Visiting so many places of historical significance surely is overwhelming and definitely a wee bit tiring. So, how does one cope with visiting Sultan Ghari, Agrasen ki Baoli, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Surajkund? With a drink, of course! 😉
And if you are in Delhi, one of the best bars in town is definitely Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy in Gurgaon. I don’t say that. After all, I am not much of a drinking man (boy?). But, people who are in the know about bars in Delhi do!
But, I definitely am a social person and I do know an interesting person when I meet one, and Yangdup Lama, who co-owns the bar, is definitely one hell of a guy!
So, if you get a chance to chat up with Yangdup at his bar, I can assure you that it will be one fun encounter.
Hailing from the hill station of Darjeeling in my state of West Bengal, which is my favourite holiday destination, Yangdup is one of India’s top mixologists. He was adjudged The Indian Bartender of the Year in 1996 and the Asia-Pacific 30 under 30 in 1997. But, what left me most impressed was his down to earth demeanor and wonderful sense of humour!
What did he concoct for me? Couple of cocktails whose names I don’t remember, but I do recall that one of them was a whiskey based cocktail, which was a-m-a-z-i-n-g! But even more heady was the adda( Bengali version of chatting) we had, sharing stories of Calcutta.
I did happen to have my camera with me, and managed to take some steady shots after all those heady cocktails! 🙂 Let me know if you liked them!
And if you want to read more about the bar, you can check out Yummraj’s post, here.
Always love learning about something different to the “norm” – thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you, Wise Monkeys!! Glad that you liked it! Will be visiting you guys to find out what you have been upto…at present, trying to figure out what WordPress has done with all the editing tools, while I was away!! 😦
Ah, a good story again. I look forward to reading your blog – never a dull moment :).
Thank you Swati Di!! 😀
I do indeed like them. That has to be one of cleanest looking bars I’ve seen. Very nice! 🙂
Thank you, thank you!! 🙂 Indeed, the place is very clean! 🙂
Thank you Mesho…when is your next post coming up??
That post was different. I liked it. Maybe I need to stop in the bar whenever I get on my travel to visit all the gorgeous places in India.
Thank you! 🙂 Its definitely worth a visit!
What a good looking bar!! And the bartender Yangdup must have made some really yummy cocktails with his credentials!! Reading this post makes me want to make a trip to this place! 🙂
Yes indeed Snowflake!! He is one of the best mixologists in India…and also a wonderful conversationalist… 🙂
I love all this booze and ambiance. I think you did great 🙂
Thank you Paula!! The place is awesome! 🙂
Nice way to make new friends. Nice to see something different on your blog. Nice hazy pics too. Ha!! (no, not that hazy)
Haha…thank you! Slightly delayed response…And yes, its something different from what I usually post! 🙂
Hey man! You went “under my radar” for a while! To my defense, you haven’t been posting very often. This bar looks like a place where I would enjoy a few drinks!
Haha…its really good to hear from you after ages CG! My fault…I went missing and really missed out on all the action here in our blogging family! Yangdup’s Bar is indeed an awesome place…and he is one helluva mixologist!