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Old 24th March 2010, 23:10   #31
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Is it like an hangout place or a proper discotheque? is there an entry fee etc?
I am not sure if I have given you a wrong impression of that place. lol It's an extremely 'local' place. It's quite dingy with hardly any elbow room or gaps between tables. Mostly frequented by GP road mechanics and auto drivers and college crowd who want to get happy before a movie. It's unique 'cos they only play EXTREMELY LOUD Madonna and Kylie Minogue type music in an atmosphere like that. The lighting is pretty psychedelic too. If you want to dance, you can stand up and dance within the confines of your table like other patrons. There is no entry fee.
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I am not sure if I have given you a wrong impression of that place. lol It's an extremely 'local' place. It's quite dingy with hardly any elbow room or gaps between tables. Mostly frequented by GP road mechanics and auto drivers and college crowd who want to get happy before a movie. It's unique 'cos they only play EXTREMELY LOUD Madonna and Kylie Minogue type music in an atmosphere like that. The lighting is pretty psychedelic too. If you want to dance, you can stand up and dance within the confines of your table like other patrons. There is no entry fee.
OK now I get the point, anyway seems to be a nice place worth a visit.
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How can I miss the Zaras - the one opp to Chola, and the one in airport? And what was that disc in Meridian? There is also Speed.. Man, am I getting old? I forgot to mention even Havana!!
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The disc in Meridan is "Flame Le Club" my friends told that theer is not much crowd there these days.

First time I am hearing of Zaras, is that a good place.

By the way, is there at all, a stand alone discotheque in Chennai, I mean are the any disc other than the star hotels in Chennai, like the Fuga in Banglore or Planet X in Mysore.

Is there some reason that there are no stand alone Discs in C hennai
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Only one IIRC of the stand-alone types is 10D...
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Is there some reason that there are no stand alone Discs in C hennai
Actually the Tamilnadu Gov. doesn't give licence to any Discos.
All the Discos that are there operate under a different licence
which comes under the head "Indian Classical Dance Show"

That is why HFO was closed down as soon as the DMK Gov.
went out of power in 2001. It was opened later but lost it's former glory.

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OK now I get the point, anyway seems to be a nice place worth a visit.
Yes, you can visit once to know how it feels
but i bet you won't be able to sit there for more than 20mins.

Actually it is not only the Auto mechanics who visit there,
you will also see a lot of teens in shiny Provogue shirts and pointed leather shoes. Lots of money in their pockets and mouth full of Pan.
Yes the typical sowcarpet crowd who frequents Melody and Jayaprada theatre.

IMO the best pub in chennai was Geoffrey's in JN 100 feet road,
though it doesn't have a disco.
Speed in Mount road has a dance floor but too small.
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Ph03n!x & Daewood -
IIRC, Speed is no more. They are renovating the Hotel, I believe. And that crowd (18-25 mostly) has shifted base to Mixx.

And the reason you don't find stand alone clubs in Chennai is because the Govt gives out Bar / Liquor licenses only to establishments with 20 or more rooms.
Even 10D isn't stand alone, it's part of the boutique hotel - Kences Inn.

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IMO the best pub in chennai was Geoffrey's in JN 100 feet road,
though it doesn't have a disco.
This is a very good place with good music. It's in Radha Park on 100 feet road.
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Ph03n!x & Daewood -

And the reason you don't find stand alone clubs in Chennai is because the Govt gives out Bar / Liquor licenses only to establishments with 20 or more rooms.
This is not fair, why cant someone think of a business model where there is disco but not necessarily a bar attached to it.
We can have coffee served in them, a la the CCD. I guess lots of people will be attracted to it, provided they play some good music.
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This is not fair, why cant someone think of a business model where there is disco but not necessarily a bar attached to it.
We can have coffee served in them, a la the CCD. I guess lots of people will be attracted to it, provided they play some good music.
They better serve some really strong coffee
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They better serve some really strong coffee
My point was for anyone who needs to enjoy going to a disco, dont think serving alchohol should be a constraint right. Why do they keep blaming the govt when they can think of other business model.

(BTW I am a teetoteller- not sure if the spelling is right)
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My point was for anyone who needs to enjoy going to a disco, dont think serving alchohol should be a constraint right. Why do they keep blaming the govt when they can think of other business model.

(BTW I am a teetoteller- not sure if the spelling is right)
Xing,

I agree with you totally. Even my wife and I don't drink. However my sis and BIL in Thane, do drink. And when they come here, they keep saying Chennai is lousy and there's no good place to drink, eat and dance. They sometimes have the tendency to keep asking us to try the drinks etc.

And that's the main reason why I prefer taking them to places where the drinks are more expensive though the food isn't!!

Also, my wife and I stayed in Melbourne, Aus for 3 years when I did my MBA there and we did visit a couple of pubs with friends there. Very decent places with nice music and decent crowd. Not too expensive as far as food was concerned. And people could dance if they wanted to.

I was actually surprised and excited to find this thread started by you. I am also looking for a reasonably priced but decent place like you, as my wife and I are teetotallers as well.

Sparks at Savera for 900 bucks per couple seems to be decently priced. Hope the music, food and crowd there are decent too.

Also I wanted to ask - what is generally the dress code when we go to a disco here ? At Melbourne, my wife and I were just in a T-shirt and 3/4 pants with casual slip-on footwear and it seemed to be perfectly acceptable. Can we follow a similar dress code here too ?

And another thing is, going to a disco in Chennai, seems to be looked upon with some level of negativity. Drinks seem to be almost always associated with a disco too. Parents just don't realise that we are old enough to see right from wrong, at 30-32 yrs of age.

Look forward to more responses on this thread guys. I am bookmarking this thread in my browser now!

Warm regards,
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Look forward to more responses on this thread guys. I am bookmarking this thread in my browser now!

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Buddy. You can actually subscribe to the thread at the top of the page, instead of bookmarking the page in the browser.
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Also I wanted to ask - what is generally the dress code when we go to a disco here ? At Melbourne, my wife and I were just in a T-shirt and 3/4 pants with casual slip-on footwear and it seemed to be perfectly acceptable. Can we follow a similar dress code here too ?
In savera (disco) I have seen an apparently influential gent being escorted out for wearing a veshti. I think pants and shoes would be needed if a dress code is enforced.

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Actually the Tamilnadu Gov. doesn't give licence to any Discos.
All the Discos that are there operate under a different licence
which comes under the head "Indian Classical Dance Show"
Indian classical dance
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And another thing is, going to a disco in Chennai, seems to be looked upon with some level of negativity. Drinks seem to be almost always associated with a disco too. Parents just don't realise that we are old enough to see right from wrong, at 30-32 yrs of age.
Well man, point agreed for sure, I have my neighbours staring at me and my wife when they see us returning sometimes after night show movie itself

Regarding your question of dress code, in Banglr anything would do, provided you wear a decent enough dress, my guess is Chennai would also be the same, a shoe would be a default requirement (be it formal ones or sport). But again I am just quoting based on my exp in Bangalore.

According to the recommendations here and according to what few of my friends have said, Dublin (Park Sheraton) and Pasha (The Park) are the good ones, planned to try one of them next week.

I enquired both places, its 1000 per couple.
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