India’s home-grown sports bar - The Studs has opened its doors in Thane in partnership with young hospitality entrepreneurs Akhilesh Kulkarni & Anupam Kulkarni.
The Studs Chain of bars was founded by Miten Shah & Abhilash Menon in Mumbai in 2017 and has grown to expand its presence across India with over 15 outlets across the length and breadth of India.
The Bar and Lounge brand began as a one-of-its-kind bar geared toward offering a high-energy environment for sports enthusiasts and has eventually turned into an easy-going place providing a holistic experience thus gearing popularity amongst its patrons.
“We had many patrons, coming from Thane and Mulund to the other outlets of The Studs and hence wanted to bring in The Studs experience to them. The brand envisions filling the dearth of a Mega Sports Bar & Casual Dining Destination in this part of the city,” shared the founders.
Standing tall over 2000 sq feet area, this outlet is designed by renowned F&B and restaurant architect Kunal Mistry from Kunal & Associates. The outlet unveils a ground floor along with an added flair of the mezzanine. The interiors are a well-balanced melange of Victorian era moulding, live wedge wooden tables, pure camel leather semi chesterfield sofas at the entry along with the contemporary high stool bar chairs and tables.
Taking on the spirit of sports, the 21 feet-bricked walls adorn TVs, jersey frames and a sports merchandise shelf filled with EPL team scarfs, key chains, mugs and football for sale on retail prices with well-balanced neon signage spread out that reflects the Charleston anecdote blue walls. The side walls also have an array of classic world-sporting iconic moment captures beautifully framed and collaged on the wall towards the mezzanine.
The menu co-curated by the dynamic duo - Chef Dhiraj Dalvi and Chef Talat Fatima is designed to cater to the diverse tastes of its clientele while being consistent with its overall theme. Whether you're looking for finger foods, shareable platters, or innovative "fun food" concepts, there's something for everyone. The menu draws inspiration from the world's street food, which is universally enjoyed during sporting events or casual conversations along with comforting, home-style dishes that are sure to satisfy. And, of course, the dessert selection is not to be missed.
The brightly lit bar offers an unmissable variety of beverage choices ranging from tap beer to pints to blended whiskey, single malts, vodka wine and Classic cocktails served with Studs Twist, dedicated to different athletic races of the Olympics.