Game for some stock-exchange, are you?! Well, drive your immanent urge to cash on lucrative prices and head to this uniquely thought over Café, Delhi’s first stock exchange bar – the Dalal Street. Located in the coveted Connaught Place, this place is riveting attention, primarily, because of it’s unique concept, which ran in Mumbai’s blood, making it the most south after there. The Modus operandi revolves around speculation so, play your ponies! Modeled on any Stock Exchange, at this fun café, you trade through drinks, albeit, and not shares. This place gives you a reason to luxuriate in the thrill of more than just reveling with friends. Choose your drink according to the fall of the price – well, and the price would completely depend upon the demand or popularity of the drink, just saying! Spirits start at a base price and are governed by the laws of demand and supply. Based on frequency of order and the time periods within which different customers place orders, the demand of a particular spirit, wine or beer grows or declines and the prices go up or down. It’s fun to keep your eyes fixed onto the screens that are all over – hello! it could just be your lucky evening if the market crashes and you get to savor your favorite potion – single malt, wine or maybe martini at throwaway prices. Yay!
Brainchild of two enthusiastic youngsters from the financial background, Himanshu Gupta and Vidit Gupta came up with a different vision of giving Delhites not just a regular bar but something which is quirky as a concept and interesting to play around. They were ably supported in this endeavour by Mr. Gurcharan Singh and Mr. Prateek Kochar.
According to Vidit Gupta, Co-founder, Café Dalal Street, “Café Dalal Street is my long harboured dream which has taken a lot of hard work and creative thinking. I felt a dearth of good drinking and a partying place in Delhi which has an innovative concept. There was no place in Delhi who could excite people enough to go back to the place frequently. Café Dalal Street would be one such place which will offer people good ambience combined with excellent food and beverage plus an exciting theme to play with.”
According to Himanshu Gupta, Co-Founder – Café Dalal Street, “I am extremely delighted to bring to Delhi its first ever stock exchange bar, Café Dalal Street.We bring to town an unbeatable mix of food drinks and music and an exciting concept of drinking and trading.”
Besides, basking in this addictive thrill, you could even dance to the exuberant music churned out by the in-house Dj, Aaditya Hukku, who might even come and say hello to you, most gregariously, at your table. The Quirky ambience will let you take a back seat and enjoy a hearty meal with your friends. The wall-art engulfs you straight away. The lights have been kept muted so it doesn’t overpower your tete-e-tete. The space overall has a grungy vibe with a big Bull face installation on the walls. The led tickers and TV screens all across make the space very interactive and buzzy thereby enriching the experience of being in a real stock market. A spectacular terrace overlooking some of the most prominent buildings of Connaught Place adds a zing to the entire place. The elongated bar serves some really innovative concoctions – both mock-tails and cocktails. Try the ones with innovative names – Bankrupt (JD silver select, Maraschino, Vermouth rosso and Bombay), Bull Chaser (Vodka spice Beer, and, Passion), Invested (Gin, berries and cardamom), The Wolf Punch (Apple Vinegar) etc.
P:S: There are sections that let you choose your quaint corner – lounge area, casual dining and bar-tables – choose your pick. A killer twist to our very own ‘king of street food’ – golgappas is Butter Chicken golgappas. Don’t swoon. It’s their signature appetizer and must tell you, as risqué as it sounds, it’s surprisingly unique and delicious.
Their Kebabs run up close to fetch the second most popular position – the chicken tikka varieties are scrumptious.
If you enjoy dumplings – this places serves delectable chicken dumplings that could be paired with your JD with coke (Works for me, though)
Ohh, the Shrimp Tacos were quite delicious. Crisp and fresh tacos that had a sumptuous filling of shrimps and veggies – ummm!
In regards to vegetarians Café Dalal Street has a variety of lipsmacking dishes on the menu like – Parmizana di melanzane (classic northern Italian that serves aubergines by layering them with Parmesan and tomatoes), Grilled polenta cakes, brie, tomato fondue, charred spinach, Cottage cheese steak. For the North Indians food lovers the menu has everything right from the dishes like Chicken Malai Tikka to Butter Chicken to Maa Ki Daal which can be savoured.