Bangalore has a decorated nightlife with a boatload of places you can have a trill time. As wide as the range of cafes/lounges the city has to offer, we went cherry-picking and got the best ones for you. Check them out below.
1. 13th Floor Lounge and Bar
One of the most romantic and lively spots in the city, The 13th Floor L & B is the place for a pleasant Sunday brunch or a date with your special someone. They’ve an exquisite cuisine; Thai, Asian & North Indian with an illustrious buffet on Sunday ranging from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. The view from the rooftop is outstanding.
Location: Barton Centre, 84 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bengaluru.
2. Retro Lounge and Bar
This place is a classic example of not judging a book by it’s cover. From outside it looks like a regular place to down alcohol and guzzle down food but it turns out to be so much more. It’s a beautiful, open place over looking trees that makes the ambiance even better. You’ll feel at peace here. Availability of your favourite beer will not be a headache here, the food is amazing as well.
Location: 18/1, Cambridge Road, Alsoor, Bengaluru,
3. Fenny’s Lounge and Kitchen
One of the best bars in the city: Fenny’s has a special vibe to it. The ambiance, the lighting and the decor is beautiful especially in the evening. The food here is absolutely delectable, cocktails are their niche. A good experience is all but garunteed here.
Location:115, 3rd Floor, Opposite Raheja Arcade, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru
4. High Ultra Lounge
One of the best views you’re gonna get when you wish to gaze upon the city’s skyline while enjoying your delicious food. And delicious the food is, anything asian you’ll be able to find under thi roof; Japanese, Thai, Chinese and Korean.You get a feeling of serenity when you’re here. Their Pan-Asian delicacies are to die for. A must visit place for peeps who like to enjoy their food in the open.
Location: Rooftop, World Trade Center, Bangalore Brigade Gateway Campus, 26/1, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru.
5. Big Brewsky
One of the prettiest nightspots in town, Big Brewsky is a multi level microbrewery with an open air poolside seating as well. They have a finely crafted menu of light Asian bites and a fantastic variety of cocktails and mocktails. The outlet also has a musical aspect to it and host live bands and artists almost every other night. Definitely not a place to be missed!
Location: Sarjapur Road, Behind MK Retail, Before WIPRO Corporate Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035
Like all the big cities in the country, Bangalore has a few Social outlets of it’s own. 3, to be precise. It’s got it’s own Bangalore spin but isn’t that far away from your typical social; variety of drinks to choose from, mood enlightening ambiance and a boatload of snacks.
Church Street Social : 46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street, Bangalore.
Kormangala Social :118, Koramangala Industrial Area, Koramangala 7th Block, Bangalore.
Whitefield Social :29, Ground Floor, Phoenix Market City, Whitefield, Bangalore.
7. Windmills Craftworks
If exquisite microbreweries are what you desire then that’s what you’ll get at this place. They’ve a choice of indoor/outdoor seating available and both options have their own charm. The inside is occluded with loads of books arranged neatly on shelves with dim lights accentuating the beauty of the place, outside is just as good with Bangalore’s weather lighting up the mood. And of course endless choices for brewed beer.
Location: No. 331, 5B Road, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Next To L&T Infotech, Bengaluru.
8. Toit Brewpub
Crafted beer and stunning upholstery are certainly not the least of the parameters that one takes in account when judging a place. This place checks out. One of the best breweries in the city, Toit Brepub has another niche; their range of pizzas. They’ve got a perfectly chill ambiance to go along with. Another must visit place in Bangalore.
Location: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru.
9. The Biere Club
They’ve tried to recreate an old, mystic ambiance for you to vibe with and it fits right in. They’ve got an ineffable sleazy brown upholstery that goes along with the ambiance. Golden sangria and Lager lemonade, don’t forget to get one of those when you bless them with a visit.
Location: 20, Vittal Mallya Rd, 2nd Stage, D’ Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru.
If you’re wondering where could you spend a dank Friday/Saturday night then this is the place for you. Other than the fact that it gets crowded and you’ve to be holier than thou to get an entry in this place without reservation, especially on Friday/Saturday nights it’s quite alright. It is the perfect crossover between a sit-and-chill type of evening and grooving to music. They’ve got a continental cuisine.
Location: 24, 16th Floor, Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru.
11. The Lantern – The Ritz-Carlton
If you’re in the mood for some exquisite chinese food then just head in here with no hesitation whatsoever. This is as luxurious dining gets, the newly opened Ritz-Carlton is strudded with a umber of great restaurants but this one just stands out. It has 3 floors and is located in a huge space. The food is all the buzz when you’re here.
Location: 99, Residency Rd, Srinivas Nagar, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru.
12. Prost Brew Pub
Another great addition to the many amazing breweries in Bangalore, Prost is a sight to behold on occasion of sports screenings. The place fills up and of course goes together better than your favourite team and some mind-blowing range of brewed beers. The ambiance here is as lively as it gets.The English beer and pepperoni pizzas are to die for here.
