Taxes and inflation have made drinking an expensive habit, yes? Nah! Bartenders, in the city, are busy shaking and stirring cocktails that give you and your wallet a happy high. Here are the establishments you should hit up on your quest for pocket-friendly cocktails.

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Hoppipola

Hoppipola

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Make the most of the jaw-dropping prices at this all-day bar. The mojitos come in awesome combinations such as kafir-lime and lychee, and watermelon and basil flavours. The Bloody Marys too come with unique infusions such as Gauva-Balsamic and Tamarind Ginger. But the best pick of the lot are the Tall & Icy offerings. For just INR 225, you can get high on Long Island Iced Teas and Vodka Ginger Twists.

Where: Find a Hoppipola near you here

When: 12:30pm – 11pm

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

Price: Between INR 150-INR 225 plus tax

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Guzzler’s Inn

A popular haunt with old Bangaloreans, this bar is ideal when you are on a shoestring budget. Classic concoctions like Mojitos, Daiquiris, Manhattans, Side Cars, Cosmopolitans and Martinis all come at pocket-friendly prices.

Where: 48, Rest House Road, Brigade Road Cross

When: 11:30am-11pm

Contact: 080 25587336

Price: Between INR 260-INR 340 plus taxes

Dishoom

Cocktails, at this newly launched restaurant, come with a Bombay twist. The Masala Cola adds a good kick of black salt to the regular mix of rum and coke. The Kokum Cosmopolitan replaces cranberry juice with kokum-infused vodka.

Where: 541-543, 4th Floor, Amarjyoti Layout, Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur

When: 12:30pm-11pm

Contact: +91 9900034524

Price: Between INR 175 – INR 275 plus tax

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Filling Station

If you are ready to give up on frills like inspiring decor and groovy music, then, Filling Station will suit you just fine. The potent Planter Punches, Mojitos, and Screw Drivers will prove to be enough distraction anyway.

Where: 33, 5th Cross, 17th Main, 5th Block, Koramangala

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 9686264502

Price: Between INR 230 – INR 250 plus taxes

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1522 The Pub

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Think the city’s laidback pub culture and humble prices are things of the past? This watering hole will prove otherwise. Their Mandarin Mojitos {with that additional tang of orange}, Gimlets, and Pina Coladas provide worthy company as you take a trip down memory lane.

Where: 1522, Lepakshi Building, 17th Cross Road, 2nd Stage, Rajajinagar and 3, 80 FT Road, 4- C Block, Koramangala

When: 11:30am-11:30pm

Contact: +91 9845037559

Price: Between INR 230-INR 260 plus tax

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Elongo’s

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Lovers of vino, unite and head out to this cozy pub for an exclusive wine cocktail menu. Spritzers, Mimosas, and Sangrias are all part of the menu. There’s even an interesting Chocolato drink that combines red wine, berries, cocoa powder and chocolate shavings.

Where: 64, 1st Main, 7th Block, Koramangala

When: 10am-11:30pm

Contact: 080 42173536

Price: Between INR 250-INR 275 plus tax

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Church Street Social

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A fair chunk of their offerings will please your slim wallet. Choose from a selection of quirky tipples that include the Aacharoska {a classic Caprioska that comes with a twist of pickle}, and Earl of Gin {gin that’s mixed up with a Earl Grey and Tang}.

Where: 46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street

When: 9am-11:30pm

Contact: 080 40515253

Price: Start at INR 250 plus taxes

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Sathya’s

The no-fuss, no-muss cocktail menu at Sathya’s includes regular concoctions and plenty of spelling mistakes {‘mint’ is ‘ment’, and ‘crush’ is ‘crash’}. But there are no miscalculations in the Bloody Marys, Blue Lagoons, and Screw Drivers that the bartender doles out. And that’s all that matters.

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

When: 10am-11:30pm

Contact: 080 41317571

Price: INR 200-INR 250 plus tax

Watson’s

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The extensive cocktails offerings here have something for every budget. Shandy, Mulled wine, Tom Collins’, Mai Tais and Margaritas – all lean towards the affordable.

Where: 4th Floor, Skywalk, Assaye Road, Ulsoor and 7, 1st Floor, Kodava Samaj Building, 1st Main, Vasanth Nagar

When: 11am-11:30pm

Contact: +91 7760988922 {Ulsoor}

PriceStart at INR 120 plus tax

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The Sky Lounge – Tamarind

You’ll be spoilt for choice at this bar. Page after page is filled with White Russians, Fallen Angels {Gin, Fresh Lime, Creame de Menthe, and Angostura bitters} and Satan’s Whiskers {Gin, Vermouth, Orange Juice and Bitters}.

Where: 1, 9th B Main Road, Chairman Layout, Banaswadi Main Road, Banaswadi

When: 11:30am-11:30pm

Contact: 080 43529999

Price: Between INR 270-INR 290

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JCubez

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This neighbourhood favourite is where you can treat yourself to a round of colourful cocktails. The menu’s is a mix of fruity flavours – Guava Cooler {Vodka and Guava Nectar}, Banana Martini, Apple Jack {white rum with apple juice and banana liqueur} – and the regular list of Margaritas, Mojitos, and Long Island Iced Teas.

Where: 1431, 22nd Cross, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 43529999

Price: INR 280

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