The epitome of funk - Loca Loca
Mumbai prides itself on being a city with a highly diverse and uniquely upbeat pub scene. There always seems to be a type of restaurant that caters to everyone?s tastes. From quirky themed lounges to elegantly designed fine dining restaurants, Mumbai serves up something for everyone. The explosion of this multi-faceted culture bomb also resulted in the remnants of some interesting and unique shrapnel, one of which is the subculture of Funk. And what place better epitomizes this unique characteristic than Loca Loca? Throughout the 60s and 70s, the term Funk was used to describe the slightly quirky yet popular style of art that was doing the rounds across the United States. Although its origins are closely tied to the Funk music scene that erupted during the 20s, which was infamous for being crass and somewhat unrefined, these days the style is very much a classic, which when properly pulled off, seems to take on a distinct personality of its own.
Image Source: image6.buzzintown.comLoca Loca has always been well known for its eccentric and somewhat idiosyncratic choice of décor, from the eye-popping colourful wall art to the bohemian and sometimes bizarre paintings that adorn the pub?s walls. Care has also been taking in designing the seating and table arrangements, which are characterised by the off-beat pseudo sofa chairs and chunky, almost Lego-like tables. The dim lighting also adds to its allure, making the place a perfect location for first dates and dinner with your special one.
Image Source: mumbaimag.comIn terms of food, Loca Loca has decided to go with a very minimalistic but effective menu, as all the dishes served are finger foods. This is obviously not a place to go if you are looking for a full four-course meal. Loca Loca?s main draw is in its ridiculously low-priced bar menu. The unique feel provided by this famous stand-out joint can be best enjoyed with a glass of your favourite Signature Whisky. In fact, with a bevy of offers during happy hours, you wouldn?t be surprised to bump into the occasional unruly but harmless drunk patron during the early evening hours. With such upbeat décor and ambiance, most people would expect the alcohol to be priced slightly higher. As a result, it is not unusual to find people dancing and jumping on their tables once the night gets more mature. The funky electronic music can make anyone want to leave their table and join in the revelry. The next time you feel the funk, don?t be surprised if you find that you?re already having a blast with your friends in Loca Loca.