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10 Best Bars And Pubs In Bangalore, India - Updated 2020

10 Best Bars And Pubs In Bangalore, India
Poonam
Poonam
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Bangalore has become a magnet for the young population and expats, thanks to its thriving startup landscape, bustling IT sector, and a unique balance of flourishing modernity and traditional culture. The vibe of the city, however, changes when the sun spills over the streets at the end of the day. More often than not, you’ll find people grabbing a drink or two at a bar and having a gala time with their friends, even on weekdays when they have to wake up the next morning to go to work. Here’s our list of the best bars and pubs in Bangalore, India, where you can relax while sipping your favorite cocktail.

1. Gilly's Resto Bar

Posted by Gilly's ECO- Bar: Koramangala on Monday, 26 February 2018

If you’re looking for a casual spot to relax over drinks with friends, Gilly’s Resto Bar is the place to be. It fills you up with an impressive selection of classic brews and spirits, along with continental and Indian fare. The bar is also home to many lively evenings, so keep an eye out on their schedule. Another bonus is that it offers Happy Hours on Monday and Tuesday, all day long.

Gilly’s Resto Bar

Address: 91, Jyoti Nivas College Rd, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034

Website: Gilly’s Resto Bar

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

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2. The 13th Floor

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Posted by 13th Floor Bar on Thursday, 24 April 2014

Inviting a diverse crowd of people, including both young and old, this terrace lounge and bar is perfect for an evening tipple with a view. There are large windows lining almost every portion of the lounge, thus offering one of the best views of Bangalore cityscape. If the weather is pleasant, head to the outdoor seating and soak in the sights as far as the eyes can see. The bar offers an eclectic mix of cocktails, spirits, and wines that can be accompanied by plates of Asian-inspired cuisine. There’s also music played all day long - spanning across different genres, from retro pop to lounge mixes and rock ballads - that will liven up your evening.

The 13th Floor

Address: Barton Centre, 84, MG Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Website: The 13th Floor

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 1am; Sun: 12pm - 12am

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3. Watson's Ulsoor


Watson’s Ulsoor is a cozy gastropub, with an old-school decor. There are old movie posters hanging all over the red brick walls. The interior has plenty of seating, though guests seeking fresh air can hang out on the balcony that offers an incredible view of the Ulsoor lake. The cocktails pack as much punch as the decor, with an emphasis on beer, wine, and whiskey. Also, there is a good selection of food, perfect for cocktail munchies.

Watson's Ulsoor

Address: 4th Floor, Skywalk Building, Assaye Rd, Pulikeshi Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)

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4. Toit Brewpub

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Posted by Toit - Bangalore on Monday, 6 August 2018

Toit charms with its refined and elegant decor, complete with brick-lined walls and wooden furnishings. In addition, it has an impressive selection of craft beers for every palate, from porters and lagers to Indian pale ales and Imperial IPA. Some standouts include Winter’s Ale (Scottish ale), Breaking Matt (Indian pale ale), Bavarian-style beer and Belgian Riot (Belgian-style ale). If you’re hungry, choose from their wide variety of wood-fired oven pub grub.

Toit Brewpub

Address: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Website: Toit Brewpub

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 12pm - 12am; Wed - Sun: 12pm - 1am

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5. Communiti


At Communiti, come for the beer, stay for the vibe and just move right in for the barbecue. There’s a short and smart beer list, which includes Czech Pilsner, Hefeweizen beer, Irish ale, wheat pale ale, Belgian ale, pale ale, and dark, dry stout. Pair it up with paprika barbecue wings, chili Texan fries or Communiti special veg platter. When it comes to the interior, it boasts an industrial look complete with wooden seating and booths, lending it an air of coziness.

Communiti

Address: 67, 68 Brigade Solitaire Residency Road Opp. Hyundai Showroom, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Opening hours: 11:30am - 1am (daily)

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6. High Ultra Lounge

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Posted by HIGH on Sunday, 6 May 2018

First things first, the second you arrive at High Ultra Lounge, you will be amazed by the view. Located on the 31st floor, it is South India’s highest lounge bar and offers the undisputed best vistas of Bangalore. Before you order anything, just walk the full loop around the seating and pause to soak in the view. From delicious Pan-Asian cuisine for lunch to the excellent drink list to accompany your dinner, you’ll never run out of excuses to visit High Ultra Lounge.

High Ultra Lounge

Address: 26/1, World Trade Center, Dr Rajkumar Rd, Malleshwaram West, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055

Website: High Ultra Lounge

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12:30pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12:30pm - 12:30am

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7. Loft 38

Posted by LOFT 38 on Sunday, 6 May 2018

Spread across three levels, Loft 38 is one of the best places in the city to let loose at the end of the day. While their fare and cocktails are a little pricey, but the atmosphere is well worth the extra dough. They regularly host some of the best DJs and artists from across the world. However, make sure you reserve your spot in advance as this bar fills up very fast.

Loft 38

Address: Shop No.763, 100 Feet Road, Next to Xtreme Sports Bar, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Website: Loft 38

Opening hours: Mon & Wed: 12pm - 11:30pm; Tue & Thu - Sat : 12pm - 12:30am

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8. The Biere Club

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The Biere Club is the first craft brewery in the city. It boasts a grand beer list, including ales, stouts, lagers, and wheat. Their seasonal mango beer is ranked among the best in the city. Another good one is their coffee-flavored stout, but no matter what you try from this brewpub, it will be awesome. If you’re craving some serious eats with your brew, the pub also serves continental, barbecue and finger food.

The Biere Club

Address: 20/2, Vittal Mallya Rd, D’ Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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9. Opus Club


You won’t be left unsatisfied at Opus Club, worth a visit at any hour of the day. Its studio-style interior is filled with neon lights, paintings, and illustrations, a perfect fit for the music that’s on full blast. The music is just as good as the decor, with live band performances, karaoke and themed nights. In addition, it has an impressive selection of drinks, including beers, rum, tequila, reds, and whites. For eats, there is a great mix of continental, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Indian fare that will surely transport you to food heaven.

Opus Club

Address: No 26, Harlur Main Road, Near HP Petrol Station, Ambalipura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102

Website: Opus Club

Opening hours: 12pm - 12am (daily)

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10. Skyye


Located on the 16th floor of UB City, the Skyye is an upscale rooftop bar that offers beautiful views of the city. With a decor that’s both lavish and sexy - fitted with high seating, underlit floors, and rainbow LEDs - this bar induces a relaxed and somewhat clubby vibe. There’s also live music, Karaoke nights and stand-up performances, thus setting the right mood for the guests to enjoy classic and house cocktails, from martinis to wines and shooters. Pair that with classic bar bites and small plates on the menu like wasabi cashew nuts and barbecue chicken and pineapple.

Skyye

Address: 24, 16th Floor, Uber level, Canberra Block, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Website: Skyye

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5:30pm - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 5:30pm - 12:30am

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Bangaloreans love to drink, and there are endless options in the city to wet your whistle. Whatever your scene, from hole-in-the-wall bars to relaxed gastropubs and craft beer haunts, Bangalore has it all.

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Poonam is a freelance travel writer currently based in the Silicon Valley of India (Bengaluru). She has resided in about 5 Indian cities. So while there was never a permanent address, she had lots...Read more

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