Two beverages that Bangalore really loves. 1. Coffee. 2. Alcohol. The former has spawned off the nouveau caffeine drinking culture of the Baristas and Cafe Coffee Days. The latter has been associated with Bangalore since the days of the Cantonment. But no prizes for guessing which of these two has been responsible in getting Bangalore it’s *most spirited* tag of being the pub capital of India.
And if you are wondering just how spirited is Bangalore, then you should refer a survey result that proves that Bangalore is indeed the guzzling capital of the nation.
// nearly 25 per cent of the respondents said they consume beer or whiskey more than any other drink. Those who consumed wine constituted a mere 7 per cent. On an average, a Bangalorean spent around Rs 200 for his drink during the weekends. A sample of 350 persons from a cross section of the workforce was taken for the survey whose average annual income was Rs 3 lakh each. //
For more, check this report that showed on Hindu Business Line. The most surprising part of the survey was this…
// Productivity loss because of hangovers from drinking alcohol costs corporates in Bangalore as much as Rs 47 crore every year. Nearly 33 per cent go to work two hours late, 6 per cent take half-a-day off, while 23 per cent take the entire day off. //
I always used to wonder, why a lot of Bangaloreans appear so de-spirited on Mondays. Now I know!