Chennai’s got a new beachside tiki bar and it is well worth the trek

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How far will you go for a sundowner? Goa? Koh Samui? If you’re in Chennai, you only have to go as far as the Intercontinental, Mamallapuram. Luxury shack? Polynesian-style tiki bar? You decide. This casual bar (that takes its name from the iconic Beach Boys anthem) on the edge of the Bay of Bengal was seriously long overdue.

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So, whether it’s a quiet romantic date or  bonding with your  Wolfpack, KokoMmo begs for your attention. It’s open by 5 pm, so you can sneak out of office early on a Friday evening and grab a sundowner. Of course, you can stay back for dinner; there’s enough on the menu to keep you interested.

Image courtesy – Intercontinental

The food menu is a mix of International and local favourites. From Amritsari fish tacos to Pork ribs to fresh catch of the day, there’s quite a lot in the mix. But it’s the cocktails that have our attention. There’s a nice blend of classics and twisted cocktails including a curry leaf martini. So, bring those beach shirts on.

KokoMmo is at the Intercontinental Resort Chennai, Mahabalipuram, 212 East Coast Road, Nemeli  For reservations: (044) 7172-0101 

Meal for 2: Rs 3,500 (without drinks). Average price for a cocktail: Rs 600

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