The reputation of Lord of the Drinks precedes itself with the newest outlet opening up in Sector 29, Gurgaon, Lord of the Drinks Barrel House. Entering into this huge place makes you feel at large and the beautiful bar just in front of the entrance sure attracts you. This place is spread over 2 floors one being underground which turns out to be a perfect spot for a late night party. Like other places in the area they have in house micro-brewery too which wasn’t operational when it opened up but might be now.
The grand staircase leads to the lower level where again the bar is the eye catcher of the floor. We sat near the bar where Bartender Ashutosh Dixit was preparing some mean signature cocktails like the Butter Beer and Smoked Sangria for us. He also demonstrated his skills with an Absinthe & Kaluha based cocktail with tangy and sour flavors.
Coming to the signature cocktails, the smoked sangria is a more potent and highly smoked version of the regular sangria, the preparation is good but they can definitely use a better wine for the base.
We started off with some appetizers, Paneer Tikka sampler which had Achari Paneer Tikka and Basil Paneer Tikka and some Trio Bruschetta Platter, which wasn’t that good because of the bread used and can be avoided. The Achari paneer Tikka on the other hand was loved to the core.
Next was a Threaded Chicken and Chicken Tikka. The Threaded Chicken was actually a delectable preparation, juicy succulent chicken threaded with fried maida fibers.
Next up were the chilli paneer cups, tart cups with chilli paneer on top, here the chilli paneer wasn’t as chili as needed, it was more like Paneer Bhurji Cups.
Next up was the Butter Chicken Pasta, this was the one dish that left us craving for more, the right amount of gravy and the right amount of chicken in this penne pasta was definitely appreciated by everyone! Best Butter Chicken Pasta ever! We also had the Carbonara a beautiful preparation with bacon and a creamy sauce! Both the Pasta’s were loved to the core.
Then was the turn of Sliders, Sliders an American mini burger concept is quite a hit in Delhi as it combines the best of burgers in a small platter with the choice of many flavors. We tasted the butter chicken sliders and while the bun was a bit dry, overall these were amazing!
We also had a pizza, a standard thin crust pizza with nothing special but it can be tried.
Last up was the brownie which again left us craving for more, a warm gooey brownie with a heavenly drizzle of chocolate sauce, a perfect end to the evening at Barrel House.
So while there are many breweries out in Sector-29, Barrel House comes with a name which is famous in the F&B industry and thus makes this a sure visit!