For the working-class professional, few things match the experience of going for some food and drink with co-workers on a Friday, especially after a week of rigorous office politics, unreasonable clients and stressful deadlines. With the reputation of being the pub capital of India, Bangalore provides a host of options when it comes to spending a Friday night out. From nightclubs and pubs to theatres and stand-up comedy, we have listed a few trendy places that are highly recommended for those on their first night out in the city.
Catch a Play @ Jagriti Theatre
Image Credits: 3.bp.blogspot.comOne of Bangalore?s quintessential hubs for arts and theatre, Jagriti theatre?s regularly hosts plays that often feature world-renowned theatre groups, while also sprinkling in a mix of local and national talent. Although the majority of performances are English plays, you may be lucky to catch a few regional language gems. With tickets reasonably priced at the 300-rupee mark, this is easily a must-check-out place for those interested in dabbling in some local art and culture.
Dinner @ Shebestan
Image Credits: static.grouptable.comShebestan is one of those few places that manage to transport you back in time with its authentic classic Arabian feel. Good music, soothing music and a surreal ambiance make this a superb choice for a relaxing Friday night out with friends and co-workers. They specialize in Arabian and Persian cuisine and have an absolutely mouth-watering assortment of dishes listed: we highly recommend trying out the hummus and Arayes kofta, both of which are prepared authentically and to perfection.
Chilling @ The Biere Club
Image Credits: s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.comBangalore?s finest microbrewery, the Biere Club prides itself on brewing their beers in a traditional style: fresh in small batches and in the pub itself. They also have a range of some unusual flavoured beer cocktails from the traditional shady to the aptly named ?you got to be crazy bomb? which is an intriguing blend of larger, tequila and tabasco (yes, tabasco). They also have a delectable assortment of platters which seem to be quite popular among the regulars, especially the Jumbo Non-veg platter which mixes up some fresh veggies with an assortment of meats such as Moroccan chicken, lamb kefta and beer-battered fish. Reservation just a click away ? The Biere Club
Clubbing @ Pebble Bar
Image Credits: farm5.static.flickr.comAlthough Bangalore is spoilt for choice when it comes to exciting and happening clubs, Pebble Bar is a highly popular and often recommended destination for people new to the city?s clubbing scene. Best known for its whacky jungle-like atmosphere and young trendy crowd, Pebble sports an expansive dance floor, which tends to get superbly crowed on weekends. The club never fails to exude a high energy vibe, and the DJ does a fantastic job of making sure the music flows all night. Pebbles features an enormous bar that serves up just about every alcoholic beverage between beers and tequilas, as well as a few choice cocktails. You?ll be hard pressed to find a more ideal place to finish your night on a high.