Pub Food – Don’t you dare ignore it!

If you share the same Jazbaa as me for both drinking and eating and are on a persistent hunt to find these bars/pubs to pitch your tent, then you are well acquainted with the plight of getting good recommendations.

Fret no more human! The world is not flat. Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun o_O Feeling dizzy? Wait for the big one… There are places in your city to gorge and gulp at the same time!

Others might not believe you right now but change my name to ‘Munna Jajbaati’ if you don’t start believing in the existence of good pubfood post this!

Spread the word because…
You will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you, they will stumble, they will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders. 
1. Toto’s Garage – Pali Hill, Mumbai

I am just too partial to this cozy little place 🙂 but do try out their veg footlong with that awesome chilli sauce or meatballs in mushroom sauce or even the chicken in wire-mesh. And yes as usual, say hi to Pandey ji the man behind the bar 😀

Veg Footlong @ Toto's Garage, Mumbai

Veg Footlong @ Toto’s Garage, Mumbai

2. Social Offline – Church Street, Bangalore / Colaba, Mumbai & others

I can hog like hell at this place! You will have to gag me to stop ordering food here…

The warm tempting shine of bacon fat and melted cheese of OTT (Over The Top) hot dog does things to you! Ohh it’s so sinfully indecent that I can’t stop looking at it…

Over The Top (OTT) - Fried bacon wrapped sausage topped with melted cheese and minced meat @ Social Offline

Over The Top (OTT) – Fried bacon wrapped sausage topped with melted cheese and minced meat @ Social Offline

Fully loaded chicken nachos with a thick blanket of cheese @ Social Ofline

Fully loaded chicken nachos with a thick blanket of cheese @ Social Offline

Andhra mutton biryani made a bit parsi style @ Social Offline

Andhra mutton biryani made a bit parsi style @ Social Offline

Hardys Bhai Istyle Breakfast - Steaming hot keema bhaji layered with fried egg served with bun maska, masala chai with khari biscuit and Parle G @socialoffline

Hardys Bhai Istyle Breakfast – Steaming hot keema bhaji layered with fried egg served with bun maska, masala chai with khari biscuit and Parle G @ Social offline

Nina aunty's mutton dhansak with brown rice @ Social offline

Nina aunty’s mutton dhansak with brown rice @ Social offline

3. Fatty Bao – Indiranagar, Bangalore

Love the ambiance, cocktails and that succulent voluptuous pork belly. Hubba Hubba Hubba!

Pork/ Lamb Patty Bao with khimchi salad., Pork Belly  and Chao -  soupy noodles with semi boiled egg, bacon, pork belly, garlic, corn and scallops @ Fatty Bao, Bangalore

Pork/ Lamb Patty Bao with khimchi salad., Pork Belly and Chao – soupy noodles with semi boiled egg, bacon, pork belly, garlic, corn and scallops @ Fatty Bao, Bangalore

4. Doff Pub – Indiranagar, Bangalore

A typical sports bar with a small cozy semi open section for the rainy Bangalore days.

Warning: Don’t look at it directly.
Cheese stuffed bacon in barbecue sauce @ Doff Pub, Bangalore

Cheese stuffed bacon in barbecue sauce @ Doff Pub, Bangalore

5. Irish House – Colaba, Mumbai

Oddly big place from Mumbai standards with nice tap draft beer and popular rock music playing in the background. I liked my beer keg on the table (keep it where I can see it!)

Grande fries - whole full plate of crispy french fries topped with baked pinto beans, Mexican cheese, jalapeño, peppers, guacamole , sour cream and chicken/ beef @ The Irish House , Mumbai

Grande fries – whole full plate of crispy french fries topped with baked pinto beans, Mexican cheese, jalapeño, peppers, guacamole , sour cream and chicken/ beef @ The Irish House , Mumbai

6. Hard Rock Cafe – Bangalore/ Mumbai and many more places

We were the first customers for the first day of breakfast menu option at Hard Rock Cafe Bangalore.

A hearty spread of fresh fruits, all American breakfast platter and pancakes/waffles, still needs a bit of improvement.

But what to do darling? I shall stick to my view of the world

Early mornings are pretty damn beautiful but I am in love with late nights. It’s my choice to be loyal to them.