Location: 749, 10th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Near Maharaja Hotel, Koramangala, Bengaluru.
13. City Bar
This is the place to head to of you feel like drinking your friends under the table. Drinks are very reasonably priced here and the cocktails will take your fricking breath away! And of course if you feel a wee bit groovy afterwards there’s the dance floor awaiting you. Amazing continental food, last but not the least.
Location: 86, Ground Floor, Oak Shot Place, Next to Barton center, MG Road, Bangalore.
They’ve tried to recreate a goan-shack like ambiance and to be quite honest they’re not far away from executing it
Location: 280, Amarjyothi Layout, Opposite DELL, Inner Ring Road, Domlur, Bangalore.
It’s ambiance is what gives this place the edge over the others. There are a couple of floors with the top floor being the ideal place to crash when you’re here. Their bar is a makeshift Volkswagen Transporter, and this place goes apeshit during sports screenings and saturday nights.
Location: 1080, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Appareddipalya, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
16. Tippler – On The Roof
A splendid place that really shows it’s best shade when you climb on the rooftop. They’ve got one of the rarest cuisines to be found; Russian. Which is exactly what you need to try on a fun night out. You’ve to get in early at this place as it starts packing up and the later you go the more cover charges and waiting time await.
Location: 276, Above Girias Showroom, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
17. Hakuna Matata
Located in a well-spread, nice space with different sitting areas. You can choose between sitting out in the open and sitting inside but Bangalore weather would rarely make you stay in. They’ve candlelit tables which makes this the perfect place for a date. And they have this sleek wooden decor to go along with. Seafood is their niche.
Location: 1231/35/2, 24th Main, 7th Phase, Opposite Brigade Palm Springs, JP Nagar, Bangalore
18. Sotally Tober
With tasteful decor, amazing food, brilliant music and the ever so intriguing name, this place is just vibrant. You know how sometimes the music is too loud for you to have a normal conversation or either too low for you to feel groovy? Not a problem here. Asian, European, American, North Indian they’ve got a wide array of cuisines as well.
Location: 769, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 4th Block, Bangalore.
19. Glocal Junction
If you wanna throw down during the week and expect a chill time avec your amigos, head over Glocal Junction in Indiranagar. And that in no way means that this place won’t show you a good time during the weekend, cos it will. Live music and their cocktail concoctions are their forte.
Location: 2986, Ashwani Complex, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
They’ve got 2 outlets in the city and both of them are equally quirky and intriguing. Not just with their decor but the whole place as a whole is just so peculiar. They’re also one of those places in the city that are considerably light on your pocket especially when it comes to drinks. They also have a beautiful mediterranean cuisine so be sure to check that out.
Location : 4032, Terrace Mainland China Building, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
:3rd Floor, 14, Church Street, Bangalore.
21. Vapour Pub & Brewery
It’s one of the best breweries in the city and it goes so much further than that. The vibrant energy of this place here will make you feel energetic and lively even if you just had the longest day ever. Plus they are absolutely stacked with delicious kinds of beer so if the energy doesn’t work, there’s always that.
Location: 773, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
22. The Humming Tree
Live music is the reason why this place is at the top of the gestapo. It’s a intimate and cosy seating area so one can enjoy live music and it works splendidly. Other than that they’ve a refreshing ambiance and a great place to eat for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
Location: 949, 3rd Floor, 12th Main, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore.
23. Blue Frog
Now that we’re talking about arenas that fit the live music scene and reach out to such demographics, we gotta talk about this place. As soon as you enter this place, the decor and their upholstery will blow your freakin mind. It’s also a hoot when it comes to sports screenings. This place just lights up in the evening.
Location: 3, Ground Floor, Church Street, Bangalore
A laid-back, chill place where one can hang as they please and it’s just perfect when it’s hosting a gig. There are bean bags! It’s a totally different and informal setting and that’s what their USP circles around.
Location: 3, Ramana Maharishi Road, Palace Grounds, Sadashiv Nagar, Bangalore
25. Hard Rock Cafe
We all know how Hard Rock Cafe does, outstanding bar stacked with any concoction or straight up, whichever you may please. Other than that they’ve got thumping music and an extravagant decor that screams class. Their food is delectable as well.
Location: 40, Opposite LIC Building, Off MG Road, St. Marks Road, Bangalore.
26. Bonus: Happy Brew
Another mind-blowing installment in the ever so alluring line of breweries Bangalore has to show for. Yummy food and a plethora of brewed beers for awaiting you. Overall, it’s a pretty cosy place designed for a chill night out where you just sit and try new stuff until you find the one that pleases your taste buds.
Location: 40, 4th P Cross, Koramangala 5th Block, Bangalore