When the decision was announced allowing eateries and malls to remain open till 1 am on a trial basis, most youngsters became optimistic that this would last for a long time. Since this issue had come after many deliberations and hopes, this experiment by the city commissioner of police, NS Megharikh, will now allow eateries and malls to function till 1 am on weekends. We find out from the city folk on their plans to celebrate after a long, hectic day at work.
“Whether alcohol is available or not, the authorities should ensure that food is available at all times in the city. There’s a huge population that works late nights and are devoid of eating out after a work day. They don’t have options that go past 11 pm besides an Empire or a star hotel’s midnight buffet which is priced very steep. There is a dire need for this nightlife extension,” feels Pavithra, a social media expert.
Get your party hat on as the chances of regaining our nightlife is bringing a smile to many Bengalureans. Sathish K Madhavan, a young MNC banker who likes to unwind after work over a nice dinner and drink says, “What would you not do with a cut off at 11 pm against 1 am, drink more, spend more, more drunken brawls, less sleep, more accidents. Although I like to stay out late, I’m not in favour of this extension for the pubs as we get enough time to drink till 11 pm and go home like good Samaritans. But, it would make sense if the extension continues longer for all the restaurants as hunger pangs can strike any time. It would be a great boon for those working late nights.”
The extension will be a good change and will reflect the 24/7 environment which is the global image of our city. Pub owners and restaurateurs now have something to cheer about. “This is a highly awaited and much appreciated move. It takes the pressure off people who work late to grab a late night dinner and drink,” says Viraj Suvarna of Take 5.
Restaurateur Roger Hessing, Via Milano agrees citing, “The last trial was a huge success. Having another trial shows we’re on the right path towards a better nightlife this city lacks, compared to the other metros in the country.”