They say true love is that for food. And isn’t it just like cherry on top when you have music to give you company when you indulge in your favourite cuisines? We bring to you some of those awesome hideouts in Pune where you can eat and hear some great live music.
1. Frozen Monkey
Located just above the very popular multiplex E Square, karaoke is the speciality of Frozen Monkey. A chilled out place, you get good options on the menu as well. The cost for two is approximately INR 1,200.
2. Toon’s Café
A lot of sports fans usually head out to Toon’s to catch up their favourite game with their bunch of friends. But that’s not it. Because at Toon’s, you’ll have a DJ tuning away to some rocking hits.
3. Spice It
Located in Viman Nagar, Spice It is a good place to be – especially you have a large group of friends. Needless to say, live music gives you company. And so does some good beer and wine. You may end up spending around INR 1,500 for two at this multi-cuisine speciality restaurant.
4. Degrees Rooftop
OK, we know it’s about music and food. But try this place because it’s rooftop. If your girlfriend’s been complaining, you know where to take her out on your next date. This romantic place is sure to have some sparks fly for you guys.
5. The Irish Village
Located in the ever happening hotspot of Koregaon Park, this is yet again one romantic place to be. Open from evening to midnight, The Irish Village, gives one a good experience to not just the beer lovers, but also to those who proclaim their love for coffee. And yes, the live music here makes your evening extra special.
6. Red Bar
Why not try some other place in Koregaon Park this time? Red Bar has everything you want - live music, DJ, dance floor and some great things to choose from their menu.
7. Hard Rock Café
How can anyone possibly miss out on this place when it comes to live music? The list is incomplete unless you talk of HRC. The events at this place never bore you. Some of the best bands of the towns across the globe choose to play here, which is why the audiences are never disappointed. Live music happens every Thursday, which you simply cannot give a miss. Drop the doubts and head to HRC. It’s gonna be awesome.
8. Café 1730 Beans and Booze Restaurant
This place is comparatively affordable, as the bill for two can be as less as INR 750. Thinking of a reasonable yet romantic candle light dinner with your partner? You know where to head. Oh yes, this one’s in KP too.
9. Swig Bar and Pub
Visitors say you must surely try Continental and Mediterranean food here. The dance floor here is sure to welcome you and your friends to spend an evening together. Bill for two comes up to INR 1,500 here.
10. Shisha Café
If chilled out weekend afternoons is what you desire, Shisha’s got it all. Hookah (check if its legal first!) and alcohol, jazz and kebabs. Regular visitors here say that the ambience itself gives rejuvenating vibes. If you are one of those who likes to step out on Sunday mornings, Shisha is your place. You wouldn’t wanna miss this place, especially on the first Sunday of every month, because there’s live jazz all up to 12 PM.
11. High Spirits
In addition to the DJ and karaoke here, stand-up comedy is something that every visitor recommends. All you sports lovers should try this place to catch up on your much needed ‘game break’. ‘Da High’, as it is lovingly called by its regular visitors, offers amazing Mojitos.
12. ABC Farms
Again, a place for Jazz lovers. Located in Koregaon Park, music, food and the ever friendly ambience are the highlights of this place. And yes, this is one of those good budget friendly places to hang out at.
13. 1 Lounge
Open till late hours in the night, 1 Lounge plays not just international, but also Bollywood music. Yay for the desi crowd, right? With good space to party, Lounge offers great food and amazing cocktails.
Other than these, if you still feel you are out of options, just head to Koregaon Park on a Saturday (or any other day!). It’s never gonna disappoint you. Party hard, and have a happy weekend!