Blue Ginger aka Blue Bar: Lotsa Fun
Hmmm.. This place is one of the most happening places in Bangalore . The crowd is top class. Entry is Rs 700 /- that is a cover charge . You can redeem the amount on food and drink inside . The best days to be there are Wed / Fri / Sat . Music is amazing along with fantastic women and wine ... All the rich n snooty crowd in Blore party at the BLUE BAR :)
Tucked away in a little nook at the TAJ WESTEND ( 5 STAR HOTEL ) .Worth every Rupee you spend there. Music n booze stop at 12 every night but you can stay on until 4 am on the weekends .
Dress Code: Wear anything hip and completely stylish or else you are gonna look completely out of place .
PECOS: D place to be if u love retro music
Pecos is an unassuming old Pub just off Brigade Road . They play retro music only , none of the techno stuff here . The crowd is great . Not the young teeny boper kinds . Reasonably priced food . Pecos open on Sunday for the best BRUNCH u can get . It only cost Rs 50 /- and you gets tons of food :)
Dress Code: Anything Goes
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Zero G: Not so zero
Perhaps this is one of Bangalore's most happening spots, catering mainly to yuppies with fat wallets from Bangalore's IT boom. The place is actually a hodgepodge of restos, bars, lounges and dancefloors that provide a multifarious experience to the nightowls. One could choose to simply lounge around and chat with friends or bang heads with other dance freaks.
Its location - rooftop of some modern building - gives the place an airy (and wet and stormy during monsoons) ambiance.
Dress Code: Smart casual should do. But there is no harm in dressing up a little bit.
1912: 1912 formerly, 180 Proof
Update Dec05 (Thanks cuppadamoksha !)
180Proof is now closed and a new revamped lounge bar has opened there...its called 1912. Try it out !
BEFORE: 180 Proof
It's a dance club in the front part, a lounge at the back. Very modern and located right off.
The place has a very high ceiling and the DJ Booth is up in the air. Quite impressive.
The nightlife IN Bangalore stops quite early by law. Better show up early because by 11PM...things start to close.
Dress Code: Proper attire required. Show up with girls if you don't want to sweat for a few hours outside.
The Club: It's there !
My first nights in Bangalore were quite traumatizing. I heard stories of how single guys were kept in different sections than girls (when there's any) and how the pubs were filled with 50 guys for 1 girl.
Well my first few nights made me believe it was true. First, some pubs won't let you in unless your accompanied. Then, they won't let you on the dance floor or close to it.
Fortunately, I went to the afterhours "The Club"...world class !
Although I had to go accompanied to get in "The Club", the atmosphere inside was awesome. There is a big dance floor, 2 levels, an incredibly big outdoor patio that can fits hundred or people
Dress Code: No Dress Code but must be accompanied if you're a male.
opus: rockin clubs in bangalore
i came upon this real cool place called opus about six months back and ever since i have been stuck on to this place
its a real cool joint, nice decent crowd, some place u can can take ur gal to
they have an awesome dj called dj rd or somethin. i was there last saturday for the match followed by this djrd spinning the most awesome retro i ever heard. most definately worth checking out.
this guy im told is some big shot md but moonlights as a dj. check it out opus is on palace cross road quite close to windsor manor
http://opusbangalore.blogspot.com/ they have this website tellin folks abt thier happenings
Dress Code: as casual as u can get. the owners themsleves are always chilled out in shorts
Purple Haze: Sooth the soul
Purple Haze is a pub that is very dark and plays nothing but rock music. My kind of place!
The music is switched on at 6.30pm - and when it switches on it just sounds awesome!
It is all in surround sound, and there is a speaker in every possible corner. They have really done a great job here
It was a great pub but unfortunately they really annoyed me at the end...
Throughout my stay the staff would insist on bringing more drinks. When they brought out the bill they over charged me by 100%. I guess they try to get foreigners drunk to try and rip them off. I corrected their mistake and they fixed it up....
Tips: Night Life
India has generally little nightlife as the term is understood in the West, although in major cities a few Western-style shows, clubs and discos are being developed. In most places the main attraction will be cultural shows featuring performances of Indian dance and music. The Indian film industry is the largest in the world, now producing three times as many full-length feature films as the USA. Mumbai is the country's 'Hollywood'. Almost every large town will have a cinema, some of which will show films in English. Music and dancing are an important part of Indian cinema. Larger cities may have theatres staging productions of English-language plays.
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Khao Gulli (VV Puram): Food Streat
Well this is not your traditional nightlife spot but yes if you want to try local street food then this is a must visit.
The location is in a locality call VV Puram adjacent to a famous Bangalore establishment - VB Bakery - Ask anyone (locals) and they will point you in the right direction.
You will have to walk down this street to experience the smells and visions of local food.
You get all kinds of local food - dosas to milk shakes (with a difference) and let me tell you nothing is more than USD 1.
Do take a local with you to get the inside view of the local dishes. Mind you - it will be very difficult to find meat dishes here.
Life here starts post 5 pm.
Dress Code: Anything that fancies you.
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The never ending list of new upcomes: Bangalore Pubs List
There's more to drinking out than pitchers of draught. Check out the cocktails too
Guzzler's Inn, Pecos, Urban Edge, 180 proof, Black Cadillac, Coconut Grove, Cosmo Village, Downtown, Geoffrey's, Insomnia, Koshy's, Nasa, New Nightwatchman, Opium, Pink Panther, Purple Haze, Raaga, Sherlock Holmes, Sparks, Take 5, Tavern, TGIF's, The Bunker, The Cellar, Tiffany's, Toms ,Underground, White Dwarf, Windsor Pub, Zapp
Dress Code: Only No Sneakers (i think so)
Legends of Rock: Nice rock music
This is a nice cozy little pub in Koramangla and the best part about it is the awesome music! this is brilliant for the 90 and early 2000 rock music fans...
they also play the video in a giant screen and the snax (masala peanuts) is defn worth a look!!
Dress Code: no dress code!!
Bangalore is the pub city of India.. you will find lots of pubs in and around MG road and Brigade road area.. one will find pubs which play variety of music ranging from pop, hip hop, soft rock, heavy rock... purple haze is a good place for rock music lovers... one of the dissapointing thing in bangalore is that all pubs and restaurants will close well before mid-night..
Dress Code: wear anything... no dress code..
Cosmo Village: Cosmo Village
the atmosphere is very very different. They have a terrace with these totally huge sofas where you just have to lie back..... the music is good, not real loud like the rest of the places. They serve fusion cuisine - something like Thai Chicken with Kerala Parathas, or Chicken Manchurian with South Indian dosa and you know what - it does not taste bad.
Dress Code: Casual
Casa Del Sol: Put on your Salsa dancing shoes!
Try something a little different this weekend during your stay in Bangalore. Every Sunday night a group of enthusiastic Salsa dance lovers ranging from novices to advanced get together at this cozy restaurant for a fun-filled night of Salsa dancing. The people are generally warm and friendly and will dance with you and even teach you a few steps if you ask nicely :) Salsa music and dancing starts at 8:30pm every Sunday night and goes on til about 11pm.
Dress Code: Casual but Neat
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General: Bangalore nightlife
Bangalore is a city with wonderful people, some sensational food to be enjoyed and a great climate. There is no eutopia and the downside is that Bangalore nightlife is frankly dire by Western standards. State laws mean that all the bars have to be closed (and that is closed, not last orders) by 23.30 every night. There is nowhere I could find in living there for three months that would even vaguely resemble anything approaching a crazy night spot. Bangalore is a great place for the reasons that I listed above. If you want great nightlife then you are in the wrong city.
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