Bangalore’s famous Toit will open its taproom on the evening of January 22nd. With a historic location that sits pretty in Kalyani Nagar, it’s not just reviving Pune’s cultural history but also offering food from Bangalore and of course, brews.
Bangalore's Fave Brewery Toit Is Set To Pour Soon In Pune
What Makes It Awesome?
Located in the compound space behind Le Flamington in Kalyani Nagar, the taproom is on the property that is said to have been Aga Khan’s stables. Come to think of it, the brand is reviving a piece of Pune’s history while pouring in modern day beer. Enter and you’re welcomed with a picturesque stone house that looks like it's out of a different era. The balcony has stained glass and the whole space has a rustic and cosy vibe. Pick a spot around the banyan tree, near the wood-fired oven, close to the outdoor bar, inside the stone house or up on the balcony: there is a lot of seating options.
While constructing the space, the team also hit some stones that were perhaps originally part of the stables and they've got in artisans to restore them. So, you'll spot a gorgeous stone wall, which is going to pose as a backdrop for their gig space.
On tap, you’ll find Toit’s six brews. The Basmati Blonde, a blonde ale that’s light and meant for easy drinking. The Dark Knight is their dry stout, apt for those who prefer dark beers. Toit Weiss is their classic Bavarian hefeweizen. Their India pale ale is called Colonial Toit and the Irish pale ale is known as the Kilnaleck Red. Their most popular pour is the Tintin Toit, which is their Belgian wheat beer. If you want to show off your Pune pride, the Pune Lager will be on tap soon as well.
While the ambience and dim lights are quintessentially Toit, the menu is a mix of Toit staples like your continental bar food: fries, burgers, pizzas and more. Try their baked beetroot and goat cheese bruschetta, beer battered prawns, the Toit beef burger among other things. But as they’re bringing their Bangalore culture to Pune, they’ve sent some love from their hometown. The popular Bangalore restaurant, The Permit Room (by the same owners as Toit) has a South Indian inspired menu and a lot of items have been added to Toit Pune. The menu is interesting and most flavours are on point. For something to snack on haleem samosas, snack on crunchy okra podi chips, gongura winglets, which is chicken stuffed with gongura pickle, crumb-fried chillies stuffed with cheese. For mains, dip the pillowy appams in a green mango curry with baby potatoes. And, dig your dessert spoons into a lovely kappi mousse or their rendition of Mysore pak, which is reminiscent of baklava.
Apart from being kid and pet-friendly, the space is also wheelchair accessible. We could see ourselves spend many evenings and hot afternoons here. It’s ideal for big groups but at the same time, you could always find a cosy nook if you're on a date. A meal for two will cost you INR 1,200 with alcohol. A pint costs INR 300 and other cocktails start at INR 250.
Sip on their Tintin Toit and pair it with the baked beetroot and goats cheese bruschetta. But also visit Toit Pune for the ambience and drink to Pune’s cultural history.