In the heart of Indiranagar, Bangalore, a revolutionary force has emerged in the city’s nightlife scene, encapsulated in the form of SOKA— a partnership between two distinctive personalities, Chef Sombir Choudhary (SO) and bartender Avinash Kapoli (KA). This neighborhood bar, limited to 38 guests, promises an intimate setting that strikes a perfect balance between coziness and vibrancy, creating an exclusive space for an unforgettable night out.
Design: A Cocoon of Creativity
SOKA’s artistic direction, conceived by the creative force Siddharth Kerkar, redefines the cocktail bar experience. Inspired by the concept of evolution, the focal point of SOKA is a stunning representation of a cocoon—a 4ft cocoon lamp, casting just the right amount of light to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. This work dominates the entrance, with copper scales cascading over a 15-foot wall, naturally colored with a captivating patina.
The bar itself is a work of art, fashioned with beaten copper in front, featuring intricate patterns of waves and scales echoing the theme of change. Reminiscent of classic bars, the back of the bar is enhanced by ten mobile moving sculptures, not only a talking point but a reflection of people engaging and interacting with each other.
In a nod to local traditions, Kerkar incorporated five thousand diyas into the design during Diwali, adding a touch of cultural richness to the ambiance. Each element of the artistic design at SOKA tells a story of evolution and transformation, inviting guests to embark on a sensory and visual journey.
Cocktail Menu: A Symphony for the Senses
At SOKA, the Omakase bar concept takes center stage, where enthusiastic bartenders craft an exceptional and personalized cocktail journey for every guest. Embark on a liquid adventure with meticulously crafted concoctions, setting a new benchmark for cocktail culture in Bangalore.
“Made in Heaven,” a tribute to iconic partnerships, combines Aged Rum, Coconut Rum, Frozen Strawberries, Coconut Milk, Pineapple, and Acids. The “Next-Gen Martini” or “Sakkath Martini” elevates the classic with Bull Dog Gin, Extra Dry Vermouth, Choya, and a hint of Herb Tincture.
Committed to excellence, SOKA serves only the finest quality liquors, ensuring each sip is a luxurious indulgence. The cocktail menu boasts unique creations like “Cheese Cherry Pineapple,” “Not A Goat,” “Mofo Don,” and the nostalgic “Black Cadillac.”
Nano Plates: Culinary Artistry
SOKA’s Nano Plates redefine traditional dishes with a modern twist, transcending boundaries of taste. The 10-meter bar kitchen, touted as the smallest in the country, reflects their commitment to efficiency without compromising excellence.
Indulge in tantalizing treats like Kothimbir Vadi, Edamame & Fenugreek Tart, Spicy Smoked Kulcha, and a bold flavor burst with the Spicy Smoked Kulcha. Each Nano Plate is a work of culinary art, blending tradition with innovation for an unforgettable dining experience.
SOKA invites you to step into a realm where every night is an artful celebration. With a focus on evolving flavors, an immersive ambiance, and culinary mastery, SOKA promises an extraordinary experience, where every visit guarantees a crack-a-lacking of flavors, visual delight, and unforgettable memories. Cheers to the extraordinary at SOKA!
Open all days of the week
Timings: 5 pm till 1:00 am
Reservations required, walk-ins allowed; Ages 21+ welcome
Telephone: +919353045053 or book here
Address: No.210, A Cross, 1st Main Rd, 2nd stage Indiranagar, Stage 2, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071
Experience for two with cocktails: INR 2800