There is something to be said about cool, Bangalore evenings that seem to make you want to head out, perhaps just to unwind after a hectic workday. And, what better spot to enjoy a breezy evening than a rooftop restaurant or bar? Or even plan a romantic date? Here’s our pick of the best rooftop restaurants in town for you to head to.
Best Rooftop Bars & Restaurants That Offer More Than Just A Stunning View
Perfect for a romantic date, Ebony is located on the 13th floor, giving you one of the best views of the city’s skyline. The delicious food (choose from Indian or South Asian delights) and the soft music add to the charm, making sure you’ve got yourself a perfect night out. Costing INR 1,500 for two, this is worth the view and the food.
The Tao Terraces
Pan-Asian dishes, soothing music (combined with the tinkling of flowing water) and an amazing view from the rooftop area – if that doesn’t sound like an ideal setting for an evening of zen, we don’t know what does. You can choose to get the lunch combo in case you're on a budget. The sushi and California rolls are to die for. At about INR 1,500 for two, it's not too heavy on the pocket. But it gets tricky in the rain as there is no space to duck under on the terrace!
Located in Hennur, this huge resto-bar looks like the set of Game Of Thrones. A spacious rooftop seating area that gives you ample privacy with a breathtaking view of the city spread out before you – that’s what Brewski has to offer. Apart from their great beer and food, of course. Their brunches are great options in case you want to take bae out to a rooftop bar. While the average price for two is about INR 2,000, beer is what you hit up this place to add to the vibes and a pint will set you back INR 300.
Bang - The Ritz-Carlton
Bang is definitely worth a visit for its delightful rooftop ambience, which just gets better when you have a group of buddies to chat with over a drink or two, accompanied by a good dose of lively music. They even have a spot at the edge where there is a bonfire so if you feel like pampering yourself and bae, head on over. Located in Ritz Carlton, luxury doesn't get better, but it also costs a bit more so set aside INR 4,000 for two, with alcohol and a few starters. It only opens post 6.30pm so don't wander before then!
Tiamo At Conrad
Location. Location. Location. Tiamo at the Conrad probably bags the Best View award in Bangalore. On the third floor of the hotel, this Italian restaurant overlooks the beautiful Ulsoor lake. But the infinity pool comes first. We highly recommend you head here just before sunset, as the glow over the lake is just spectacular. Pair it with a prosecco and you're good for the evening! With alcohol it will cost your INR 2,000 per person for fairly basic cocktails and a main course and either dessert or starters. If you want to splash out a bit, which I recommend you do, especially if it is a special occasion, then pick their set menus. There are two options INR 2,499 and INR 2,999 for appetisers, soup, salad, mains and dessert.
With flashy lights, a 360 degree view and quite enough space if you feel like hitting the dance floor, this recently-opened rooftop bar has tapas-style snacks and old-school cocktails on offer. Perfect for a date or even when you want to treat yourself to a great night out! Read more about it here. Make sure you've got an easy INR 4,000 on you to cover costs for two. If you're here for beer though, it is just about INR 500 which is worth the sunset view from 19 floors up!
Want to go all out for the weekend? Make your way to Skyye, right on the 16th floor of UB City. From the open-air lounge to the under-lit flooring and a breathtaking view of the city, this rooftop bar offers a spectacular experience. When you’re done savouring the view and the lively ambience, make sure to hit the dance floor. Oh, and plenty of options for food and drinks to pick from, too. It is priced on the higher side so make sure you're heading there for special occasions. This old favourite is ideal for a mid-budget session as it will cost you about INR 2,000 for two for a meal and drinks.
Of course, the lower spaces of this restobar are fantastically kooky and you don’t usually want to leave Arnold Schwarzenegger and his pineapples. But we’re encouraging you to hit the roof, literally! Romantic, twinkly and cosy even, evenings should be spent at the rooftop. With high tables, and benches along the perimeter, order up a cocktail (or two!), and watch the sun go down, and the moon come up. Despite Bangalore having 99 problems, a good view from here, will not be one of them.
This one is our go-to for a quality experience and a fancy enough set up. A meal and drinks for two will set you back about INR 2,500.
ASEAN - On The Edge
Sitting atop Barton Centre, opposite Ebony and 13th Floor, this one has views over the army grounds, and the rest of the central business district. The food is great too - especially the Thai options. We love that it's covered too, so watch the world below and the rain hits the city. The only little obstruction is the Metro. This is our all-time favourite, and probably most Bangaloreans. Not just because it is conveniently located, and has a great view, but will cost about INR 2,000 for two.
Smack in Rajajinagar with the World Trade Centre, Orion Mall, ISCKON temple and more of the slight hills of Malleswaram, Jetlag is for when you don't want to splash out and be at the WTC! Your typical pub with rock music, chilli chicken, gobi manchurian, beer pitchers and cocktails, head here for an easy, breezy evening with a glittery skyline to boot. Oh, if you venture here before sunset, you'll thank me for the glorious sight of orange and yellow glow over the city. And all that for around INR 1.500 for two.