Steam Punk Guz­zler

Set amidst Delhi’s un­of­fi­cial pubtown Con­naught Place, Min­istry of Beer sets it­self apart by be­ing an ode to the cul­ture called “beer”. The steam punk themed resto-pub spread over 12000 sq ft space, is fas­ci­nat­ing with its bold yet classy in­te­ri­ors.

VM&RD - - Design Indian -

Min­istry Of Beer, the lat­est resto-pub and one of the first craft beer hubs in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal, opened its doors re­cently where the in­dus­trial meets Vic­to­rian de­sign sen­si­bil­i­ties makes this wa­ter­ing hole stand­out at Delhi’s brim­ming F&B haven Con­naught Place.

San­deep Singh, Di­rec­tor, Min­istry of Beer, who also dab­bled as the prin­ci­pal de­signer for the place, ex­plained, “Glob­ally, beer is not just a bev­er­age like it is con­sid­ered in In­dia. Hence we wanted to dish out the his­tory and cul­ture associated with it. We de­cided to go with the theme that con­nects well with the bev­er­age we are pro­mot­ing and thus came the idea of steam punk.”

An un­con­ven­tional en­trance with a steam punk ni­tro mask just above the podium wel­comes guests with lot of an­tic­i­pa­tion. A huge steam punk mask of Egyptian god­dess of beer “HATHOR” over­looks the brew­ery while a model of a steam en­gine adds to the in­dus­trial look. The ceil­ing of the bar has a unique tex­ture of scrap tins in ran­dom pat­terns that have names of beer va­ri­eties scrib­bled on them. A graf­fiti fur­ther vis­ually nar­rates the process of mak­ing beer. The place also uses dif­fer­ent names at each level - ground floor is called Jug­ger­naut, Mez­za­nine is Iron­ford, first floor is Steam­storm and the sec­ond floor Crank­shaft.

The back­yard is a trans­for­ma­tion from in­dus­trial to green­ery which has ver­ti­cal land­scaped gar­dens and peb­ble walls de­pict­ing an in­dus­trial-meets-na­ture kind of look. The fur­ni­ture repli­cate de­signs of the Per­sian boule­vard while the “beer wish foun­tain” does jus­tice to the nat­u­ral set­ting as well as the pur­pose of the place. The veg­e­ta­tion in this area are also equipped to turn waste water into pure form.

A huge graf­fiti in­fused with in­dus­trial

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