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‘Bartender, there’s fungus in my drink!’

Don’t be alarmed… it’s only Priya Pathiyan unearthing the magic of mushrooms that you can sip and savour at Perch, Mumbai.   The things they put into your drink these days. At restaurateur Vaibhav Singh’s Perch Wine & Coffee Bar in Mumbai, they’ve gone ultra creative with a mushroom menu that transcends the trite and …


Celebrate Negroni Week with these delicious drinks!

Negroni Week starts today. The 30BB Team susses out some slurpalicious Negronis for you to try at home. Starting today (from September 18-24, 2023), bars and restaurants around the globe will come together to celebrate the iconic Negroni, which has taken the world of cocktails by storm in the last few years. The Negroni, which …


Three times the fun with craft beer at the Hops Haus outlets in Bengaluru

The 30BB Team gives you a peek into the three Hops Haus experiences across the city.   Bengaluru has been at the head of the craft beer revolution in India. So, it comes as no surprise that the new Hops Haus chain is finding many takers among the city’s beer aficionados. The name Hops Haus …


Review: The new AER is a glamorous voyage of discovery

There’s a lot going on under the spectacular new roof of the refreshed Aer at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai. Priya Pathiyan gives you a first look at what to expect…   When we brought you the best rooftop bars in India for the monsoon last month, we mentioned that Mumbai’s favourite Aer at the …


A cocktail programme celebrating the arts at the all-new Amadeo By Oberoi

Priya Pathiyan visits the stylish new restaurant at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre to marvel at how beautifully they distil culture and colour from four different parts of the world into your cocktail glass.   The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) at Mumbai’s BKC has many charming attributes to draw you to it. …


30BB raises six cheers to Whisky Sour Day!

Our team got the experts at Beam Suntory to divulge their special twists on the Whisky Sour.   We aren’t sure that you really need to set aside a special day to celebrate the super popular Whisky Sour. But since it’s being celebrated today, here are some fabulous recipes to help you whip up your …


Iconic Bars: Panaji’s Joseph Bar — a dive with a vibe

Let Priya Pathiyan take you on a guided dive into Joseph Bar, one of the most popular local Goa establishments!   Goa has always been the party destination for India and even more so today, when many of the country’s best bars and restaurants have opened in this vibrant location. But there are some timeworn …


Wax On Berlin’s bar takeovers bring their potent potions to India

Priya Pathiyan shares her notes on Wax On Berlin’s recent bar takeovers of ZLB 23 at The Leela Palace, Bengaluru, and Aer at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai.   Mixology isn’t just about mixing drinks but also the mingling of many cultures. And nowhere is that more evident than when there’s a bar takeover that helps …


‘Make Mine A Bombay’ declares The Bombay Canteen’s fifth Canteen Cocktail Book

Priya Pathiyan tells you the back story about The Bombay Canteen’s epic Canteen Cocktail Book, a menu that also evokes a sense of community among Mumbaikars. The fifth edition is just out.   From the very beginning, The Bombay Canteen has prided itself on bringing you the easy-going spirit of bindaas Bombay through its décor, …


New concept: Step into Woobar’s ‘Cocktail Parlour’ and feel the liquid love

Forget degustation menus, the latest craze is a cocktail tasting menu. The Woobar at the W Goa has come up with a four-course extravaganza. The 30 BB team reports.   Who said a Goa vacay only had to be about cheap beer and feni? The high rollers are looking for more evolved journeys with alcohol. …


Save these cocktail recipes for a cool, rainy day this month

The team at Belvedere vodka shares cocktail recipes that are just right for the rainy season. The Polish Belvedere is a top-shelf rye vodka that can lend itself to a smooth and satisfying cocktail. Here are a few you can sip and savour as cool-weather sundowners or night caps.     Belvedere Sun & Earth …


Bars to Watch: Nksha puts Indian flavours on the map

Priya Pathiyan scopes out the bar programme at Nksha, and finds that it brings in scads of Indian flavours into on-trend cocktails that will please any mixology enthusiast. The gorgeous exteriors and stunning interiors of Nksha, with their distinct Deco and warm Wes Anderson-esque hues root the space in its location on a street where …


India’s best rooftop bars to soak up the monsoon mood right now!

Priya Pathiyan suggests nine gems across India that sparkle in the monsoon and are sure to put you in the right seasonal spirit. As the nimbus clouds float in and fat droplets start to rain down, the monsoon is officially here. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t step out for a satisfying snifter. In …


Behind the bar: ‘Wash’ out for these super techniques!

Priya Pathiyan takes you behind the bar to understand the new techniques that are raising the bar for mixology the world over. You’re hearing the word ‘washing’ being bandied about the bar quite regularly now. And although you know it’s a particular favourite of technique-forward mixologists, you don’t quite know what it means except that …


Now, get wowed by perfumed mixology at KMC* Mumbai

Priya Pathiyan talks to mixologist Jishnu AJ to understand what his perfumed mixology is all about. A whiff of creativity is in the air. Follow your nose up the grand wooden staircase of the blue-and-white colonial building of Kitab Mahal close to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and you’ll be inside the versatile space that …



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