Now why would I start giving out addresses as a heading unless it was for the betterment of all and sundry right? Just came back from Sector-29 Gurugram or Gurgaon and I am once bitten twice shy. Our Christmas party was also in a joint in the vicinity i.e ‘Lord of the Drinks’ but today was about ‘The Factory’. This was my fourth visit to the place and I assure you it wont be the last considering the options on offer right from fine dining, to karaoke bars, pubs and clubs. It is also well situated for people coming from far off just in case driving back is too risky an option with a few four star hotels nearby such as Lemon Tree, Crowne Plaza, The Plazzio etc. I am on the threshold of my mid life crisis considering I have a wife and son, needless to add, but can’t hit on chicks in the club. Tsk tsk.
Now my former collegue started talking about Broad Street, Birmingham sitting on the terrace with munchies and drinks so a disclaimer would suffice. Don’t go expecting the moon, an oxymoron, and you wont be disappointed. There are atleast fifty joints in acres of space not just for parking but camel rides as well for toddlers! So much for responsible parenting. There are live bands playing in most of the pubs but can’t really vouch for their vocal chords because The Factory’s lead vocalist had his falsetto missing. The reason why I bring this up is because you want your crescendo with your high and if that’s missing then it kind of ‘dilutes’ the fun. With the recent controversies with respect to Kamala Mills in Mumbai where several lives were lost due to complete disregard for contingensies such as fires and safe exits, the bars and pubs in Gurgaon do not face the same problems, at least not for the layman anyway. Microbreweries have recently been given the go-ahead in Delhi but it would take ages before Delhi can compete with Gurgaon considering the drinking establishment is well entrenched here. The drinks and eatables as well are not too exorbitant and wining and dining would only put you back by a couple of grands. My senior was of the opinion that this place even puts C.P(Cannaught Place) to shame. Pub hopping is definitely something that one should try.
Before planning your next trip for the place, I want to warn you, that there are cops nearby with a breathlyser considering it is next to the highway, NH-48.