Party all night, but with a budget
With each passing day, the city is growing younger and younger. The tag of pensioner’s paradise is long becoming a thing of the past. And yes, the young (both earning, learning and those with young hearts) require a place where you can party, have good food and in all, enjoy with your mates. Well, let us start listing them as any time can be party time for all of us. Here is a list of night clubs, lounges and places which qualify as nightlife arenas within your pocket, if in a group. Beware as some places might work for a group and not for two people wanting to have a good time. Get partying within limits.
SWIG BAR & EATERY
So you want to hang out together, get some good food and drinks, listen to music and generally chill without any headache. Well, Swig Bar & Eatery is your place. This resto-bar and lounge contains good international cuisines, live music (mostly) and an eclectic crowd. Wednesdays is for Blues, Fusion and Rock bands coming to perform live while Fridays is when Underground music gets visibility. New or established, all names in music can be found here.
Address: North Main Road, Koregaon Park
Time: 7pm to midnight
One of the recent entrants in the ‘have a good time’ list is WTF!. It is what the young in Pune were looking for and at a price they wanted. This bar reeks of comfort and easy music. For fresh air, there is the outer courtyard, while there is an indoor section too complete with rustic furniture and pop art. You can hear retro, hip-pop, house and pop hits. Drinks ranges from classic cocktails to the usual shots and so on, while the usual food has been given a certain twist like Chettinad Chicken Wings, Wtf! Kebabs, Mini Burger Platter, Bombay wada pav, Wtf! Aloo chaat, etc.
Address: 2nd Floor, East Court of Phoenix Market City, Opposite Giga Space, Viman Nagar
Time: 5pm -11.30pm
Going as a couple might be tad bit high on the wallet. But this place is perfect for groups to go out and chill for the night. Arc Asia might work out for a group looking a place to just relax, have loads of events, live music and good food. It has a relaxed air to it and the best part is the open air location which does not let feel claustrophobic. What more can ask for?
Address: ABC Farms, North Main Road, Koregaon Park
Time: 12 Noon-11.30pm
Call: 7798827351, 020-64156676
This is the latest entrant in the Pune scene and if you want to freak out with your friends on the weekend, this is the happening place to be spotted. Very Asian yet modern in terms of interiors, you can try the cocktails while there is Scorpion Bowl for the group or the regular pitchers, mixers and drinks. The cuisine too is very much Asian with a slight bend towards Pan-Chinese. With good food, you can enjoy the music which ranges from Nu Disco, Progressive House and Deep House.
Address: 390, Sanskruti Lifestyle Complex, Lane 7, Koregaon Park
Call: 9920028122 (Karan Manavalan)
Relaxed and yet filled with fun and food is how one would describe Cocoparra. A group can easily hang out in its vast location while gorging on good food and various music events. Live performances on different themes like Country Night, or DJ Nights on Saturday where commercial music like retro, pop and rock gel well with the crowd. You can also try their even called Mugs & Stems which happens once a month. You can bring your own beer or wine glass and voila, at Rs 375, there is unlimited drinks exclusive of taxes.
Address: S/No 20A, Chandan Nagar, Mundhwa Kharadi Bridge, Mundhwa
Time: 7pm to midnight (Monday-Tuesday closed)
Image Credits: www.sid-thewanderer.com, facebook/Swig Bar & Eatery