Pub crawling picks up with partyholics

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The nightlife of a city is often the best way to describe its cool quotient. Even though the security factor is a major concern in a city like Delhi, the party-hoppers in the town love to spend their weekends amidst hustle and bustle. In cities like London or New York where one would find bars and lounges on one street, the concept of a pub crawl or bar-hopping has always been popular. Recently, in the Hauz Khas Village a similar pub-crawl was organised for the city youngsters, who turned up with their peers to enjoy their favourite five hot spots in one night’s duration.
Anjali Kumar and her friends from Delhi University, who came to check out the buzz at this bar-hopping session, were surprised to see the turnout. Anjali says, “It was wonderful to be a part of a mobile group and checking out various hot spots of the city in a short time. There were five places that were part of this pub crawl and we got notifications from the organisers about various free offers that were going on at different times in these places. The thrill of moving in a group and trying out various things at the same time was a different experience.”
Anisha Singh of mydala.com mentions how this concept could be a great deal for both youngsters and the pub owners. She says, “A few years back, when I returned to India from USA, I used to miss the Friday happy hours with my friends. We realised that there are many like-minded people in the city, who like to go out and explore different joints on a weekend and a pub-crawl is the best way to go about it. During such events one gets good discounts on liquor and food, whereas pub owners get good business without spending a penny on marketing or advertising.”
She adds, “In Delhi, women security is a major issue so we have collaborated with taxi services to drop people safely. Also people who plan to get drunk heavily can get a cab to avoid drunk driving. Though Haus Khas Village is a perfect place to hold such activities as there are many lounges and eateries on a single street, there are other popular areas like Khan Market, Vasant Kunj, Saket malls, where one can go in groups and discover nearby joints during one evening.”
Similarly, Ram Mohan Sundaram, an entrepreneur, who came from Gurgaon to be a part of the recent pub-crawl, says, “In the West, pub-crawl is a very popular concept among youngsters. The music’s good and there are great deals that many places offer during such events. Also the whole idea of exploring four to five places in one night with a group of friends is quite exciting.”

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