Thursday 5 September 2013

A Great Night Out- Cocktails & Dreams Speakeasy

I've been AWOL for a while now... been busy and then finally managed to get a holiday! But I'm back now and so you'll be hearing from me a lot more. I've been meaning to do this post for a while now, but just haven't had the chance.

I'm a huge fan of Jazz. I like nothing more than to wind down my day with some Ella Fitzgerald or Dave Brubeck, and its great company on those nights when I'm getting dinner done. My love for Jazz means that I'm always on the lookout for places that have live Jazz in Gurgaon. I came across Cocktails & Dreams on the net and dragged the hubby there on one of our date nights. Its was a real hallelujah moment. I was hooked! 

Before I go any further, let me say that I don't normally review restaurants on All Things Nice but C&D Speakeasy really impressed me, hence the post. I am a fan- from the quirky entry, the guy who guides you to the bar area below, to the slightly grungy underground-style interiors, this place has a vibe totally in tune with its concept- a speakeasy bar reminiscent of the prohibitions days of  the 1920s'. It was a time when secret cocktail bars sprang up and bootleggers and rum-runners were in action!  

This is no fancy, place where you run into celebs, just a great place to hang out. Its a bartender's bar, and that is its USP. Add to that the great jazz music they play, as well as some great live jazz performances from established as well as young artists... can a girl as for more?

I have tiny confession to make... I also like this place because they know how to make a good boozy cocktail and never skimp on the hooch! My favorite is the classic Old Fashioned. 

Here are a few images to pique the interest...

[All Images Courtesy C&D Speakeasy]

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