Karnataka drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Third Wave Coffee Roasters

A mecca for hardcore java heads, this temple to the arabica bean has a multitude of gourmet-coffee combos, including espresso classics, quirky cold brews like coffee colada (with coconut water and the sweetener jagg…
Top Choice Cafe in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Brahmin's Coffee Bar

This terrific darshini (South Indian cafe) is famous for its filter coffee (₹16). There are only four food items on the menu: idli (fermented rice cakes), vada (deep-fried lentil savouries), khara bath (semolina and…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Mangaluru (Mangalore)


The city's premier microbrewery is a big space with indoor and outdoor seating; the acoustic artists, indie bands and DJs create quite a vibe on weekend nights. Beers on tap (from ₹230) include wheat beer, pilsner a…
Top Choice Cafe in Mysuru (Mysore)


One of the city's most attractive cafes, occupying an elegant villa in an upmarket corner of town. It's a relaxing spot for an espresso or a glass of wine, with an attractive AC interior, a garden and a menu of Ital…
Top Choice Pub in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Biere Club

There's a continual buzz about this multistorey temple to craft beer, which always has a guest beer or two on the blackboard. You'll find plenty on the menu (platters, burgers) to nibble while you sup.
Teahouse in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Tata Cha

Classic and new flavours of tea, along with tasty food combos like butter chicken and khichdi (pureed lentils), make Tata Cha a big hit with Bengaluru tea-lovers. Great energy and atmosphere make this place better t…
Winery in Nandi Hills

Grover Wineries

At an altitude of at 920m, 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 February to …
Microbrewery in Bengaluru (Bangalore)


Prost has eclectic industrial decor, a rooftop with several quality craft beers on tap and a tempting food menu. There's live magic on Wednesday, comedy on Thursday, and weekend evenings go off with house DJs and da…
Club in Bengaluru (Bangalore)


Upmarket club and live-music venue that draws a hip, lively crowd with its fine roster of house, techno and trance DJs, and bands (everything from jazz to hip hop). Entrance is free to ₹500 depending on the night.
Cafe in Madikeri (Mercara)

Beans 'n' Brews Cafe

A welcoming sight on a cool Coorg morning, this cafe offers a terrific range of steaming gourmet teas (try the Darjeeling Orange Summer tips) and great coffee, including Vietnamese drip.