The Bar Stock Exchange – Review
Stocks are at an all-time high and so are the stakes to get your favourite drinks at the lowest price possible. Yes that’s right, when you hear the sound of trading alcohol everyone knows who we are talking about. The latest buzz in the town is The Bar Stock Exchange, India’s first stock market based restaurant chain where you can trade your drinks in real time. A place located in the herd of traffic, Saki Naka, yet a much demanded place in the hub of Andheri East that needs a good place where you can eat good food and drink at budget friendly prices. That’s a serious threat to oh-we-offer-cheap-booze Pop Tate’s. Wondering why we say that?
Now imagine you get a 30ml of Old Monk at merely Rs. 15, no kidding Rs.15 it is till the demand grows and the supply shores. Interesting, is it? That actually makes it cheaper than what other places would offer the same drink even during Happy Hours.
All this again is placed merely through a mobile application. That’s one big advantage when the place is jam-packed, which is the story most of the evenings at TBSE. The convenience of keeping a check at the prices, placing your order and asking for the bill, none of these need the staff on your table while you decide your order. So you have an LED TV that also lets you keep a tab on the rates incase your mobile battery goes for a toss. But that’s all that you need to know about drinks, when it comes to food, generally what places offer in the name of finger food or fancy mains, TBSE stands out in every possible way. The food here serves best for the quality and the quantity. Take the shredded Chicken & Vegetable replete in Tortilla made BBQ Chicken Quesadilla and the Mexican Bean Nachos to start with. However the best was still to come.
“Savourite” Dishes: Crisp, well marinated and neatly presented! The Chicken Tikka Popcorn takes my vote. A Must Try here! – Pranali Punwatkar
The very first sight of the dish enchants you, only praying that the taste doesn’t disappoint you, and it doesn’t, not one bit. This surely is a signature start and the most ordered dish here to accompany your alcohol and lead you to the mains. A must try, I would say!
Second to that for me would be the Basil Chicken Tikka. Strong flavours of Basil infused into the spicy Chicken Tikka and well chargrilled makes it definitely a good starter that would pair well with your alcohol.
From the mains, The Bar Stock Exchange Paneer Tikka PIZZAAN. The fusion of Paneer Tikka served in a crust made out of Naan makes it interesting. At no point of time did it taste bland or less-mouth-watering. Nicely coated with toppings, the Pizzan makes a good main course, sufficient to placate your hunger.
Spicy from the outside, cheesy within! Accurately grilled and proportionately stuffed with Cheese and Spinach, I loved the Cheese Stuff Mushroom. – Dakshin Adyanthaya
Yes, it is a vegetarian dish and in spite of being a carnivorous, I liked it. The juiciness the cheese and the spices leave you with makes it an interesting combination.
Something that comes close to this would be the Wok style Chicken. With an overdose of Tikka/Tandoori related options on the menu, a change in taste offered by Wok style Chicken is a pleasant welcome to the palate. Succulent and flavourful Chicken strips fried with Bell Peppers, Onions and Cilantro with Schezwan sauce, this goes really well with your beer.
Next in the list for me would be from the mains. Now the thing with sizzlers is that most of them overdo it, giving us a less-appetising experience. Very few places firstly offer few “good” options with sizzlers. Surprisingly, the Chicken Tikka Sizzler doesn’t leave you with one bite of disappointing. Spicy, enticing and worth an order. So if you are fond of Sizzlers and want to just about fill your appetite right, go for it!
With so much to eat and so much to drink at a cost-effective price, what will surprise you here is your bill. Good music, good place, good menu and a great concept makes this place a must visit.
Food: 4/5 | Service: 3.5/5 | Value for Money: 5/5 (for alcohol) 3.5/5 (for food) | Overall Experience: 4/5