While News Café is a lovely place for lunch, or to while away an afternoon over snacks and drinks, the newly opened Beer House is very much an evening spot, with low lighting, red leather couches, and comfy bar stalls. Perched above News Café on a mezzanine level, the walls are adorned with pictures of rock heroes, and there’s even a small dancefloor, and space for a resident deejay at weekends.
While Indiranagar has more than its fair share of trendy bars, Beer House has more of a local vibe, making it the perfect spot for a laid-back evening with friends. You’ll find that the playlist consists of back-to-back retro classics (with no EDM in sight), and the large screen is also a good option if you want to catch a cricket match.
On the drinks side, there’s a lot more than beer on offer, and we were impressed with the range of house cocktails, especially because there are reasonable options for pitchers, which make for a great sharing option. Try the Desperate Housewife, a refreshing mix which combines vodka with peach schnapps, fresh lemon juice and passion fruit puree. On the non-alcoholic side, the peanut butter and banana smoothie was also a hit. Bar snacks are plentiful, and although we thought the prices were a little high, we soon discovered that the portions are massive, so one plate can easily be shared between two or more people.
While we found the nachos a little soggy, we’d recommend the corn and cheese seekh kebabs, and the mezze platter, which came with hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanoush, falafel and soft pitas. Continental options currently dominate, but the manager assured us that Indian and Chinese options are in the pipeline, to be rolled out by the end of next month.
`1,500 approximately for two. At 100 Feet Road.