One of Hong Kong’s buzziest and busiest bars is coming to Mumbai, and it’s one pop-up you wouldn’t want to miss. The Pontiac, a dive bar known for its hip pop culture (featured in Asia’s 50 Best Bars list since 2016) is stirring up its famous cocktails at Olive Bandra from August 2 –3.
Known for its limited menu featuring just nine cocktails, it’s great to know that they’re bringing six of these to Mumbai this weekend. A melee of lighter and darker spirits, you can take your pick (or indulge in all, as we’d suggest) from My Name is Nobody (MNIM), a chilli twist on the classic Negroni, the dark rum-based Snake Sour that’s tart and sweet, the tropical-themed Dope Slap, The Hobnail made with rye whiskey, the pickle-infused Rainbow Maker, and the Heisenberg made with gin. And their lead bartender, Tink Aira Chan, and bartender & restaurant operator Arlene Wong will be present to recreate these drinks at the pop-up.
The ethos of The Pontiac, which reflects in its décor back in Hong Kong, is one of inclusivity. And the bar at Olive Bandra is going to be transformed to represent the same here as well. Elements such as feather boas, neon lights, disco ball, pride flags, and such will be added to the space. This runs in sync with Olive’s new quest, which is to collaborate with other brands which are ‘approachable and honest, yet grounded in technique and innovation’.
All in all, if a cool, hip, fun, and filled with excitement evening is what you’re looking for – with a healthy dose of great cocktails, of course – The Pontiac at Olive Bandra is the place to head to this weekend.
All images: Courtesy The Pontiac
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The Pontiac from Hong Kong is popping-up at Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra.