eating sushi in India :: day 3 :: the barge

I’m traveling alone, and while I do quite a bit by myself I’m not lonely. In fact, I’ve not been solitary for too long since I arrived. The small guesthouse where I’m staying has been quite friendly. Last night a small group of us headed out to a farewell dinner for a Belgian couple that was leaving the next morning. We went to The Barge, Mysuru’s first microbrewery.

The building is constructed from recycled (up cycled?) shipping containers.

The building is constructed from recycled (up cycled?) shipping containers.

 

I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that my third day in India would take me to a brew pub, but there you go. The space is a combination of shipping containers and outdoor courtyards and a hell of a lot of twinkle lights. It was a small miracle that I didn’t trip over the lip of the containers as I walked through the place. The beer wasn’t the worst I’ve ever had (Avalon Brewing Company, I’m looking at you), and the food was easy - nothing too adventurous or risky. (Some people like risky. I’m not one of them.)

According to the owner of the guesthouse, it’s a popular spot on the weekends for young professionals and even families with kids, which sounds like a lot of the breweries I know and have seen back in New England.

There was a bunch of outdoor seating, and cool booths inside the converted shipping containers.

There was a bunch of outdoor seating, and cool booths inside the converted shipping containers.

Super cute, right?

Super cute, right?

It was not at all something I expected to see while in India, and I’d definitely go back.