Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta Road, with bumper to bumper traffic, is not the place you go for a leisurely and fun evening. But the recently launched URU Brewpark has changed that notion. Spread over a staggering 45,000 sq ft, it attempts to recreate the salubrious image of Bengaluru from another era.
The space clubs four different experiences – a brewery, a bistro, a café and a park – all in one space. There are lush green landscaped gardens and the beer park is decked up with interesting and eclectic furniture. So whether you’d like to stroll in the garden with a mug of beer, chill under a ficus tree, relish a barbecued kebab or enjoy the music by the DJ; URU Brewpark is the place to be. The highlight, though, is the gin garden, which is one of a kind.
The best time to go is on a weekend evening when there’s just enough crowd for a nice buzz with the music that adds to the background and doesn’t intrude on the experience. While the brewery is just getting started, the cocktails to try, includes the Dew Drop (a melange of gin, fresh cucumber, pineapple and flavoured lavender) and With Love from Russia (vodka that packs a punch with pink grapefruit, peach syrup and shaken egg white).
For spirit lovers, there’s Whisky South Sour, which combines lime juice, banana and honey purée and egg white. There’s plenty of lip-smacking food to munch on – a range of dimsums, Sweet Potato and Broccoli Burger and Grilled Chicken Scaloppini. There’s also pasta and pizzas.
For the Indian at heart, there’s the soul-satisfying Lal Maas and the local favourite Chicken 65. Where URU seems to also score, is with its utterly delectable desserts such as Mango Pannacotta, Buckwheat Crepe with Orange, Greek Yogurt Cheesecake and Tiramisu.
Address: Maratt Estate, Bannerghatta Main Rd, Dollar Layout, Phase 4, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru 560076.