Planning a night out with your gang? Oh yes, the city has an impressive number of bars and pubs to head to. But, if you’re hoping to go beyond the regular karaoke and gigs, and want something more fun, there are a bunch of places you can bookmark. From pub quizzes to art workshops and binge watching TV shows, there’s plenty to look out for at our pick of bars with fun activities.

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Vapour

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Church Street Social

Vapour

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While Vapour has match screenings, tribute gigs and lively music, we love their Cluesday editions — a pub quiz to liven up your Tuesday evenings. With its standards set quite high, the event is apparently a favourite among regular patrons at the bar. While it’s mostly a general knowledge quiz {hosted by different people each week}, the topics covered could be anything from movies and music to current affairs. And, what’s more, the bill for the winning table is on the house!

When: Tuesdays, 9pm onwards

Where: Vapour, 773, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar

Contact: 080 49422313

Join the #Cluesday Facebook group here for regular updates.

Find them on Facebook here.

Indigo Live

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What’s better than the great gigs {including ones by international bands} and karaoke nights that Indigo hosts? Their binge-watch sessions! Happening once every month, you get five whole hours of binging on back-to-back episodes of a specific TV show, complete with themed food, drinks and activities. They have already had two events for the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and another screening of The Big Bang Theory episodes. We’re also hoping they bring back their pub quiz series – Riddler on the Roof – very soon.

Where: 71/72, Jyoti Nivas College Road, 6th Block, Industrial Layout, Koramangala

Contact: 080 25535330

Find them on Facebook here for regular updates on events.

The Humming Tree

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From film screenings and art workshops to stand up comedy, facilitated discussions and sessions for stories on travel, The Humming Tree definitely has more than just energy-packed music. They even host plays every now and then.

Where: 949, 12th Main Road, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar

Contact: +91 9886618386

Find them on Facebook here for regular updates on events.

The Biere Club

While you’re busy guzzling down some beer, why not put your grey matter to the test? The Biere Club {the Lavelle Road branch} has monthly quiz nights covering everything from current affairs and general knowledge to fun trivia. Winners get to walk away with great discounts on your bill.

Where: 20/2, Vittal Mallya Road

Contact: 080 42124383

Find them on Facebook here for regular updates on events.

Church Street Social

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Looking for something beyond the regular karaoke nights and gigs? Church Street Social has quite a bit to add to your events calendar. From their recent Food Focus Workshop which put the spotlight on food photography and styling to their monthly meetup series for vinyl enthusiasts, they have something interesting happening every now and then. Look out for their #GetOffline series which has informal sessions with innovators, entrepreneurs, artists and musicians in the city. #LBBTip: They have an upcoming linocut workshop this weekend {find details here}.

Where: 46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street

Contact: 080 41713016

Find them on Facebook here for updates on events.

Hoppipola

Promising to make the start of your week a lot more interesting than usual, Hoppipola’s activities might just be your idea of fun. So, on Mondays, you get to test your luck with Flipside. Buy your first beer, toss a coin for your second drink and if you get what you’ve called for, the drink is free! Head to any Hoppipola outlet on Wednesdays, and you get to try your hand at making your own drink {with the help of an expert bartender}. Mix up some cool concoctions and even pair them with dishes from the menu.

When: Mondays, 8pm onwards and Wednesdays, noon – 6pm

Find a Hoppipola near you here.

Contact: +91 9620216162 {Church Street} and +91 9342723650 {Indiranagar}

Find them on Facebook here for regular updates on events.

Three Dots And A Dash

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While we love the quirky cocktails and small bites at this place, we just got another reason to head here – their live painting events on Saturdays! You get to sip on one of their cocktails {pick from regular and Polynesian-themed ones}, and unleash the artist in you, while also connecting with fellow art-lovers in the space.

When: Saturdays {every fortnight}, 1pm onwards

Where: 840/1, 100 Feet Road, Metro Pillar 56 & 57, Indiranagar

Contact: 080 41630303

Find them on Facebook here for regular updates.

The Irish House

Along with cocktails, beer and nibbles, The Irish House has Booze & Clues, their version of a pub quiz. Hosted by Vishnu Rao, Titash Banerjee and Berty Ashley, there will be improv, stand up and musial sketches before you get into fun quizzes and trivia. And, vouchers to win, too!

When: Thursdays, 8pm onwards

Where: VR Bengaluru,, 60/2, ITPL Main Rd, B Narayanapura, Mahadevapura

Contact: 080 46524251

Find them on Facebook here for regular updates.