Where’s the party tonight? If the answer is: Obviously, at the city’s most happening pub; then we’re sorry to say that you are wrong. Of late, some of the hottest and maddest parties were hosted at the city’s thriving café bars.
While a few years ago Indore witnessed a spurt in night clubs, with one popping up after another in quick succession, now clubs aren’t the only places to party. In fact, the club culture seems to be a passé amongst the young and the restless Indoreans.
Now, Generation X, Y, and Z of Indore have fallen truly, deeply and madly in love with the café bar culture. While pubs reign supreme amongst the young partygoers only on weekends, it’s the café bars that pulling the crowd on the weekdays and the weekends alike.
Venues teeming with crowds of all age groups, dominated by the millennial junta and Gen Y populace, on all the seven days of the week, is testimony to the fact that city has embraced café bars with not just with open arms, but with open hearts too.
Indoreans, also addressed as mini Mumbaikars for following the trends the megalopolis adopts, have witnessed the launch of at least four café bars in the past few months. So why this sudden shift of love towards café bars, one may ask. The answer is simple: Its ‘chilled out’ culture!
Sandeep Saluja, who frequents city’s café bars, explains, “Club culture still exists in Indore. However, café bars are considered a bit more cooler. Also, they are operational throughout the day; so you have the option of grooving on your favorite number in the evenings, and having some scrumptious brunch and making the most of the happy hours they offer during the day.”
While in the city love to spend, they do spend wisely. Of course, the clubs are a bit heavier on the pocket, as compared to café bars. Jaskirat, a regular partygoer, says, “One of the reasons why I choose café bars over clubs is the money clubs charge. Unlike clubs, café bars don’t have entry charges. The rates of drinks and food too are not as exorbitant as one sees in clubs.”
However, when we spoke to a few café bar owners, an altogether different story came to the fore.
A young owner of a city-based café bar, who did not wish to be named for obvious reasons, said a club owner is sheer political and administrative influence was the reason why most people didn’t want to get into the club business. “With café bars, you can be rest assured that your crowd is not being lugged forcibly by the big fishes in the market,” he stated.
Whatever may be the reason for the café bar boom in Indore, Indoreans are having the ball of time; and we are absolutely loving it.