have daily offers.

When: 12:30pm to 1:30am

Terttulia

Photo source: Terttulia

Photo source: Terttulia

With Terttulia’s entry into Shivaji Park, it was time to party it up in style. This famous Pune pub is known for its great music, fabulous food and a good bar menu, all of which are important factors for those who wish to venture out in the evenings to have a good time. Gorge on some delicious risotto or some fish and chips priced at INR 445 while you down some pins of beer of delicious cocktails.

When: Mon-Fri, 11 am to 1 am, Sat-Sun, 9 am to 1 am

Featured photo source: Terttulia