Skint? And in need of the sauce? We’ve got you covered – Bangalore’s teeming with nightspots that offer you a comfortable night out with little damages to your wallet. Here are nine of our favourite budget bars.

Reader’s Vote: Ujwal

LBB’s Loving: Sathya’s




They try to brand themselves, bashfully, as a “family restaurant”, but the unpretentiousness and the polite prices make us categorise this as a dive bar all the way through. There’s some excellent Mangalorean fare {crab masala, neer dosas} and alcohol at rock-bottom prices to make the visit worth your while.

Where: 204/A, 4/2 Cross, Near Jain Hospital, Millers Road, Vasanth Nagar

Contact: 080 22350728

Golden Rose Bar

The quintessential  “quarter bar”, Golden Rose is a good pick if you want an evening of serious drinking. It’s also known to be a favourite spot of the city’s queer community.

Where: 140, Brigade Road

Contact: 080 25598820




This one’s a bit of a legend – and, therefore, a landmark – in the Koramangala area; if you’re ever lost, just ask for directions from Sathya’s onwards, even though it’s a bit hidden away. Sathya’s has been around for a good while now, weathering the onslaught of new lounges and microbreweries in its own steady way. It’s a good pick for an after-work booze session when it’s the end of the month and that cheque hasn’t come in yet.

Where: 147/D, 8th Main Road, 3rd Block, Koramangala

Contact: 080 41317571

Brigade Fuel

If you’ve had it with the other classic-rock pubs that line Rest House Road and simply want a long line of reasonably-priced whiskey, Brigade Fuel is where you should stop after a night out on town. Don’t expect anything else, though.

Where 33, Rest House Road, Brigade Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar

Contact 080 2559 0666

Noon Wines

Noon Wines

Noon Wines

They keep things short and simple here: there’s beer and house “bulk” wine for the taking. Here, at last, is cheap wine that you can swill without worrying about tannins and terroir. Oh! and their pineapple chunks served with Amul cheese strung on toothpicks is our favourite bar snack here.

Where:  17/21, Vasavi Complex, St. Marks Road

Contact: 080 22215002

Night Booze Bar

Night Booze Bar is not for the faint-hearted. Neither, for that matter, is Thippasandra itself. Don’t let the grubby curtain it operates behind dissuade you: dive right in and make the most of its no-nonsense alcoholic offerings.

Where: 153, New Thippasandra Main Rd, HAL 3rd Stage, Puttappa Layout, New Thippasandra

Contact: +91 9482427508

White House Resto-Bar

The owners have branched out into more upmarket pursuits – their sister concern 1522 now has outlets in Koramangala and Rajajinagar – but White House carries an enduring charm all its own. That’s because, evidently, they have an expansive beer and spirits list and a stream of North Bangalore regulars who swear by the place.

Where: 1522, Lepakshi Building, 8th A Main Road, Near-Canara Bank, Rajaji Nagar 2nd Stage

Contact: 080 23577073


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