Bangalore’s well known love for Beer has clearly caused a storm, leading to the opening of yet another microbrewery called Communiti. As though we weren’t spoilt for choice, this space is conveniently located in the heart of the city, already creating a buzz on Residency Road. So one fine day we decided to dive right in and check out the vibe.
The perfect community space
Vast and expansive, Communiti is spread across two floors with an in-house brewery. The space is well lit and designed with industrial theme interiors. Whether you’re here on an afternoon date or with family and friends celebrating a special occasion, this place has a distinctive and unique charm and plenty of space for everyone. Our favourite spot was the outdoor dining area at the entrance that featured a grand piano springing water like a fountain. So magical that if you’d stop to listen, it would transport you to the edge of a waterfall.
O’Beer where art thou?
We were looking forward to trying their ales, stouts and Belgian beers, but unfortunately they weren’t serving beers on tap when we visited. So we decided to order our homegrown beers – Bira & Kingfisher. If beer is not your thing, checkout their signature concoctions of Mocktails & Cocktails.
Low-down on the food
The first half of the menu is designed keeping in mind the perfect short eats that’s either fast, grilled or deep fried. However, the second half of the menu makes an exception to this case and ventures into listing some classic Italian Pizzas, along with Pastas, Burgers, Steaks as well as Sizzlers.
For starters we ordered the Peri Peri Chicken. Juicy chicken marinated with Caribbean spices, slow cooked and tossed with peri peri sauce was lip smacking. This was then quickly followed up by a satisfying bowl of Chilli Texan Fries. Classic potato fingers double fried, tossed with spicy Mexican sauce and melted cheese, leaving it crispy on the inside and meltilicious on the outside. The greed to trying out more starters lead us to order the Pork Belly. However, this dish was extremely disappointing! Parts of it were well cooked and parts of it were very chewy. When we complained about this dish to the Restaurant Manager, he was courteous and kind enough to take it off our bill.
He then recommended we try their wood fire pizzas which he claimed were their speciality. So we ordered the Pizza Al Fungi, only because the name and description took us back to our favourite pizza spot in Italy. We didn’t expect it to be as good as it sounded, but to our fortune it was good (but not the best). Thin crust pizza topped with assorted mushrooms, mozzarella and cheddar cheese that had an interesting smoky flavour; unlike anything we tasted before. To top that we asked them for some extra sundried tomatoes as on add on which really lifted the overall taste of the pizza.
We decided not to indulge in desserts simply because our beer belly overtook our ‘dessert stomach’.
Service game on point!
Servers were helpful and friendly and served us in under 10 minutes, which is rare for a restaurant/pub of it’s nature considering how crowded it was. The Manager had a wonderful personality and personally visited each table to receive feedback.
If you are on the look out for a space that’s casual yet fun, pay a visit to Communiti this weekend and make merry with their crafted beers and yummy food.
- It’s a great place to hangout and chill but try avoiding the weekend rush, or simply reserve a table in advance
- If you are a small group, stick to ordering from their list of starters, pizzas and main course.
67 & 68, Brigade Solitaire,
Opposite to Advaith Hyundai, Residency Road,
(Rs. 1,426 for 2 people including alcohol)
Bira Blonde – Rs. 250
Kingfisher – Rs. 290 (for two)
Chilli Texan Fries – Rs. 110
Peri Peri Chicken – Rs. 240
Pizza Al Fungi – 200
Extra Sundried Tomatoes – Rs. 40
Service Charge, Service Tax & VAT – Rs. 296
Value for money: 3.5/5