When it comes to hangout spots in Bangalore, it's usually the usual spots such as Nandi Hills, Cubbon Park or one of the many best malls in Bangalore. But we've gone beyond these and picked a special list of hangout spots that are both crowd favourites but also great to actually, you know hangout.
Just Hang Out With Your Buds At These Cool Spots In Town
Social: For A Hangout Spot With Live Music, Art & Quirk
Social's five bars in Bangalore starting with the oldest of the lot, Church Street Social to the latest one, Indiranagar Social, are proper hangout spots where you can eat, drink, listen to live music, co-working, and of course party the night away. The food is perfect for sharing with the gang, especially staples such as Death Wings, China Box, Loaded Nachos, and Butter Chicken Biryani. Signature drinks such as LLIIT are perfect for sharing.
Airlines: For Outdoor And Old-School Vibes
An oldie but always a goodie, Airlines hotel is well known for its cool ambiance, forever crowded area, and good food and is one of the city’s iconic coffee and old-school eateries. They’ve been in the same spot for more than 50 years and the charm is still alive. Come here for a hot coffee and sit in your car/on your bike and have dosa or idlis. And after gorging on the food here, walk a few steps to the Corner House in the vicinity for ice creams. This is a hangout spot for the generations.
Corner House: For The Budget Dessert & Hang
Bangalore’s favorite ice cream parlour is almost 40 years old and still, people run here for their Death By Chocolate, doused in loads of chocolate fudge and nuts. The taste hasn’t changed through the years and we all still love it the just the same! Grab a bunch of friends, come to Corner House and feast. Maybe you could even have a small ice cream challenge to try something new, if you haven't tried the whole menu yet.
Pecos: For Old-School Pub Vibes
“Boss, one pitcher and one beef chilly!” is something we’ve heard quite a few times when we go to Pecos. And don’t we all love to spend our afternoons and evenings here! To say Pecos is legendary is an understatement. A lot of us grew up coming here and a lot of us are growing up coming here. Known for their beer (you get it everywhere, but it just tastes so good here), great music and the spicy food — perfect for Bangaloreans and others alike.
Mystery Rooms: For The Sherlocks & Watsons
This can be a new place for you guys to come and check out with your buds. Work together and crack your way through the entire course, which tests your brain, your team compatibility, and your patience (in a good way). Choose between a jail escape, bomb defusing scenario, murder mystery and abduction escape. A group of four can book a challenge at Mystery Rooms, for INR 700 per person on weekdays and INR 800 per person on weekends and public holidays.
Dyu Art Cafe: For Cafe Feels, Coffee, And Art
An art gallery, a cafe and sometimes even a workspace, Dyu Art Cafe is a peaceful, serene spot in Koramangala where you can come with your friends and relax for hours and hours. They have a selection of paintings and drawings hung all around the cafe and the two levels with the greenery, and ample space to chill. From their all-day breakfast to the dessert, there’s a lot on the menu. Have the banoffee pie and the chocolate cake, dripping in chocolate sauce. To drink, you can sample their collection of coffees and teas.
The Courtyard is an outdoor cafe and is nicely tucked away from all the noise and bustle of the traffic despite being on the busy and prominent KH (Double) Road. With wooden tables and garden chairs set next to the open air and a retro playlist of smooth jazz and bluesy tunes playing in the background, it creates a nice and easy mood where you can hang out with your friends. While you are there, don't forget to try their breakfast options, sandwiches, pizzas, and fruit panna cotta, and lemon caramel custard for dessert.