The perfect space to unwind, enjoy a cocktail or two or have that long-awaited reunion, Hop In, previously located at Viman Nagar, has now opened its doors in the plush by-lanes of Kalyani Nagar!
We just ‘hopped in’ over the weekend, as they just got their liquor license *happy dance* and managed to tuck in to some of the super-delicious bar snacks and meals they offer. They claim they introduced the concept of ‘pauvas’ in the city, and have a wall full of those small bottles, plus also use them for serving drinks! While they have started pouring out drinks, we especially paid special heed to the food that was laid out in front of us.
To start with, we ordered the Masala Fish Fingers (INR 250) that were finger-sized pieces of Basa, crumbed and fried to pure perfection. Served piping hot with a lovely tartare sauce, this one is a must-have! Our next pick was the Dhokala Pakoda (INR 200), a unique take on the Gujju fav with thecha-slathered pieces of dhokala, pakoda-batter fried and served with some more of that spicy thecha on the side. Spice lovers, this one should be on your list!
Our final choice was the Roast Chicken Burger (INR 180), a complete meal in itself; it came with a house salad, fresh fries, and ketchup. We loved the made-from-scratch patty that was moist and perfectly seasoned.
The place is nicely done up in terms of its ambience as well – they have an outer section that is recommended during the evenings, the inner is divided into two levels, upper and lower. To remind its patrons they are the ‘go-to neighbourhood bar’, Hop In has featured various creative aspects – a wall with 16000 marbles, quirky roof, and walls and creative paintings across the place.
We’re so excited to have such a fun place right in Pune and will without a doubt we will ‘hop in’ every time we feel like having a chilled drink or just a quick bite!