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“Nice quiet place. Great, inexpensive place for drinking with a group of friends.”
Review of Downtown Cafe

Downtown Cafe
Ranked #59 of 2,778 Restaurants in Gurugram (Gurgaon)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $100
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was shown this place by a friend of mine when we where wondering where to go drink. A great ambiance at a great price. Good music playing at just the right volume. Excellent F&B. Its the perfect place to take friends on a weekday to just chill and knock back a few drinks and relax. The staff are friendly and attentive without hovering over your table. All in all an excellent place

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Thank Samuel W
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Downtown for me is the best place to have a beer, grab a bite, or just hang out with friends in Gurgaon. Been to the restaurant when it opened a few years ago and visit it regularly now. Sector-29 market boasts of some amazing places to eat and drink but the attraction Downtown has for most of the people, is unmatchable.

As you walk up to the place the first thing you notice after the crowd is a big board indicating a parking for Harley Davidson bikes (so guys if any of you own a Harley, be ready to be treated as a VIP here). The ground floor is more like a family restaurant, but the basement is where all the action happens. The decor is very Irish/ English pub kind with heavy use of wood and other earthen colours and a nice staircase descends down to the basement culminating in the bar and the brewery behind it. Seating capacity is quite a lot and so is the standing capacity (you'll have to stand if you have not reserved a table). But, believe me that standing is much more fun and you feel part of the action. From Bar stools to high table to lounge seating you can reserve what you prefer and have a great evening. I have spent quite a few evenings standing at the bar and making new friends in the process. One side of the bar is lounge seating and high chairs with a projector screen and the other side has table seating with an X box screen (yeah you can play) plus a smoking area. The decor is not over-powering and if you look around you see posters from Metal bands to motorcycles. The music is great and they play a lot of rock from the 80s & 90s era.

Service for me makes or a breaks a place and these guys seem to have it all figured out. From the well groomed hostess at the entrance to the hosts and crew inside everyone strives to please you and I have never heard one of them say "No" which for a diner is quite a pleasure. The crew and host are happy to indulge in a small chat with you and are liberal with suggestions. Even if you are standing or waiting at the bar, the service is un-biased and quick. Considering the crowd this place gets and the pressure these guys operate under, they still genuinely smile and ensure you have a good time. 5/5 for service from me.

There are breweries in Delhi NCR and then there are breweries. Excellent beer, no qualms about their product even when they know it is one of the best in Gurgaon, and no attitude or stale products served. If you are visiting the first time, do try the beer taster (which is complimentary) and you get to taste all 4 beers, wheat, ale, premium and dark. My personal favorite is the Dark one but Ale is a close second for me.

Downtown's menu is done like a 4 sided newspaper and surprisingly you have a good mix of starters and entrees considering this place primarily is a watering hole. Food is of great quality and the serving portions for each dish are quite large (sufficient for at least 2 people). My recommended starters are Dry Chilli Chicken, Tandoori Kebab Platter (both Non - Veg and Veg) and Masala Peanuts (very addictive). The Veg mini-Burgers a sought after entree on the menu and the buns are fresh with crisp patties. Mayonnaise is a tad extra but if you like cheese in your burgers this is one of the best. The Biryani are served in a sealed clay pot and cooked well with the flavours intact when you taste it. In stand alone dishes I would highly recommend Grilled Breast of Chicken. Also the thin crust pizzas done by them are a great complement to the beer. I have tried mostly all the dishes and I can vouch for the quality of each one. The food quality shows the passion that has gone into its making and that is what makes the place remarkable

Downtown works on all levels with impeccable service, great ambiance, excellent food and above all the best beer in town. This is one place i frequent the most despite sometimes never getting a place to sit for hours. 4.5/5 for this place and others can learn a thing or two from this quaint little place.

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Thank EMM_KAYY
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

Great beer, specially corporate ale, which is a speciality, good ambience, decor, picture, Hostess is very welcoming, they have special privileges for Harley boys and play goood Music.

Their Hand tossed Pizzas are a must have.

I am a repeat visitor.

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Thank GeetBatra
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

I visited this place with office colleagues for lunch. This place has a mini brewery and offers fresh beer, I am non alcoholic, so I wont comment on that.

However, ambiance was very good, it was dimly lit and they tried to give it an American look. They had huge projectors on both sides, playing all time american rock classics. Food and service both were good.

On the down side, when we arrived on the restaurant all corner tables with sofas, were having reserved sign on them. On inquiring waiters told us that they are reserved and we cannot sit over there. When we made a move to leave, they happily accommodated us to those seats :). By the time we left (15:45), those tables were still vacant. But there is nothing to mind on that, however, it will be good if management takes a note of it.

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Thank ParagAwadhiya
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

There are some places which tend to leave a mark and stay in a corner of your heart as your favourite. This is one such place. There is nothing very exceptional about this place yet every time I step out of this place I feel happy. So does my wife. The food and service is good, music is very very good (although during IPL days, they tend to show matches on the multiple screens, albeit the commentary). Most other days, they play good rock music with their videos. The crowd does make a difference here and adds value to the place. I have not been able to sit for a drink at the basement, thanks to my kiddo, who thoroughly enjoys their starters and pizzas. Will return to this place often.

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