7 Bars In Koramangala That You Can Beer Crawl Your Way Through On A Budget Of Just INR 1,000

Sreepathy posted on 25 November

There are those nights, you know those end of the month nights, when you want to have a good time, only for your bank balance to give you a major reality check. But luckily for you, Koramangala is a present that just keeps giving. With just INR 1,000 in your wallet, you and your buds can have a jolly good time drinking your way through cheap beer and some mad Koramangala vibes. Enter the best budget bars in Koramangala. Some are dive while others are iconic {rite of passage sort of iconic}, and there’s some that’s simply here on the list because of their really happy “Happy Hours”. Well, without further ado, we give you seven bars that you can crawl your way through on a budget on just INR 1,000. Do bear in mind, it’s a beer crawl, not your fancy-schmancy OTT cocktail crawl that folks at Indiranagar do on weekends.

Sathya's

They say if you haven’t had a beer in Koramangala if you haven’t popped open a cold one at this legendary bar. Sathya’s has the makings of a dive bar, with regular patrons squatting around as early as 2 pm. It’s hard to really put a finger on why this place is so iconic — maybe it’s the friendly neighbourhood bar vibes, maybe it’s the cheap booze, or just maybe it’s an institution in itself. Any case, it would be a sin if you didn’t start your beer crawl here.

1st Beer: INR 150 for a Kingfisher Premium {330 ml}

Bars

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

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Gilly's Restobar

Our in-house writer who’s partied here a little more than often describes it as ‘The OG’. With friendly vibes, mad music, karaoke nights, and of course cheap booze, this hangout place checks out all the boxes of what makes a great budget bar. There’s always a buzz to this place and come weekends, you will find the staff more than happy to help those in an inebriated state — it’s a good thing when your entire squad is out.

2nd Beer: INR 110 for a mug of draught beer {330 ml}

Pubs

91, Jyoti Nivas College Road, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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What's In A Name?

Relatively a new kid on the block, this resto-bar with its wall of vinyl records, music posters, loud rock music nights, and that laid-back feel are what make this place a favourite among locals, grad students, and tired techies. With a daily happy hour between noon to 7 pm where a mug of beer costs just INR 69 and a pitcher INR 299, it’s the perfect destination to appreciate a cheap drink or two.

3rd Beer: INR 95 for a mug of draught beer {330 ml} during regular hours.

Pubs

146, 1st Floor, Next To William Penn Showroom, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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Harry's Bar + Kitchen

The Happy Hours at Harry’s work well with the working population of Koramangala because it starts at 4 pm and goes up all the way to 8 pm, every day. A mug of beer {INR 300 ml} during this hour would cost you a mere INR 69 and that’s perfect for your INR 1,000 budget. Even a 500 ml pint will cost you just INR 149. Pair all this with Harry’s contemporary playlist, live match screenings, and good grub, you will have a good pitstop during your crawl.

4th Beer: INR 99 for a mug of draught beer {300 ml} during regular hours.

Bars

1, SJR Primus, 1st Floor, Opp. Forum Mall Signal, 7th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

The Local

Come game night, this pub turns into a haven for boisterous fans cheering for their team. Live screenings are what make this a local adda for sports enthusiasts and when you pair Local’s alcohol deals, you’ve got the makings of a great bar. Patrons range from Koramangala’s student population to the young working class, but you are likely to find a couple of old-schoolers trying their hand at pool or even foosball table.

6th Beer: INR 160 for a pint {500 ml} of draught beer

Pubs

467, 80 Feet Road, 6th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru

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The Filling Station

True to its name, this place has been filling the beer mugs of mainly the working crowd of Koramangala come Monday or Sunday. It’s delightfully dive-like with its neon lights, bright red couches, and music that ranges from Bollywood to Beyonce. Happy Hours are the norm, but with regular hour prices that still don’t pinch your wallet, relax and watch some cricket match or reality show on the telly while you enjoy your beer.

7th Beer: INR 110 for a mug of draught {Kingfisher/Fosters} beer

Bars

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

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Avon Restaurant

We stand by our words when we say that you aren’t a true blue Koramangala homie if you haven’t had a pint of beer at this “resto-pub”. Dark, dingy, and divey in every way from the creaky bathroom door to that cheap cutlery and crockery, Avon is the OG of dive bars in Koramangala. Ending your beer crawl here is highly recommended. It’s always happy hours here — from morning to night, so relax, sip on your favourite drink at MRP price. Did we tell you the “atmosphere” of this place is just perfect? And that there’s a likely chance of watching in on some dramatic bar fight as well?

8th Beer: MRP price, so feel free to blow up the rest of your money here and end the night on a literal high.

Bars

5/2, Near Christ Collage, Chikka Lakshmaiah Layout, Hosur Road, Koramangala Area, BTM, Bengaluru

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