One of the best things about being here is the emphasis on work/life balance. Once 5:00 hits, the day is done and it's time to stop working. On Friday, I was content to continue finishing my story for as long as it took. Colleagues had other ideas in mind.
We headed to Legends of Rock, a pub in Bangalore. A metal pub in Bangalore. I can't be sure what I was more surprised to discover, the giant metal scene here or the cigarettes prominently displayed on page one of the menu.
It's worth mentioning that the bar was separated into smoking and non-smoking sections. The non-smoking section is directly above the smoking section. Seriously.
Kingfisher is easily the most popular beer here...though it must not have had to win any taste contests for that title.
waiter Something to drink, sir?
me I'll have a Coke in a bottle.
waiter Diet Coke?
Ten minutes later, my flat soda in a glass arrived.
Soon it was time to meet the locals. It's amazing how friendly the average person is here (or at least the average American-pub-attending person is). These three gentlemen were behind me for quite a while, so I opted for a photo to celebrate the randomness of the occasion. As you can see, varying degrees of excitement to be taking a picture with me were demonstrated.
- Everything closes at 11:30pm here, even pubs
- This place has karaoke on Wednesday nights
- Alanis Morissette qualifies as metal here