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Jun. 4th, 2008 | 01:04 pm

As some of you may know, I am in the process of relocating my restaurant and lounge. The reasons are that my rent period at the current place is expiring, and the Bangalore Metro station is going to be constructed right next to the present site.

I've found an excellent location for the new place on Koramangala Ring Road, right before the tech parks where 60000 people work, so it should get me some decent business. I've taken two floors in a new building: one for my restaurant and the other for my cocktail lounge.

Here's where I need help. I'm still wondering what to name my new cocktail lounge. My old cocktail lounge was only about 500 sq ft, so I never bothered to give it a separate name. The new place, however, is three times bigger, is on its own floor, and even has a separate entrance. The look is very different from the restaurant below. While the restaurant will keep its focus on fine dining South-east Asian food, the lounge will serve a predominantly starter-oriented menu with dishes from all over the world (but the Asian influence will be there), or "whatever I feel like making for you". :)

We wanted the lounge to be an after-hours hangout/escape for all the people who work in the offices and tech parks in the vicinity. We've gone with a "natural" theme for the place - walls with moss and white colours, wooden seats with cushions, white marble tables. It has a waterfall of sorts on one wall, and a place for a singer in another corner. Lighting is soft, and we'll play mostly jazz, R&B, and retro music. The seating capacity is 60-62.

So do you have any ideas for a name? It needs to be simple, not pretentious, and not some foreign name nobody can pronounce right.

Winning suggestions will get a meal cooked by yours truly personally, and a few drinks to go along with it.

(The new place will open in mid-July. The old Shiok will close on 16th June.)

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
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Soma
- Sreenivasaraghvan

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from: ext_103195
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 08:49 am (UTC)
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Hmmmm....

Orchid Lounge
Cocktail Dreams
Happy Ending

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Diana Paradise

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from: dianaparadise
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 09:19 am (UTC)
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Wilderness

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Raghav

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from: raghav
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
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Wow congrats, mate. I'll venture a few suggestions, Unwind, Innertia, The Beacon. G'Luck with the new place.

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Name

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
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The first Bar book ever was - HOW TO MIX DRINKS or THE BON-VIVANTS COMPANION. By Jerry Thomas 1862
One of the most famous, if not THE most famous drink in the book is the BLUE BLAZER.
You could name your cocktail lounge, BLUE BLAZER and have the staff in blue blazers and white T-shirts.

Cheers
Bruce Tomlinson
www.WorldWideDrinks.com

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 12:31 pm (UTC)
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If you do choose this name then make sure that you put this trivia significantly in the lounge.

It will do the job of marketing for the lounge for the first few months and O bet KQA and others will immortalise it in their quizzes.

... and newspapers too love this sort of names with deeper meaning and will bring you some good reviews in media.

All the best! :-)

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deponti

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from: deponti
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 10:27 am (UTC)
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Why not just "Madhu" ( which means, nectar/honey/alchoholic drink)? I do like Bruce's suggestion a lot, though. It's nice to have a name with a little anecdote attached to it.

Are we allowed to make more than one suggestion?

....."Shioktails"? :)

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Philip

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from: bluesmoon
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
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Diddley doo - in honour of the great Bo.

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the jackol

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from: jackol
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
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+1

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MadMan

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from: themadman
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
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Who? (Pardon my ignorance.)

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Philip

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from: bluesmoon
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_Diddley

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Lakshmi

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from: locks
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Soma is good - has a hip sound to it even though it is a Sanskrit name.

Salud comes to mind but I don't think everyone will get the pronounciation right.

Some more names - Tingle, Tian, Saffron, The Silk Route, The Silk Road (!!!).

You can think of some names along the lines of those films 'House of Flying Daggers'... :)

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Karthik/SK/Wimpy/SKimpy

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from: skthewimp
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
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cock tales

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Mads

Soma is pretty nice

from: mmk
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
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If you think Madhu is too ... umm obvious, Nectar also works!

