Bangalore has its fair share of microbreweries, and after having visited quite a few of them I can say this place probably has one of the best brews(Windmills Craftworks still tops my list though :)).
The much awaited long weekend was finally here and after some convincing, Mr. H agreed to go towards the crowded end of intermediate ring road 🙂 He loathes the traffic towards Indiranagar, but thankfully it turned out to be smooth (thanks to the long weekend!).
Murphy’s is one of four eateries in The Paul. The hotel is located in one of the quieter neighbourhoods of Domlur. Their lobby has this stunning cafe called “Sidewalk Cafe and Bar” which I plan to visit next time 🙂 There are two more eateries in the same hotel, apart from Sidewalk and Murphy’s
On 4th floor there’s a narrow walkway that leads to Murphy’s. Walls on either side of this lane are covered with humorous quotes. The place itself has got a beautiful rustic decor, with barrels shaped into chairs and simple wooden tables. One of the walls is covered with large windows which made the place bright and cheerful.
I wasn’t in a mood for cocktails and we decided to order a beer sampler first. Four small glasses placed in a cute wooden crate arrived soon at our table.
Paddy’s poison: This was our favourite among the lot. It tasted light, very smooth and refreshing with a hint of spices. Something you could have throughout the day 🙂 Highly recommended.
Holy sally: This one was faintly bitter and had a refreshing aftertaste of orange and tasted quite nice and summery.
Good golly: This one was slightly bitter with a lovely citrus flavour.
Blackbeard: This one was a stout and most robust and hoppy among the lot. It had a pronounced aftertaste of caramel and coffee that I loved. Highly recommended.
We also ordered nachos with re-fried beans to go along with our sampler set. Food service is slightly on the slower side, but we didn’t really mind since the brews totally compensated for it!
Nachos were house made(thank goodness!). I was tired of every place serving out-of-the-box ones. They were generously topped with jalapenos, olives, re-fried beans, cheese, guacamole and a big dollop of sour cream.
There was nothing to fault, and everything on that platter was delicious. Best sour cream ever! Nachos were thin and crisp, beans tasted great and cheese makes everything better anyway 🙂
We next ordered pints of paddy’s poison and some jaipuri bhindi. Jaipuri bhindi (bhindi=lady’s finger) was finely sliced lady’s fingers dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. Salsa was a nice accompaniment, instead of the usual chutneys.
It looked great, but unfortunately didn’t taste so. It actually tasted slightly bitter, as if the gram flour had gone bad.
But the brews were so good, nothing could stop us from deciding to come back again 🙂 I would highly recommend this place to every craft beer lover.