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10 Places Where You Can Enjoy Bangalore Nightlife
By Sohini Chaudhary
25 Jul, 2023
Are you a night owl who frequently laments Bangalore's dearth of activities? And you think the Bangalore nightlife has no life to it? If so, we have some fail-proof solutions for you.
Being an IT hub, Bangalore has a young population that enjoys getting together with friends and having fun after work. Additionally, the city has a lot to offer at night and adds excitement to your nightlife, even if you are a tourist. You can tour the city up until the small hours of the morning in numerous spots that remain open. We have handpicked 10 of Bangalore's trendiest nightlife hotspots for you.
1. Late Night Snacking at VV Puram Street
Filling the midnight cravings with delicious kachi dabelis at VV Puram Street (Picture - Wikimedia Commons)
This place is a solution to all your midnight food cravings; another plus is the availability of vegetarian delicacies. VV Puram Street brings all the flavours to Bangalore nightlife. From North Indian dishes like chaats and rolls to local favourites like dosas and sweet buns. The range of options and the flavours won’t disappoint, and it makes for a great experience to have, especially with your squad.
Most of the stalls in this area stay open past midnight, making it a popular late night spot amongst locals and travellers alike.
2. Enjoy Your Night at Toit
Hip ambiance of Toit, the Best beer joint in town (Picture - BNA)
There is no chance that you haven't heard of Toit if you enjoy craft beer. Toit is unquestionably at the top of the list and is a famous pub to visit in Bangalore, which is known for having some of the best brewers in the nation. Started by four friends for their shared love for the beverage in 2010, Toit is now an essential spot for all beer lovers. The Toit Weiss is the most popular beer. A cloudy, light, and delicious Hefeweizen or wheat beer, you’d love it for the hints of banana and clove. Pure and authentic! Ordering just one of these beers will never be enough!
You have a large variety of craft beer amongst other types of liquor, and one can also get non-alcoholic beverages. Other than beer, Toit serves some great munchies that will definitely complement your drink.
Oh, and they also provide an incredible brewery tour. Interesting, huh? Drink some chilled beer and relish the finer joys of life here.
3. Stunning Night Display at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park
Mesmerising lights and waterworks at Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park (Picture - ExploreBees)
The 17-acre Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain Park is a unique attraction that claims to be India's first musical fountain park to be conceptualised. It is situated in the former LRDE Complex on the well-known Raj Bhavan Road and hosts two musical fountain performances each evening at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., each lasting for half an hour.
Things to note: All Mondays and second Tuesdays are holidays. Photography is allowed free of charge, but Videography is prohibited. The entry fee is 10 INR for adults and 5 INR for Children under 12 years of age.
These Fountain Shows feature a stunning display of water dancing and a mesmerising display of designs and lights. So if it’s your first time in the city, we highly recommend experiencing this spectacle!
4. Late Night Escapade to High Ultra Lounge
Dining area overlooking the sky at High Ultra Lounge (Picture - Zomato)
Plan a night at Bangalore's highest lounge bar. One of the trendiest spots to go and experience the Bangalore nightlife is this lounge bar, where you have to go to enjoy the amazing cocktails and dance to the music.
Additionally, come ready to experience sumptuous, genuine Asian cuisine at the High Ultra Lounge. Oh, and the live station for salads and soups is also interesting. From the top, pop a cherry and enjoy the expansive view of the city. Could you possibly want anything more?
5. Night Events & Gigs
Hard Rock Cafe: The venue for the best gigs in town (Picture - CurlyTales)
Bangalore's nightlife is popular for all the live entertainment and gigs that take place in different parts of the city. Musicians and artists belonging to all genres of music and performing arts live at these places. So, here are some of the popular venues for live performances and gigs in Bangalore:
Indigo XP (Koramangala)
Bflat Bar (Indiranagar)
Hard Rock Café ( Marks Road)
Take 5 (Indiranagar)
Opus (Sarjapur Road)
Social (Church Street)
Who knows? You might catch your favourite artist or just discover someone who becomes your instant favourite!
6. Night Trekking at Savandurga
View of the setting sun from the top of Savandurga Hill (Picture - Tripoto)
If you’re looking for some nighttime adventure, then this is the right fit for you.
Savandurga Hill, situated around 60 km from Bangalore, is Asia 's largest monolith (approx. 4220ft above sea level).
The two hills that make up Savandurga are known as "Karigudda," or the "black hill," and "Biligudda," or the "white hill." The former trail is less popular because it needs a permit and is more difficult. At the top of the hill, you can see the remains of a fort that was formerly a prison. Due to its incline, it was also known as Savinadurga, or the “Fort of Death”. The Savandurga night trek has some boulders and steep hills that obstruct the path (or make it an exciting challenge, depending on how you see it), but the approximate 5-kilometre journey is moderately difficult and will satisfy you if you’re a thrill-seeker.
Climb up the hill by hiking through it until you reach the peak. Relax by the campfire, jam out to some music, or tell your friends exciting stories. This is an off-beat way to experience the nightlife.
7. Take a Long Drive to The Airport Under The Bangalore Night Sky
The contemporary Bangalore Airport building illuminated at night (Picture - HOK)
Grab the chance to take a lengthy drive at night and enjoy the sweet flavour of an ice cream buffet since the Kempegowda International Airport is situated outside of Bangalore city. The area surrounding the airport is home to a large number of ice cream shops that provide high-end flavours, including Haagen-Daz, Stoner, and Milano.
There are many more interesting choices in this area, like Baskin-Robbins, Corner House Ice Cream, and Natural Ice Cream. One of the greatest spots to visit in Bangalore at night is the airport for ice cream. On top of that, the sky and the vibes of Bangalore at night are just magical.
8. 7D movie watching experience
People enjoying the 7D movie experience with a tub of popcorn (Picture - whats hot)
Another exciting experience one shouldn’t miss is watching the immersive 7D movie at 7D Voyage at Central Mall, Bellandur—famous for their theatre, which plays unique 15-20 minute long animated movies of different themes. As a viewer, you will also sit on a specially designed seat and be offered special glasses. Each of these seats is linked to the onscreen activity, making you immersed in the film (sometimes quite literally). This will enable you to enjoy the film on a whole new level. The cost of 7D shows in Bangalore at these theatres can range from 130 to 160 per show.
9. Drive to NICE Road
Vehicles travelling along the NICE road at night (Picture - FabHotels)
NICE Road, which stands for Nandi Infrastructure Corridor Enterprises Road, It is also referred to as the Bengaluru-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC), which is the best motorway in the world to see. The road is designed in such a way that it connects Bengaluru and Mysore, two cities in the state of Karnataka.
This magnificent route is 111 kilometres long. Additionally, you can arrange a road trip from Bangalore to connect surrounding cities like Mysuru, Srirangapatna, Pandavapura, Mandya, Maddur, Chattanapattana, Ramanagara, and Kengeri using this road. Nothing is more enjoyable than a long drive or road trip at night!
10. Camping at Kanakapura
Kanakapura night camping next to a campfire (Picture - treebo)
Kanakapura is another well-known destination in Bangalore for nigh ttime camping excursions. It is 50 kilometres from Banglore. The area is the most popular among trekkers who want to spend some quiet time in this verdant setting. Your adventure can begin at night. Your eyes, mind, and soul will be calmed by the stunning mountains that surround the pristine lake known as Hosadoddi!
All these and much more can be expected from Bangalore nightlife. Let the night be full of adventure, excitement, and great experiences. It’s time to make memories under the starry sky in this city.