It was year 1994 that saw Pune welcoming the first pub in the city, 10 Downing Street at Boat Club Road. But much have changed in the 20 years as the city has set up many late night party places addressing the party goers of Pune. Restaurants and bars in cities are going beyond to satisfy the late night customers. Also, with pub and restaurant opening late till night it has become a paradise for young metropolis.
“Pune city demands a gastronomic adventure and we aim to ensure that we bring the best of pub food from the West along with local Bangalore bar favourites. We encourage you come by, try everything twice (maybe even thrice) as you will never get bored.” says Sibi Venkatraju, Co-founder, ph4 Food & Beverage Pvt Ltd.
There’s lots of changes that the locals have witnessed with new and high energy spaces entering the city. From Bengaluru’s favourite pub Toit setting up the nightlife scene in the city to the famous Mumbai restaurant Arth opening its door for puneites in the city. Not only this the city has also seen many new startups restaurant and bars opening doors for the tech-city. Places like Kalyani Nagar, Hinjewadi, Koregaon Park and Wakad to name a few are becoming a hub for high-end restaurants like High Spirits Café, BlueFrog, Social to name a few.
“Social has blurred the lines between work and play to create the second, alternative place that modern India deserves. It has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years, and Pune is a very special city for us. Since our first outpost, with each new café, we try to push the boundaries of the brand and pay tribute to the community which we serve”, shares Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & MD Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
The city is also seeing mushrooming of many All Day Dining place which will dish out delish breakfast, lunch and dinner, contemporary restaurants that are spread across areas spreading over 4000 sqft, divided into two sections – outdoor and indoor setting up a perfect dining and drinking destination.
“At The Daily All Day we allow you to take the experience of enjoying the classic G&T to the next level by giving you the option to add various peels, herbs, fruits and spices to your drink. The team at Daily have designed a special Gin trolley that goes around from table to table where the mixologists mix or add any of the spices, peels and herbs of your choice to the Gin and explain to you the various characteristics each Gin has to offer,” says a press statement by The Daily Gin Club.
Also, restaurants are experimenting a lot with flavours and ingredients; the menu is presented in an interactive way with lots of presentation prepared from local ingredients. The restaurants are also focusing on food along with well concocted drinks which complements the food.