Hebbal’s latest watering hole is hard to ignore. With neon red lights announcing its name, Hebbal Social grabs your attention instantly. And if you’ve been a Bengaluru resident for the past few years, chances are you’re already familiar with one or more of the city’s six other outposts.
Since opening its first branch on Church Street in 2014, Social has come a long way in the city. Some would even say that they grew up with it. College kids, who once used to drool over their first taste of beer there, now hang out at the same bar and relive those memories in happy moments with their co-workers.
The latest outlet caters to tech experts, businessmen and residents of the Northern Territories Namma Ooru, a haunt to visit in their part of the city. The decor and vibe of the interiors pay homage to this part of the city and its commercial personality, with raw materials such as steel and concrete being used openly. The grunge aesthetic gives it a casual look and it’s no surprise that the place is already buzzing when we head there on weekdays.
The venue is spacious, with several seating options available, including a small staircase that leads to private booths on the upper level. Despite the crowds, the staff are always smiling and more than happy to help you decide according to their extensive menu. Scanning the menu reveals some crowd favorites from other social outlets – Chinese cowardChilly A kind of cheeseBaida BreadPita Baos, and many more.
Coorgi Pandi Masala
However, Hebbal Outlet also introduces a new special segment – Local Heroes. A global mix, these offerings are a treat for both seasoned Bangaloreans and newcomers to the city. we sampled ghee roasting Masala Paneer, grandson Style Chicken and Threesome Mushrooms. Each dish was beautifully cooked and spiced, matching well with the drink at hand.
If gin is your poison, don’t miss the Go Coconut, a citrusy, tropical drink in which gin is mixed with pineapple and coconut. One sip and you almost imagine yourself being amidst the sun, the wave and the sea! Seafood lovers can also try the Squid 65 to enhance the experience. However, the one dish we found lacking in enthusiasm was the Naked Fish Fry, where a fresh item of the day could have perhaps added more enthusiasm.
Of course, The Social is also famous for their LLIITs, which are their long-form interpretation of the Long Island Iced Tea. In flashy colors and flavors, this tall drink is a group favorite and we weren’t surprised to see that it was present on many table tops even on a weekday night.
Wordplay extends to everything on their menu. Take, for example, Trip on the Drip, a vodka cocktail that, unlike hospital IV drips, also comes in a small plastic bag.
Nati Style Chicken
Such is the allure of the place and their drinks that some of these cocktails have remained recognizable since early 2014. Their food menu also includes classics like the China Box (a DIY meal where you choose your own base, sauce, and sauce). protein). However, we decided to try something new with Tandoori Ratatouille Pizza and Nina Aunty’s Mutton Dhansak. Both the dishes did not disappoint, combining their Italian and Parsi origins with delectable Native turn.
Diners enjoying Social’s classic Long Island Iced Tea
It’s always a stressful time on social media, but it’s good to note that as the hours pass, so does the decibel level of the music. This makes it difficult to strike up a conversation with your dining companions but is easily made up for by the contagious atmosphere. As time goes by, smiles smoothly change between the customers at the tables and some even go a step further to groove to the foot-tapping mixtape.
The night is young and sweets make you feel young. Our favorite is Ramesh and Suresh, a replica of the famous ads from the 90s for a popular chocolate brand. True to their name, the chocolate bars come deep-fried with fudge and ice cream. This is a super rich dessert, best recommended if you have a group to share. Brownie points to the steel container in which it is served. Hello, old memories!
It’s a comfort food, especially since years ago the chocolate bar remains the star of the dish today. just like watching your college Add a In a new avatar, still active, still flourishing!