The Buzz Bar, Darjeeling
The Buzz is a modern pub and a bar located on Nehru Road and at the basement of Glenary's. It's part of Glenary's and owned by the same Edwards family that runs the bakery and the restaurant in the same building. You can access The Buzz bar from the bakery at the ground floor or take the separate entrance from the right side of the building.
You will need to climb down the carpeted wooden staircase to the level below and reach the bar. Along the way you will see large comical models of funny characters that sets up the mood for this vibrant bar. On the staircase there are large cartoon pictures of Elvis Presley and Ann Margret.
As you enter, right in front and at the center of the room is the bar counter. Most prefer to take tables at the seating area on the right where there are rows of comfortable sofa seats. There are also small cabins on the left. When the seating areas get full (which happens mostly on the weekends) when you will see people sitting on the bar stools next to the bar counter.
The Buzz Bar Counter, Darjeeling
The ceiling of the Buzz Bar has a lot of woodwork and walls are stone-finished. Like in a typical pub, loud music plays most of the time. There was a time when the live music was played by local bands.
There are strange models and structures that are hanging from the walls like several saxophones, electric guitars, models of sailboat and vintage cars, etc. There is also a nice model of a toy train kept on top of a fire place. Large number of photo frames are hung up on the walls. There are several small tables that are laid out with tall chairs. The over all ambience is somewhat Hollywood themed and sets up the mood quite nicely.
Sofa Seating at the Buzz Bar, Darjeeling
You will see lots of young people in the pub. As you walk across to the right, there are several sections of seating areas on an elevated platform that are separated with low fences. On the left side of the bar counter, there are four small cabins that have tables with chairs. These are meant for those who are looking for some privacy. Cabins have huge mirrors on the side-walls.
The bar is well stocked with different types of Indian and foreign liquors and cocktails. You will get Continental, Indian and Chinese dishes. The food is same as that of the restaurant located in the upper floor. They both share a common kitchen. You will find the kind of food and drinks offered by The Buzz in the link Glenary's Restaurant
where I have discussed both food and bar menus in detail.
Cabins in Buzz Bar
My overall impression about The Buzz Bar?
Well, with dimmed lights and loud music it's no different from any other typical city pub of its class. It is an upscale polished pub & bar, at least by Darjeeling's standard. However the service in the hill town in general is somewhat below the expected professional level. Secondly, the bar area overall appears to be a bit crammed. You would wish there were a little more space. However, this may have been purposely done by design. Overall it's quite nice and impressive though. Note that The Buzz Bar is a No Smoking area.
4pm to 11pm. They accept credit cards.
Location and Contacts
The Buzz is located on Nehru Road and at the basement of Glenary's. As you walk along Nehru Road that leads to the Chowrasta Mall, you won't miss this two storied white building on the left.
Phone: 0354/ 2254122, 2254315
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