Yes, tables here are covered with grease, let alone that most of them seem to be hold together only by their fading layers of paint. The inside of the place seems to double as a godown with all sorts of odd boxes and stuff being stacked up in the corners. The toilets smell worse than those at our valued Pune railway station, the service is completely ignorant but next to non-existant anyway, the A/C seems to have decorative value only, the DJs would have a hard time to even move a village crowd,and I watched 6-legged species having happy come-togethers at the bar counter. The overpriced food (hilariously served with toothpicks, since the place apparently run out of forks) makes my streetfood wallah feel like a masterchef, and beer is the only beverage available. Now, I DO wonder how this Corinthian Hotel to which the place belongs got their 5-Star rating (we all now there are alternate means in our country:D), BUT (yes, capitals!) having said all of above, this place rocks!
(1) No place in Pune gives you a better sundowner than sitting on their terrace overlooking the city. Total tranquility. This is my Goan beach shack away from Goa.
(2) They make their own beers here, which (for some odd reason) stands out of the epic deterioration the place radiates. They make a wheat beer, a stout and an apple cider, and all of them are nothing short to what I used to drink at my local microbrewery when I was living in the US. High five, guys, VERY well done, and thx!
(3) The crowd is fantastic. Laid back, holiday crowd, again more like my beach shack. College, and a somewhat above, and you are in the middle of it the second you arrive!
This place is a hidden gem. Don't go for formal dinner, but do go to "hang out". No better place in Pune to do so. My rating: