HnExpress Ashoke Sengupta, Kolkata : Five Mad Men, the new “gastro play pub” in Saltlake Sector V, is the first of its kind in the city. The sprawling space is divided into two sections and offers gaming and live streaming of matches in a sporty ambience. Apart from food, drinks & sports, there is DJ music and live gigs to ensure you have a swell time.

So, why call it Five Mad Men? The name perfectly justifies the people who own it, five mad childhood friends Sayan Roy, Amitava Bandyopadhyay, Ayan Das Gupta, Kanyaka Basu and Sourav Sinha, they want to pass on their vibe to the people who come here. This is the ideal place where sports meets the party scene. The first section you will come across once you enter is around 1000 sq ft in area. It can hold around 100 people, and is done up with wrought iron chairs, hanging bulbs and wall art. The Mad Wall has a collection of colourful jerseys, skateboards, cards, cricket bats, hockey sticks, snake & ladder, rack of cards and more.

Once you cross the entrance section, you reach a 3,500sq ft space that can pack in around 200 people. It wears a rugged look and has the feel of an an urban artsy warehouse. A 22ft-long bar will ensure you don’t have a hard time getting your drinks. The well-lit ceiling and the graffiti are the other highlights. There’s a smoking room, too, decorated with vibrant old window shutters and a carom board(yes you read that correct!!). Oh, and there’s a huge screen to broadcast live matches, the biggest of its kind in Kolkata!

Speaking of gaming options, there are multiple pool boards, air-hockey, dart, foosball. There is a Xbox gaming zone too complete with motion sensor games.

The food follows a global pub cuisine & the mocktails game is strong.

So what are you waiting for, visit this place, Ditch the Grind & Unwind!

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