Beer and burger fest
The best way to set the mood of a weekend meal right is to grab a beer and burger. Head to Woodside Inn’s Colaba and Andheri outlets, for their month-long Beer and Burger Festival. This is their 11th edition and each year the restaurant curates the festival based on a theme; the theme this year is ‘Hidden Gems’.
Standing true to the theme, the specially crafted menu features some of the choicest ingredients across the globe. A thoroughly researched menu brings some really hidden gems like Croatia’s Ajvar or China’s Siachun sauce or rarely used Morning Glory herb or Ethiopian Coffee Roasted Chicken, Woodside Inn takes us on a gastronomical world tour.
What’s more? The upcoming International Beer Day on August 3 makes it even more fitting to visit the place, as it has a specially brewed beer, limited only till the festival lasts. Under the name ‘Otto Pilot’, a specially crafted beer by Gateway Brewing Co, this is a zesty Gose beer, with zero presence of the marquee ingredient in beer, Hops. This unique recipe makes beer less pungent and bitter, making its pairing with burgers even more delicious. Served stylishly in Spiegelau glass, beer at Woodside Inn during this festival is a treat.
If you still have space after the over-sized burger and a huge glass of beer, the menu offers only one dessert option, which is again in Burger form. A Polish-style cake, Babka, is the base patty for this dessert burger. Rum-soaked Babka is garnished with spiced nuts, pralines and candied orange; this dessert is not overtly sweet and it retains the flavours of beer and burgers.
Woodside Inn’s Hidden Gems-Beer & Burger festival breaks the monotony of takeaway burgers with flat patties and fizzy colas, with its uniquely curated burgers and beer.
Pluses A burger and beer experience; sumptuous portions
Minuses Limited variety for vegetarians;
Price Rs 595 onwards (without alcohol) and Rs 800 (with alcohol)
Where Woodside Inn: Colaba, next to Regal Cinema and Andheri, next to Oshiwara police station
Enjoy a tapas menu
Foo, described as India's first Asian Tapas restaurant launched on August 3 at Phoenix Mill, Lower Parel. Foo, the brainchild of the Tham Brothers along with Kishore Frederick, is constructed in an old warehouse, sprawling across 4,500 square feet with dramatic high ceilings and slanted glass rooftops, is a 130-seater restaurant offering different varieties of tapas, which include 120 Chinese, Japanese and mixed Asian small plates. Helmed by Chef Eric Sifu, it promises to be a memorable quick stop for Phoenix Mill shoppers or a space to grab speedy lunches on work days.
The menu includes sushi rolls, dim-sum baskets, tempuras, grills, stir fries, sticky salads and much more. Cocktail guru Dimitri Lezinska has curated a bar menu that includes over 30 types of Saké and eight varieties of Negroni inspired cocktails.
Play some crazy games and say cheers to International Beer Day!
Nau Se Barah
The movie-themed bar, Nau Se Barah, is hosting the #Brewlympics from August 3 to 14. Try some crazy beer challenges. Grab a mug of your favourite beer and participate in the Stein Hoist (Hold The Gold), Pong Against The Wall, Roll To Reach The Goal, Quarters (Coin Flip) and Bottle Flip. Winners who complete all five challenges stand a chance to win three months’ worth of free movie tickets. Participants will get a couple movie ticket free at Balaji Movieplex, a beer pitcher free on winning one round and 25% discount on the entire bill on winning two rounds.
Where Ground Floor, Balaji Movieplex, Sector 8, Kopar Khairane
When August 3 to August 14
Contact 08291217009/ 08291284963
Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden
Kaitlyn’s at Bandra is serving Special Curated Beer Cocktails, such as My Embrace (tequila, blue curacao, lemon juice), Rum Zin (dark rum, diablo and brown sugar) and Black Pearl (Jack Daniel whisky, diablo and chocolate sauce). These cocktails along with Kingfisher and Heineken will have a buy-one, get-one offer from noon to 7 pm. The offer will be available for three days, from August 3 to 5.
Where Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden, Bandra
When August 3 to 5
White Owl Brewery
White Owl Brewery is known for handcrafting beer using natural ingredients from around the world.
Armed with an extensive craft beer portfolio White Owl Brewery advocates small-batch brewing of crisp, complex flavours and distinct aromas under the leadership of an internationally-trained brewing team. The brand is available on tap at various venues.
Where Kaitlyn’s Beer Garden (Bandra); British Brewing Company (all outlets); and The White Owl Brewery and Bistro (Lower Parel).
Those who head over to this seafood-forward restaurant can try Michelada, their beer cocktail made with hot sauce, lime, lemon, tomato juice, Worcestershire, soy sauce and beer. Guests who like their classics can order from the range of draught and bottled beers. Sunday Brunch is from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Sunday dinner from 7:00 pm to 1.15 am.
