More than just food and high times, music assumes a starring role in Bollywood Lounge…
Entering Bollywood causes the senses to sit up straight, take a sniff and break a smile. Some tables are dotted with simmering pots of steaming curries, others with tall, elaborate shisha pipes, their delicious scent wafting around in waves. Combined, it is the aroma of pure pungent pleasure. No wonder the ground floor hums with activity throughout the day. But Bollywood is as much about night as it is about day. This realization is made by descending into a basement designed in a style that embraces the exoticism of Asia.
Sprinkled with dimmed, curtained alcoves, it’s a place where cocktail consumption is rife and abundant – consider it fuel for the Bollywood fire. And what energy – come Friday and Saturday find the dance floor threatening to sink into the ground as Warsaw’s good lookers wiggle the weekend away. It is wrong though to make the presumption that the ‘club’ area of Bollywood limits itself to dance hits. Sign off the weekend in style each Sunday at 8 p.m. by swinging in for raucous karaoke nights led by cult ex-pat musician Brian Alan. Rollicking good fun, it’s the liveliest Sunday Warsaw has on offer, a direct consequence of six złoty beers and shots. For something more serious, the Tuesday concerts have become unmissable events, hosting in the past such luminaries as Olga Barej, Olga Kret and Magdalena Fidecka…
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