Come summer, and the papers are abuzz with how beer consumption in increasing in Delhi and surroundings. Indeed, beer is Delhi’s favourite drink. Which is why it is baffling to see that most people are content with prepackaged stuff that is available over the counter and not bother to check out the fresh beer that some city bars are pouring out.
For the Capital, a microbrewery is nothing new. They have been around for some time. But strangely, they have failed to kick up the storm that they are supposed to. Instead of playing on their USP — selling fresh beer that is made right there is their premises — microbreweries are now attempting to be more inclusive in the effort to attract a larger clientele. Of course, survival is essential, but at the cost of their USP? My vote will go against that.
This thought revisited me when I visited the microbrewery Lemp Brewpub and Kitchen in Gurgaon. More so because Gurgaon is ‘supposedly’ a more cosmopolitan place with mostly a young crowd.
Spread over a fairly large area, Lemp gives off a good vibe. When I entered, there was pulsating music but the bar had only a handful of people nursing their drinks. The seating is comfy and there is even space to create a dance floor on special nights. The menu is (like almost every place these days) a mish mash of Mediterranean, Chinese, Italian and Punjabi. And their food is quite good.
But what you should focus on are the beers they make right there after an elaborate process that takes months. Pair them with the delicious wood-fired pizzas they have and you have a winning combo there.
But just in case you aren’t a beer lover who found yourself there thanks to friends, I’d say fret not. Just switch on the swish tablet and choose yourself some of the very nice cocktails that they make. I for one, was very happy with them.
At: Lemp Brewpub & Kitchen, 2nd Floor, Star Mall, Sector 30, South City 1, Gurgaon
Timings: Noon to midnight
Meal for two: Rs 1,400 approx