Since the 1990s, Bengaluru has been hailed as the “pub capital of India”, and rightfully so.
There’s something for everyone in the garden city, which is inarguably the hottest startup hub and has a flourishing nightlife that distinguishes it from other metropolitan cities in the country. In this article, we’re focusing on Indiranagar, a neighbourhood with the finest collection of pubs and lounges that provide the perfect ambience, tantalizing cuisines, delectable poison and of course, the hip-swinging music that has the power to transport you to another world. So gear up all bar-hoppers! Here’s where you need to head to at Indiranagar after a long week of work. Take a look.
Started by school friends Mukesh Tolani, Arun George and Sibi Venkataraju, the brewpub is one of the most revered places in Indiranagar for beer aficionados where they also have specific food pairings to go with the different flavours they serve. As per an interview with Livemint, Venkataraju stated, “We don’t want to be beer snobs by providing food pairings, but are merely making suggestions”.
The pub also has an array of cocktails, hard liquor and wine to make your evening a memorable one.
Where: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage
The Humming Tree
If you’re a music junkie, The Humming Tree is where you’ll find a lot of bands and artists who mesmerize their audiences with genres such as jazz, EDM, rock, and more. Possessing a relaxed ambience and an impeccable décor, The Humming Tree’s finger-licking food menu is a mix of European cuisines and fast food (for which they make use of locally sourced produce) while their lip-smacking drinks menu comprises vodka-based cocktails, and more.
Where: No.949, 12th Main Road, Doopanahalli, Indira Nagar
With cozy interiors, walls filled with posters of rock and jazz greats, and a rack with old-school cassettes, Windsor Pub is a watering hole for those looking to spend a relaxed evening with some great music that definitely won’t drown your conversation (like it does at most places). Their cuisines are a mix of Continental, Mangalorean, and other South India style preparations while their stocked bar is replete with a range of cocktails and mocktails such as Windsor Seven Sins, the Bull Dog, the Weasel Amaretto among others.
Where: Opp. Keventers, 968, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Appareddipalya, Indiranagar
Bflat and Highnote Bar and Dining
The regulars at Bflat swear by the live jazz/fusion sessions (also, stand-up comedy), alongside some finger-licking cuisine and an eclectic mix of cocktails that you need to lay your hands on. Dim lighting, pleasant ambience, comfortable couches amid walls adorned with record covers, Bflat won’t disappoint you if you’re a music lover.
Where: 776, 2nd Floor, Above Kotak Bank, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar
Relatively new to the pub scene in Bangalore, Sly Granny is definitely the go-to place for those who enjoy the feel of a “themed” restaurant. This quirky place was named and designed after an elderly lady who was a resident of the plot where the restaurant is now situated. Its interiors possess an old-school vibe and they serve a medley of cuisines and drinks created with a lot of love and care, quite like how your granny would prepare for you. Go visit!
Where: 3rd Floor, # 618, Above Chicco, 12th Main, Indiranagar
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