MG Road is one of the more affluent suburban areas in the Pune Cantonment Area, and is always packed with the fashionable youth of the city, who frequent the many shopping centres and restaurants that line its sidewalk. The place is a bubbling teapot of activity, especially during the weekends, during which the pubs and bars are packed with Pune?s working crowd looking for a place to let their hair down and knock back a few drinks. For those of you looking to do the same, we have compiled a small list of some of the most popular pubs in MG Road which are a must visit for any new Puneite.
Toons ? The Café Down Under
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Toons will charm you the moment you set foot into the charmingly small seating space underscored by the classic old-school bar tables and chairs. The place plays some fantastic music, especially on the karaoke nights every Thursday. The fun atmosphere makes for an awesome place to visit with friends for some drinks as dancing. In terms of cuisine, they have a splendid array of finger food from classic burgers and sandwiches to exotic momos and bar snacks. The liquor menu is what you would expect from any normal premium bar?the standard beers, wines
, and whiskies, including some premium Antiquity Blue. Go for a quick drink and you won?t be disappointed.
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The contemporary, chic décor and friendly service make this popular 24-hour coffee shop and multi-cuisine restaurant at Hotel Aurora Towers a worthwhile visit. Although not a pub in the traditional sense, they do offer an extensive enough range of liquors and wines on the menu. The cuisine is a nice mix of traditional North Indian dishes with some popular European fare. Some of their unmissable dishes include the Rahra Mutton and Chicken Reshmi Badam Pasanda, while a shout-out must go to the Paneer Makhni for vegetarians. You can also opt for the Breakfast Buffet if you are an early riser.
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One of the first proper ?pubs? in the MG Road area, 1000 Oaks has fortunately managed to retain its old-world charm, which seems to have only gotten better with age. The place sees a crowd of regular patrons who visit every weekend making it hard to actually find place?reservation recommended if you plan on visiting. The place has an inside seating and bar that plays some nice foot-tapping music that perfectly complements the overall friendly ambiance. However, if the music is not to your taste, you can always opt for a table in the outdoor seating. They serve some great Indian food, including some all-time favourites such as Chicken Tikka and Butter Chicken. However, to complement some of the affordably priced alcohol, try their crispy fried fries with cheese ?n? mushrooms. Beer lovers can opt for the signature Barman?s Pitcher, which is sure to keep you occupied the whole evening.