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What: Cerveza, new beer lounge at 38, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Fort, call 22818572, Rs 200 for a Kingfisher and Rs 850 for Chimay Red (yikes!).
Why: The super pretty Silk Route is now Cerveza, a bar that will serve over 30 varieties of international beers including Saison Dupont (fresh farm beer), Leifmans (fruit beer ), Chimay Red (8% alcohol content) and Irish Murphy’s Stout along with usual suspects like Tsing Tao, Miller High Life, Kingfisher (all except Kingfisher Blue). Also available will be beer on tap and beer cocktails. Non-beer drinkers can help themselves to a full bar, complete with speciality cocktails like Batidas – made from condensed milk, fresh fruit pulp and rum – as well as quick bites including spicy dragon rolls, Mongolian prawns and mozzarella cheese balls.
Interiors here double up as history and geography lessons, with a giant beer map up on one wall and table tops outlining facts and origins of different brews.
When: Opens tomorrow, September 30 at 7 pm. bpb review out soon!
What: Head banging bus ride to the Metallica concert, visit www.forwhomthebusrolls.com to book and for more details or call 9769896660, Rs 5,570 per person for Mumbai-Bangalore roundtrip.
Why: Imagine forty mental metal fans crowded onto a Neeta bus for over twelve hours, armed with guitars, tattoos and Metallica videos, all high on the anticipation of watching their favourite band live. If the notion doesn’t make you hide under your blanket, you’re the ideal passenger for this bus ride, which will travel from Mumbai to Bangalore and back for the upcoming Metallica concert. The organisers are also trying to rope in sponsors, hopefully resulting in free T-shirts, food and more.
When: Ride the Lightening on October 29 at 3 pm; back in Mumbai on October 31.
What: Butterfly Books Warehouse, 83-C, Hansraj Pragji Building, Dr E Moses Road, next to Shah & Nahar Industrial Estate, Worli, call 65739322 or visit www.butterflybooks.in, start at Rs 50.
Why: Books grow in heaps and bounds at this 2,000 square feet Worli warehouse stacked with international titles for kids aged 0 to 16. You can spend hours here – don’t rely on attendants for recommendations, see Eric Carle’s picture books – browsing common titles at slashed rates and shelling out a lot more for prettily illustrated ones that you won’t see on other shelves. Also fun are calligraphy, make your own robot and skeleton kits.
When: Spine tingles daily from 10 am to 7 pm.
What: Brook Street denim store, ground floor, Gagangiri, next to Yogurtybay, off Carter Road, Bandra (W), visit http://www.brookstreet.in.
Why: It’s hard to sniff out much else when you’re surrounded by blueberry yogurt and Belgian chocolate popsicles, but sniff we did this cool new denim concept store that opens at Carter Road on Monday. Here, new season vintage jeans from Brit brand Brook Street will be sold mainly to retailers, but walk in off the street and they’ll let you try some on and place an order. E-store launching soon.
When: When you want to buy on the fly.
What: Pushpa Patha – The Flower Trail at Gallery BMB, Queens Mansion, ground floor, GT Marg, next to Cathedral School, call 61715757 or view the Facebook group here, free entry.
Why: Stroll in to this Fort gallery and see how seven artists interpret the scents and sounds of Bangalore’s Krishna Rajapuram flower market through photography, painting, video installations and graphic design. Pansies!
When: Hyacinth city from October 1 to 23.
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