The Garden City of India also doubles as the pub central housing some of the grooviest party destinations. Apart from being a hub of IT professionals, Bangalore has stupendous nightlife scenarios. It has the best dance floors for you to groove on. There are many pubs and clubs which take the duty of keeping you entertained after the sundown till a little past midnight.
Abiding by the early curfew i.e. 1 AM it is recommended for you to immediately turn over to nightclubs and restaurants so that you can enjoy for a bit longer. After Mumbai, Delhi and Goa, it is Bangalore’s turn to leave you spellbound with its vivacious nightlife. From underground watering holes to live karaokes to microbreweries to posh nightclubs, Bangalore has it all!
Let’s take a look at the list of nightlife places in Bangalore for the beer fanatics:
A fact well-established, Bangalore is a heavenly abode for beer fanatics. The city is lined with some of the best microbreweries/brewpubs offering everything from the traditional, light India Pale Ales to dark chocolatey stouts. Here are some of our top picks:
A humongous space, quite literally. Superb craft beers with the added bonus of an electric atmosphere. Wrought iron motifs, stained glass windows and a fantastic poolside bar for the romantics – the lovely open-air ambience of this place is to die for. Make sure you try their signature nachos and reserve yourself a table as it gets jam-packed even on weekdays.
Address: Multiple locations – Sarjapur Road and Hennur
Old school pubbing fans, get yourselves a reservation ASAP! Possibly the most popular watering hole in Indiranagar, Toit is a classic microbrewery with a top-notch, stylish English-themed ambience. With six types of brew, the most popular has to be the basmati blonde, but one can go for darker or bitter options too. They also introduce seasonal flavours like the pumpkin beer on Halloween and a spicy ginger-and-cinnamon infused brew for Christmas. This super cool brewpub even allows tasters. So gang up and hit the bar so that you can have a sip of all their brewed beers in the first round and then order as per your liking. And do not miss the baked nachos while you’re there.
Address: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indiranagar II Stage, Bengaluru
Arbor Brewing Company
Pub crawlers, here is your starting point. A spacious and elegant quarter consisting of wooden interiors with hints of green all over the cushions and wallpapers, this mini brewery makes seven different types of awesome beer that you can down with added bonuses of a DJ, delish finger food and indoor games like foosball. Must try beers would be the Belgian Brew, the Smooth Criminal and Raging Elephant IPA.
Address: 8, 3rd Floor, Allied Grande Plaza, Magrath Road, Ashok Nagar, Allied Grand Plaza, Ashok Nagar
Yet another Indiranagar brewery, Vapour is loved for its amazing craft beers and beer cocktails. This place has an open terrace area that greets you with the sight of orange cushioned sofas and spectacular skyline views. They also have two more floors with a DJ, dance floor and live screening for those Manchester United games. The home-brewed wheat beer is out of the world and goes very well with the Murgh Awadhi Tikka.
Address: No. 773, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru
Hard Rock Café
Hard Rock Café serves lip-smacking food which includes HRC burgers, cocktails, mocktails, onion rings and many more. It is surely a perfect blend of delicious food. The ambience is lively and marvellous. You will also get to hear some stunning rock music which is played live in the background. You can enjoy the food and at the same time experience the culture too.
Address: 40, Opposite LIC Building, Off MG Road, St. Marks Road, Bangalore.
16 floors high, set on a terrace overlooking the MG Road area and providing one of the best views of the entire city, this lounge club is located in the utterly fancy UB City. It is just the right place to hit especially post-sunset or when the weather is ambient. The dance floor is never empty and the DJs usually play trance mixes. However, make sure your wallet is loaded and reservations are a must!
Address: 16th floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road
High Ultra Lounge
This place barely needs any introduction because it is the all-time talk of the town. Situated on the 31st floor of the World Trade Center, the splendid view from up here makes for the best ambience ever. For the foodies, High presents you with an eclectic mix of oriental and non-oriental options along with a variety of signature cocktails. DJ party nights are a must for dance lovers.
Address: Rooftop, World Trade Center, Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram
This massive space is one of the most popular night out spots in Indiranagar. However, do get here before the crowds if you want to avoid a wait. A loud DJ, superb crowd and the best starters, this place is definitely more than just a watering hole. It features interiors that are wild, modern and classy, all at the same time making it one of the best looking clubs in Bangalore.
Address: Shop No.763, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Next to Xtreme Sports Bar
With the major attraction being a Volkswagen van serving as a minibar, Hangover is best known for its offbeat interiors and a wholesome ambience. Diversity in areas suiting your every mood can be found. The music mixed by local DJs is contemporary, tailored for the young crowd. Visitors are also treated to a well-stocked bar and an array of lip-smacking platters to dig in. And if you are here with a huge gang, do try their cocktail buckets.
Address: 1080, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Psychedelic trance fans here is your safe haven. Presenting the only pub in Bangalore that caters to the genre. Hell, the overall atmosphere itself reeks of psychedelia. It features some of the best DJs and the liveliest crowds gather here, especially after the clock strikes 11. Pebble has rustic, natural settings with its trademark banyan tree almost as groovy as the beats. Definitely apt for unwinding after a long day.
Address: #3 Princess Academy, Ramanna Maharishi Road, Palace Grounds, Bangalore
I- Bar is one of the best night clubs in the city. Giant doors and high ceilings make this place airy. They also have a pool where you can party along with your drinks. They provide you with a DJ, dance floor to shake your legs. The place is a bit expensive but worth it!
Address: The Park Bangalore, 14/7, MG Road, Bangalore
Sutra is a place with a huge crowd and outstanding ambience. They are known for their cocktails. The seating, including the outdoor arrangement, is just fantastic and is loved by all. This place has made a mark of itself in the city and the youth is enjoying this place very much.
Address: The Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa Road, Highgrounds, Seshadripuram, Bangalore.
The 13th Floor
Located on the 13th Floor of the Barton Centre in Bangalore, The 13th Floor is boasts of astounding views of the city in addition to the great food and even better drinks. You could try anything from North Indian, Thai and Asian dishes. The Happy Hours are from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM whne you can avail a 30% discount on the drinks.
Address: Barton Centre, 13th floor, 84, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Bengaluru
A city abuzz with techies most certainly needs an active pub culture to get drenched in and these are some of the best picks of the lot. So the next time you are in Bengaluru, make it a point to hit at least some of these ultra-hip bars for the most colourful stories to take home. Go on, shake a leg!