Today I was in mood to go so some pub, have couple of chilled beers with nice music. Blues is a place, where I have been several times, however haven't been there for last 3 years.
The Ambiance is good, and seating comfortable. I guess they have added couple of tables since the last time I was there, it gave the place a crowded look. On one wall you have black and white posters of some of the famous names including Madonna. On another they have various guitars and saxophones hanging, giving the place a very musical look.
I reached there around 7 PM and there was some live music. Happy hours were still on (till 8 pm) and beer was actually as cheap as any other normal run-of-the-mill bar. The menu price is Rs.145 + taxes for Indian beer, which works out close to Rs.180, however during happy hours it is 1+1 so effectively the beer costs Rs.90 for a bottle. Pretty affordable...huh...;-)
They had a wide selection of beers, however in Indian they had only two varieties. The person serving us promptly came to us before 8 pm to check if we wanted to order something before the happy hours ended. With prior experience I know that they are happy to take the order in happy hours and serve later.
In snacks we have Nachos (Rs.90 + VAT), which were served with Salsa sauce and Potato Wedges(Rs.120 + VAT), which they served with sour cream and bar-be-que sauce. To be very frank more than the wedges I enjoyed the cream and sauce, but this should not undermine the quality of wedges. Infact when told that we liked the sauce, they refilled both of them for us.
Till 8 Pm there was live music, which seemed quite good, and after that a DJ took over. However we didn't sit long enough to enjoy the music.
But this places is still the same as it used to be years ago. Last time I was here I had organized a lunch for my colleagues, for non veg, three course meals, including mocktails, they charged around Rs.350 per pax for a commitment of 15 pax, however it was 3 years ago.
In the end to sum it up, this is an excellent places to have a nice evening, the crowd is good, location cannot get more central, service is excellent, and food amazing.