Baner Is The New Koregaon Park And Here’s Why

by Kritika Kukreja
Baner Is The New Koregaon Park And Here’s Why

Baner in Pune is the new talk of the town. With newer eateries, restaurants, and pubs coming up, it might have even replaced Koregaon Park as the hot and happening area of Pune. According to us, Baner is a tiny world in its own and we’ve got so many hot spots for youngsters to hang out to prove the same –

1. The Poona Canteen

The Poona Canteen serves your favorite Maharashtrian dishes with a twist at Balewadi High street, Baner. Giving a unique twist to each of our favorite dishes comes Baner’s new ‘The Poona Canteen’. Serving items like Pizza Pot Pie, Whiskey Shinkanji, Puneri Nachos, and lots more. Head here for the innovative cocktails with a Desi twist and a good option of Maharashtrian dishes too. The Whiskey Shikanji (₹300) is your regular lemonade with mint, but the spike of whiskey surely makes it worth trying. You can also try out the Puneri nachos (₹175), with melted cheese, olives, jalapenos and chutneys that will remind you of authentic Maharashtrian cuisine.

Also read: The Poona Canteen In Baner Serves Pizza Pot Pies, Whiskey Shikanji And Lots More

Address: The Poona Canteen, C1-1, Ground Floor, Emirus Building, Opp. Crosswinds Society, Behind, Balewadi High St, Baner, Pune, Maharashtra 411045
Phone: 020 6012 2222
Approx cost: ₹1000 for two people

2. Gong

Gong in Pune is all geared up for the festive season with wonderful Asian delicacies and interesting cocktails. The Blooming Tea Spritzer is one of Gong’s signature cocktails with Jasmine infused vodka, elder flower cordial and blooming tea served at restaurant Gong in Pune. Have you ever tasted a flower? Well, now you can have a flower cocktail with Gong’s signature cocktails menu. The Blooming Tea Spritzer (₹545) is literally a flower that you can have! Another curation is The Holy Smoke, which is a mixture of cinnamon syrup and aromatic smoke. It is a mix of gin, raw papaya, Thai chilli and black pepper. You can also sip on some special curations at this place that use spiced rum and coffee liqueur to bring some much needed drama on the table.

Also read: Try Out This Edible Flower Cocktail That You Can Drink At Gong In Baner

Address: Gong, Shop 22/23, Balewadi High Street, Cummins India Office Campus, Baner- Balewadi Link Road, Baner, Pune
Phone: 020 65003501, 020 65003502
Approx cost: ₹1200 for two people

3. Mr. Rabbit’s Bar & Burrow

Mr. Rabbit’s Bar & Burrow is the new themed resto-bar in Pune which will seem straight from fairyland. Pune is expanding the platform for themed resto-pubs, but Mr. Rabbit’s Bar & Burrow tops the current list. Straight out of a fairy tale, this gastro-pub will take you back to your childhood days with an ‘Alice In Wonderland’ feel to it. Keeping in mind the innovative idea, this bar & burrow launched last month. You can spend great time within its creative interiors enjoying your favorite liquors and munching on your favorite snacks. With South-Indian delicacies being their main focus, but you can find some mouth-watering European and Thai dishes as well.

Also read: This Mr. Rabbit’s Bar & Burrow In Baner Is Right Out Of A Fairy Tale

Address: Ground Floor, Shop No 1, Siddh Icon, opposite Royal Enfield Showroom and Furniture Mall, Baner Road, Pune, Maharashtra
Phone: 098814 60233
Approx cost: ₹1,500 for two people

4. Orion – Molecular kitchen and Bar

Time to have a gastronomic experience in this mind-blowing, astronomic, space filling, meteor blowing, at Orion – Molecular kitchen and Bar in Baner, Pune. Ever fantasized about roaming in space when you get high and have food there? This could actually change into an experience at Orion-Molecular kitchen and Bar in Baner, Pune. The interiors of this place give you a feel of being in infinite space. The looming, neon roof will just keep you stunned. So pick up your friends and visit this cafe to have an astronomic experience.

Also read: Get The Feel Of Dining In Luminous Space At Orion Molecular Kitchen & Bar In Pune

Address: 1st Floor, Aspirations, Behind Satej Hotel, Next to Serenade Building, Baner Road, Baner, Pune
Contact No: 020 30162331
Working hours: 12 Pm to 1 AM
Average cost: ₹1,400 for two people (approx.) with alcohol , ₹160 for a pint of beer (approx.)

5. Effingut Brewerkz 

Effingut Brewerkz in Baner is famous for its craft beer and it is taking over the city one beer lover at a time. Beer lovers from all over the city are gathering at Effingut Brewerkz every weekend to taste some craft beer. Started by Manu Gulati in 2014, their main aim is to bring the passion of beer and experimenting with new tastes together. Currently, they have an amazing variety of beer and food laid on the platter to serve the guests.

Also read: Fan Of Craft Beer? Try Effingut Brewerkz In Pune To Enjoy A Legendary Brewed Beer

Address: 4, Deron Heights, Next to Ranka Jewellers, Baner, Pune
Approx cost: ₹1,500 for two people

6. Apache

Enjoy happy hours all day from Monday to Thursday at the Apache outlet in Baner. There’s a reason why Apache is always bustling with college crowd. Famous for its draught beer, the ambiance is quite upbeat and it’s become a popular hangout spot for anybody in the city.

Also read: 5 Boozing Spots In Pune For When You’re Wallet’s In A Crunch

Where: Shop No 3, Panchsheel business park, Balewadi High Street, Baner, Pune, Maharashtra 411045
Best deal: Happy hours from noon to 8 PM from Monday to Thursday

7. Playboy Beer Garden

The PB beer garden is the best when it comes to lovely alcohol, beautiful music and the chillest vibe. If you’re a fan of craft beer, this is the place to be. You can’t leave without trying the yummy paneer tikkas out there! So get your funk on at the Playboy Beer Garden.

Also read: 5 Interesting Gastropubs In Pune To Visit With Your Girl Gang

Address: 26/27 Balewadi High Street, Baner Balewadi Link Road, Pune, Maharashtra 411045
Approx cost:  ₹1,800 for two people

8. The Funky Kona 

The Funky Kona promises Saturday nights with a cool breeze, upbeat music and only mellow vibes. Located in the up and coming Baner area of PuneThe Funky Kona has established itself as a casual but uber fun pub for the youth. I visited the place with a friend on a Saturday night and found the best ambiance! With mostly outdoor seating area, the place has a unique sense to it. Serving the best finger food along with one of a kind cocktails, this resto-bar has become a people’s favorite in no time.

Also read: Get Your Funk On At Pune’s Most Chilled Out Resto-Bar

Address: Someshwar Crossing, Opposite Green Park Hotel, Baner Road, Baner, Pune
Phone: 020 30162010
Approx cost: ₹1,400 for two people with alcohol

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