Have you ever dreamt of flashing lights, the mike set up centre stage and a large crowd waiting just for you to croon out your favourite melodies? If you know you have it, if you know your voice can make the crowd sway to it – your wait is over! Now you have a platform to showcase your talent! Three Wise Men invites you for Karaoke Nights every Thursday. Ah! A life of a Rockstar!
Time: 7.30pm onwards
You'd be wise to visit
If you spread your net as wide as I do when it comes to trying out new places, there comes a point when you end up exhausting all your options and there arent as many fish in the sea as you might have imagined. Every now and again though, someone or the other recommends a place to me and I file it away for future reference. This Saturday gone by, Three Wise Men was one such place that came to the fore, although I have to admit it wasnt pre-planned whatsoever; it was only on the drive out as we debated options that the name popped up. One buddy piped up and admitted it was a friends, and we didnt want to make the pilgrimage all the way to Bandra (as was the plan). One phone call and a booked table later, we were en-route to seek an audience with the Three Wise Men.
Its a Saturday, its not got a particularly large amount of competition to fend off, and so it was no surprise to see Three Wise Men packed to the rafters. Those that were sitting were crammed into the tables and those that were standing were perfectly fine with biding their time and waiting for the chance to plonk their derriere somewhere. Us, well we breezed in like VIPs and were ushered to a table. Okay, it wasnt that dignified, but the wait was non-existent for us. Luckily. Your luck might (and most likely will) vary, especially on weekends and during Monday nights Karaoke sessions.
For starters, since most of us at the table were stumped as to what to order, I took the lead and ordered for a helping of the Mexican Bowl, touted as the house special. With homemade guacamole, black beans, cilantro, steamed rice, salsa of your choice, cream cheese and romaine lettuce mixed up and served to your liking, whats not to like about it? We went for the medium salsa, and to be honest, I would have liked it spicier. Lets put it this way; if I had some of my Mexican friends at the table, they would have screamed bloody murder since it lacked any punch of any kind. It was very good, mind you, I loved it. I devoured it by the forkful, as a matter of fact, but the medium salsa lacked any kind of spiciness, which I love in Mexican cuisine. The veggies and carnivores at the table adored it though, and we did call for a repeat of it. Enough said, just remember that medium = mild and you should be fine.
As is my won't, I went for the manliest drink on the menu and ordered for a Tender Berry, which isnt for the faint of heart. Theres strawberry crush, grenadines and double cream thrown into a mixture so volatile its been banned in some countries. Okay fine; its a glorified strawberry milkshake, and yes, I loved it. No, I did not drink. Everyone else at the table did. I nursed my poison and they theirs, the only difference is that mine wont kill my liver. I think I win this round.
We called for 2 pizzas, one a simple Margarita and the other a Barbecue Chicken. Both came out looking rather alluring with a come-hither look that drew us all in. They were both thin crust pizzas, but both were not crispy in the slightest. If you like to roll up your pizzas in half or in a roll, youll like their pizzas but its not something Im sure Id recommend since I am personally a fan of thin and crispy. Flavor wise there was nothing wrong with either of them. The toppings were generous (especially the Barbeque Chicken) and I quite liked them, its just that I can think of so many guys that do better pizzas. Come on down to Three Wise Men by all means, but dont stay for the pizza.
Everyone had their food and their drinks, and between the 7 of us the bill came to Rs. 5800, which wasnt too bad since we didnt exactly hold back on the drinks. The quality of food, ambience and drinks makes me say that I would most certainly return here at some point and recommend it to others unabashedly except for the pizza, and thats really just because of my personal preferences. In fact I should have said it would be wise to ignore the pizza, because this is the home of the Three Wise Men. Get it? Wise, Three Wise Men? No? Ah well, comedy was never my forte. See you guys around, bon appétit.
Not too Wise on Several Things in my OP--
Staff - OK .. Reason when you are sitting the first thing that can be given to anyone without asking is "WATER" .
Music -- Really "LOUSY" and here's the reason "WHY"--
The CD but naturally seems to familiar from Hawaiian Shack as a music listener this is the first thing that comes across .. DJ seems like someone who has been given the job cause he has a CD log in the hand ,like is this a criteria for being a Dj now days .. I kept telling me if age was not of the essence I would have loved to play music that was not some wheres duplicate and would get some LIFE into the "DEAD Music with one or 2 lively songs being played for the heck of it ..I have been to this place the third time , Yesterday being like my third visit the menu SURELY Had the Christmas Rates mentioned yet no good music or some free drinks on the house i felt sorry for this place ..It was one day any place can make one feel so good with great music n food or something to make the people feel WOWED . na didn't' happen at ALL..
