Hangout #1 – CHROME, Siripuram
The most happening club in town for a very long, long time, Chrome was a crowd puller and a place to be seen for every cool dude in town. There was more to it than good music and and good cocktails, there was the ambiance and one of a kind club culture. There are new places but Chrome still spells good memories for most.
Hangout #2 – SEA VIEW CAFE, R. K Beach
Gossip and coffee and samosas and the location of it on the beach road. There was a lot for which this was the favorite hangout of Vizagites and it’s replacement not found yet. It broke hearts to see it go and lot of peoples stories started here. Be it in love or friendship or just solo wave watching, Sea View is a memory to cherish.
Hangout #3 – MUSIC WORLD, Dwarka Nagar
Most youth of Vizag of it’s time can never forget the headphones on which one could listen to the latest western or Indi-pop track or the superb music inventory they maintained. It came with a coffee shop first and eatery later but it’s soul was always music. Dwarka Nagar a hub of students even now found a lot of groups meeting at Music World. It was the place to listen, buy and make music.
Hangout #4 – CCD & MUSIC WORLD, CBM Compound
This joint came in a little later but while it lasted there was the irresistible hangout serving both coffee and music. You would find people lounging over coffee and hookah for quite a while and conversations never ceased. The central location was a major plus and later on books and accessories were added to the inventory. Just why did it go away???
Hangout #5 – U.S PIZZA, Siripuram
Another centrally located hang out, U.S Pizza had lot of youngster and young adults bonding over pizza and more. The grassy enclave behind it was a picnic spot look alike thrown into the good deal. Birthdays have been celebrated here and university crowd discussing grades. It is one more of the places that bid adieu to Vizag.
Hangout #6 – CROSSWORD, Siripuram Petrol Pump
It almost seems impossible but yes, Crossword, the book lovers paradise was indeed in Vizag at one time. There used to be a hangout and it was just about books. It seems so long ago. The number of books and the cute seats to sit and read had many a Vizagite of every age group come to spend time and buy books here. Now more than ever it should come back with so many lovers of good books in town.
If the management of these places reads this, a sincere Thank you!! Many a happy moment Vizag has spent here and lot of fond memories made. For those who have hung out here then know that we are one with you. Adieu good old friends.
P.S – Some of these places do not have great pictures any more to put up. For people who haven’t been there, ask those who have been. It will be a great story for sure.