The Evolution of Bangalore

The capital and largest city in the Indian state of Karnataka, Bangalore has nestled itself into the hearts of all Indians as one of the country?s most ethnically diverse and socially progressive cities. Although the city has always been viewed as a multicultural one, the radical social and cultural transformation was primarily brought about owing to the expansion of the IT and BPO industries in India. Of course, it was only a matter of time before entrepreneurs recognized the tremendous potential of the growing social nightlife scene. Pubs and bars sprung up like weeds; busy streets were soon choc-o-bloc with night clubs; and people were throwing parties like it was nobody?s business. Soon, Bangalore garnered a reputation of being the ?Pub Capital of India.? People were travelling to the city to experience for themselves the new hip cityscape of this slowly transforming metropolis. Places like Pecos and Hi-Spirits had to almost beat the crowds away with sticks, such was their popularity. Evolution-of-bangalore-nightlife-1 However, this bustling nightlife scene would always be plagued by Bangalore?s infamous ?Cinderella Law,? an administrative reform which forced establishments to shut shop by 11.30 pm?hardly an ideal time for midnight party animals to wrap up their revelry. The city?s renowned music scene was also threated as live music venues, which thrived on a late-night clientele, were forced to watch as their business slowly trickled away. Unsurprisingly, Bangaloreans baulked at this seemingly archaic administrative viewpoint; most were of the opinion that the law was high-handed and an assault on the city?s pulsating spirits. Nevertheless, against all odds, the city?s eateries, pubs, bars burgeoned. The urban youth and working professionals continued to find ways around the curfew. Underground music clubs and local small-time establishment cut deals to ensure they stayed open. Wine shops and pubs continued to toe the deadline so as to ensure customers were served well beyond the last minute. Thus, regardless of the inimical circumstances, Bangalore managed to retain its cosmopolitan identity. Establishments such as Opus and Toit have gone up a notch in terms of its quality standards. Bangalore continues to rock out the party scene, successfully living up to the moniker of being India?s Pub Capital. Evolution-of-bangalore-nightlife-2   Image Source: timeoutbengaluru.net

The Evolution of Bangalore

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The capital and largest city in the Indian state of Karnataka, Bangalore has nestled itself into the hearts of all Indians as one of the country?s most ethnically diverse and socially progressive cities. Although the city has always been viewed as a multicultural one, the radical social and cultural transformation was primarily brought about owing to the expansion of the IT and BPO industries in India. Of course, it was only a matter of time before entrepreneurs recognized the tremendous potential of the growing social nightlife scene. Pubs and bars sprung up like weeds; busy streets were soon choc-o-bloc with night clubs; and people were throwing parties like it was nobody?s business. Soon, Bangalore garnered a reputation of being the ?Pub Capital of India.? People were travelling to the city to experience for themselves the new hip cityscape of this slowly transforming metropolis. Places like Pecos and Hi-Spirits had to almost beat the crowds away with sticks, such was their popularity. Evolution-of-bangalore-nightlife-1 However, this bustling nightlife scene would always be plagued by Bangalore?s infamous ?Cinderella Law,? an administrative reform which forced establishments to shut shop by 11.30 pm?hardly an ideal time for midnight party animals to wrap up their revelry. The city?s renowned music scene was also threated as live music venues, which thrived on a late-night clientele, were forced to watch as their business slowly trickled away. Unsurprisingly, Bangaloreans baulked at this seemingly archaic administrative viewpoint; most were of the opinion that the law was high-handed and an assault on the city?s pulsating spirits. Nevertheless, against all odds, the city?s eateries, pubs, bars burgeoned. The urban youth and working professionals continued to find ways around the curfew. Underground music clubs and local small-time establishment cut deals to ensure they stayed open. Wine shops and pubs continued to toe the deadline so as to ensure customers were served well beyond the last minute. Thus, regardless of the inimical circumstances, Bangalore managed to retain its cosmopolitan identity. Establishments such as Opus and Toit have gone up a notch in terms of its quality standards. Bangalore continues to rock out the party scene, successfully living up to the moniker of being India?s Pub Capital. Evolution-of-bangalore-nightlife-2   Image Source: timeoutbengaluru.net

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