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IS IT GOA? IS IT BANGALORE? IS IT IN BETWEEN? In Latin, as their website tells you, an ?opus? means a piece of work in art or music. But Bangaloreans know that Opus, the bar, started by Gina and Carlton Braganza, is all that and more. Opening its doors in 2003, quickly establishing its Palace Road location as iconic, and now opening a third location in Brookefields, called Opus in the Creek, it has been a busy decade. And, fortunately for lovers of good food, good music and good company, there is no sign of slowing down. Opus?s famous Kroaknights are the best chance for Bangalore budding Eddie Vedders and Patti Smiths to make their talents known, but it is no amateur?s game. Any Sunday evening visitor will quickly find that the men and women who take the stage at Opus have, as they say, serious pipes. Of course, it also has its share of fervent crooners, who, after a few drinks, fondly cling to the microphone while dispensing with such piffling concerns as pitch and rhythm. But the crowd, for the most part, is indulgent?this is a place of friends.

And the atmosphere reinforces that idea of camaraderie, with relaxed, floor-level seating, good beer, Goan selections on the menu, and Carlton Braganza hosting Sunday karaoke himself, often in a pair of oversized sunglasses and pink shoes (and once in a full Batman costume). You get the feeling at Opus that the people who run it are having as good a time as you are. Music is not the only attraction at Opus?they?ve done everything over the years. Booze and Brains (a quiz night hosted by Mark Rego), book launches, stand-up comedy nights, flea markets, jazz shows, and, of course, their extravagant annual Christmas bash. In the end, what?s most appealing about Opus is also the thing that has kept it going for over a decade?its willingness to take a shot at anything. Carlton himself puts it best in an interview with the Bangalore Mirror: ?We have never said no to anyone or anything. One can never say what the audience will like.? Check out Opus page on Live In Style  signature-banner

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IS IT GOA? IS IT BANGALORE? IS IT IN BETWEEN? In Latin, as their website tells you, an ?opus? means a piece of work in art or music. But Bangaloreans know that Opus, the bar, started by Gina and Carlton Braganza, is all that and more. Opening its doors in 2003, quickly establishing its Palace Road location as iconic, and now opening a third location in Brookefields, called Opus in the Creek, it has been a busy decade. And, fortunately for lovers of good food, good music and good company, there is no sign of slowing down. Opus?s famous Kroaknights are the best chance for Bangalore budding Eddie Vedders and Patti Smiths to make their talents known, but it is no amateur?s game. Any Sunday evening visitor will quickly find that the men and women who take the stage at Opus have, as they say, serious pipes. Of course, it also has its share of fervent crooners, who, after a few drinks, fondly cling to the microphone while dispensing with such piffling concerns as pitch and rhythm. But the crowd, for the most part, is indulgent?this is a place of friends.

And the atmosphere reinforces that idea of camaraderie, with relaxed, floor-level seating, good beer, Goan selections on the menu, and Carlton Braganza hosting Sunday karaoke himself, often in a pair of oversized sunglasses and pink shoes (and once in a full Batman costume). You get the feeling at Opus that the people who run it are having as good a time as you are. Music is not the only attraction at Opus?they?ve done everything over the years. Booze and Brains (a quiz night hosted by Mark Rego), book launches, stand-up comedy nights, flea markets, jazz shows, and, of course, their extravagant annual Christmas bash. In the end, what?s most appealing about Opus is also the thing that has kept it going for over a decade?its willingness to take a shot at anything. Carlton himself puts it best in an interview with the Bangalore Mirror: ?We have never said no to anyone or anything. One can never say what the audience will like.? Check out Opus page on Live In Style  signature-banner

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