In the last two months, we have all crossed the ever busy Malhar Road at some point in the day and seen the glassy exterior of Papa Whiskey. Some might have even wondered, when it’ll open up. Well, the good news is, after some downtime, the place is absolutely ready and will open its doors to the public, TONIGHT! So yes, Papa Whiskey Ludhiana, India’s first motion bar is here to make its mark.
What makes Papa Whiskey so special?
Well, the name says it all! Touted to be the ‘Papa’ of all the bars, this is place is definitely a bar for grown ups. With a skyscraper view overlooking a better part of the city, Papa Whiskey plans to change the way Ludhiana parties. After all, they have a whiskey cocktail bar with an exclusive collection of whiskey and single malts. And as far as the food is concerned, it will be a delightful culinary experience under the star-light sky (yup, that’s a part of the view!) Oh, did we mention that it is India’s First Motion Bar? What is that, you ask? Well, you have to see it to be blown out of your minds and we are not exaggerating ! And if all of that isn’t enough, the interiors are guaranteed to take your breath away! Located on the 4th floor of the mall, Papa whiskey even has a private lift that directly takes you from the ground floor to inside of Papa Whiskey. Yup, no climbing the escalator and door way entries.
What took our breath away?
The Brassy Interiors
We dropped by for a quick sneak peek and we must say, we were mighty impressed by the interiors. Though Ludhiana does have a lot of places with amazing interiors, Papa whiskey has taken things a notch higher. A lot of grey combined with brass chandeliers, lights and eclectic mix of bar, fine dine & comfy seating, that’s the interior in a nutshell. Conceptualized by Vishal Gupta of Hookkapani Studios, the place feels like a different world altogether. Hookkapani has a lot of pan-india and global projects in their kitty and almost all of their concepts will blow your mind away. In fact if you are a frequent Delhi visitor you would have seen their work at Circus, Hookkapani Baithak, Masala Trail , the list is never ending.
The Motion Bar
Now coming to the ‘much talked about’ Motion Bar. We are sure, the pictures have you interested. More than the look of it, it’s about the experience the motion bar provides. The moving bottles, glassy exterior giving a view of the city, the high bar stools – The bar gives a very Saloon bar kind of a vibe, taking you straight to the Great Gatsby Era. That’s the beauty of this place, each nook and corner will transport you t0 a different time zone. The Bar menu is very interesting. But more on that later. Out and out, a very cozy feeling.
The Gastronomic Food
One look at their menu and we were floored. It is vast like really vast! Vegetarians, finally a place which has no dearth of options for you. The food is a fusion of Indian and international cuisines. Now how that appeals to you, that is up to you to decide.
We got to taste Dahi Kebabs and Crispy Chili Lotus Stem and we must say we liked what we tasted.
Vegetarian – Paneer Tikka Herb Chilly Crusted, Veg Phyllo Parcels, Masala Archini, Mawa Malai Kebab, Give me Red Burger, Creamy Dal Roast Garlic, Jalapeno Olive Naan, Mushroom Peas & Bellpaper Ratatouille, Peshawari Naan.
Non-Vegetarian – Bun Murga Bun, Chicken Phyllo Parcels, Texas Chilli Lamb Pizza, Masala Omelette Pizza, Chicken Chettinadu, Prawn Curry Malwani, Kebab Mein Haddi
Dessert: Thandai Kheer Gud Patti Crumble , Inverted Shahi Tukda Kulfi
Papa Whiskey is launching tonight with Jeremiah Band a.k.a Black Slade as their opening act for the city. The band is really renowned Pan India for the rocking performances they pull off.
When: 25th February, 2018
Where: Papa Whiskey, 4th Floor , Flamez Mall, Malhar Road, Gurudev Nagar
Also published on Medium.