Druid Garden – Microbrewery at Sahakarnagar
Druid Garden is one of the Microbrewery Restaurant has come up a year back in the Sahakarnagar. It has gained popular in short span and received a lot of appreciation. I was part of the launch party and visited the place multiple time. Every time I visit the place, I have seen the quality improve. The place opened with the capability to make their own beer as they had the complete setup ready. But the owners had to wait for few more months, before getting the license and making their own beer. As they say, all is well that ends well. Finally, the place does have their own Microbrewery. Let me share my feedback based on multiple visits.
The Microbrew Casual Dining restaurant is setup on a third floor of building that has Shopping and gym. First thing I noticed at the entrance is the reception area, where I am asked if I had any reservation. The place runs full most of the time during the evening, weekday or weekend alike.
There is a huge section to the right side where there is the bar counter and leads up to the kitchen. To the backdrop on the right is the Microbrewery. There is direct tap connection from the Microbrewery to the taps from where the craft beers are tapped.
They have 2 unique sitting sections that are a few steps higher than the normal floor level. Section to the right near the entrance is quite bright and apt for family. The section to left, is couple of more steps higher and looks cool.
The floor is spaced quite well with every table being spaced out well to avoid any cramming of tables.
Highlight of the interiors is the retractable roof right in the centre. From what I have heard, the roof closes at the outset of rain/cloudy-sky. Otherwise they let it open to be natural fresh air. This is the only pub in Bangalore using this kind of concept.
The place is known to serve good food along with the beer. Recently, a set of 30 Chefs from Marriott group of hotels across India, visited Druid Garden. It wouldn’t have been possible unless there the Chef heard some good things about the food at Druid Garden.
I have tried Peanut Masala and Paneer Mozzarella Sticks from this section. Both the items are tasty and go along well with Beer and/or cocktails.
The next section is the Small-Plates Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian. There are plenty of items to choose, which includes some of the contemporary items like Mezze Platter, Tacos and Paneer Tikka.
There are many Pizza options with different topping. My top pick has always been Pizza Verdure which comes with assorted grilled vegetables and provolone cheese. The other variants including – Pizza con Funghia and Pizza alla Romana are also quite good.
Large Plates Vegetarian
This section contains many items from the Indian cuisine including – Dal Makhani, Tadka Dal, Awadhi Palak, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Thai Red/Green Curry in the Vegetarian section. There are plenty of options in the Non-Vegetarian section as well.
I have tried Awadhi Palak which is served with Pudina Paratha. The taste of the subzi is very good as the palak gravy tastes good.
Paneer Kurchan is another curry that I have tried couple of times but somehow felt that it need improvement. The tomato gravy isn’t very delicious and the subzi lacks seasoning.
There plenty of Indian Breads that can be ordered along with the gravy curry. Apart from these there are plenty of Dessert items and special Kids Menu.
The main attraction at this place is the beer. And I would straight away say that the best beer here is the Hefeweizen. The beer is made with Cezh Wheat and caramel malt. It has the aromas of Banana, traces of Mango & Pineapple.
Some of the other beers that I like here are – Dunkelweizen, Imperial Stout and Indian Pale Ale.
They also have plenty of branded beers, mocktail, beers and straight alcohols (Rum, Vodka, Gin) to pick up.
This is one of the best Microbrewery in the city because of the large space and the beer flavours. Being located a little away from the city centre makes the place more desirable. The beer and food at this place are pretty good. They do offer some good discounter via Zomato Gold which is useful as I have already benefited. A special note on the serving staff who seem every so polite in serving guests.
I rate my overall experience at 4.0/5. It is close to the 4.5 mark but then I would still want to give it couple of more tries before rating higher.
My rating in other departments.
Food – 4.0/5
Service – 4.0/5
Ambiance – 4.25/5
Drinks – 4.0/5
Food and drinks for 2 people would come around INR 1500.
Address – 40/1 Century Corbel Commercial, 3rd floor, Sahakaranagar Main Road, Sahakaranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560092
Hours – Open today · 12–11:30PM
Phone – 080 4677 7777