Top 10 bars in Bangalore – the 2021 List

Top 10 bars in Bangalore

Bangalore is one of the most happening metro cities in India. Tagged as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ the town attracts the young crowd from all over the country, making it a culturally diverse place. Above all, no matter where you are in the city, Bangalore is dotted with great wining and dining locations. In today’s post, we are listing the ten best cocktail bars and quirky clubs in Bangalore for every drink lover to try.

If you have just landed in the city, this list can help you form your weekend plans. Also, there is no best to least good scenario here; all locations are equally great. However, due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, we do advise patrons to book in advance.


A buzzing place at the heart of Bangalore, Toit is located in the posh locality of Indiranagar. The place offers a range of yummy pizza accompaniments for drinks and whisky lovers. If you are all for South Indian snacks with your favorite whisky, this place is definitely for you. In terms of ambieance, the place has cozy, multi-story seating with dimly lit interiors typical of urban bars and pubs.

Church Street Social

The Social brand is ever so popular among Indian youth and finds an instant recognition everywhere among party and drink lovers. Church Street Social has the ambience, the food and the music to make it one of your favorite haunts for drinking in Bangalore. For those who prefer hard liquor like whiskies and vodkas, the place offers an open ambiance, comfortable seating and prompt service. They also have live sports screening for nail-biting encounters like the recent one in Gabba, Australia.

The Underpass Pub & Grub

A posh pub, the Underpass is favored by Bangalore’s avid liquor connoisseurs. From classic to quirky mocktails and cocktails, to draughts beers and world’s finest whiskies, the place has it all. Offering a variety of seating options with natural surroundings, the site is always brimming with drink lovers. For those who like to shake a leg during weekend outings, the Underpass also hosts regular music nights.

Arbor Brewing Company

A vintage décor, fantastic food and extensive drinks menu will keep you mesmerized when you visit Arbor. Apart from the mouthwatering starters and beer from their brewery the place also offers the choicest hard liquor. Be it something as smooth as Ballantine’s Finest or something exquisite as The Glenlivet, you will find the bar stocked to your liking.

Hakuna Matata

This resto-bar in Bangalore is a typical Timon & Pumba affair – a place for carefree and relaxing outings, especially for the wine and whisky loving crowd. Strike a conversation over a Chivas Regal 18-Year-Old or an Irish Whiskey Cocktail with choice of food and snacks from the menu, to fully enjoy the experience. In terms of seating options, you name it, and they have got it – including candle-lit dinner tables, ground floor and rooftop seating, high seats by the bar, private dining areas and idling tables by the pool.

Sotally Tober

With a tipsy name for those who like to get tipsy, this bar is a sought-after party destination in Bangalore. Sotally Tober is known for its quirky décor, colorful furniture, and the amazing food and drinks that come with it. Order your favorite whiskies, cocktails, snacks and sides and relish the unique environment with friends and co-workers in tow.

Prost Brew Pub

Another pub and bar where you can enjoy your whiskies and vodka martinis with great food and music, the place is known for its unique interiors and ambience. Add live streaming of a feisty cricket or football match to the mix, and you have the perfect destination for spending a day out with friends and co-workers in Bangalore.

The 13th Floor

One of the few bars in Bangalore offering a mesmerizing view of the cityscape, this place offers an impressive range of champagnes, whiskies and wines. You can either sit indoors amidst music and chatter or enjoy the cool breeze outside in the balcony-seating area. The 13th Floor’s staff is exceptionally courteous, and their prompt service keeps your whisky tumblers from going empty.

The Reservoire

With its chic atmosphere combined with minimalist, modern interiors, this bar in Bangalore has a unique appeal. The place is known for finger-licking-good Sunday brunches and has become an excellent hangout spot for weekend outings. They have regular live performances by local musicians to accompany you on your wine and whisky evenings as well.

Pecos Classic

Pecos evokes the nostalgic charm for people who have been to Bangalore in the past. And we really mean it when we say the past, as the place has been around for over 30 years now. A classic dimly lit setting gives this club an old-age charm that’s hard to replicate. The bar is stocked with choicest hard liquors from around the world along with our beloved Indian whisky brands. So, head over if you are in the mood for some classic whisky cocktails or vodka martinis and great finger food.

Well, it’s time for us to wrap up the proceedings, and it’s time for you to add these bars in Bangalore to your bucket list for the year. We hope you have a good time exploring these places and enjoy the experience of having your favorite drinks amidst diverse settings and food accompaniments.

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