Thursday, 4 July 2013

Live @ Aloft Hotels - W XYZ Bar

‘Live at Aloft Hotels’ may be a very familiar phrase to a lot of travelers and locals who have visited Aloft Hotels in the United States. It is an event that acts as a platform to showcase the hottest upcoming artists and bands once every week at their signature W XYZ Bar across Aloft Hotels in the United States.

After a very impressive response in the United States; on 28th June, 2013, this highly successful event ‘Live at Aloft Hotels’ was launched at Aloft, Bangalore. This is among the four Aloft hotels in the whole of Asia-Pacific to host this signature series of live music performances.

 It lives by the concept of mix, meet and mingle over drinks, music and events. Taking cue from this, here are a few aspects that I’ll touch upon beginning with ‘events’.

Event - 'Live at Aloft Hotels'
The opening act on 28th June was a performance by ‘Little Wings’ with Herbert Paul on the guitar and vocals, Gerard Roy on bass and Raj Sampath on drums. Their music seemed to be heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and more. Every week, come Friday and you will see a different band playing different genres of music.

As for ‘Little Wings’; I must say, “The band did a good job performing live and to second my view was my guest who accompanied me to this launch event.”

Drinks and Eats
W XYZ serves a limited but interesting selection of cocktails along with a good listing of regular alcoholic beverages, and wines by either bottle or glass. The menu also comprises of a selection of both cold and hot appetizers in both vegetarian and non - vegetarian.
Squid Rings
Veg. Sushi

My personal pick from the mixes was the mojito – made strong on request to my liking, the Fiji Lychee cocktail and a name I do not recollect but the mix contained whiskey, orange juice and tonic water.

Music and Ambiance
W XYZ bar welcomes its guests with vibrant interiors and a wonderful bar counter. You can either choose to sit by the bar, couches, comfortable chairs or sofas. At the bar, you also get to enjoy some flare maneuvers by the bartender.

The music here is well modulated and does not interfere with conversations being made allowing you to enjoy the music, conversation, drinks and food in parallel.

There is no entry fee or cover charge for this event. Instead, it can be enjoyed in the company of some great offers. The current promotion fetches you a buy 1 get 1 on the drinks and a portion of appetizer too is served on the house.

Event: Live at Aloft Hotels
Performances: Upcoming music bands and artists
When: Every Friday, 7PM to 10PM @ W XYZ Bar
Where: Aloft Hotels, Whitefield, Bangalore
Entry: No cover charge / No entry fee
Offers: Buy One Get one on beverages + a complimentary portion of appetizer

Address: 17 C, Sadaramangala Road, Whitefield, Bangalore 560066
Landmark: Road opposite to ITPB
Phone Number: +91 80 6670 7777 / 7888

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