Wednesday, May 7, 2008

And then there was Oly ....

Every city has its landmarks - architectural, cultural, gastronomical and 'others'. Trying to classify Olympia Pub [yes, that is what it's actually called, as I got to know last week!!] into any of these pigeon-holes is near-impossible. Oly is famous for its beef steak, cheap booze and as one of my friends would put it, its 'rodent population'. But somehow, none of these things define Oly.

To me, what defines Oly are the people ... any evening, you will find an eclectic mix of individuals occupying the time-tested black leather sofas ... from students to executives; from foreign tourists to filmmakers .... they'll all be there. I have seen (and been part of) friendships struck up at adjacent tables the way only a lethal 'Oly-alcohol' cocktail can conjure. To me, this defines Oly. It is a place which knows very few inhibitions. It is a place I shall miss very very much.

PS: In a way only a video can, this describes an evening at Oly quite well methinks:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQztfIOMJIA [Cultural exchange taken to a whole new level ;)]

5 comments:

A.K. Visalakshi said...

I hate Oly like no other place in Cal! hrrmmpph!

Rahul Saha said...

I mean when you think about it Oly is like a shitty, dingy place where you get cheap booze. Come to think of it Oly has never really been an end in itself for me. Its always about the cheap booze and the post Oly scene.

Sroyon said...

I haven't ever been there. Sigh. I suppose that's because none of my friends frequent Oly, and there's not much point going there unless you go with a group of friends.

RC said...

@ Visa - whyyyyyy?

@ Saha - grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! ;)

@ Sroyon - Moderate to Big Group + semi-alcoholic and/or beef fanatic = a good time at Oly!!

Phoenix said...

aar koto maal khabi!!!!!!