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Kiok

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
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(Something rhyming with Shiok)-Rk

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from: thaths
date: Jun. 4th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Patpong, after the (in)famous, ummm, entertainment district of Bangkok?

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from: rohandsa
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
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--euro--
Aurel
Reba
Imoto
Zapata


--rustic--
Fennyland
Fennylicious :-P
Fenny, Toddy or Me
urak [cashew distillate]

if i win, send those vouchers to my sister noelladsa. :-)

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
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1. LCD (Love Cocktales 4 Dinner)

2. JAZZMINE (and yours too)

Happy drinking..

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Madhav Nair

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from: madhav
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)
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Great, this will be much closer to my workplace. All the best!

Suggestions:

- Hair of the Dog
- Moonshine
- Moss
- Sax and the City

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Jay

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from: jayasankarvs
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
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The Wall.

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names

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
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Nice to know about this move.

Here are my suggestions

Lord of/on the ring road;)

Outer Hours

Drink Logistics

Cloud Zen

MindSpace

InZen



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poocha9

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from: poocha9
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC)
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oops didnt log in;)

Lord of/on the ring road;)

Outer Hours

Drink Logistics

Cloud Zen

MindSpace

InZen

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Hrish Thota

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from: dhempe
date: Aug. 25th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
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lord of the ring road is funny!! :))

+100!!! ;)

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reethika

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from: reethika
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
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AfterHours!

Bluegrass (its a music genre predominantly played in SF)!

Blue Lagoon! (though i have a feeling some other place has the same name)

Utopia!

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Aura..?

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They always comeback ..Don't they ?

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
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BOOMERANG ...

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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 8th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
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Casablanca

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Asphalt Blazer

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from: asphaltblazer
date: Jun. 12th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC)
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WaterWorks.
Alibi
Drinking Stories.
Attic
Sundowner
Hole in the Wall
Phew!



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from: anonymous
date: Jun. 12th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
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Log off

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Asphalt Blazer

Re: Help me name my new cocktail lounge

from: asphaltblazer
date: Jun. 12th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
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Forgot to login :)

- Logoff

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Re: Help me name my new cocktail lounge

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 18th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
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That is a good name!

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Name

from: avaneesh
date: Jun. 27th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
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'Shiok Tales'
'IT tales'
'Toast IT'

Tales - after the stories that people talk about along with cock tails.

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घेउन टाक

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from: freegeek
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 11:26 am (UTC)
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Shangri-La.

Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia—a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world.

Shangri-la is often used in a similar context to which "Garden of Eden" might be used, to represent a perfect paradise that exists hidden from modern man. It can sometimes be used as an analogy for a life-long quest or something elusive that is much sought. For a man who spends his life obsessively looking for a cure to a disease, such a cure could be said to be that man's "Shangri-La". It also might be used to represent perfection that is sought by man in the form of love, happiness, or Utopian ideals.

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MadMan

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from: themadman
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
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Thanks.

It's also the name of a low-budget Indian-Chinese restaurant on Brigade Road. :)

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Hrish Thota

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from: dhempe
date: Aug. 25th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
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pretty nice food there though :D

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MadMan

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from: themadman
date: Aug. 25th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
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I respectfully disagree...

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घेउन टाक

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from: freegeek
date: Jul. 5th, 2008 11:32 am (UTC)
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They dont use the "-" :)

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Polka

from: anonymous
date: Jul. 24th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
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No punny stuff please.

I would suggest - "Polka" (anyway you dont want to project it as asian).

I thought of a place where i want to go tonight. that reminded me of the reply Bill Murray (in groundhog day) gives when old-time friend asks him whats he doing tonight - "Something else" (may be you can use this too). but i thought its not a great name. and the song played multiple times in the movie is "Pennsylvania Polka" and there you are!

Jay

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date: Jan. 5th, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
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from: bothwill
date: Feb. 18th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
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Well, if you make the new switch in the new position I don't think you'll have to put efforts to find a good name, your business will be just fine. Why don't you keep the name of the new bar? Do you also plan to renew the interior design and the bar equipment? How far will you change your business?

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