Here’s Where You Can Get Cocktails Without Breaking The Bank

Navya posted on 05 November

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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1522 The Pub

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Hoppipola

Hoppipola

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.

Price: Between INR 150-INR 225 plus tax

Lounges

14, 3rd Floor, Church Street, Bengaluru

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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.

Price: Between INR 260-INR 340 plus taxes

Pubs

48, Rest House Road, Brigade Road, Bengaluru

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The Open Box

With cocktails as quirky as the decor, you can drink up the classics like Bloody Marys and Margaritas or pick the more exotic ones like Drip Me Tight, that actually come in a IV apparatus, or perhaps the Goli Soda that is Cuban rum made into a soda thanks to the old-school Banta machine.

Price: INR 250 upwards

Bars

Halcyon Complex, 4th Floor, Building 9, St. Marks Road, Bengaluru

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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.

Price: Between INR 230 – INR 250 plus taxes

Bars

33, 5th Cross, 17th Main, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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1522 The Pub

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.

Price: Between INR 230-INR 260 plus tax

Pubs

3, 2nd Floor, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Church Street Social

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}.

Price: Start at INR 250 plus taxes

Lounges

46/1, Cobalt Building, Church Street, Bengaluru

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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.

Price: INR 200-INR 250 plus tax

Bars

147-D, 8th Main Road, 3rd Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Watson’s

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

Price: Start at INR 120 plus tax

Pubs

Kodava Samaj Building, 1st Floor, 7, 1st Main, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru

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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}.

When: 11:30am-11:30pm

Contact: 080 43529999

Price: Between INR 270-INR 290

 

Bars

1, Chairman Layout, 9th B Main Road, Banaswadi, Bengaluru

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JCubez

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.

Price: INR 280

Bars

22nd Cross Road, Banashankari Stage II, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru

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