absolutely loved reviewing Brewhaha, primarily because I spent 4 hours lazing
around on one of their many bean bags, drinking lots of coffee and playing 3 different
board games and didnt realise so much time had passed.
place has an interesting story to tell. Sreeram and Mansur, two IIMA graduates
gave up their fancy jobs in MNCs to start Brewhaha, a place where one would always
find something to do. Brewhaha is located right next to JNC Kormangala and is
no ordinary coffee shop. It is a community driven entertainment lounge where you
can relax, play 65 different board games that you can rent at Rs.20 an hour, participate
in a hip hop work shop or practice a hobby. They promise to make it fun for you,
especially when you wake up early (ahem! 2.00pm) Saturday morning and realise
you are going to be doing the same old thing - Hangout at malls, walk around MG,
watch the biggest flop of the year.
Mansur is the game freak, Sreeram is the chief chef. They both go hopping from
table to table teaching board games sometimes telling you the cheat code as well,
so one must ensure that they definitely have them on their team.
went there with a whole lot of people and none of us could agree on one game to
play. Going by our collective IQ Sreeram decided to introduce us to Snorta! A
wild game of Moos, Meows and more (he flatly refused to give us anything more
intelligent). Despite us twits bombarding him with really stupid questions while
he taught us the rules, he was determined to get us to play.
game has no strategy and is in fact quite mindless, but it was a whole lot of
fun. Snorta had a lot to do with animal sounds and all of us were laughing nervously
because we felt slightly stupid Hee Hawing around the place, but after
we shed our initial inhibitions the place started to sound like a barn!
menu is interesting as well, I personally recommend the Calvin Brew shake, a scrumptious
combination of dark chocolate and crunchy peanut butter. Sreeram recommended the
artic chilly brew which was an exciting combination of coffee and chilli and better
suited for the slightly more daring. You may want to read their menu a little
closely as there is a funny story woven around each name. Here is one for example
Home Galaxy Brew
Latte A cappuccino made the milky way
up some fun
most expensive thing on the menu is not more than Rs.70 and there is only one
of it, the others have odd price tags like Rs.23 or Rs.22 making this place extremely
affordable not just by Bangalore standards but by anything I have come across.
then played an hour of Taboo and another hour of Quoridor and I realised I was
hooked! Much to our delight the whole affair cost the 6 of us Rs.500.
has a cheerful décor done up in blue and orange, coined with an interesting
assortment of furniture that includes bean bags, cushions, rugs, tables and chairs.
The walls have colourful human figures painted all over and it runs all the way
up to the ceiling. I liked the fact that they hadnt greedily cluttered the
place with far too many tables so one had a lot of room to walk around, stretch
and laze without worrying about hitting the person sitting on the next table.
the flip side this place does not have any air conditioning and hence tends to
become stuffy. In summers one walks into a restaurant or café more to beat
the heat than to eat food. They wouldnt have half as much problem in the
monsoons and winters when Bangalore swings from pleasant to biting cold.
if you're a group of friends looking for something interesting to do, BrewHaHa
is where you want to be. And if you happen to go there all by yourself dont
worry youll always find Sreeram and Mansur up for a good game of Taboo or
Boggle. When these guys say they take your fun seriously they really live up to
in a Bite
very affordable, meal for 2 Rs.100 - Rs.200
Bottomline: A perfect place for fun, laughs and more.
on to www.brewhaha.in
to catch whats brewing and maybe you could win a gift voucher worth Rs.250.
Having said so much about the place you must be curious to know the brains behind
this unique concept. Mansur and Sreeram call themsleves as two guys who had had
too many boring Sundays in Bangalore with nothing to do and decided to do something
about it and thus was born Brewhaha, where there's always something to do. They
built this place for people to hang out together, have fun playing a variety of
games and have a great culinary experience with specialty sandwiches and desserts-to-die-for.
is the games-guy on the BrewHaHa team and is responsible primarily for building
the game-portfolio and managing the game experience at BrewHaHa. A passionate
gamer (of both the board and computer game varieties), Mansur's favourite part
of setting up BrewHaHa is that he gets to play games on the job. Mansur did his
undergrad in Computer Science and Engineering at REC Trichy and his MBA from IIM,
Ahmedabad. In between, he completed the mandatory-in-Bangalore stint as a software
engineer with 3 years at IBM.
is a passionate foodie and enjoys creating new and interesting additions to the
Brewhaha menu. He also jointly manages marketing related activities. Sreeram worked
as a Program Manager at Microsoft in India before quitting to start Brewhaha.
Sreeram obtained his master's in Computer Science at the University of Colorado,
Boulder, and his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
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Neha giving an
overall "Excellent" rating says - Firstly id whole heartedly like to
thank mansur and sreeram for comin up with such an innovative and fun-filled idea..
Havin coffee and being wit friends has never been so good. what i love about this
place is the fact that it lets u spend some quality time wit your pals in a different
manner rather than goin out for Just A coffee,shoppin,movies,etcccc...the food
here is great and so is the service... u so feel at home... ud spend hours here
playin all those different board games nd would always crave to come back soon..
its \"ADDICTION\"... i highly recommend this to everyone out there..