Bangalore is fast becoming one of the coolest cities in India, with a slick bar and pub scene. Bangalore bars have something for everyone, from quaint relaxing pubs to chic cocktail spots.
Want to grab a drink when in Bangalore? Of course you do. We’ve rounded up the 7 best bars in the city for you to get a refreshing tipple or two.
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1. Skyye Lounge
Skyye Lounge is a must-visit when in Bangalore. The incredibly cool 16th-floor sky bar is party central, with views of the entire city and live DJs.
The music is loud, the crowd is fun and the dance floor is absolutely buzzing. Try their flaming shots – if you dare.
2. Love Shack
One of Bangalore’s trendiest bars, you’ll always have a fun night at Love Shack. It’s laid-back bar with Punjab, Hindi and English tunes blasting and cosy cabanas.
Their Wednesday night Karaoke sessions are legendary, with free drinks for ladies until 11pm.
3. Sly Granny
The hippest bar in Bangalore, Sly Granny is a mish-mash of NYC and Indian vibes, in what was once an old-granny’s house.
With a tapas dining room, living room terrace, cocktail bars, spaces for film screenings, an arts collective, philosophy club, book exchange and other unmentionable things (such as a not-so-secret speakeasy bar).
With 360-degree city panoramic views, Hype rooftop bar at the swish Shangri-La Hotel is the perfect place to watch the sunset and let your hair down.
There’s a split-level deck offering city vistas, and the mixologists will whip you up some truly expert cocktails. Popular with the trendy folk of the city, you might want to dress up a little here.
Toast & Tonic is a super restaurant and cocktail bar that’s inspired by New York’s East Village. Dinner is adults-only, so you can arrive safe in the knowledge that you’ll be sipping on some sophistication.
Toast & Tonic prides itself in being devoid of artificial syrups and additives, so you know the cocktails here are the real deal.
Not only does this get major kudos for its clever name, the drinks live up to the hype. Sotally Tober is an industrial-cool bar with creative drinks. They have regular hip-hop nights and top bartenders often pop by to do guest shifts.
Make sure to try the Sotally Spice, their signature spicy cocktail.
More of a beer drinker? You’ll be right at home here. The Biere Club is Bangalore’s first craft beer venue. It’s a big space, spread over three floors so you’ll usually be lucky enough to get a decent amount of space for a group of mates.
They brew fresh and original beers in small batches and have some tasty food options too, and have since opened a second location in the city.