Gurgaon has been, well sort of a home for about fifteen months. And like every phase, it did fade out too but not before we were well versed with the dwindling roads, after we found out ten thousand roads connecting to the same point and used to the mind-boggling traffic. Like everyone, we had our favorites and we visited some places one too many times. Our top ten picks in Gurgaon for hanging out, a quick drink and favorite order ins –
Cocktails and Dreams, Speakeasy
Cocktails and Dream, Speakeasy run by Yangdup Lama, is off the charts of Sector 29 and Galleria. Tucked away in a small market of Sector 15, Part 2, this Speakeasy is a tough site to find and the underground pub is a true ode to the American Prohibition. The huge bar, Jazz nights and delicious bites made this out go-to place for many a night. Sit on the bar, groove to the tunes of Speakeasy boys and their happy hours that go on till 8.00PM make this place a haven. Our favorites here – Mai Tai, Onion rings and Pigs in a blanket.
This Karaoke bar, has Japanese favorites, Mughlai and stellar cocktails by Vasul Chauhan. Burn Bourbon Burn is absolutely delicious, and so is their sangria. Try their Cooper favorites too – the burger is HUGE and their mashed potatoes are a must-have. And to top it all, Happy Hours till 8.30PM.
Located in Sector 15, this Dhaba is almost always full post sunset. One decent meal for two costs all but 350INR. They have decent Dhaba style kebabs, curries and have also started serving the street fare – tandoori momos, rolls, and pav bhaji. The chicken do pyaaza is creamy and so very flavorsome and of course, a favorite. Their dal makhni too is super yummy.
Wherever else do we get full beer mugs and freshly brewed beer towers? Sector 29 is a hub of fresh brews and hops. Factory by Sutra is my go-to place on Thursdays for their feet tapping Sufi nights. After Stories – apple cider beer and their incredible fusion bites. After Stories boasts of good food and nothing else. The classic wheat beer at Takamaka, is absolutely lovely with just the right brew.
Lastly, Gurgaon boasts of innumerable delivery only outlets and they are so, so many options to choose from. I have exhausted quite a lot, the whole list can be found here. But there are two, that I would especially like to mention. Naashta Gourmet – this breakfast delivery brand is absolutely ravishing, they have complete meal options, customizable to your needs and very wholesome. Expect a fresh juice/smoothie, cookie, salad and complete with cutlery and mint. TWIGLY – they have taken the world by surprise by their sandwiches, pasta, and even pizzas. On countless occasions, I have chomped on their sandwiches and enjoyed it to the core.
Gurgaon was fun, but I am a Delhi girl through and through and no city would match up to this kooky city. Even the one, that practically grew from it.
34 days to a New Year, lots more left in store for this year. 🙂