Food -----being my last Drop to Nail --Well Food is not Bad .. but here's the thing if you are charging 250 for a salad then please give some dressings free to add on it ,these guys charge you for Mustard sauce and anything that should be just lying round to add on sandwiches or salads or chicken satey not everyone wants peanut sauce so if you ask these guys can i have some mustard or shezwan sauce the guys say extra charge am like hello..lol.. whats wrong with these guys [in my mind ]:l could BE THE LEAST OF THE THINGS THAT CAN BE given FREE WITH THE DISH.
Chilled Out Place
It's a good vibe. The alcohol choices are like any bars. Food - I'm not too keen. I like sitting at the bar. Great ambiance, little small but not bad at all.
I've been here early evening and they have played some great music. My GF swears by their Bloody Mary's here. She actually came back here for more :D
Staff needs a little training in terms of understanding the customer / and knowledge of their own menu.
diff place in such an area. interior and exteriors are good. went for dinner, had french fries and garlic breads and mocktails. even had long island ice tea, recomended to ppl around who cant go far if they are around and want to chill and listen to good music. funghi pizza should be tried, burgers are average.
Friendly neighborhood bar
TWM is an amazing place! The staff is friendly! They try to make you feel as comfortable as possible if you are a new comer there!
That's because, at TWM, everyone knows everyone. So in case you are going there for the first time, you might feel a little out of place at first :D
Awesome bar and good food
This place is awesome...look at their bar...nice selections and variety...i tried their my passion mocktail and i loved it...my friend could'nt get over their three wise men shooter...meanwhile the quesadilla was one of the best i have had in mumbai..ambience was good.this place is not very big and might pinch your pocket...but worth visiting. 3 and a 1/2 stars
a cool place to chill
a place that gives u feel of pub straight from Britain, the assorted posters, UKish decor n music also builds up the vibe of the feel, We went in a weekday afternoon, n yes there was no one other than us. After 10 min we noticed the awkward silence and asked them to put some music on well, they nailed it with picking our fav retro no.s
Food that we ordered was only off the starter menu - Assorted bruschetta, quesadillas and a salad. big thumbs up for the food! will go back for one of their karaoke sessions on.
Super bar counter, nice place, hot chics make this place what it should be. Was up with friends for a late night party last weekend. Bartenders were polite and smart enough to make the right balance of drink for the mood. Sweets chics were courteoys enough to lend themselves for a close dance...was fun overall ;)
Very Wise Indeed :)
So lately, we'd been hearing a lot about this new pub in Santacruz(W), Three Wise Men. With all the hype going about and our curiosity, we decided to give this place a review.
Situated off linking road, right opposite Santacruz Police Station, we saw this very different looking structure. Brick design & TWM written on top. Bingo! We'd found the place.
Just at the entrance, next to the door, we saw this big poster which had the London Underground Tube Logo. Interesting!
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Not so wise
Went back for a visit on a Friday after going there when it first opened .
Same issues as noted when they first opened.
Firstly, wrap up warm if you plan on staying more than 10 minutes, the A/C blasts out cold air from all points which makes it uncomfortable for most people.
The limited bar snacky menu is cooked to a low standard. First time we came, we ordered the bbq chicken wings which have a very tasty sauce but this cannot cover-up the fact that they were undercooked to the point of being red raw in the middle and we were severly dissappointed that exactly the same thing happened again. Very poor...and dangerous. In fairness though, the well-mannered waiter replaced them with no issue but mentioned something about a new chef...
The rest of the food was soggy (fries), burned (poppers) and tasteless (onion rings). I wonder if the oil used is fresh? All in all very poor.
Beer - if you sell draught then it's important to keeps the pipes clean, this ensures that the beer served to your customers does not taste weird.
There is a huge list of beers on the menu but not in stock, out of around 10 international beers they had only 2 available - why bother? It can only dissappoint your clientele. I suggest that you have a 'guest beer list' which shows exactly what's available instead.
Lastly, too many staff - the ratio of staff to punters must be 2:1 and in a fairly small place it feels even more.
Typical friendly pub. Bad manager
One of the few pubs in Santacruz. They have great music and kind of reminds you of Toto's in Bandra. Sure to attract beer enthusiasts and a good crowd in general.
The location is bang opposite Santacruz police station, so watch your step ;-)
Have been there a few times and I have noticed the Manager being uneasy about giving away his tables which are not even reserved. Also, the last time, he pretty much 'forced' us to pay for a round of shots which we didn't have.
It was only when the waiter intervened and clarified that the Manager let go off our necks and that too without an apology.
Tackle him and you are guaranteed a good time.