Where B1, Opposite National College, New Kamal Building, Linking Road, Bandra West
When 7:00 pm to 1.15 am, Tuesday to Saturday
Contact 022 2642 0145
If you work in BKC, unwind after work with your mates, and pair plates of succulent grills and kebabs with domestic and imported beers.
Where Urban Plaza, 2nd Floor, Plot C-5, “GN” Block, Bandra Kurla Complex.
When Lunch: Monday - Sunday, 12pm - 3pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 7pm - 11.30pm
Contact 022 2650 0228 / 2650 0229
Flea Bazaar Café
Flea Bazaar Cafe offers a flat 20% discount on all craft beers on tap, including Doppleganger, White Zen, Flying Pig, Diablo, Spark and more. You get 20% on domestic and international beers on tap on International Beer Day.
Where Social Bar, Flea Bazaar Café, Unit No 5, First Floor, Trade View Building, Oasis City Complex,
When August 3 (all day)
If you are missing Goa’s sunny beaches and shacks, head over to Lady Baga. Enjoy pints of Foster’s, Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and Hoegaarden. Larger groups can also share six packs of these brews. Cost for two is Rs 1500+.
Where Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills, Gate No 4, Lower Parel.
When 12:00 pm - 1:00am (all day dining)
Contact 022 4931012
Try Oriental cuisine this Friday. As you feast on flavours of Asia, savour imported beers from the beverage menu. These include Asahi, Tsingtao, Sol, and Affligem. The domestic offerings include Bira, Budweiser and Kingfisher, amongst others.
Where Gate No.4, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel
When Lunch 12.30 pm – 3.00 pm; Dinner 7.30 pm – 12.00 am
Olive Bar & Kitchen
Diners who visit Olive on Friday to enjoy Head Chef Rishim Sachdeva’s rustic, wholesome fare, can start at the bar with bar snacks like Crispy Chicken Ceasar, classic Caesar-marinated chicken croquette served with fresh romaine purée, house-made Caesar dressing and freshly grated parmesan and Potato Terrine, Olive’s version of the traditional gratin dauphinoise, without the cream and butter, served with house-made spicy BBQ sauce and funky kimchi to cut through the richness. Pair these with bottles of Corona, Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Hoegaarden.
Where 14, Union Park, Khar (W)
When Dinner: 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Brunch: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday).
Contact 022 4340 8229
Smoke House Deli/Salt Water Café
Since its inception in 2007 in California, International Beer Day is celebrated with the purpose of uniting the world under the banner of beer by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day. Savour a bucket of Hoegaarden pints, at a special rate of Rs 1950 for four pints at all Mumbai outlets. These rich Belgian beers have a characteristic fruity taste and clear spicy notes of clove and coriander. The deal is on for the entire week.
Where Salt Water Cafe, Bandra and Churchgate, and Smoke House Deli,Lower Parel, Pali Hill and BKC
When Up to August 7
Price 4 pints of Hoegaarden for Rs 1950 (plus taxes)
The Clearing House
Catch up with friends at this fine-dining restaurant over brews like Asahi, Erdinger Dunkel and Weissbier, Corona, Bira and Heineken from the beverage menu.
Where 13-15 Calicut Street, Ballard Estate
When The Foyer: open for lunch, noon to 3 p.m. and dinner, 7p.m. and 10 p.m seating.; The Chamber: open for dinner, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. seating
Brunch Hours: 12-4 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Contact 022 2268 3030/ 2265 7007
One Street, Bandra
This recently-launched eatery in Bandra offers a range of imported craft beers. Diners can enjoy Delirium Tremens, a popular Belgian strong ale with banana, fruit, spice, and wheat flavours. Also available are Belgian brews such as Delirium Nocturnum, strong dark ale with caramel, mocha and chocolate flavours; Chimay Rouge dubbel trappist ale; and Chimay Doree blonde trappist ale. Other offerings include Asahi, Gateway, Hoegaarden, Corono, Bira, Stella, and Kingfisher.
Where B/2, New Kamal Building, Linking Road, Bandra (W)
When Tuesday - Sunday, 7pm-1:30am
Contact 081086 69680
Order beer towers of White Zen, India Pale Ale and Doppleganger by Gateway Brewing Co. These are available as 1.5 litre, 2 litre and 2.5 litre towers.
Where 3rd floor, Store No. T2, Oberoi Mall, Goregaon
Start your evening with handmade sushi and pair it with Budweiser, Corona, Stella Artois and Hoegaarden.
Where Ground Floor, Godrej-BKC, G-Block, BKC
When All-day dining: 12 noon to 6:00 pm; Dinner: 6:00 pm to 12:30 am
Contact 022 26534720 / 07777049773