Blue Rock: A Getaway Amid the Hustle & Bustle of Downtown

Kochi: Kadavanthra in Kochi is a busy little juggernaut in itself. But one would be pleasantly surprised at the seclusion the cosy Blue Rock restro bar that Hotel Olive Downtown offers.

Blue Rock restro bar at Hotel Olive Downtown in Kochi provides the right ambience to unwind

Pick a spot in the corner of the comfortable dim lit bar in the evening with a chilled glass of beer and a generous serving of tapioca fry to nibble on; this would suffice to unwind and call it a day. The ambience is just right to maybe catch up with a friend or simply sit by and watch a live match on the large television screen.

With the city having just a handful of chic bars, Blue Rock has seen a growing footfall ever since it was launched on December 24 last year. “The bar is open from 11 am to 11 pm. Apart from the crowd within the city limits, we see a good number of techies from the Kakkanad area. We also have regulars from nearby places,” says Ullas Verghese, General Manager, Olive Downtown.

For those in a mood to experiment, work your way through the interesting drinks list. Apart from the familiar IMFLs, Blue Rock offers a heady mix of cocktails and mocktails. Besides the regular cocktails, one of the Olive Downtown specials, called the Olive Fashion, is an interesting mix of or whisky and spice syrup with a soothing dash of orange. A super chilled glass of Olive Fashion accompanied with a wholesome fish tikka on the sides is a must try out. Ullas points out, “The ladies who drop in prefer the cocktails; we do host a pretty good ladies crowd.”

“By August those dropping by at Blue Rock can also order foreign liquor,” says Ullas.

No bar is complete without the choicest collection of wines. The oenophile in you can satiate yourself by ordering some of the popular Indian wines on the menu.

Even the teetotaller in your gang has a space at Blue Rock and can go in for the seasonal fresh juices or mocktails, pair them with a flavoursome Gai-Thod, tweaked to suit the Indian palate or may be the Pla Thod. The vegetarians too have a hearty choice.

One cannot unsee the charming Irish ‘Pub-ish’ effect, with brick walls and comfy sofas clubbed with upbeat music adding to the uber cool feel. The ambience along with the drinks and food are befitting for a getaway within the city. For more details: +91 484 422 2333