A mainspring of talent and activities, the vibrant city of Pune is launchpad for a number of amateur bands, eminent artists, and cult bands mushrooming all over. It all began with cohorts of artists gathering and jamming together in derelict zones of the city owing to their shared love of music. The city?s fascination with live music eventually got some traction as the international genres such as jazz, blues, rock, metal, and fusion came into force and the indie underground labels got mainstream prominence. Following is a list of bars that encourage live music performances: Hard Rock Café (Koregaon Park) A haven for rock-n-roll enthusiasts, and one of the most historic pubs committed solely to celebrating the genre, Hard Rock Café needs no introduction. A galore of memorabilia from international artists and its unmistakable appeal make this place stand out; from guitars signed by Shaun Glass, Pete Loeffler, Eric Clapton, Seal, and Mick Jagger to Paul McCartney?s grungy pair of jeans, HRC walls are steeped with flavours of rock-n-roll ages gone by. The mezzanine area is ideal to indulge in live rock music with a clear, unobstructed view of the stage. The acoustics are exceptional. Enjoy their signature cocktails and legendary burgers, and make your experience here unforgettable.
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Shisha Jazz Café (Koregaon Park) A shrine for jazz enthusiasts, Shisha boasts of its Persian-style seating and bohemian vibes. Located in the midst of a verdant cityscape, it is an ideal place to have a romantic tête-à-tête. The live jazz, fusion, and blues performances on special days and jazz festivals can best be enjoyed with a spread of lip-smacking Iranian, Parsi, North Indian, and Lebanese delicacies and unique drink offerings. They also boast of their special brews such as Turkish coffee and Iranian teas. PS: Book the couch seats to make the most of the Shisha experience.
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11 East Street Café (East Street) Designed after Oxford Street in London, this café resembles a red double-decker bus. The mezzanine area is open-roof. The décor is exceptional with a variety of eclectic British brands adorning the walls, giving the vibe of a rustic London café. The service is impressive as one would expect from this sort of place. Get serenaded by your favourite tunes playing live, while delighting in their unconventional food, desserts, and drinks. You cannot miss out on their wondrous cocktails such as Caipiroska and Mint Tulip. Moreover, the Brunch Royale lives up to its hype, makes for an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
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