Bar Review: Mix@36 at The Westin Pune, Koregaon Park in India
The moment one steps into Mix@36, it is obvious that this place is several notches higher than a regular lounge in Pune. A sauvé, retro lounge meant to attract busy corporates, young achievers as well as the regulars, Mix@36 is a lounge that spells luxury with a capital ‘L’. A perfect blend of retro music, innovative cuisine and muddled mixology, with a magnetic atmosphere and evoking music, Mix@36 is the perfect place to unwind and let go of a hectic day.
Over-looking the Mula Mutha River, Mix@36 has long standing tables, cushy sofas to enjoy an informal chat and a snooker table too. All these factors make for a perfect evening for those looking to relax after a hard day’s work. For those who like to enjoy their evening drink under the stars, this venue is the ideal hangout as there is an Alfresco area as well. This outer area also known as the Riverview deck of Mix@36 is a visual delight what with LED-lit high standing tables. Live counters on the open air bar deck add to the already enthralling ambiance. DJs belts out an eclectic, cool, Latin and international global mix of sounds. Gleaming blue lights lend a cool contemporary look to the inside section of Mix@36, providing a majestic ambiance to the lounge.
This attractive lounge lives upto its name and whips up an innovative range of cocktails such as Pink Floyd, Don’t Stop Till you Get Enough, Rigga Ding Dong, Smooth Criminal by MJ. The Cocktail menu has been divided into interesting sections such as retro@mix, De-vine, essential, elevate, etc. In fact it’s tough to not get really high with the exhaustive drinks menu in this place. It is obvious that the bartenders here definitely know their drinks.
Interestingly the food menu is divided into an Indian section, a cold mezze section and a Chinese section. Flavourful preparations such as paneer burnt chilli sauce (homemade bird eye chilli paste encrusted cottage cheese), adana kebab (chargrilled lamb kebabs flavoured with cinnamom, cumin, parsley served with cumin and tomato flavoured pita), basil chilli prawns, kebab khudra (burghul and exotic vegetables flavoured with sumac skewers served with grilled onions, tomatoes and pita), rubian meshwi (char grilled prawns marinated with ginger and garlic juice, lemon and turmeric) and tawa khumb (mushroom marinated with traditional tandoori masala) ensure there’s something to suit everyone’s palate.
Service is all smiles with attentive and efficient staff. Mix@36 scores with innovative food and drinks, interesting music, the crowd here is definitely a notch higher than the rest of the clubs in town and so is the lounge. With an excellent ambiance combined with a backdrop of the Mula-Mutha river, Mix@36 is the right choice for an enjoyable evening out with friends. Mix@36 also has an option of fun weekly themes offering a range of eclectic music genres and performances by international artists.
Mix@36, Level 2
The Westin Pune, Koregaon Park,
36/3-B Koregaon Park Annexe,
Mundhwa Road, Ghorpadi, Pune-411001, India