Known to some as the Garden City, the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore, is not just home to some of the most scenic locales in south India but also houses some of the best party destinations to cater to the varied age groups of people who reside here.
Several international concerts take place here as well, and hence it its surprising when told that Bangalore’s night life is quite happening.
Ever since the closing time for clubs was pushed to 1am on Friday and Saturday nights, several top clubs and pubs have sprung up over the past few years and some ever so historic hangouts continue to function till date.
So here is a run-through of the top 10 place that we believe define nightlife in Bangalore.
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Located on one of the city’s most happening streets filled with top branded stores as well as a variety of restaurants and pubs, 100ft Road Indiranagar, the club surely stands out from the rest of its kind. Known for its contemporary interiors and loft-style architecture, the club enthrals each and every one who enters as well as the artists who perform here. Over the past year, the club has been a favourite destination for some top artists and fans for their top class lighting systems as well as sound set up.
Location/Address: Shop No.763, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indira Nagar, Next to Xtreme Sports Bar, Bengaluru
Phone Number: +(91) 80 493 37555
Facebook Page: Loft38
NoLimmits Lounge and Club
A rather new addition to Bangalore’s ever growing night life, the iconic destination known for its top class service standards and food and beverages and of course some of the best music programs and performances. It has especially good reviews for its live music and performances.
Location/Address: 8, 2nd Floor, Allied Grande Plaza, Diagonally, Magrath Road, Opposite Garuda Mall, Brigade Road, Bangalore
Phone Number: +(91) 80 493 33000
Facebook Page: NoLimmits Lounge and Club
Another iconic destination and a popular location for the rather elite of Bangalore is Skyye Bar, located in UB City. The open air lounge gives you the best experience with some mouth-watering dishes on the menu along with some of the best beverages available in the market and to top it all is the breath taking view of the Bangalore skyline that can be viewed from the lounge. The modern rooftop bar has surely gained its popularity among locals and has also been the venue for some top international performances like Hard Rock Sofa.
Location/Address: 24, 16th Floor, Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore
Phone Number: +(91) 77 608 88899
Facebook Page: Skyye
Since its inception in 2004, the Jungle Lounge, Pebble has been an ideal destination for those looking for a break from the mainstream music and to get a chance to unwind to some of the offbeat tunes amidst the rustic surroundings nestled at one end of the famous Palace Grounds. Pebble surely has something for everyone and hence has attracted several people over the years who crave to dance to the beats of their favourite artists beneath the trademark Banyan tree. It’s a destination that caters to all kinds of music fans with a range of music like progressively uplifting trance, psychedelic trance, mellow beats and to even rocking retro beats.
Location/Address: #3 Princess Academy, Ramanna Maharishi Road, Palace Grounds, Bengaluru
Phone Number: +(91) 74 069 66415
Facebook Page: Pebble
Home to some of the top acts from various artists, I Bar has grown to become one of Bangalore’s top nightlife destinations. With an exceptional ambience and top notch DJs playing everything from Commercial to Bollywood, Techno and more, the club has gained a favourite tag among locals and visitors alike.
Location/Address: No. 14/7, The Park, MG Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560042, India
Phone Number: +(91) 80 255 94666
Facebook Page: I Bar
Yet another new addition to the clubbing life of Bangalore was The Sugar Factory which was established in 2014 at the Le Meridien Hotel. The club was an instant hit among locals not just for its exquisite sound and lighting systems but also for its colourful and vibrant interiors along with a European touch to it which can truly lighten up any ones mood. The club hosts some top EDM acts and has played host to international artists like Matt Darey and loads more.
Location/Address: Le Meridien, 28, Sankey Road, Palace Cross Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru
Phone Number: +(91) 80 496 52557
Facebook Page: Sugar Factory
High Ultra Lounge
A modern venue with a truly breath taking view of the Bangalore Skyline, High Ultra Lounge is located at the rooftop of the World Trade Centre. The slick club matched with some top notch interiors offers a perfect blend of food, beverages and music that will sure enough keep pretty much everyone happy. Although a rather new destination, it is steadily rising to fame and thus sits in the list of some of the top clubs in Bangalore.
Location/Address: Rooftop, World Trade Centre, Bangalore Brigade Gateway Campus, 26/1,Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru
Phone Number: +(91) 90 083 02527
Facebook Page: High Ultra Lounge
Hard Rock Café
The Rock ’n’ roll-themed chain needs little introduction especially after the popularity is has gained over the years. Hard Rock Café Bangalore is lies within an architectural marvel from the pre independence era and is located on St Marks Road just off the hub of Bangalore’s nightlife, Mahatma Gandhi Road. Furthermore, with the dwindling popularity of Rock Music in the country, this location stands as one of the most iconic Rock music destinations in the state. Besides some of the best music in town, the Café has to offer some mouth-watering traditional Burgers and several other dishes that have quite definitely attracted loads of fans over the years.
Location/Address: No.40, St. Marks Road, Opp LIC Building, Bangalore
Phone Number: +(91) 80 412 42222
Facebook Page: Hard Rock Café Bangalore
Spread over two floors, including a rooftop terrace, you can enjoy the evening and night at Indigo XP and take in the city with a drink in your hand. Unwind with friends and sip on some of the best drinks available, or even grab a bite from the wide range of eatables available while listening to some of the best rock , indie or electronic tracks by live performances from artists from around the world or even from India.
Location/Address: 6th Block, 71-72, Jyoti Nivas College Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095
Phone Number: +(91) 96 323 57766
Facebook Page: Indigo XP
XU is a new edition to the eatery scene in town and has got to be the most talked about destination off late. A bar and kitchen, the destination is ever so appealing with some impressive décor and ambience. We love the whole vibe of the place, in addition to the well-constructed interiors, and the food is pretty good too!
However what it really has become known for locally, and further afield, is its night time offerings.
A huge dance floor turns this venue in to one of the best new nightclubs in Bangalore in the evenings for guests who are treated to beats played by local, national and international DJs adding to the great experience at XU.
Location/Address: 23, Level C, The Leela Palace Kodihalli, HAL 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008, India
Phone Number: +(91) 95 133 44440
Facebook Page: XU