Grab Your Squad This Weekend And Do Your Own JP Nagar Pub Crawl

Nirja posted on 03 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

South Bangalore’s friendly neighbourhood, JP Nagar, home to not only bungalows and cute little houses but also to rooftop bars, microbreweries and pubs. After work and Friday scenes at JP Nagar are lit and it’s only fair that we do our bit to help fellow alcohol-friendly peeps this side of the town. We have gathered the best of the lot for you to try out your drinking game. Thankfully each pub is a hop, skip and jump and even crawl away!

Watson's

While the draught beer here is a popular favourite, Watson’s signature cocktails are fresh and potent. The Flat White Martini is a dark and rich espresso based cocktail and its Mirchi Margarita is an alcohol laced version of your kalakatta and buntas.

Thin crust pizzas is an all day affair here, with delicious combinations like the Hot Amigo made of beef, spicy chicken, chilli, basil and garlic. The Spinach Classic is a mix of spinach, mushroom and tomato. From the Indian cuisine section, one has to order the chicken ghee roast or try the kathi rolls. Watson’s has a friendly ambience, with retro posters, airy windows and spacious seating. It does get crowded in the evenings but that’s only a good thing as you make merry with good music and a dedicated DJ.

Bars

688, 15th Cross Road, Jeewan Griha Colony, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

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Bottle Breachers

For just the sheer spectacle of it, order their flame cocktails. The Night Out is a daring mix of Kahlua, and tequila, topped with a fiery flame. The BBQ section has interesting dishes like the Turkish chicken kebab, with sumac spices to paneer and peri peri. Bottle Breachers is an open air resto bar, and which makes this place great for a meal tuck in and enjoy your drinks. Read more about Bottle Breachers here.

Pubs

309, 100 Feet Ring Road, 5th Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

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Oye Amritsar

Oye Amritsar is for those who like to keep it simple with their neat whisky and butter chicken. Should you want to spice things up there is plenty to choose from. From lunch buffets to dinners, enjoy hearty Punjabi food in an ambience that is a kitsch ode to Indian culture. The Kukkad Makhanwala here is every butter chicken lover’s dream come true with the meat cooked over charcoal and added to gravy full of cream and butter.

Casual Dining

72, 2nd Floor, Next To Max & Crossword, 3rd Phase, Inner Ring Road, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

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Churchill’s

If you agree that old is gold, then the retro ambience of Churchill’s will take you to a time of simple and casual pub spaces, with a hearty menu and a good selection of drinks. The Tom Collins — gin and lime with fizzy soda or the Brandy Alexander — brandy with creme de cacao and fresh cream are absolute must-haves here. You will find typical British pub grub the ham sandwiches {or hoagies}, fish and chips or the chip butty, a buttered roll with chips and curry sauce.

Bars

37/953, 2nd Floor, 24th Main, 2nd Phase, Above HDFC Bank, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

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Casa Picosa

Mexican inspired drinks {heavy on the tequila} like the La Bomba, an intoxicating combination of tequila, pineapple and lime juice. The grilled fish and rice, cheese fritters or the Mexican Elote, corn covered in mayo, mozzarella and chilli powder are all house specials. The ambience is a casual balcony bistro with the option of indoor seating. Casa Picosa is popular for their karaoke nights, which is a perfect excuse to tank up and sing your Monday blues away.

Bars

745-AB, 2nd Floor, Shravanee Square, 24th Main, 15th Cross, 6th Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

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55 Wall street

55 Wall street is definitely on the jazzy side, with neon lights, loud music and big screens to enjoy live match telecasts. The Peach Sangria and beer-based cocktails, like the Bull Run made of  Red Bull, Beer and cranberry juice are our top picks. Chase this down with grills from The Tandoori section — from Peshwari-style grilled chicken to paneer tikka and mutton sheekh kebab.

Bars

55, 2nd Floor, Goenka Chambers, 19th Main Road, Outer Main Road, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

Brewsky

Brewsky’s craft brews, especially the stout, split-level layout and that amazing rooftop make it the perfect place for you to end your pub crawl on a high {no pun intended} note. A solid cocktail list paired with an equally solid selection of finger food such as the Drunken Chicken Wings, nachos, and thin-crust pizzas are what’s on the menu. Their Grandma’s Apple Pie is what you need to end your night on.

Casual Dining

55, 4th-5th Floor, Goenka Chambers, 19th Main Road, Jeewan Griha Colony, Phase 2, JP Nagar, Bengaluru

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Three Dots And A Dash

A lot bigger than its Indiranagar spot, this one feels like a Hawaiian island unto itself, complete with an outdoor space, vertical gardens, tiki decor and splashes of graffiti here and there. Cocktails are a must have here, and we recommend the Pineapple Paradise, which came to us in an actual pineapple with a straw and cocktail umbrella, was a strong mix of Caribbean rum and pineapple juice, perfect for summertime. The Caribbean cooler, on the other hand, came in a coconut and was a boozy punch with vodka, rum, Blue Curacao and tender coconut water all in the mix. Stick to starters here, as they’re perfec to go with cocktails. From Fish Fingers and Paneer Tikka to Chicken Wrapped Prawn and Beetroot Kebabs, they’ve got it all.

Read more about it here.

Bars

840/1, 100 Feet Road, Metro Pillar 56-57, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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The Yellow Submarine

With happy hours from noon all the way to 6pm, we say start the pub crawl here! We love their cocktails, especially the signature ones that include our top favourite — And The Wind Screams Mary. A muddle of vodka, Tequila, celery sticks, Worcestershire and Tobasco sauce and a proper kick of Wasabi paste, it’s all you need to get the night started. Try their barman’s specials too. He’ll even customise it for you. Plus, craft brews on tap for the beer lover, though we don’t think it’s the best in town. Still, enjoyable. Food to is amazing here, and most times we don’t leave this bright beer deck.

Read more here.

Casual Dining

SRK Towers, 4th Floor, 448, Big Bazaar Building, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru