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Going out in Bangalore

Hi there,

Which are your 10 favorite places to go out in Bangalore?

Which places would you recommend to newcomers? (restaurants, pubs, discos, theaters, cinemas, concert halls...)


hey check their website. They provide Trek 3500 having 21 gears.

Well Bangalore does offer some nice lounge, restaurants, pubs/discs to venture to - but that said, am sure the city can do well by extending the night life to, say, 1am. Anyways, here are my fav spots -

1) 13th Floor,
2) Fava
3) Shiro
4) Ista
5) Ice
6) Fuga
7) The Only Place
8) Hard Rock Cafe
9) Jamavar (The Leela Palace)
10) Tantra

There are others as well but these are real good. Hope you guys having a lovely time.

Take care...Ciao

Last edited by Akhil76 (14 March 2011 19:16:27)

Hi All,

The latest Bar/Pub opened up is  ' The Sky lounge' in UB city.

Heard it is amazing and the entry is a lil above the usual tab..

But nice place good music/ambience.

Another one is Coco Bango which opened up in National games Village Koramangala. The place is filled with the local celebs during any events & promos...

The Banana Beach bar (Koramangala) is also becoming a favourite among partygoers for its Karoake nights /Good food/ & music... They play most of the UK top40 ( u name it and they play it)...

Hope the info was useful...


Hi Guys just thought i will update you all !:cool:

There is a new Texan Theme Pub in Hebbal called Lock N' Load .

Hi Guys,

There are so many new places to go partying in bangalore this year 2011 like sky bar, city bar, Coco bongo in koramangala, chamomille in indiranagar, Citrus in indiranagar and yeah F-Bar i.e FTV Bar is coming back in Bangalore this july... cant wait for it to be open :p that is going to be the hottest disco 2011

Just to update you all expats here... FYI... I organize night club parties, fashion shows, theme events, corporate events etc since I am into events, fashion and film business here.

So, do add me as your friend here ;) to win exclusive Invites for our events in Bangalore...

Have a nice day and happy partying :)

See you all soon in one of our events... :)



Besides food and beverages, Bangalore has a lot to offer for someone keen on experencing the real India

There are historic forts in and around Bangalore. Some forts requires a bit of hiking to reach them. eg Madhugiri Fort,  Makalidurga on the outskirts etc Tipu Fort on the other hand is in the heart of city itself.

Hiking:- Wen you drive for about 50 Km on Kanakpura road, you come across beautiful places for Hiking. If you are lucky you can spot wildlife as well

Rock Climbing:- Ramnagar about 2 hours drive has beautiful rocks for rock climbing and hillocks for hiking. It also oneof the rare places were the Gyps Vulture breads

Rural visit:- Kanakpura and Ramnagar both have rural villages that give you a feel of how India was about 100 years ago.You can see people growing mulberry which is the staple food for silk worm. You can visit some NGO's to understand the complete process in silk making.

Wildlife:-4 to 5 hours drive on Mysore Road will lead you to Wildlife hotspots. Youcan easily spot elephants, spotted deer,birds, wild boars etc...

If any of these interests you, I would be glad to help out



As far as bars and clubs, my favorite places to go out are:
1) F-bar
2) Ice
3) Vaayu
4) Couch
5) Opus
6) Kosmo
7) Fuga
8) Hint
9) Shiro
10) Sutra

There's also a really good movie theatre in the Forum Mall, and the Lido Mall off of Brigade serves some really good Caramel Popcorn
For newcomers, you got to try Empire- its cheap Indian food, always packed, and open late. And they do take-away. If you miss steak, there's a GREAT steakhouse on Nandidurga Rd. Called Elements with a great atmosphere. Couch has great food too, as well as ICE, which is connected to the Taj Residency.


Just to update you Fuga is closed sometime back and even Kosmo and F bar too which will all be soon opened with a brand new vibe, name and new look n feel of d nightclub...

Stay tuned and party hard but always party safe n be safe since just now i saw it in Tv that 6 Ugandan boys and girls got drunk in car and fought with the local police and the girls smashed the cops head with beer bottle and some more cops injured and later for the media the girls were posing like a MODEL!!!!


There are a lot of places in Bangalore...depends on what kind of places you would want to go

Thanks for ur info.. ur right even i have also seen the news..

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You are welcome, Ansuman :)


That's the MORAL of the Story.

Suvvi, Can you share with us your options of the discos ?

OMG I can't wait to go out in Bangalore...I am moving to Mumbai in 6 days and will be doing some work in Bangalore...thanks for all the advice I really cant wait to get to see you all soon.


Queenie xxx

Welcome to India, Queenie :)

I can see your eagerness to get to Bangalore to explore the party scene...

See you when you are here then...


Hi All,

Lets get it all started, here is "Bangalore Expat Blog Party Directory"

See you there then...