Great place - awful service
Pathetic Service!!! So, I went to TWM with a friend of mine and it was my third visit in past 3 weeks. There were just 2 of us and there were no tables available at the moment so the manager requested us to wait at the bar and as soon as a table is vacant he shall arrange it for us. After waiting for one and a half hour I saw the manager give away one table to a group of 4, a table that was meant for 6 and another table of 4 to a group of 6. So, I went upto him and asked him about his commitment towards us as we were waiting at the Bar, he goes ahead and tells me I will give you one table as soon as there's place. I got annoyed at this statement as clearly he did not live upto his words. He further goes ahead and says Did I promise you a table to which I stated Yes you clearly did, so he adds that 'Do you have it in writing and anyways you are comfortable at the bar, it's a good arrangement for 2 people'. At this point I lost it. He is trying to be rationale with me on the grounds that I don't have it written on a paper? The matter got escalated to the owner of the place and I told him that if they don't give table for two then they should have said it upfront and I would have gladly walked away to another place rather than waiting for an hour and then understanding that "Boss, this is all that you get" and he tries to pacify the situation and offered a meager discount, but although the owner was kind and polite his manager was unapologetic about his behavior. Advice - Do not visit the place on a we
now where should i start....the music, the bar, the ambience, the crowd...all are just great. It is the perfect place to grab some drinks with friends and at the same time groove to some great music by DJ Deepak....he really understands what the crowd wants and plays music for every age group....one of those places you will like to spend the evening.
Perfect place to party
"I so loved this place. This is my newest adda because it has the widest range of alcohol. From awesome cocktails to be wild tequilas and if youre a whiskey lover, and are looking for something new, try the whiskey cocktails. These guys can really change your thoughts about your regular whiskey and blow you out of your mind with their drinks! Also, the food is to die for. Must try is the very English Fish and Chips and the spicy chicken nuggets. So dont come in alone, get your friends, cause you will get carried away and you will need someone to get you back home!"
Grab a beer and sing along!
S'cruz was in desperate need for a truly entertaining pub, or any pub for that matter. Enter Three Wise Men - just what the doc ordered. So if your idea for a truly fun weekend is singing along with slightly inebriated locals shaking a leg near the table besides you, drinking a few beers or the ol' rum and coke while munching on the usual pub fare of potato wedges, fish and chips & chicken wings, head on here!
The ambiance is what you'd generally expect from a pub - dim lights, laminated wooden counter, alcohol logos scattered around the walls, with the large screen LCD showing you the latest ESPN has to offer (with the IPL season on, this could be fun). The perplexing thing is why the owners choose to put up antique looking pictures with gold colored frames on the ceiling? Perhaps, they must have spared a thought for that drunk friend of yours who likes to hit the floor (literally) after a few shots too many.
The drinks menu, is once again nothing spectacular - but its good. No special in-house cocktails or fine wines. However one can always order the familiar screwdrivers, mojitos, LIITs and much more. The long island (Rs. 395) we ordered was nice and stiff. It was good to know that the wise men were free with their alcohol. Beer choice ranges from hoegaarden (Rs 350/ pint) to Schneider Weisse and from Stella to our very own King Fisher (Rs. 165/ pint). They have sangrias too, which I suppose are around Rs. 400. Their food menu, apart from the bar staples do contain a few exotic dishes such as falafel and tempura. Haven't tried 'em out yet, will probably do so on my next visit.
The place gets really crowded on the weekends and you'll find yourself waiting for a table if you choose to arrive post 8.30pm. You have to keep shouting over the crowd to get the waiter's attention. Once you grab his attention, you have to shout even louder to get your order across to him. It's a hit and miss as far as service is concerned. Sometimes you get your order in time, and sometimes you don't get it at all unless you remind the overworked staff. Also, remember to check your bill; On 2 occasions I was charged extra. However, the staff is quick to accept this and get you a fresh bill soon.
The music in nice. The playlist is an eclectic collection of songs which include the likes of U2 and Metallica followed by Adele, Madonna and Abba. Sprinkled in between are the US top charts. So it probably has something for you to enjoy too.
All in all, this is a great place to hang around, meet up with friends and just generally have a good time without going all the way to either Bandra or Andheri. So come on in, grab a seat and enjoy!
Visited Three Wise Men..... on the 2nd day after opening
Its a bar .... quite relaxed and retro.
Drinks are reasonably priced, though they have a limited menu. E.g., no Martinis on the menu. Staff was helpful - asked the bartender to make one, but the end result was indifferent.
Food - we ordered 3 starters - were decent but not great.
Music - Retro ... which is nice for the early part of an evening. However, it was just a playlist without too much thought having gone into it. U2 with Madonna before and Michael Jackson after.... and followed by Metallica !
Ambience - I personally liked the casual atmosphere (though the paintings on the ceiling need a serious relook !!). However, many people there probably thought this was a more upmarket place when they were getting dressed for the evening (not complaining)!!
Its somewhere in between HS and ER - retro, relaxed. Probably, needs to finds its niche in the Bandra-Juhu stretch .... or maybe it already has.....