First Look At The Barking Deer

February 26, 2013 7:58 am by

If all licences fall into place, then the city will get its first brewpub by April. Until then, The Barking Deer, the microbrewery we told you about way back in December 2011, will function as a restaurant and bar. The venue, which opens on Thursday, February 28 in Lower Parel’s Mathuradas Mills Compound, gets its name from a species of deer native to India, a “mascot” that reflects the owners’ “quirky sensibilities”, says managing partner Gregory Kroitzsh. Of the four partners of the Seven Islands Craft Brewery, the company that owns The Barking Deer, only Boston-born Kroitzsh, whose family ran a hotel in Vermont, has prior hospitality experience. The rest have backgrounds in finance and information technology. What you see at The Barking Deer is mostly Kroitzsh’s handiwork.

The 4,000 square feet split-level space, with its elaborate brewing rig, will operate as an all-day restaurant, with a bar offering a standard menu of domestic and imported beers, wines and spirits. The food menu, which includes soups, salads, sandwiches and mains, features seafood chowder; roast chicken sandwich; Pilsner-drowned lamb shanks with rosemary potatoes; grilled chicken in Earl Grey jus; grilled ham and cheese sandwich; ricotta, spinach and mushroom crepe; and three cheese Madras chilli risotto with grilled fennel and lime. The prices – from Rs225 for bar snacks to Rs650 for mains (exclusive of tax) – are relatively cheaper than at the neighbouring Blue Frog, which is happy news for those who make frequent trips to the music club for gigs. A lack of licences has scuppered more than a few F&B projects in Mumbai, but Kroitzsh says he’s quite optimistic about their brewing licence coming through. If it does, The Barking Deer will pave the way for a slew of other microbreweries (including this one) vying to set up shop in Mumbai.

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The Barking Deer

LocationMathuradas Mills Compound
Opposite Blue Frog
Next to Busaba
Lower Parel

Phone022 6141 7400

HoursDaily, from 11.30am to 1.30am

Comments (3)

  1. Arif |

    I fell for the hype of a micro-brewery and was served the flattest beer ever brewed!

  2. The first impression that the Barking deer creates is good…. But as you spend more time your experience turns bad every minute…. The service is pretty lousy. … you have to beg someone to take your order and serve you…. The order is always served late…. And don’t be surprised if there are flies or insects in your food… The waiters attitude shows that such things happen often… No one even cared to apologize for the same
    Read more about my experience at http://wp.me/p3Hfj2-qb

  3. The service is pretty lousy. … you have to beg someone to take your order and serve you…. The order is always served late…. And don’t be surprised if there are flies or insects in your food… The waiters attitude shows that such things happen often… No one even cared to apologize for the same…Attached is the picture of the fly…

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