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Updated more than a year ago

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An oasis of serenity, especially in the evenings, with its lovely light shades, tranquil background score of the cascading water body, wooden flooring, and live piano recitals,. Ista Lounge Bar is a few steps higher than the lobby adjacent to it, and the bar is a sunken one, cutting it off somewhat from the rest of the seating, and giving it complete privacy. If you are a teetotaller, you could try the exotic tea blends available, such as Zen Garden White Tea or Mango Passion Tea, besides Organic Green Tea with Tulsi etc. There is a hi-tea platter with scones, beer-batter onion rings, vegetable sandwich, English tea cake, pistachio biscotti and chocolate mud slice, which is excellent value for money at Rs. 300. Their USP seems to be whisky-based cocktails, such as Smoky Martini, Belmont Jewel, Baby's Bottom and the like. The wine list is exhaustive and lists international faves, such as French, Italian, German, Chilean. For starters, try the Beef Yakitori, Prawns Tempura, BBQ Chicken wings, Thai Corn cakes and Jalapeno Poppers.

Updated more than a year ago

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This is a compact nightspot where you will find young crowd in the evenings. The pub has cricket as its theme and thumping music is the hallmark of this place. The décor, with the walls lined with pictures of cricketing legends and some cricket uniforms, reflect the immense popularity of the sport. The liquor menu is extensive, especially the innovative cocktails named after cricketing terms like Googly, Bouncer and Full Toss, to name a few. In fact, their cocktails are particularly popular. Try the vodka-based Fire-n-Ice or the Bacardi-based Pink Pussy. They also serve you a three-liquor drink called Monalisa. Also the Cosmopolitan, Mojitos, Caprioshka and Long Island Tea. Among the mocktails, Virgin Colada and Mango Bloom are tempting choices. There are some great snacks on offer too: Try out the Kimchi-kai-Chicken and Chicken Satay and the vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs, Paneer Tikka and Veg Platter. A resident DJ also adds zing to the place and gets visitors to hit the dance floor quickly. There's good news for ladies: They have Ladies' Night on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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