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Gin infused with marigolds await you at Ek Bar, a modern cocktail bar with an Indian undercurrent. From the stables of restaurateur AD Singh (also responsible for Olive, The Fatty Bao, Monkey Bar), this Defense Colony cocktail haven is relaxed on week nights and buzzy on weekends, making it an idea place for any plan, anytime.

Ang-raise The Bar

A slew of classic cocktails are served here at Ek Bar, but mixologist Nitin Tewari would love for you to try their signature potions - the Angreji Whiskey Soda, featuring mustard and house-made Earl Grey spiced soda; a festive marigold flower-infused gin, mixed with lime, honey and egg white to make the Marigold Fizz.; a paan flavoured Beeda Tonic; and finally, many Ek Bar Pickle Paanis, their take on the popular Pickleback shots. Bar bar, indeed!

Manu Chow

Now that you’ve had a bunch of drinks, look around and notice the sexy, vintage setting, and order a constellation of small plates conceptualized by star chef Manu Chandra, who uses locally sourced ingredients to create chakna inspired by Bombay’s popular Gokul dive bar; Mysore’s famous nippat, discs topped with green pea, asparagus, ginger chokkha and winter gajjak; Hyderabadi masala kheema with tava pav; Lajpat Nagar-inspired Ram laddoo chaat and more.

Order us a batch of Pickle Paanis! We’ll see you at the bar!

Getting there: D 17, First Floor, Defence Colony, call 4168 8811. 5:30 pm till 1 am, Monday-Sunday

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