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Trilogy, Mumbai’s newest split-level club, is not ready for the city’s appetite for nightlife.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2010 13:53 IST
Serena Menon
Serena Menon
Hindustan Times

It’s hard to review this place. It’s also hard to go wrong when the joint has nothing to offer in the first place. The first weekend and they didn’t have a menu. Not even a makeshift one.

So, the bartender says, “Well… the vodkas and the rest of that category of alcohol are for Rs 300, the classic cocktails and the lot for Rs 350. (Pauses) You know…” We don’t, actually.

Trilogy, Mumbai’s newest split-level club, is not ready for the city’s appetite for nightlife. Post 11.30 pm, they charge Rs 1,000 only for entry, not cover. Getting a couple of drinks would cost an average of Rs 1,300 (with tax) on top of that. Sure, they need to set standards and keep their crowd safe from Juhu’s infamous reputation. But what happens before 11.30 pm, when couples and single ladies can enter for free?

The concoctions The bartenders, however, knew their job. We asked them for their best two cocktails. Even though the Long Island Iced Tea (Rs 500) was one of the most potent mixes we’ve ever tasted, it was blended perfectly. The Watermelon Pomegranate Vodka (Rs 500) gave us a nice idea of what frozen melon injected with vodka should taste like.

Limited options
After numerous attempts at getting the maitre d' to tell us what they could offer as snacks, he came up with “veg sushi, spring rolls and one paneer dish,” hoping we’d pick one of them and make his life easier. He was catering to Yash Birla and Aashish Raheja in the VIP section. The spring rolls, we discovered when the bill arrived, are actually called California Rolls (Rs 450). The décor was good.

The LED lighting on the ceiling made for a great replacement for the disco ball. The music kept fluctuating; thanks to two DJs, one, the tempo builder and the other, the tempo killer. Please, pick one. Everyone who pays Rs 1,000 as entry walks in with great expectations, and this place doesn’t fulfill many of them. We really hope this is just the lack of preparation, and nothing else.

First Published: Sep 17, 2010 13:49 IST