Bangalore: Nightlife is no longer the same in the country's IT hub.
With the extended deadline from 11 pm till 1 am for bars and restaurants on Fridays and Saturdays coming into effect last night, Bangalore residents appeared to be warming up on the first day of the increased happy hours.
Confusion among bar owners and lack of awareness among public, however, led to mixed response even while revellers toasted the new found nightlife.
The city saw good number of bars closed after 11 pm, while a few remained opened as owners were in a state of confusion about the relaxation on not having received the government order.
Similar was the case with public, as many returned home by midnight unaware of the deadline extension. Those bars which remained open hoping for good turnout of customers did not see response near the expected mark.