We include the EAP Restaurant in our dodgy bar circuit, but it's not really that dodgy at all. In fact, EAP is a surprisingly pleasant place to have some arrack and devilled bites in the evening.
You enter the EAP through a hobbit door (a round one). To the left there's outdoor seating and inside there are A/C and non A/C rooms. It's actually not a dodgy bar at all. The furniture and fixing are all solid and the staff is attentive and nice. They even have computerized ordering and stuff.
The drinks, however, remain cheap enough, Rs. 125 for 50 ml of Old Reserve Arrack, Rs. 1870 for a bottle. A plate of bites will cost you about Rs. 475 (pork, beef, chicken). This is more expensive than a true dodgy bar like Vespa
or Castle Hotel
, but you do get the benefit of a bit cleaner and posher place. But not too posh.
The EAP is still a low-key, relaxed place for a tipple. It's near the Borella junction.
The pepper pork is good.