Going to The Little Door is a lot like experiencing a modern adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
The little girl’s journey down the puny rabbit hole took her to a fantastical parallel universe of tea parties and all things “mad”. Comparatively, walking through the seriously little door (if you’re taller than four feet, you will have to duck to enter) of this casual Mediterranean restobar leads you to tea booze parties and music that transports you to a parallel universe another era—the 90s. You’re likely to bump into the Hatter and the Cheshire Cat the men from the movie business who are “high on life” accompanied by catty aspiring actresses who’ve made Andheri their home.
“Curiouser and curiouser”
A serious white-blue combination on the walls and the flooring offsets the many colours (and kinds) that shimmy in and out of the door—including the gemstone-hued cocktails on the menu. The ivy-esque labyrinth makes up the roof for the alfresco area in a charming sort of way, which, along with the pricing, makes it the perfect neighbourhood watering hole.
“Look after the senses and the sounds will look after themselves”
The music gets progressively louder as it transitions from the early 90s, when Meatloaf was the biggest rage, to Missy Elliott in the late 90s. Everyone in between gets a mention, except The Backstreet Boys. Sorry, boys.
But the party does get loud around 11 PM and if you’re into talking your accompanying friends, you’re likely to come back home croaking. When can we go back for some conversation? We’re told to follow their social media links to check when the venue plays host to painting workshops, DJ nights and even, pets’ day out. (Anyone got a Cheshire cat? Or a rabbit?)
“It is [not] better to be feared than loved.”
Feel no fear, lose your inhibitions because there might not be a better place to do so. The carefree vibe bounces off the walls, encouraging an order of a Dead Meister (Jägermeister + beer) and a Podka, a ruby red concoction of vodka with kokum syrup, ground cumin and soda served in a red chilli-rimmed martini glass.
“We’re all mad here.”
The bar menu is quite a quirky one. Aside from the regulars, a list of intriguing cocktails is offered under two choices—“When The Month Begins” and “When The Month Ends”. What’s not to love when someone looks out for you this way? Just follow their lead. Oh, also, they do a killer Sunday brunch. Make sure you reserve it a month in advance. Yes, it’s that good.
How to Get There:
Contact: 022 30151734
Timings: Mon to Sat – 5 PM to 1:30 AM | Sun – 12 noon to 1:30 AM
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