Did you know that average person drinks 13,428 beers in a lifetime! Yeah, you read it right. Nothing like chilling in the evening after a long day with a cool beer and a good Netflix series to watch, right?
Beer is considered to be the most preferred alcoholic beverage around the globe amongst the millennials. Apart from being a completely organic beverage and leaving a minimum hangover, with an average four to six percent alcohol content, it can help increase good cholesterol levels, decrease risk of heart disease, and majorly reduce kidney stones. Like we did not have enough reasons to love it already!
As UK and USA celebrate their National Beer Day on 6th and 7th April respectively, here’s a list of places in Chandigarh where you can chill this weekend with some of the best freshly made brew in the city has to offer.
- HOPS N GRAINS
One of the oldest and the most renowned breweries in city for its excellent craft beer is this one located in Panchkula. First time drinking beer? We most definitely recommend this one. With the highest Zomato rating for a brewery i.e. 4.8/5, this place is usually jam packed because of its excellent ambiance, quick service, freshly brewed beer, lip smacking food, and peppy music. With approximately 250/- per pint, you just cannot go wrong with this one.
Our recommendation – HnG Premium Lager (Beer), Cottage Cheese Poppers (Veg), and Drums of Heaven (Non Veg)
Our Rating – 5/5
- THE GREAT BEAR, KITCHEN AND MICROBREWERY
With a whooping rating of 4.7/5, Great Bear is yet another place where you can spend your evenings in a laid back manner while having brilliant quality craft beer. The nights are a different scene, though, more happening and overflowing with energy with live music playing at weekends. They create their own unique flavors of beer that keep on changing every once in a while. Green apple beer, imagine that! Another good reason to visit it, happy hours all day long on beer.
Our recommendation – German Back (Beer), Ultimate Nachos (Veg), and Chicken on Fire (Non Veg)
Our Rating – 4.5/5
- THE BREW ESTATE
With a chic yet chill ambiance, you’ll notice that this brewery pulls the best crowd of Chandigarh because of its upbeat décor and Saturday night events. They too have an offer of happy hours on beer all day. Having various outlets spread across the tri-city, each place offers a variety of mouth-watering food with signature brews. With a Zomato rating of 4.2/5, the beer costs around 245/- per pint.
Our recommendation – Red Ale (Beer), Honey Mustard Chilli Broccoli (Veg), and Bourbon Whiskey Lamb Chops (Non Veg)
Our Rating – 4/5
- THE BREWMASTER
For those situated in Mohali and do not wish to travel all the way to the end of Chandigarh to get a flavorsome pint of fresh beer, The BrewMaster comes to your rescue with a variety of four terrifically made fresh brews. If you like a dimly lit place with 90s famous hits playing in the background, this is the place for you. Also, they offer happy hours all day on just beer but other cocktails too!
Our recommendation – Brunette, Mushroom Thyme Bruschetta (Veg), and
BrewMaster Wonder Chicken (Non Veg)
Our Rating – 4/5
The weekend has already started and you have your list of breweries that will most certainly guarantee you a great time. What are you waiting for? Go, grab your pint now! Cheers!
About the Author:
Swapan Deep Kaur
“An engineer turned sociologist with a knack for criminal psychology who’ll quietly sit in a corner trying to read people. Likely to be found somewhere playing with stray dogs, picking carnations or looking for quiet cafes with decent coffee and books.