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What happens when Sam Ana from South India come to Mumbai? He blends his culture with Mumbai’s nightlife and gives birth to a South Indian Inspired Bar – SamBar Pub & Kitchen.
What Is It?
With drawings of Sam Ana all over, a fictional character who hails from South India, SamBar in Khar exudes the anna feeling from all corners. And what better name than Sambar, an iconic South Indian dish which sounds cooler when broken into Sam + Bar. South Indian delicacies have made a swift entry into the flamboyant nightlife of Mumbai city. This bar has been gaining popularity amongst the youth owing to its filter coffee cocktails, gun powder fries and more.
What’s In It?
The bar is sure to transport you to the small fishing village of Kerala with props such as fish nets, coconut tops and hand painted kathakali art.The owner, Pragnesh Rai, has tried to blend his South Indian instinct with Mumbai’s nightlife culture. He’s decorated the interiors with the paintings of a fictional South Indian who lives in all of us. The outdoor area is protected with fishing nets and the inside is vibrant and colourful.
What To Drink?
The drinks are absolutely wonderful as well. The Rasam Mary is a South Indian version of the popular drink, Bloody Mary. It is made with full-bodied rasam. The Litchi-Elachi is also a drink with vodka which has a spike of South India. The Capi Madras is an alcohol infused drink that gives honor to the filter coffee served down South. Another favourite of the public is the Anna Colada, it’s like the pina colada but with coconut water.
Do try out the Awesome Payasam shots.
What To Eat?
Whether you’re having the special cocktails or the food items, you will surely get a taste of South India. There are a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian items you can choose from. The appams and the koti rotis are aligned with spicy paneer and marinated coral chicken. The vaalapoo aama wada which is a dish made from banana flour from Mangalore is the best dish to gorge on.
Do try out the crisp churuttu wrap.
The earlier Loca Loca in Khar (West) Mumbai has been replaced by SamBar Pub & Kitchen.
Address : 8 Vora building, 3rd road, Opposite Khar education society, Khar west, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052
Phone : 098209 07212
Approx cost : ₹ 1,300 for two people
With the fusion of homemade South Indian dishes and spices, this bar is surely one-of-a-kind!
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