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The entrance to the Ministry of Bar Exchange is perhaps the most photographed by visitors to Elante Mall. The mirror effect wall of this outlet is always dotted with youngsters posing for selfies and group photographs. While the outdoors are bright, the interiors of Ministry of Bar Exchange (MOBE) are pretty dark, even during the day. The MOBE signage is the first thing that you will notice on a wall and the raised platform for the live gigs. There is seating all over the place and works well for small numbers as well as large groups. Since it is a lounge that works on the new concept of a stock market, you are handed a digital screen pad the moment you enter. Watch the prices of the drinks fluctuate and order accordingly. The bar menu regularly offers deals, so do ask your server. The food menu brings in all popular favourites like ‘Mahi Tikka Ajwaini’, ‘Tandoori Chicken Momo’, ‘Methi Malai Paneer Tikka’, ‘Nachos’ et al. The pizzas are popular here and come with a thin crust. Despite spelling errors in the names of the dishes, the menu packs in a fair amount of dishes. The ‘tandoori momos’ are well done and go well with the drinks.
Chandigarh is known for it’s dynamic colorful nightlife brought on forth by fun-loving Punjabi community predominating the city. As most people know, Punjabis are an exuberant lot who likes to live life to it’s fullest, hence, string of pubs and bars scattered around in various corners of the city. One of the coolest watering holes in Chandigarh is ‘Ministry of Bar Exchange’, a trendy product of Rishabh Manchanda and Shahbaaz Khan who took the idea of a pub to whole new level. MOBE finds a busy spot on the 3rd Floor of Elante Mall, Chandigarh Industrial Area in Chandigarh. The bar opens around noon and stays functional until midnight, so you can pop in for mid-day cocktails or late night booze fest.
Ministry of Bar Exchange tackles an extensive menu that trots all over the globe. With a delicious diverse collection of cuisines it manages to satiate all kinds of diners and their taste preferences. Indulging Punjabi’s love for boozing, the bar puts out a wonderfully generous bar menu ranging high-end whiskies, vodka and so much more. Begin wading through the menu with appetizers. MOBE offers a plethora of starters for you to choose from. Munch on, kai horpha, jhoom barabar jhoom kukkad, peri peri chicken wings, mushroom stuffed baked jalapeno, boti kebab, cheese bomb, paneer tikka baida roti, panko crusted prawns, Malabari soya taka tak, god father fish and poh pia tod. Jump right to the mains and indulge in, pizza al pesto, mutton pepper fry, herbs & parmesan crusted basa, afghani kofta, vegetables in jade sauce, panang prawn curry, grilled chicken with mushroom sauce and Moroccan vegetables tagine.
The chef offers a great flatbread selection worthy of your attention. Pick a churchur naan or a Malabari parantha to polish off the curries. Ministry of Bar Exchange ends the menu on a scrumptious note with few royal desserts. Sweeten your palate with, mango & red velvet cheese cake, banoffee brownie, darsaan, kheer gil-e-firdaus and caramelize parantha with banana & taffee sauce. The bar creates a spellbinding atmosphere with live music gigs and live sports screening. The glass mosaic façade of the bar instantly draws your eyes as you pass through. For the Instagram-addicted generation of today, Ministry of Bar Exchange lends plenty of trendy attractive ambience. The dimly lit room adds to the cozy lounge-like vibe. Book ahead as they get very busy.
Keywords: Elante Mall, Chandigarh, Trendy, Live Music Gigs, Ambience, Bar Menu, Popular, Extensive.
Summary: Ministry of Bar Exchange is a great way to dive into the thriving nightlife of Chandigarh city. With a vast multi-cuisine menu, live music and decent single malt selection, the bar caters to it’s diner’s every need. It is ensconced in the busy Elante Mall in Chandigarh.