- Great food
May 11, 2018
A taste of refined – yet fun – cocktail culture in the heart of bustling Bangalore, Bootlegger brings an appreciation for drinks and the carefree culture surrounding it to all who come through its doors. With a name like Bootlegger, you could be forgiven for thinking that you would be presented with a backroom dive upon walking through said doors, but you will be pleasantly surprised to find the opposite. Smartly designed with exposed brick walls and a light wood bar, the atmosphere is of a gastropub, with heavy emphasis on the pub. The bartenders at Bootlegger are revered throughout the city for creating never-seen-before cocktails and further mastering the classics. Classics like Sazeracs, Singapore Slings, and Dark & Stormy’s are taken seriously here with an eye on fresh ingredients and top notch showmanship. The original cocktails are where the Bootlegger really strut their stuff with the Bank’s Closed – blended with absinthe, orange liqueur, and lemon juice served straight up – and the Cat’s Pyjamas – with rum and orange flavoured liqueur – highlighting an always expanding repertoire. The Bootlegger has also jumped with both feet into waters of the tropical tiki trend sweeping the world’s bars, even recently hosting Tiki Takeover nights. Snacks and main courses are available at The Bootlegger from breakfast until late, and the menu definitely has a ‘East Meets West’ feel with plates like potato skins, jalapeño poppers, and fish & chips appearing next to chilli paneer.