Monkey Bar Returns to Bengaluru; Partners with Silverback Ventures LLP
Monkey Bar Returns to Bengaluru; Partners with Silverback Ventures LLP

Monkey Bar - India’s first and favourite gastropub (part of the Olive Group of restaurants) is set to make a return to Bengaluru, rekindling its cherished relationship with the city. 

Set on the first floor of the newly refurbished The Museum building, Monkey Bar overlooks Bengaluru’s buzzing Museum Road. 

Olive Group of Restaurants has partnered with Tushar Fernandes and Nikhil Chittiappa of Silverback Ventures LLP to begin this new chapter of Monkey Bar. 

“Ushering in a new generation of gastropubs, Monkey Bar's return to Bangalore is fueled by its decade-long legacy and popularity in the city. This relaunch maintains Monkey Bar's essence as an all-day gastropub with a modern twist. Bangalore holds a special place in our hearts, and the city's demand for our return has been resounding,” shared Founder and Managing Director of the Olive Group of Restaurants, AD Singh by adding that this relaunch marks just the beginning of their ambitious plans and pays homage to Bangalore's rich food culture. 

“We aim to transform our existing outlets across India into this exciting new avatar while expanding to tier 2 cities like Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jaipur, and Indore,” he added.

In the menu, you’ll find regional food from India sitting pretty next to favourites from across the world; and street food from ‘patli gullies’ holding their own against culinary gems discovered down narrow lanes across the planet.  

The bar menu focuses on indigenous ingredients and local flavours injected with a dose of artistic flair. Drawing inspiration from the evolving world bar scene and old MoBar favourites, every element of the bar has been reimagined with a nod to India’s indigenous food and beverage scene. A slew of local flavour profiles have been incorporated into the beverages. Local spices and fruits like amla, queen pineapple, red banana and star fruit, quintessentially Indian flavours like chilli chaat, masala cola and preparations like murabba, kulukki sharbath and cutting chai all make their way to the menu.

First launched in Bangalore in mid-2012, the gastropub currently has outposts in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. A celebration of Monkey Bar's enduring popularity in Bangalore, the brand’s renewed commitment revolves around providing an unparalleled dining and drinking experience and creating an inviting atmosphere for memorable gatherings.

The design direction has reimagined Monkey Bar into an 'Urban Tropical Dreamscape'. Sabina Singh, Design Director of the Olive Group of Restaurants, and the creative genius behind this evolution has worked with WDA and in close partnership with Raseel Gujral Ansal, the celebrated interior designer and architect behind Casa Pop to capture the narrative of the brand in the playful spirit of the monkey. 

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