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Party here instead

The city may boast of a bevy of nightclubs offering a myriad options in music, food and drinks, but if they fail to impress the quirky reveller in you, take your pick from these alternate party zones that believe in doing things a little differently.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2012 13:53 IST
Nirmika Singh

The city may boast of a bevy of nightclubs offering a myriad options in music, food and drinks, but if they fail to impress the quirky reveller in you, take your pick from these alternate party zones that believe in doing things a little differently.

Grime Riot Disco
If your concept of partying includes breaking into a jig and keeping at it till the wee hours, Grime Riot Disco (GRD) is where you should be. These regular dance gigs, held at Cool Chef Café in Worli, take pride in their no-frills setting. With affordable booze, friendly people and trippy music, GRD might well become the flag-bearer for the city’s
thriving underground party scene.

Live From The Console
What started out as a humble endeavour to promote indie acts in July last year is on its way to becoming a mini-movement in itself. Featuring three live acts and a documentary screening, the monthly gig promises an ambience to die for as well as affordable drinks and food. Live From The Console brought back to life the defunct Recording Theatre at Mehboob Studio in Bandra, which also boasts of amazing acoustics making the venue a delight for both — the performers and attendees. Every edition is themed around a
particular genre of music and from this year on, LFTC is set to host two gigs a month.

Sundown soirées
Combining the beauty of an orange-tinted sky with an expansive view of the ocean, sundown parties have become a rage among avid revellers. Popular nightclubs like Aurus (Juhu), Dome (Marine Drive), Escobar (Bandra) and Azok (Juhu) have opened their doors to late afternoon lazing, and with international DJs manning the console, things only get better.

B-69
Having carved a niche for itself as a hub for promising bands on the circuit, B-69 features both English and Hindi metal acts. This live-music venue in Andheri started as an alternative platform for bands and has a compact space that defies the grandeur of Blue Frog and Hard Rock Café. It offers what the latter two don’t: a genuine audience.

French Tuesdays
It might be difficult to get into this invite-only gathering, but on the upside, it offers those who do find a way in an evening with elite company. French Tuesdays hosts its soirées at posh nightclubs and allows in only those, who share a liking for all things French and boast of a generous bank balance. An initiative to get the expat fraternity and well-travelled
individuals from the city to share conversations over wine and cheese, this exclusive party aims to keep things niche, with a careful screening of attendees to avoid page-3 types and wannabe socialites.