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11 Best Craft Beers & Microbreweries In Bangalore, India - Updated 2020

11 Best Craft Beers & Microbreweries In Bangalore, India
Poonam
Poonam
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Only a decade ago, craft beer options in Bangalore were rather limited. Today, the craft beer scene in India’s Silicon Valley is burgeoning as Bangalorean appetite for a variety of brews grows. The city is home to a plethora of microbreweries and brewpubs offering innovative and delicious beers, from Indian pale ales and stout to lager and Belgian-style wheat beers. But there is more to be had than just beer in these microbreweries. They also serve a wide range of food items, from Indian to international fare, to line your rumbling stomach. Here’s a rundown of the best microbreweries in Bangalore, India. Keep reading.

1. Arbor Brewing Company


Arbor Brewing Company (ABC) is an American craft brewery that was founded by Matt and Rene Greff in 1995, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They entered the Indian market in 2012 by partnering with a Bangalore native, Gaurav Sikka, and became India’s first American-style brewery. It produces a fantastic selection of beers, ranging from traditional Irish stout with a hint of Turkish coffee and dark chocolate to Garam Masala Pale Ale, vintage Belgian Triple and refreshing German-style Pilsner. There’s a beer for every palate. Add to that the music from the 90s and American-style pub fare, and it knocks the socks off many of its fancy neighbors.

Arbor Brewing Company

Address: 3rd Allied Grande Plaza, No. 8, Magrath Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025

Website: Arbor Brewing Company

Opening hours: 12pm - 12:30am (daily)

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2. The Biere Club

Posted by The Biere Club - Craft Brewery . Kitchen on Monday, 13 November 2017

Opened in 2010, The Biere Club was the first microbrewery in Bangalore. Since the time of its opening, it has gained a firm following with beer lovers. The brewpub serves lagers, ales, stouts, wheats, and other cocktails, with coffee-flavored stout deserving some extra attention. In case the hunger hits while sipping the chilled brew, they offer a good selection of barbecue, Continental and finger food.

The Biere Club

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

Website: The Biere Club

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

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3. Toit


Toit is a neighborhood staple that serves delicious pub grub with naturally crafted beers. The choice for the latter is plentiful. It offers six regular brand fixtures along with a seemingly endless list of special beers, cocktails, and spirits - even the pickiest beer drinker will find something to sip. Do try the Dark Knight stout or Independence Brew (smoked rye ale). The interiors are rustic, with brick-lined walls and wooden flooring. Brewery tours are available, should you wish to learn about the brew-making process.

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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4. Windmills Craftworks

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Posted by Windmills Craftworks on Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Jazz theatre, library and delicious Indian food - Windmills Craftworks is more than just a microbrewery, it’s a perfect place to relax with friends. It has indoor seating, and an alfresco area, where you can sip a beer or two and enjoy people-watching as the day slides by. There are standard beers like Helles, blonde ale, stout, and an IPA, as well as seasonal ales, such as a Bohemian Pale Ale and American Amber Ale.

Windmills Craftworks

Address: Next To L&T Infotech, No. 331, 5B Rd, Shivaji Nagar, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048

Website: Windmills Craftworks

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11:30am - 1am; Sun - Mon: 11:30am - 11:30pm

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5. Byg Brewski Brewing Company

Posted by Byg Brewski Brewing Company - Sarjapur on Thursday, 22 November 2018

The Byg Brewski Brewing Company is one of Bangalore’s all-time favorite microbreweries. There’s an alfresco dining area surrounded by lush greenery and a Japanese Koi pond in the center. Moreover, the blend of spectacular skyline view and the brewery’s relaxing atmosphere creates refreshing energy. Even more enticing than its ambiance is their brews. Of the 16 brews, the Rauchbier and Belgian Tripel are the most popular - and they have won 2018 Times Nightlife Best Brewpub Award for their Cryo Citra Wit, an innovative and first-of-its-kind brew in India. For eats, there are bar snacks, Indian and Asian light bites - a perfect accompaniment to a cold brew.

