Among the bars which keep opening and closing in Bandra, Quench, tucked into a corner of Bandra Reclamation, speaks loudly for itself. You might worry that it seats only 20, but soon, you’ll want it to remain that way.
Three-dimensional wine bottles bulge out of the walls alongside a quote by Keats. Empty alcohol bottles make for lamps on the ceiling.
This beer joint is a cosy neighbourhood hangout, especially for FIFA World Cup fans, with one flatscreen TV and plenty of space to sit. Offers keep changing, but do not disappoint.
Currently, purchasing three large bottles of beer (Rs 169 each) will get you a fourth free. The same rule applies to pints. The menu ranges from Chinese to Indian to Continental and snack prices start at Rs 59 (Chilly Cheese Toast) and go up to Rs 149 (Prawns Paprika).
Their Sautéed Mushrooms (Rs 89) are perfectly cooked but their Mushroom Risotto in White Sauce (Rs 200) could use some more salt and tasted like it needed to be cooked differently.
It’s dicey not to serve spirits other than beer, but a beer bar is a beer bar. Your server is attentive and doesn’t miss a chance to remind you that your glass is empty.
This place is one of the better-kept secrets of the suburb, or at least its regulars would like it that way. Fresh beer, concerned service and good food make this a place to visit, again and again.
Where: Bandra reclamation, Masala craft lane, Bandra.
What’S on the menu: Domestic beers, pastas, risottos, sizzlers.
What we don’t like:
No options for non-beer drinkers.
What we like:
Beer is fresh.