The 10 Best Bars In Bangalore, India

Photo of Ritu C. Poojari
9 February 2017

Bangalore is becoming a hub of pubs. With college students and travelers filling the city of Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, it is increasingly becoming one of the top cities for party goers. From super cool cocktail bars to quirky little pubs, we explore the best places to grab a drink in Bangalore.

Courtyard of the Majaraja’s Palace – Bangalore | © Keith Cuddeback/Flickr


Pub, Indian, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Pecos | © Courtesy of bar
Pecos is the type of bar that gets young people and the young at heart dancing and cheering the night away. With their brilliantly designed interiors, from cosy seating to posters and huge illustrations on the walls, Pecos is the perfect place to forget your worries and celebrate anything worthwhile for the evening. Visitors can choose to sit inside, with the dim, atmospheric lighting on the red walls, or enjoy the weather outside with comfortable seats placed on the brighter side of the bar.

h Floor

Bar, Restaurant, Thai, Asian, Indian, $$$
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With their impressive array of great wine and champagne cocktails, 13th Floor is more than just a lounge bar. Whether early in the day or past midnight, 13th Floor is always a hit with its magnificent view of the Bangalore cityscape and the elegantly changing sky. Music is kept at a soft level so as not to impede conversation, and they play a mix of retro pop, lounge mixes and rock ballads. The outside seating and the intimately decorated interior create a soothing and pleasurable ambiance.


Bar, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Opus | © Milan, courtesy of the bar
Opus is a simple yet classy kind of bar. It embodies the Goan spirit of ‘Eat, drink, sing, dance & make merry, 8 days a week!” and was created through a common love of the arts: theatre, art and especially music. Opus almost looks like a studio, with colourful lights and paintings adorning the walls, and is host to all manner of creative events. KroaKnight at Opus has redefined the meaning of karaoke, with the insane energy and serious singing talent that emerges, and is well worth a watch with drink in hand.

Skyye Lounge

Bar, Diner, Pub Grub
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Skyye Lounge is the highest and most stunning bar that Bangalore is blessed with. It is a roof top lounge that is located on the inside of UB City. The bar exudes ingenuity and creativeness; with dim neon lights and a light up floor, the seating and the dance floor both stand out thanks to the rainbow of colours emanating from them. Skyye Lounge hosts various art exhibitions, book readings, local stand-up performances and Karaoke nights that visitors will love. This place is a must-visit when visiting Bangalore; create some memories to take back home.

City Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Contemporary, Mediterranean, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
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Cocktails | © Alan Strakey /Flickr
City Bar is a quaint little no-nonsense bar, and is the place to go to for a relaxed atmosphere. It is straightforward yet lavish, with its contemporary, luxurious seating and beautifully lit decor. The bar’s wide screen TV and grand dance floor has its visitors pouring in during special occasions such as cricket matches, making it the perfect place to head to for soaking up the local culture.

The Biere Club

Bar, Beer, $$$
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Entering The Biere Club is almost like stepping into an Englishman’s privately owned brew factory. The Biere Club is Bangalore’s first craft brewery, and they aim to educate the people of India in everything beer-related, from various beer styles to the different kinds of flavors to savor. They brew fresh and original beer in small batches, using the finest ingredients with traditional methods to bring a memorable experience to their visitors.

Mocaholic Restro Beer Café

Bar, Cafe, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Mocaholic Restro Beer Café is an open bar-cafe that delights their customers with the abundant greenery everywhere. Bar and greenery may seem like quite an uncanny combination, but the bar is a favorite among the Bangalorean crowd. With a wallet-friendly menu and a chilled out ambiance, it is filled with college students and travelers looking for quick refreshment and entertainment.


Bar, Indian
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Watson's | © Courtesy of bar
Watson’s welcomes all thirsty and hungry Bangaloreans with open arms. It is a rooftop bar, with visually appealing interiors: the brick walls and retro posters, along with the balcony seating, give the place a pleasantly nostalgic vibe. Visitors get an excellent view of Ulsoor lake from Watson’s, and the bar is also pretty wallet-friendly when it comes to its wide range of drinks.

Happy Brew

Bar, Indian, Pub Grub, Cocktails, Wine, Beer, $$$
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Breqery | © Mike (Theaterwiz) Criswell /Flickr
Happy Brew lives up to its name. With its enthusiastic and brightly lit interiors, and the upper chamber with a line of trees adorning the walls, Happy Brew indeed makes for a lively and amusing atmosphere. Reasonably priced, Happy Brew is the kind of bar best suited for hanging out with a large group and relaxing for as long as you want; one of the most happening places in Koramangala area.

Love Shack

LoveShack is one of the most trendy bars in Bangalore and is a must-visit for experiencing true Bangalore city life. LoveShack is very well known for its music and dance culture, and is the venue of choice of hardcore party-lovers and anyone wanting to go crazy for the night. One of the liveliest events in LoveShack is the Karaoke nights, with a talented DJ who rules the house for the night. English, Hindi and Punjabi music are all played, pulling the crowd onto the dance floor.
Address: 541/543, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road, Krishna Reddy Layout, Domlur, +91 80 49652696

LoveShack | © meraparty
LoveShack | © meraparty

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