Thursday, July 23, 2015

Barrels: Pub of Good Times

Rocky and Mayur have ventured out to explore food from all parts of India and curate videos on  I'm contributing my part by relishing my favorite dishes at Barrels located in Vasant Vihar and sharing my views with you all!
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Here is my review: 

Well you don't expect a place to be buzzing on a Monday night. But Barrels located in Vasant Vihar was much alive on a Monday night when I visited. Not only this, there were many other ways in which this restro-pub pleasantly surprised me.

Graffiti Walls that lend a funky look to this pub
The staircase adorned with quirky graffiti posters welcomes you as you head up to Barrels located on the first floor of a corner building. Once inside the Brit pub culture, live music and impeccably dressed servers ensure that you have a good time.

Tandoori Mushrooms
While I did expect cocktails and liquor collection to be good, I was expecting food to be only average. I was in for another surprise. The cigar rolls were lip smacking, peri-peri chicken done perfectly, fish tikka and murg malai tikka succulent and tandoori mushrooms stuffed with cheese were well addictive! No doubt these are the must have items on the menu. The menu at Barrels offers the right mix of Asian, American, European and even African cuisine! Nachos with sour cream, kukkad meal, kathi rolls, kebabs in egg blanket, lamb steak and spicy meat balls with rice are some of the other delicacies you must try. You can have a hearty meal at this place without burning a hole in your pocket.

Cashews Nut
Coming to the heady cocktails, Barrels throws some interesting choices. Experimental or not, you must try the drinks in the 'Directors Cut' section. There are five owners of this pub and each one has come up with an original cocktail. I quite liked Akki Mashed Up (Vodka, Tequila, rum, gin, ginegerale, grenadine and lemon) and Mill which has beer, gin and vodka as ingredients. But the absolute must try is Cashew's Nut, a great concoction of dark rum, tequila, absinthe, triple sec and tonic water. If you are a bourbon lover you have got the 'Answer', yes that's the name of the cocktail which has bourbon whiskey, southern comfort, peach schnapps and coke.  

But why I am going back to Barrels is because they have a libido booster mocktail (you heard that right) called 'Give Her Some More'. After all don't we all love restaurants that are bold, quirky and do things differently!

Ready Reckoner 

Meal for Two: Rs 1800 with alcohol
Covers: 40
Address: Building No5, Opposite PVR Priya, Basant Lok Community Centre, Vasant Vihar, Delhi.

The restro pub organizes karaoke nights, movie and sitcom viewings.  

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