Kink - a mental peculiarity or something tightly twisted or curled - take your pick. Do you know when you’re so wasted that you can’t really remember your night, but you wake up in an amazing mood because you had such a good time? Yes. From what little I can remember this place is a regular night club, the drinks were great (hence the little ‘gaps’ in my memory of the night), the crowd was sort of mixed, (it had loads you could possibly hate and love), needless to say quite entertaining. The manager / bartender Vinod Subba would be my pick for the night. This tiny little guy is a genius. He’s been with Shalom and Smoke House Grill and really lights up the place with his cocktail creations. More on that below. The music was impossible not to let loose and dance.
Maybe I loved it because I was with super fun people? Maybe I loved it because I didn’t feel so guilty toxicating my liver to death, I was using absurd logic (paradoxes, I love them and how) and reasoned, that I was dancing away the poisons? Or maybe this place really was just delightful.
• If you go at 9 pm it truly is dead.
• If you go at 10 pm it’s trying to get alive.
• If you go at 11 pm it’s almost out of the ICU.
• If you go at midnight it’s rocking, and then there’s no stopping.
On the weekends they play Bollywood and club hits, and DJ Rohit makes sure the place turns into someplace where in no time your nose hair, eyebrows and even the fine hair follicles on your face are blown off by the deadly twins of desi kink as they call their music and sweat-covered bodies. They tend to play music so loud, that it is impossible to have a conversation and people around you are forced to essentially tongue your ear in order for you to hear them - ok, maybe a bit exaggerated.
Drinks - how could I forget the frozen orange julep? A Jack Daniels and Cointreau creation served in an orange. Or the fresh green apple martini, both very different and refreshing on a hot humid evening.The mixed drinks are anywhere between Rs 299 and 399.And the straight from Rs 199 for the domestic and Rs 899 for Blue Label.
Food - mostly first rate. Everything from the prawn sui mai, the honey lotus stem to the chicken and leek teppanyaki skewers all were served and explained excellently by Rupak.
“Did a jaadugar give birth to you?” - yes this is an actual corny line a guy used here. On second thoughts, quite original. Maybe I was looking like that hare / pigeon out of the hat, that evening. Though the clarification he gave me was that the eyes were putting a spell on him!! Wow!!
Just remembered, they have real drain pipes converted into booths on the terrace, and the screen they have over the bar, show Kingfisher calendar girls!!
So good times... good music... not always a great crowd. But, if you’re 22-32 and want to dance to top bhangra and Bollywood hits on Saturdays and Sundays. Or enjoy all the beverages at cost price on Mondays, or take your lady out for free on Thursdays (for the cheapskates), you will have a great time. If nothing of the above, move on.
I will give it points for being a good meat market to shake your booty. And yes, the guy who gave the magician line... his number.