Brigade Road may have more than its fair share of pubs, but the newly launched Tap Water has already made its mark. Set in an unassuming basement property, its simple, rugged décor and ‘drinking hole’ vibe belies the gastro-pub menu devised by chef Nirmal Kumar, that sets it a cut above the rest.
Drink it up
We were intrigued by the concept of self-service, unlimited beer on tap. Grab one of the three large ‘party’ tables, and help yourself to either Kingfisher or Fosters from the large, industrial-looking tap installed above your head. For a set price (which varies by brand) per person, the beer will flow for an entire hour. The signature house cocktails don’t disappoint either. Our Long Tap Ice Tea was a twist on the classic LIIT, with egg white adding extra body to the drink.
The bar menu offers American-style comfort food, with 15-inch thin crust pizzas, a full range of burgers and steaks, and an extensive selection of sandwiches and melts. We were particularly impressed with the finger food: the freshly battered calamari served with a creamy pepper, garlic, cheese and onion dipping sauce makes for an excellent sharing platter, while the roasted, honey-glazed spare ribs literally fall of the bone. To round off the evening we recommend the mango panna cotta – a perfect desi twist on the classic Italian dessert.
Rs. 1,000 for two approximately. Details:49652861
—Maegan Dobson Sippy