Byg Brewski Brewing Company

Address: Sarjapur Road, Behind MK Retail, Before WIPRO Corporate Office, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035

Website: Byg Brewski Brewing Company

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 12am (daily)

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6. Prost

Posted by Prost Brewpub Bangalore on Tuesday, 13 August 2013

At Prost, beer lovers can indulge in a long list of house beers, along with a selection of international bar bites. For the first-timers, go for Cider Rider made with Himalayan apples, Burnt Stone made with hints of coffee and chocolate, or Bangalore Bolt, a German-style wheat beer. Live magic, comedy nights, karaoke and DJ music fill this European-style brewery’s calendar.

Prost

Address: 749, 10th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Near Maharaja Hotel, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560035

Website: Prost

Opening hours: Sun -Thu: 11:30am - 11:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 1am

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7. Barleyz

Posted by Barleyz on Tuesday, 30 May 2017

If you’re looking for a great night sipping a chilled beer under open skies, Barleyz is the place to go. Spread over two floors, you can find yourself a cozy spot either in the indoor seating area or by the rooftop bar and wind down with a brew and live music. In addition to stouts, lagers and wheat beers, the menu also includes wines, shooters and classic cocktails. They also serve small portions of Continental, Chinese and North Indian food, if you feel peckish.

Barleyz

Address: 2/3, 3rd Floor, 80 Feet Road, Barleyz Junction, Above KFC, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034

Website: Barleyz

Opening hours: 11am - 12:45am (daily)

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8. Biergarten Brewery & Kitchen


The Biergarten Brewery & Kitchen is a communal gathering space with plenty of room for you and all of your beer-guzzling friends. There are teal seats and tables on the ground floor surrounded by greenery, and wooden furnishings on the upper deck. The bar menu is simple, with six beers on tap and classic cocktails. The traditional Hefeweizen, Red Ale, and Vienna Lager earn consistently high praise from the regulars. When it comes to food, it offers barbecue, finger food, Continental, Asian, European, Chinese and North Indian cuisine.

Biergarten Brewery & Kitchen

Address: 2, Doddenakundi Industrial Area, Graphite India Main Rd, Doddanekundi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048

Website: Biergarten Brewery & Kitchen

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

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9. Vapour Pub and Brewery

Posted by Vapour Indiranagar on Friday, 2 May 2014

Spread over three floors, the Vapour Pub and Brewery has six varieties of beers, and Vapour basmati beer is the toast of the town. In addition, they have a substantial list of cocktails and spirits, along with a wide range of food items, including Chinese, Continental and Indian cuisines. While its brew is enough to keep regulars coming back, there’s also live gigs, house music and comedy nights that make this a spot for more than just beer.

Vapour Pub and Brewery

Address: 773, 100 Feet Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038

Website: Vapour Pub and Brewery

Opening hours: 12pm - 12:30am (daily)

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10. Murphy's Brewhouse


Murphy’s Brewhouse is the city’s first Irish brewpub. It serves Indian and international fare alongside its fine selection of craft beers. Try Paddy’s Poison, brewed from special English malt and infused with spices and honey. The brewhouse also hosts music sessions and comedy gigs.

Murphy's Brewhouse

Address: 139/28, 4th floor, The Paul, Off, Intermediate Ring Rd, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071

Website: Murphy’s Brewhouse

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

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11. District 6

Posted by District 6 on Sunday, 15 February 2015

If you’re craving authentic German brews, District 6 is the place to go. All their brews are elegant, made with ingredients sourced from Germany. The standouts include the Guru (strong lager) and the Dark Lord (dark, malt beer). What complements with these brews is the delicious German, American, and North Indian fare. As for the ambiance, it has a friendly vibe and chic, industrial decor that helps keep the spirits high.

District 6

Address: G-03, G-04, G-05 26/1, Dr Rajkumar Road, Malleshwaram, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560055

Website: District 6

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

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Enjoy a beer or two in the Pub Capital of India

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Bangalore has a booming craft beer scene, and microbreweries are popping up all across the city, inviting beer connoisseurs to try their carefully crafted brews. Check out our pick of the best microbreweries in Bangalore.

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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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