All american breakfast - Choice of 2 eggs, chicken/ pork sausages, hash browns, baked beans, toast, fruit platter and pancakes/ waffles with choice of beverage @ Hard Rock Cafe

All American Breakfast – Choice of 2 eggs, chicken/ pork sausages, hash browns, baked beans, toast, fruit platter and pancakes/ waffles with choice of beverage @ Hard Rock Cafe

7. Biere Street – Whitefield, Bangalore

You must have heard or read about this place if you were looking for a nice romantic Microbrewery in Bangalore. (Aww that combination of romance and freshly brewed beer ♥)

This non-veg platter just makes things better 😀

Non-Veg Platter - Crispy chicken wings in barbecue sauce, batter fried jumbo prawns, prawn popcorns and bacon wrapped sausages with 3 types of sauce @ Biere Street, Bangalore

Non-Veg Platter – Crispy chicken wings in barbecue sauce, batter fried jumbo prawns, prawn popcorns and bacon wrapped sausages with 3 types of sauce @ Biere Street, Bangalore

8. Britto’s – Goa

I know I know. You are jumping on this one but for a change, concentrate on food as well the next time you go there…

Goan Brown bread (poye) and goan pork sausages @ Britto's , Goa

Goan Brown bread (poye) and goan pork sausages @ Britto’s , Goa

9. Mother Clucker’s – Indiranagar, Bangalore

I might not have a picture but it is so deeply engraved in my mind, Beef chilli cheese fries at this place hit the right spot baby!

10. Pecos – Bangalore

Old school to the core in the true sense. Try out the pork chilly here, they have it in two different sauces – super hot with green chillies or the subtle one in white sauce.

Now, you dare not ignore Pubfood anymore because it is not the food you deserve, it is the food you need.
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Barman – The reason to choose a place next time…

“The true measure of ones character is how they treat the barman”
I live by this rule and can’t help but judge you on this. *Yes kill me! I judge at times*  But an amazing barman is always a prerequisite for having a good time at any place and going there again or even suggesting it to your friends.

So let’s start this now I say! Notice them, appreciate them, treat them well and give them a warm hug from my side when you meet them next 🙂

Here are 6 of those superhero barmen I’ve met till now…

1. Pandey Ji @ Toto’s, Bandra, Bombay – The Listener Barman

I had to start with him because of reasons aplenty. It was while having a chat with him when I realized that you remember places by the people you meet there.

Always ready with old monk, coke and a seat at his bar!

Pandey Ji @ Toto's , Bandra, Bombay

Pandey Ji @ Toto’s , Bandra, Bombay

2. Sujoy @ Fatty Bao, Indiranagar, Bangalore – The Experience Maker

If you really want to taste a cocktail and not just a concoction of random alcohol types then Sujoy is your man! Now that he has moved to Monkey Bar (Richmond Road, Bangalore) I miss his food and drink suggestions. Ohh and it’s quite difficult to catch hold of him, he keeps changing bars/ pubs every 3-6 months because he feels that he has done his job there 😀

One of those barmen who creates an experience for you along with an off-the-menu cocktail 😉

Sujoy @ Fatty Bao, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Sujoy @ Fatty Bao, Indiranagar, Bangalore

3. Shetty @ Satya’s , Koramangla, Bangalore – The Modest Barman

Mr. Shetty doesn’t drink himself but makes sure that you go home tipsy. It is so easy for him to become part of your drunk laughs.

All for a good cause Mr. Shetty 🙂

Mr. Shetty @ Satya's , Koramangla, Bangalore

Mr. Shetty @ Satya’s , Koramangla, Bangalore

4. Naveen @ Puma Social Club, Indiranagar, Bangalore – The Humble Giant

Hehe Woopes! He is the bouncer there but I loved him for the smirk hiding behind his effort to keep a straight face x-D Must be 3 feet taller than us but almost made him dance. Make them have a bloody good time with you…

Naveen @ Puma Social Club, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Naveen @ Puma Social Club, Indiranagar, Bangalore

5. Anuj @ The Humming Tree, Indiranagar, Bangalore – The Fun One

He made me taste the yummiest chocolate + Beer + Old Monk cocktail. Also, the chilli vodka shots which had to be taken with a side life saver of Apple Juice. Dragon mode on!

Don’t have a good photo of him with me (yet) but just yell out his name the next time you are there…

Anuj @ The Humming Tree, Indiranagar, Bangalore

Anuj @ The Humming Tree, Indiranagar, Bangalore

6. Prasanjeet @ Loca Loca, Khar West, Bombay – The Friendly One

He is fun. He is funny. He is sweet. He is generous with free shots 😀 . And he can be protective of you if a situation arises. All in all, your friend in deed and need.

Prasanjeet @ Loca Loca, Khar West, Bombay

Prasanjeet @ Loca Loca, Khar West, Bombay

Tell me about your favorite ones too!

P.S. Please ignore the other faces shown in barman images 😛