City ushers in extended nightlife

City ushers in extended nightlife

Youth party in upmarket MG Road, Brigade Road

City ushers in extended nightlife

Thank God It’s Friday! Scores of young Bangaloreans partied beyond midnight on the first Friday of the month as bars, restaurants and eateries in the City remained open till 1 am. 

The government’s decision to extend nightlife in the Garden City, by allowing watering holes to remain open till 1 am during the weekends, came into force on Friday. 

Several youths were seen partying at pubs, bars and eateries drinking and dining past midnight in several areas, particularly the upmarket M G Road, Brigade Road, Koramangala, Indiranagar, HSR Layout, Marathalli, Kodigehalli and J P Nagar.

Most of the people who were at these joints past midnight termed the extension as a much needed relief. 

“The feeling of spending time past midnight with friends over a drink is something different,” remarked P C Thomas, a techie who was at a pub on Brigade Road. 

The owners of bars and restaurants had made enough preparations to ensure supply of food. 

Moses, who runs Chungs, a Chinese restaurant near Chandrika junction, said: “All these days, people would knock on our doors past midnight demanding food and liquor. There used to be fights and we would deny. But today it was different. I made good business even past midnight. It was a similar story with some of my friends who run eateries,” he said.