People in Bangalore love their alcohol, and they especially like it surrounded by their buddies while head-banging to some electrifying new indie artiste. No wonder then that the city really knows how to get a good time going, with its eclectic pubs and progressive taste in music.
So, for the next time you’re looking to unwind with friends, here’s a list of the top five bars with live music in Bangalore:
Bangalore got its very own Blue Frog only recently and it has been providing the city with a large variety of live acts since. These include all genres such as jazz, rock, electronic, classical music, and other. You can always find out what’s happening on their website which has a monthly calendar with information about upcoming gigs.
Find it here: No. 3, Church Street, Beside Matteo Coffee Shop, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru – 560001
The Humming Tree creates the perfect ambience for live music. Not only do they have a stage set up for performances, they also have a terrace bar for quiet nights with delicious food and drinks. Humming Tree is also known to have movie screenings apart from live bands (including international acts) and comedians performing through the month. Check out their Facebook page for weekly schedules.
Find it here: No. 949, 12th Main Road, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar, Bengaluru – 560008
The legendary Hard Rock Café never disappoints. It is still living up to its tradition of offering its customers some great food and fantastic music. You can get updates on their Facebook page about live performances from various musicians and bands. Drop by for the complete rock-n-roll experience.
Find it here: No. 40, St. Marks Road, Opp. LIC Building, Bengaluru – 560001
Located slightly further away from the city, Opus Out of the Box gives you a unique live bar experience. Opus A new twist on the Opus that was located on Palace Road, this one is now bigger and better! Opus Out of the Box continues its tradition of infamous karaoke nights, along with karaoke competitions and some delicious Goan food. Follow them on Facebook to get weekly updates.
Find it here: No. 2, Graphite India Main Road, Doddanekkundi, Mahadevapua, Bengaluru – 5600048
Newest on the block, the Indigo Live Music Bar dedicates itself only to live acts. This bar is a project of the radio station 91.9 Radio Indigo, where every music lover in Bangalore tunes into every morning. The lower floor is the music bar and has a performance stage, incorporated with India’s first permanent 3D projection mapping installation, while the terrace bar upstairs gives you a beautiful aerial view of the city. Indigo Live offers 4-5 acts every week, so check out their website and keep yourself updated.
Find it h: 71/72, Jyoti Nivas College Road, 6th Block, Industrial Layout, Koramangala, Bengaluru – 560095
So now you know! Maybe take your S.O. to one of these happening places for your next date?
Image credit: Humming Tree