30th July, 2016

The Best News Any Party Person In Bangalore Will Hear This Whole Year

Great news for all party people in Bangalore! The nightlife in the city has a new life now.

As per the new notice by the excise commissioner, the working hours of bars, pubs, clubs, lounges, restaurants and other nightlife venues have been extended to 1 AM for any day of the week.

Bangalore is not only the city of gardens, but also the city of pubs. In the recent past, the wings of pubs were cut by the government, but now with the new rule, it’s an old story now. Bangalore is back, and back with a bang.

Earlier the permission was given only till 11:30 pm on week days, and till 1 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. With the implementation of the new rule, the eateries cannot be more thrilled. More working hours means more business and of course, more time to try out new things.

It’s too early to say how much this will change the way people look at the nightlife culture, but sure the options which cater for your midnight hunger pangs have been blown out wide open.

So, what can be the possible reasons for this change?

One can be the shift in working hour of many companies. The work hours just keep on increasing, and hence it becomes difficult people who want to go out after leaving office late at night. Another can be the new law by the central government which allows states to make such changes without the approval of the parliament.

Based on the report by the excise department, the revenue generated by the state in 2015-16 from liquor sales was Rs. 15,000 crores, which is certainly going to increase, courtesy the new extended timings.

Police commissioner NS Megharik was quoted by TOI saying, “We recently extended the deadline for eateries to 1 am throughout the week. We don't think pubs and bars staying open till 1 am would be a problem."

Looks like everyone in Bangalore is all set to party like a rock star, irrespective of what day of the week it is.

This news comes as a huge breather for IT professionals who have to spend late hours in the office. At least now, they have a place to go for a couple of rounds of beer even after leaving office at 11.

The other good this about this new rule is that it doesn’t come with an expiry date, which means it need not be renewed monthly or yearly, until told otherwise by the government.

Now we can finally know what it feels when the party never ends.

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by Supritha Manjunath

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