"One constant and truthful companion in all of your major events has to be beer."
- said someone, most probably Irish
A heartbreak? Beer.
Found a new love? Beer.
Got fired? Beer.
Got a new job? Beer.
Meeting an old friend? Beer.
Having a bad day, having a good day, realized purpose of life or going through an existential crisis? A cold beer.
Now, breweries are generally associated with Germany, Belgium etc., but a lot of good microbreweries have come up over the years in the vicinity of Delhi itself.
Whether a Saturday brunch, or a weekday evening drink, head out to the breweries listed below and treat yourself with some fine beer.
Striker Pub & Brewery
Located in the Global Foyer Mall, Gurugram, this place is known for its great beer, beautiful ambience, and the music that plays here. This place has one of the best lighting and seating arrangements you can hope for.
For munching with your beer, they have a good deal of Indian, Continental, and Chinese food, that definitely go well with beer considering India has an expertise with spices and snacks which no other beer-nation has mastered.
They also have live music every day except for Saturdays from 8 PM to 10:30 PM. Large groups are given a separate cabin improving customer experience with blazing service.
Try their Rock Bock Beer the next time you visit the Global Foyer Mall.
500ml mug of beer here will cost you around ₹200. They also serve 1500ml pitcher.
Location: 23, 1st Floor, Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, Sector 43.
Vapor Pub and Brewery
An outdoor seating perfect for you planned winter evening with chilly breeze and booze. The music played in this place varies from Rock n Roll, to Jazz, thereby meeting all of your moods. Known for its energetic ambience, and wheat beer, this place is perfect for a day out with your loved one, as the rooftop location gives it a particularly surreal feel.
Their non-veg platter complements the refreshing beer. To munch on, you must try Mustard Chicken, Shaami Kebab, Seekh Kebab, and for vegetarians, go for Paneer Tikka, and veg Shaami Kebab.
They have four types of beers -
- Premium (unfiltered beer with some remnants of yeast)
- Light Pour (the clearer version of Premium)
- Dark Beer (which has a nice sweet aroma and flavor)
- Wheat Beer (with a hint of mild citrus).
A pint of beer at Vapor will cost you approximately ₹200-220 only.
Location : 2nd Floor, MGF Mega City Mall, MG Road.
Although a bit smaller place as compared to the others on this list, it is particularly cozy, and it has positive and comforting vibes. Located next to the Vatika Business Park, the approach to this place is totally hassle free.
This is an ideal place for planning a small office party, as the music playing here is soothing, and doesn't interrupt your conversations. The list of beers is long, and the staff is very courteous.
There is also some aged beer served here, which is most definitely worth the price. The smooth tasting Wheat Beer goes perfectly well with the munchies they serve here.
A pint of beer in this cozy environment will cost you around ₹180-200.
Location : Vatika Business Park, Sector 49, Sohna Road, Gurugram.
As you'd have guessed by the name already, this place is the go to place for cricket lovers, looking to have a pint or two of beer. No introduction is really needed for this place when it comes to the best microbreweries in Gurugram.
The ambience is cricket, and only cricket. Walls are done up in similar fashion and cricket matches are telecasted on big screens. Their freshly brewed beer contains no preservatives. What's interesting is that their beer names are also taken from cricketing lingo, like Doosra, Googly, Bouncer, Yorker, etc.
The food here is not worth boasting about. But if you are a cricket lover, then there should be no stopping you from visiting this place the next time your favorite teams play and you want to grab a pint of beer.
A pint of beer in this cricketing atmosphere will cost you not more than ₹200.
Location : Galaxy Hotel, Sector 15
Manhattan, the Craft Brewery
Manhattan, too, is located in the Global Foyer Mall. The ambience is superb with some fantastic international music being played by the DJ. Sometimes you also get to experience live standup comedy or some other form of entertainment that just adds to your experience. They leave no stone unturned when it comes to the satisfaction of the visitors, both with respect to eating and drinking, and also the entertainment part.
The drinks menu has a lot of options, but it is specifically the freshly brewed beer that makes it a must visit place.
From German, to Continental, to European, to Indian, they serve everything that goes well with a freshly brewed beer. Chicken wings, Pork Sausages, Chicken Malai Tikka, Mutton Gulouti Kebab, Barbeque Chicken, you name it. Options for snacks are pretty sweetly covered in this place.
A pint of beer here is likely to cost you around ₹350-400.
Location : First floor, Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, Sector 43
So the next time you're in Gurugram, and you crave a pint of beer, you know where to head to.