The newest kid to hop onto the microbrewery and Bar Exchange block in the Brewery Capital, Gurgaon, is 0124 Bar Exchange. A name as befitting as that (Gurgaon’s STD code), and a vibe that will leave your senses bewitched. Sitting pretty in the Good Earth City Centre, spread out over three full levels, boasting of an absolutely mesmerizing, intimate terrace and a bar exchange concept, this one is a winner already. It’s surely a combination you won’t find anywhere else.
The indoor sitting is intimate and romantic, replete with large couches, table lamps and classy, old world charm in good measure.
The Highlight (literally so too!) of this place most definitely is the terrace. A mammoth 3200 square feet area, adorned with generous splashes of greenery, muted lights and a gigantic TV screen, it’s quite a breath of fresh air, in every which way and puts the oomph back into partying or eating out. Once you’ve soaked in this ‘high’light, it’s time to get high with the place’s generous bar exchange concept.
How the bar exchange works is that they list all their booze (or most of it anyway) on their own special exchanges. The prices of beverages rise and crash just like the stock market. The drinks cost cheaper when the bar opens and the prices start peaking after a while. A drink may even become dirt cheap or super expensive depending on the increasing or falling demand for it. Talk about revising your lessons on Demand and Supply! Keep monitoring, and up your happiness quotient when the prices go down.
Their 5 Hl brewery operation churns out three kinds of Beer (with ‘beery’ interesting names) ; Belgium Wit, German Pilsner and Vienna Ale (the strongest). Premium quality German Malt (Weyermann) is used and there’s no compromise whatsoever on the maturation period. Besides the beer, Classic Cocktails, Signature Cocktails like Frozen Sangria, Frozen Margarita, Premium Indian Whiskies and Scotches are on offer too.
The food menu is thoughtfully curated, keeping in mind tantalising pub grub that goes best with drinks; thin crust gourmet pizzas, shared tandoori platters rightly called joyful platters like the mezze platter, Fisherman platter, Indie fusion dishes like Devil’s Basa Fish and Lemon Caper Dahi ke Kabab. For the ladies not in a drinking mode, delicacies like Tibetan Style Thukpa are to be relished and come back for.
The enchanting terrace, for sure. Spacious enough for private parties and conatined enough with private corners for the lovers, high on mush and who don’t want to be a part of the rush.
Where: 224, Second Floor, Good Earth City Centre, Sector 50, Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Call: 9599203841, 0124 4570304
Timings: 12 noon to 12 midnight