All about how New Year?s Eve went down on 100 Ft Road, Bangalore?s hip party hotspot
By A Staff Reporter
When it comes to nightlife or wining & dining in Bangalore, 100 Ft Road in Indiranagar can?t be beat. This popular stretch and its surrounding areas reportedly house about 87 restaurants, pubs, lounges and performance centres. Hence it was only fitting that some of the hottest and hippest New Year?s Eve parties could be found here on the night of December 31st.
The street was set to welcome Bangalore?s partiers right from the evening hours, with rows of multicoloured lights decked above the road in between the trees on the sidewalk. Event organisers at hotspots like TOIT and Loft 38 put the finishing touches to their parties and were ready to welcome their guests. 100 Ft Road really came alive after about half-past 9, when the city?s party people came down in their most fashionable outfits to party the night away.
Whether it was the high energy and UV lights of Xtreme Sports Bar, the extravagance of Loft 38?s ?Anoche? party, or the elegant yet fun atmosphere of Black Rabbit and Puma Social Club, 100 Ft Road had something for everyone that night. Bangalore?s fun-seekers were spoilt for choice between dancing to the tune of their favourite EDM and Bollywood tracks, or just enjoying great food and alcohol in places like Hoppipola.
?I?m new to the city, and I?ve heard a lot of great things about Indiranagar,? said Simran Sabhani while enjoying her Watermelon mojito with her friends at Black Rabbit. ?I can see that there are a lot of clubs and a lot of options for having a good time on 100 Ft Road. In the future, I?d love to try out other places here like TOIT and The Humming Tree.?
Neeraj Rana, who chose the Puma Social Club as his hangout, further commented, ?Everything?s around you in Indiranagar, and there are an n-number of options on 100 Ft Road for partying and socialising. That was the scene here two years ago, and I?m happy to say that this is still the scene now.?
Just a few days earlier, a bomb blast on Church Street in the city?s downtown area threatened to throw a giant damper on the festive mood in this playful city, so we asked some of the revellers on the road what they felt about it.
Aradhan, a regular at Loft 38, said, ?I own property on Brigade Road and walk by Church Street quite often, but the incident didn?t affect me very much. I think Bangalore has a resilient festive spirit that doesn?t get greatly damaged by these things.? Other partiers like Simran were careful to avoid the area at this time, but it didn?t quell their desire to enjoy the New Year?s eve. Poojitha at the Xtreme Sports Bar said it best, ?Life is short, so I say enjoy what life you have left on this Earth without letting anything bring you down!?
After a New Year countdown at midnight and fireworks lighting up the sky, the parties on 100 Feet Road started to wind up in keeping with the 1am curfew. Satisfied after a night of music and revelry, the party-goers came out on the street to catch their cabs and autorickshaws to travel back home. With only the occasional joyriding motorists screaming ?HAPPY NEW YEAR!? to everyone in the vicinity, this was the end of yet another successful New Year?s Eve on 100 Feet Road.
Article & Photos By: Explocity Bangalore
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