#SummerCoolers- The Guide To Staying Spirited And Sober

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Are you that friend who often cancels plans just to avoid being the one who is left sipping a fresh lime soda while the others indulge in heady concoctions at a watering hole? 

Well, its all about being at the right place that has the best of both worlds for you and your friends. Here’s what Pune has to offer to the spirited and yet sober drinker- 

Tales and Spirits

It is one of the sought after places for spirit lovers but they also have a dedicated menu for the clear-headed. With a decent priced menu and their unusual list of cocktails and cocktails, you are sure to find one that will soothe your senses.

Try their activated charcoal lemonade, bull bite or their virgin sangria and you won’t regret visiting the place.

Address: Plot 64, Shivaji Housing Society, Senapati Bapat Road.

Cost: Rs 1200 for two (approx.)

Culture Pune

This is the current favourite of Puneites that recently opened its doors at FC road. If you haven’t visited the place yet, you are missing on a lot of the ‘Punekari Swag’ and the reincarnation of the Puneri culture and its local delicacies.

If you like ‘Tadka Bhadga’ or want to be ‘Slushed’ with a ‘Thada Thanda Cool Cool’ beverage, this is the place to go.

Address: Survey 1195/2C, Next To Tukaram Paduka Mandir, Sud Nagar, FC Road.

Cost: Rs 1300 for two (approx.)

Café 1730

With chilled out and laid back aesthetics that speaks comfort and is equally welcoming, this café serves some scrumptious dishes that aren’t to be missed. And what’s better than a glass of a chilled beverage when the temperature is sky rocketing?

Go on a ‘Honeymoon’ to ‘Paradaise Booze’ and enjoy the ‘Blue Heaven’ with your ‘Lime Lemoni’. You see how much we loved the names. They are even quirky on your palate.

Address: 21/1, Serene Bay, Lane 6, Off North Main Road, Koregaon Park.

Cost: Rs 1500 for two (approx.)

The Big Chill Bar Underground

This bar and casual dining place also serve drool worthy mocktails for those who prefer staying sober. Some of their fusion concoctions like Kiwi Shikanji, Big Chill D Box and Ginja Ninja should not be skipped.

The Big Chill has no chills also hosts offers on your favourite drinks very often so Go beat the heat without burning a hole in your pocket.

Address: Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, Phase 2 Road, Near HDFC Bank, Hinjawadi.

Cost: Rs 1600 for two (approx.)


Zora is paradise for people who like their drinks to be alcohol-free. They have a wide range of options and also have options to get the same drink in a non-alcoholic version.

Try some from their colour Martini bar or get yourself their signature beverages all at a very affordable rate.

Address: Arcade 6, Opposite Golf Course, Ishanya Mall, Yerawada.

Cost: Rs 1600 for two (approx.)


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Loveleen Kaur

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