You swiped and you matched. It’s now time for your first date! But if you’re unsure of where to meet, these bars are always crowded, very public and casual. So you’ll be safe and the pressure of romance is not too high either.
First Date With Your Match? These Bars Are Public Enough To Be Safe At
The Urban Foundry
The casual, industry-esque bar on Balewadi High Street has outdoor and indoor seating. We’d recommend sitting out. The food is non-messy, ideal for a first date and if you’re meeting on a weekday then the space has deals on each day of the week. If you’re meeting for lunch on a Saturday, that’s even better! It’s a lovely space to be at in the day too, and the risk of meeting a stranger is put off. Plus, they’ve got their happy hours till 6 p.m., so it’s an absolute win-win.
Elephant & Co.
Ask anyone in Pune for a good bar to hangout at, Elephant & Co. is always on their list. So you know you’re sure to be among crowd, so you’re not in a secluded space ever but you’ll still manage to find privacy to enjoy the date. With cute neon origami elephants hanging down from the makeshift ceiling to the table around the tree, this place is casual and fun all at once. Whether you’re in Kalyani Nagar or Baner, this bar is ideal to meet your match at.
Independence Brewing Company
If you and your match have bonded over craft beer, this is an ideal place to stop by at. Sip on the brews on tap and gorge on finger food while you chat away. The Mundhwa and Balewadi High Street outlets are both well-lit, roomy and popular among a lot of people in Pune, so you’ll be in a safe and comfortable environment all through the evening.
Lord Of The Drinks
Located in Kalyani Nagar, the Lord of the Drinks is a fun place to go to. Sit in the open air space or cuddle up inside. You and your date will get the privacy you want, while the bar around you buzzes with activity. A few drinks later, once the ice is finally broken, you can hit the dance floor too.
The bar is pretty, cosily lit and cute for a first date with a match that could potentially be great. Linkin Barrel also has great offers on food and drinks. Its garden chairs and comfy chairs will put you at ease, while you nervously fidget. And, the food and drinks are great too, so even if your date is boring, at least you can enjoy what the bar has to offer.