I did not know these places were closing late i have been going to places to eat not really party but would like some names where can go...i would like to try Kyra too any thoughts on Kyra


New party places in Bangalore are Sky Bar and City Bar in UB city, Coco bongo koramangala, Hint Central mall, Love shack Indiranagar, ICE bar Taj Vivanta Mg road, I bar Park Hotel mg road, Athena Leela palace and many more...

Kyra has a theatre ambience and more of stage shows, rock concerts etc happens there... Its in indiranagar, it has different kind of audience and it will be good fun... check it out...

Hi All,

Just an update regarding opening of new nightclub F-bar & kitchen, Cunningham road (old cosmos nightclub is fully renovated to suit FTV style, ambiance and theme... I had been there this saturday and it was rocking and very huge place with both smoking and non-smoking zones and the drinks are really affordable cost when compared to Sky Bar which is really expensive and over-rated!!!

Try it out... After going there I found out that both the owners of this FTV nightclub and Dj there are my good old friends only :)

So if you guys want to organize your corporate parties, private parties, birthday parties, group bookings, theme parties or even we can organize Bangalore Expat Blog Official Parties in this new FTV nightclub and I hope someone from Official BANGLAORE expat blog member would respond here then to discuss it further or you can also inbox me here :)

Wishing you all very happy friendship day :)


hi all


How are you,hope you are doing well,am brayan


Hey everyone, i'm new here...visit Bangalore ocassionally for work...looking to make some frens...i like movies, drinks, dance, books, hanging out...

Hi Melinda,

Welcome to bangalore :)

We have common interests in all the activities you like except the books part, so we can meet when you are in bangalore for drinks, party, dance, hanging out, movies...


hey I am from bangalore
very friendly...know lots of places in bangalore

lets explore together...
y wait just call/message 9379197505

blues waves is the pub to be. its on church street

don't leave Bangalore without visiting WONDERLA


Just a update to you all expat blog party goers:

Coco bongo, the most happening nightclub in bangalore located in koramangala is back in full action with dance floor n permission to dance too so lets meet up and party party since coco bongo has series of most happening djs and parties lined up for weekends especially starting this friday spooky night with dj rohit barker one of the most famous celebrity dj..... inbox me lets all meet n socialise n party till we drop lol haha


halime0607 wrote:

Hi.. as i have been living in Bangalore since 2007.

i suggest you as clubs: i-bar, ice ( Both in Mg road), Hint is nice. Shiro is in UB City and very classy. Opus is having great Karaoke Nights especially on Sundays.

For food: as i am turkish i like turkish, persian, arabic food where i found it is in MEZZEH, Indiranagar, AYDA Iranian Restaurant in Bridage Road, Empire Koramangala or MG ROAD İ-TALIA in Park Hotel etc Malls are fine like Forum Mall, Garuda, Ub city. Ranga shankara is a nice place to watch plays in Jayanagar. These are the things coming in my mind at first.

Bangalore is a lively city and good for expats.:)


I totally agreed with you

lifefun42, pls dont post outdated info here :( !!!

since nasa pub shut doors a year back and now newly renovated restuarant called nandos opened in the same place :)

cheers n beers in this hot summer n humid weather ;)

btw as usual new places to party are coco bongo koramangala, opus if you love singing n bands n theatre for kyra, fbar, skybar if u got more money :P, city bar as usual....

For food , i will recommend BARBECUE NATION , not just for quantity but also for quality.


You r right jenstevenson. You can visit Now
1) F-bar
2) Ice
3) Vaayu
4) Couch
5) Opus
6) Kosmo
7) Fuga
8) Hint
9) Shiro
10) Sutra


hi anushka, hmmmmm.......such a long list of places to hang out??? looks like i have wasted a lot of years being in bangalore oblivious of these exciting places. I am staying in banerghatta rd, 37 and working with a biotech firm here.

Dudes & dudettes ...Bangalore is anything but fun in the night... especially with the curfew.. it wont change much. i guess the new government is up and if they decide to make some changes .That definitely will go in our favor.

Apart from Nightlife . The restuarants in bangalore are a treat.
Masala Dosa is on top of the charts anyday.

Well most of the international cuisines are available in bangalore . If not exclusively , but of course inclusive in some of the in house restuarants in 5 star hotels.
you can use
one of the best tools for findng a restuarant....
MG road & brigade road are part of the OLD bangalore. so everything new opened in this area.But the scene has changed drastically over the last 5 years  with the inflow of human beings from all over the country.Thanks to the IT.
So traffic/Congestion/Noise/Pollution/law & order are allpretty messed up..

New malls are up And the best bet is the Timesof India newspaper. In that the bangalore times edition gives a lot of what todo's ..   

Anyways All the very best... and good luck in bangalore...

@ Anushka
Sweety Fuga  got Burnt Down... 

So everyone pls take FUGA off your list..
ICE is NICE.....


In the pub (beers and micro brewery) section, there is this interesting article about the brew pubs in the city and many more are expected!

Hi there,

I am Srikanth, interested in hanging out over the weekend i can take you around show you good places. you can reach me on 9880770585

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