MG Road is one of the busiest roads in Bangalore, lined on one side with numerous retail stores, food outlets and restaurants. The road is also home to many office buildings, making it a very feasible place to open a pub. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of pubs, big and small, that have sprung up the place, especially after the IT boom, which saw a number of IT firms open shop in this bustling area. It goes without saying that these overworked IT professionals are always on the hunt for the next best pub where they can spend some of their hard-earned dough. Let?s take a look at some of the popular pubs in MG Road where these guys go to blow off some steam.
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Blimey has some absolutely rocking ambiance, especially on days when the place fills up on weekends. The ambiance is truly spectacular, the highlight being the breath-taking view of Ulsoor lake to gaze at while sipping on one of their delicious cocktails. For starters, try the Potato Wedges and Crispy Chicken, and for mains, go for some of the delectable Mushroom Lasagne or Oyster Pasta, which is sure to leave you wanting more. The bar menu features all the essential liquors and wines, although you can go safe and opt for some smooth Signature Whisky on the rocks. All in all, the experience is something to remember, especially if you plan on going for a rocking party night with friends.
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Depending on how you look at it, IBar is either popular and cosy or cramped and hectic. This popular pub has a DJ that is famous for belting out the latest foot-tapping beats, perfect for chilling out with a few drinks with friends. The bar has a nice long design and makes some of the best cocktails in the city. The décor is characterised by the plush and red colour scheme, highlighted by the low ceiling and lanterns that set a very romantic mood. The place now has a very contemporary look but still manages to stay true to its roots. Tipplers who wish to experiment can try the Curry Flavour Cocktail, which is of course spiced with some Indian overtones. Whisky lovers will be happy to see the extensive collection of Malt whiskies.
On The Edge
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One The Edge is one of Bangalore?s popular high-end pubs and is located on the 13th floor of Barton Centre on MG Road. The place has tasteful soft lighting and a relaxing ambiance that is perfect for a pleasant dinner with family or friends. The menu is mostly Italian and Asian with a hint of Middle Eastern. In terms of starters, the Thai Chicken and Rice Paper Rolls accompanied with some Crispy Fried Vegetables and a side of dipping sauce are highly recommended. For mains, try the Burmese Khao Suey with chicken, which is a huge bowl of noodles and chicken mixed with chicken in coconut milk gravy. They also have a wide-ranging bar menu that features some standard imported and domestic liquor as well as a good collections of wines and beers.