ELEPHANT & CO GASTROPUB
Elephant & Co Gastropub started a little over a year ago with the aim of forming a community of people who would meet up to network, enjoy drinks with a few close ones at the end of the day, or simply walk in alone and make friends while at the bar. “We’ve successfully grown as a community bar and literally become a small family that loves to hang out together, no matter what day of the week it is.” says Karan Khilnani, co-owner of Elephant & Co Gastropub. Over the months, those who walked in alone found their tribe at this community bar, and partygoers made this bar their second home. “It’s not just about partying together, people here have formed relationships and have stood by each other even through difficult times. We’ve helped them form their family,” continues Karan.
Agreeing with what he has to say, Shikhar Vishnoi, a regular at this community bar, quips, “I found my people here! I used to come in here for a drink here after just having moved to Pune, and I hardly knew too many people. But now it’s become the best place to relax, network and grow together!” Karan fondly remembers a time when the brunch had to come to an abrupt halt when it started pouring. The guests helped him and his team put the tables back in, waited inside for around an hour, and went back to enjoying the party once the showers stopped, sans complaints. Karan has helped build families, given a lot of opportunities to those who were wishing to start their careers with ECO (Elephant & Co), and been there for his patrons whenever they’ve needed him. The love and kindness Pune has showered this establishment with in return has resulted in the increase in popularity.