Raise the bar at home
If the incessant downpour is making you think twice before you step out for your weekend tipple session with friends, The GUIDE has a better idea. Soma Das and Dhara Vora give you all that is needed to stay at home and in high spirits, literally
Stack up on this
Check out the Caledonia Bar Cabinet (Mahogany finish) which has spacious bar cabinets with unfolding shelves and racks. It can hold up to 26 full size bottles, and six long stem glasses. It is made from sheesham wood and no assembly is required. They also offer bar units and bar trolleys.
Log on to www.urbanladder.com
Cost Rs 19,999
This wooden bar unit is perfect to store your tipple with a classy edge to it.
At Abaca, Laxmi Woollen Mill Estate, Mahalaxmi.
Cost Rs 30,300
Houseproud offers a range of functional bar accessories ranging from their all-in-one Stopper and Pourer of wine (R450) to Ice Cube Coolers (R7,995), Wine Preservers (R1,000), Wine Sets (R5,310) and more. With the royal baby fever in the air, check out the Crown Wine Rack (picture alongside).
Log on to www.houseproud.in
Cost Rs 3,650
Dead serious about this!
Tappu Ki Dukaan offers a range of quirky bar accessories ranging from a Film Reel Wine Rack that resembles a film reel (R2,500) to handlebar-mustache shaped corkscrew openers (R729). But our favourite is their Day of the Dead Skeleton corkscrew, which nicely sums up the hangover experience.
At Tappu Ki Dukaan, 27-A, Kermani Building, Sir PM Road, Fort.
Cost Rs 1,990
Cristal De Roche offers a range of crystal wine glasses which have been treated to processes like engraving, fusing, plating and air brushing. The wine glasses (in the pic) have been hand-engraved to create the images of birds on the glass.
At Shop 1-2, Krishna CHS, CD Barfiwala Marg, Juhu Gali, Andheri (W).
Cost Rs 1,600 per piece
Funk that coaster
Get your fill of Bollywood kitsch with these colourful coasters from yesteryear cinema.
At Sanctum, Vasant House, Khar (W).
Cost Rs 175 each
Seated for your spirits
With a snazzy bar in place, you would also require bar stools that would compliment your set-up. The Fuchsia Lane offers several contemporary options. They also offer customisation services so you can create one as per your choice.
At Kurla Industrial Estate, close to Phoenix Market City, Ghatkopar (W).
(By appointment only)
Call 9594400002 / 9594400003
Cost Rs 14,000 onwards
“The most important thing one needs to keep in mind before designing a bar is the purpose of your bar - are you someone who drinks occasionally or do you regularly entertain people. People in the city usually have cabinets or corner bars to show off their collection. Also, the material used needs to be chosen well.
If made from regular materials such as plywood, it might fall apart, as spills are bound to happen. Besides, if you entertain regularly, opt for a sink and a mini-cooler so you don’t have to rush to your kitchen all the time,” says bar consultant Joginder Singh Thakur of Jaz Bar Concepts. They offer bar consultancy services, ready-to-install bars and professional-grade bar equipments.
At Suite 813, Adarsh Nagar, New Link Road,
Andheri (W). log on to www.jazbarconcepts.in
Click for a tipple
Do you find heading to an alcohol store to pick up your bottles tedious? Here’s a great option - Letsbuydrink.com. They offer a variety of wines, vodka, whisky, champagne and other kinds of alcohol. For teetotalers at your party, you can order coffee from the site too.
Log on to www.letsbuydrink.com
Learn the art of bartending
Cocktails and Dreams
At Shiv Shakti Apartment, Khar (W).
Boston Bar Academy
At Kohinoor Apartment, Devu Bhai Lane, Dadar (W).
Stir Academy of Bartending
At Creative Consultants, 8 Joel, St Michael’s School Marg, off LJ Cross Road, Mahim.