Karnataka drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Mangaluru (Mangalore)


The first microbrewery in town is a big space with indoor and outdoor seating and the acoustic artists, indie bands and DJs create quite a vibe on weekend nights. Beers on tap (from ₹230) include a wheat beer, pilsn…
Winery in Nandi Hills

Grover Wineries

At an altitude of at 920 metres this fine winery produces quality white and red varietals. Tours include tastings of five wines in the cellar rooms accompanied by cheese and crackers, followed by lunch. From Februar…
Pub in Mysuru (Mysore)

Pelican Pub

A venerable, still-popular watering hole located on the fringes of upmarket Gokulam. Serves draught beer and food (try the chilli pork) at bargain basement rates in the indoor classic pub or alfresco-style garden se…
Cafe in Bengaluru

Dyu Art Cafe

An atmospheric cafe-gallery in a leafy neighbourhood with a peaceful courtyard reminiscent of a Zen temple. It has coffee beans from Kerala and does good French press, espresso and iced coffee, to go with homemade c…
Cafe in Bengaluru


This smart yet homely place has an impressive menu including orthodox teas from the best estates, and a few fancy selections. Their food (soups, salads, smoked chicken wings) also scores highly and they sell loose t…
Bar in Bengaluru

13th Floor

Forget your superstitions and head up to 13th Floor’s terrace, with all of Bengaluru glittering at your feet. There's an excellent selection of martini, sangria and mojito combinations. Happy hour is 5pm to 7pm.
Microbrewery in Bengaluru

Toit Brewpub

A brick-walled gastropub split over three levels where lively punters sample its quality beers brewed on-site, including two seasonals and a wheat beer on tap. Sample six beers for ₹220.
Microbrewery in Bengaluru

Arbor Brewing Company

This classic brewpub was one of the first microbreweries to get the craft beer barrel rolling in Bengaluru. Choose from stout, porter, IPA, Belgian beers, spiced, sour and fruit beers.
Bar in Bengaluru


Multilevel complex divided into several bars and restaurants, though its highlight is the rooftop with big screen to enjoy its six microbrews, including a rice beer and guest ale.
Microbrewery in Bengaluru


Prost has eclectic industrial decor, a rooftop with several quality craft beers on tap and a tempting food menu. Things kick off on weekend evenings with DJs and dancing.