Monday, 10 March 2014

Bangalore gets a new life... 'NIGHTLIFE'

It's been a topic in news for a really long time now. There have always been articles of hope, speculation, possibilities / impossibilities, issues related to this topic which has been on a wish list of a lot of us Bangaloreans. 

And finally, the much awaited news arrived a few days ago stating, "Nightlife in Bangalore extended to 1AM". Technically, the restaurants and food joints are allowed to stay open till 1 AM every day of the week but pubs and lounge bars can do so just 2 days of the week - Friday and Saturday. Hearing all the news and reading it for all these days did make me joyous but what was now left was to experience the happening.  

Yesterday was the first weekend and after all these years it was hard to believe and digest the fact that Bangalore actually has an extended nightlife. At least this didn't strike us until we headed out for a quick dinner at 10 PM. Our idea of quick dinner was to grab some rolls and it was there that it came to our realisation that this lovely city was on till 1 AM.

So post our dinner, we drove to this nearby gastropub, parked our car to the roadside and walked up towards this lovely pub. During this walk, we still couldn't put our thoughts together and wondered if the pub was actually open. A minute later, at close to 11:30 PM we were welcomed with a smile and the door opened wide. At 11:30 PM!!! 

We stepped in with joy and what a ball it was. True to its name 'Monkey Bar' we witnessed people really having a great time; sipping on the beers, cocktails and other beverages. To keep the momentum alive, there was pulsating music playing to which party-goers danced and swayed along. If this was not all, there was also foosball and pool table to elevate the experience. 

Getting seating was unimaginable so we settled ourselves to a table nearby the foosball and called for a couple of drinks. Puja called for 'Manga' - a Mobar special cocktail and I settled in for a couple of pints of beer.

Our drinks arrived much faster than we anticipated considering the place was fully packed; and this does deserve a thumbs up. We were enjoying our drinks, the music being spun out by the DJ and watching others play at the foosball and pool table. All of this at 12 AM and I was pretty excited to make a post on My Facebook Page.. 

'12 AM and it's still not late for a couple of drinks, a game of pool or fooseball, great food and music.. It's PARTY TIME Bangalore..

Monkey See.. Monkey do... Monkey drink the good times Brew'

Here are some pictures I have to share:
Wall Frame at Monkey Bar


How about a game of Pool?

Manga - Mobar Special Cocktail
On our way back home, it was good to see party-goers flocking out of pubs and lounge bars at 1AM. The city has come alive - Cheers to the new life.... 'NightLife' of Bangalore!

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