It’s that time of the year when we get another Social in town. And this time it is in Nehru Place, Epicuria mall. Building on the theme of old school American sports, the décor is fresh and quirky. The tables have huge numbers on them, the bar stools are on cycles and there are for some reason Ferris Wheel cars that you can get inside and drink and dine. Yes, they also move as you move and also whenever a metro passes as it is part of the metro station.
As you enter you will see a wall covered with cheap florescent fliers that are advertising Software, CD, pen drives, tiffin and PG services a la Nehru Place computer marketThe floor has been divided into various levels, regular tables, ferris wheel tables, stadium like concrete seats a works space (as customary social trademark.) They also have an outdoor seating area that has old school concrete park benches with tributes like “In loving memory of Zip Drive” written on them while the tables have Chandni Chowk like vintage signboards. You’ll see the bar with bathroom tiles, and bottles caged up in iron cupboards like highway thekas, there are tables and chairs hanging from the ceiling with light bulbs at the ends of their legs. The DJ console has a shaadi band like signage.
The whole place did stand out and surely makes for the perfect place to go drink and dine. Not to forget the sheer element of fun that Social brings. The most amazing and interesting thing we notices there though was the Banarasi Patiala. A new drink on their menu that is all the way sugarcane juice with the added magic of a typical 90 ML shot of the alcohol of your choice; rum (white or dark), vodka or Malibu. We went with a Malibu version and a mammoth glass appeared. It seemed like someone had taken a lassi glass from Barnala and turned it into the most delicious and massive drink every. Surely super sweet, it makes for a refreshing (and potent) summer drink.
Along with this we ordered out favourite Social food of laal maas pao, mini parantha sliders, sausage fest. We also for the first time tried the chakkna tiffins. You get two for 90 bucks. Having been to Bombay I’d always loved the muruku with shezwaan sauce and was glad to get a dose of that here, the other table was a childhood Army mess favourite, masala peanuts. Social continues to deliver it’s best and keeps it going with always innovating a little bit here and there.
Social Offline at Nehru Place is another feather to the ‘Social’ storm spreading in NCR. A well-priced menu with interesting combinations in cocktails and food makes it a crowd favourite, be it day or night.
Where: Epicuria, Nehru Place.