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Blend often comes up in the list of Chennai’s best party venues; however, it might leave you dumbfounded on some weeknights. Dim mood lighting and the center stage DJ suggest a reveler’s den, even as you wonder where the dance floor went. The buzz at Blend is a bit of a hit and miss, on some nights it is the hottest club in town and on others, just another watering hole. Your best bet is post 11 pm on Saturday and Wednesday nights.
Nightlife in Chennai can be mesmerizing. This city is drastically different from any other city in the country but if you wonder what makes it so special, then we really can’t pinpoint on one thing. You can admire the beautiful coast line or the superb weather or the zest for life that drives the locals. The city is a melange of various things. The day has its own charm but it’s the night that we long for. As the dusk falls the city comes alive with a passion. Streets become aglow with tiny lights and street walks becomes a tunnel of lights thrown in by the shops. Creatures of the night often find solace in the arms of the fancy bars, encased in the tall luxurious buildings of five star hotels. Tagged as the hottest club in the city is ‘Blend’, a swanky plush place where the city comes to party.
To be a part of this fun phenomenon just drive down to Taj Club House Hotel at Thousand Lights and hand over your keys to the valet. Slip into the bar and let them take care of you. Taj Hotels have always been greatly successful in creating breath-taking spaces for you to enjoy in and with Blend, they have done a fabulous job. Forget the old-fashioned timeless backdrop of Chennai, at Blend everything is modern to the hilt. A somewhat simple spacious glassed room is made spectacular by the clever usage of different lights. Floors to the ceiling to the bar, everything is highlighted by sharp LED blue light. The bar is the focal point of the room, flanked by contemporary stylish plush sofas. For a cosy private setting, ask to be seated in one of those exclusive nooks.
The effect of Blend is sophisticated and glamourous in every way. The bar menu as expected of a five star property is sensational. Even the most enthusiastic drinker will fail to be disappointed. The wine list is extensive and global in every way. Over some Madras martinis glance through the menu for salty munchies. Nibble on, batter fried calamari, tex mex jalapeno pizza, gambas pil pil, podi idli, chilli hot fish, cottage cheese & jalapeno skewers, mathaniya murg tikka, broccoli simla mirch, chilli garlic grilled mini fish steak, stir fried dim sum, rustica pizza and rolled cheese N chilli omelette. Blend may be expensive but it’s so worth it.