Since a long time I had been hearing about Loft 38 in Indiranagar which is the latest hip lounge to open in Bangalore. In a area where there are more than 200 restaurants, pubs and lounges, it was very surprising to see many people wanting to get into Loft 38 during the weekends. I was really intrigued to check out the place and try out the cuisine and drinks so made a trip there on a relatively quieter Wednesday evening.
As you can see Loft 38 is a huge lounge with more than 3 levels. The ground level is the bar level, second level is a more private level for dining or parties and the third level is the more lounge level. We settled ourselves in the third level. Only issue is that there is no elevator so be prepared to stay fit taking the staircase. Also the air conditioning on third level is too high. Hope that could be reduced. The ambiance and the lighting of Loft 38 is brilliant and really set the place as a world class venue to be at! The music being played by DJ was very uplifting and relaxing too.
I started with one drink from the “Old’s cool – Classics cocktails” which was Bull Frog – this is Tequilla, Vodka, Gin, White Rum, Blue Curacao & Red Bull all blended into one amazing cocktail! It was very refreshing and potent so that it gave me a perfect kick start to the feast which lied ahead of us! To go along with that I had the Pulled Pork Sliders which are mini sliders stuffed with roasted, pulled and homemade barbecue sauce marinated pork shoulder. I really loved these sliders and they went perfectly well with the cocktail.
Among Non-vegetarian starters, the other starter I liked was the Spicy Prawn Yakitori which was Japanese style grilled prawns with pickled cucumber. The prawns were really fresh, marinated perfectly and then grilled to amazing perfection without letting it over grilled too. The succulent prawns were a welcome change to the tasteless seafood which get passed around a lot now a days in many restaurants.
The drinks were very reasonably priced and the food was not exorbitantly priced too! This set the lounge apart from many other lounges which claim to be easy on your wallet but could burn a hole down there easily! In the main course I tried out Thai Yellow Chicken Curry which is Chicken cooked in fresh turmeric, galangal, lemon grass and coconut flavored homemade yellow curry and served with steam rice. This was really yummy and authentic to the taste of Bangkok streets!
To end the perfect dinner at the newest lounge in Bangalore, Loft 38, we had Philadelphia Cheese Cake which is baked cheese cake with blueberry compote. This was really yummy. Some of the dishes which I felt could have been better were the Assorted Crostini Platter, Spicy Falafel and Tofu Cakes.
The attractive woody and rustic ambiance almost feeds energy into you, and also lets you savor the best of food and signature drinks, put together by a team of talented and spirited people. In simple words, Loft 38 focuses on creating good times and great memories for guests. It has a particular sophisticated vibe for the entertainment, food and service that they offer. Don’t miss out on visiting Loft 38 lounge in Indiranagar if you had time only for 1 visit in Bangalore!