A couple of post-work pints at the local bar is a given for most of us. But sometimes the pub just won’t cut it. Once in a while, a classier night is in order. Luckily, when it comes to dining and drinking in Delhi-NCR, we’re spoilt for choice.
Boasting a contemporary and spacious setting, and a lively cocktail bar basking in the novelty of colourful lights and plush furniture is gorgeous Trippy Tequila, at Gardens Galleria Mall, in Noida. Head here and you’ll be treated to plenty of seasonal drinks and fantastic grubs, alongside DJs headlining late-night events. The outdoor seating, adorned with cute umbrellas and pretty plants, makes it all the better.
What to drink
Breathing life to classic, modern, and inventive cocktails, the bar takes cocktail making very seriously, classifying their crafts in free-spirited, tequila, rum, gin vodka, and other categories.
From their favourites, we went for the Dirty Butterfly – a refreshing concoction of whiskey, cinnamon stick, fresh apple slices, black pepper, and apple juice. On the other hand, The Dusky Sunset cocktail made with vodka, fresh coriander, green chili, guava juice, rock salt, homemade salt rim, and citrus will jab you with a strong spicy punch.
We highly recommend their signature Trippy Tequila Wali Chai – a unique medley of green tea-infused tequila with fresh kaffir lime leaves, passion fruit, and citrus. Teetotalers will love the Beet the Heat mocktail – a beetroot blend with pineapple juice, rock salt, fresh coriander, and elderflowers.
What to eat
Their seasonal food menu keeps things refreshed along with the all-year food menu that consists of sliders, steaks, pizzas, tikkas and a lot more to go with the drinks and opulent setting.
We loved the Watermelon and Goat Cheese Salad with Pesto Balsamic. A twist on the classic caprese salad; scoops of watermelon with lettuce and freshly crumbled goat cheese, and drizzled with pesto balsamic, it’s a perfect dish to kick off summer.
The staff suggested us to try out the crowd-pleasers. Honey Chilli Potato, Laal Mirch Chicken Tikka, Korean Fried Chicken with Cheese, and Charcoal Roasted Garlic Chicken Dimsum. The Korean Fried Chicken with Cheese was double fried to crispy perfection on the outside, while the inside was tender and juicy. Sweet, spicy, savoury – it makes an amazing appetiser. If you love dimsum yet health-conscious, you got to try the Charcoal Roasted Garlic Chicken Dimsum. It’s tender, juicy, and has a distinct smoky after-taste.
The mains menu features an expansive array of dishes from Indian curries to Biryani, Risotto to Pizza and so much more. As we were already full, we ordered for a small portion of Spaghetti Aglio E Olio. Fresh garlic, olive oil, red chilli flakes, and Parmesan cheese tossed with freshly cooked spaghetti – it was the showstopper of our meal.
The warm Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream and Blueberry Cheese Cake will take care of those with a sweet tooth.
If you’re looking for a quieter time at Trippy Tequila, then visit during the weekdays for lunch. For a bit of weekend night revelry, join in for their live DJ sets from 7.00 pm until the early hours. It can turn into quite a party. For us, Trippy Tequila is one of the best resto-bars in Noida for a bit of booze and a boogie.
Address: 2nd Floor, Gardens Galeria Mall, Sector 38, Noida
Opening hours: 12:00 pm to 02:00 am
Cost for two: ₹4000
Phone: 098181 37414