Bangalore’s well-known love for beer has led to a microbrewery boom in the past few years. A recent count tells us that there are as many as 15 (whoa!) microbreweries in the city that are busy serving up their own ales, lagers, and stouts. LBB recommends that you hop, sip, and chug your way to a beer belly at these breweries in town.

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Arbor Brewing Company

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ABC’s beer menu includes the Irish Stout (dark and with hints of coffee and caramel) and the light Raging Elephant (an Indian Pale Ale) that is perfect for a sweltering day. Smooth Criminal, that’s tinged with honey lavender, Phat Abbot, a Belgian ale, and No Parking Pilsner, a flavour-packed German brew, are the other (some are seasonal) favourites. We have more to say about them here

Where: 8, Magrath Road

When: Sunday-Thursday from noon-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday from noon-1am

Contact: +91 8050144477

Price: INR 1,200 for two

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Toit

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A big hit with beer lovers in the city, Toit is a mandatory stop when you’re aboard the chug train. Their Basmati Blonde, a pale ale, Tintin Toit, a Belgian brew, and the Dark Knight, a stout – are among everyone’s top brews. Plus, their lamb and fig pizza to make this a memorable meal.

Where: 298, 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indiranagar

When: Sunday-Thursday from noon-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday from noon-1am

Contact: +91 9019713388

Price: INR 1,500 for two

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Windmills Craftworks

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Browse through a book or tune into a jazz performance, while sipping on their Golden Ale or Indian Pale Ale. Like something darker? We recommend their Stout. The banana and clove flavoured Hefeweizen is also a winner. Plenty more scoop on them here

Where: #331, Road 5B, EPIP Zone Whitefield, Next to L&T Infotech

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11.30am-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday 11.30am-1am.

Contact: +91 8880233322

Price: INR 2,000 for two

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Big Brewsky

Lounge by the tranquil pool as house favourites like Black Lager, a dark malt lager that also features light hops, and the Dunkelweizen, a dark German ale that’s made from wheat, make their way to you. If you’d like to guzzle something unusual, then, sip on the Oatmeal Stout and the Smoke Lager, that has a distinct flavour to it.

Where: Sarjapur Road, Before Wipro Corporate Office, Behin MK Retail

When: Sunday to Thursday, 12.30pm-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday 11.30am-1am.

Price: INR 1,800 for two

Contact: +91 8880075000

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Punjabi By Nature

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Wolf down hearty Punjabi fare as you guzzle on their Wheat Beer and Dark Special Roasted, that’s brewed with Czech and German hops along with coffee and caramel flavours.

Where: Find a Punjabi By Nature near you here.

When: noon – 11.30pm

Price: INR 1,700 for two

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Barleyz

This rooftop brewery offers a handful of beers that are worth a try. Try the Barleyz special, the Dark Porter, or the golden-hued Weit and you won’t be disappointed.

Where: 2/3, above Pantaloons, Sony World Junction, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala 6th Block

When: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10.45pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am-12.45am

Contact: 080 49653421

Price: INR 2,000 for two

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Vapour Pub & Brewery

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This hip hotspot’s brewery churns out Ales, Blondes, and dark beers but it is their wheat and basmati versions that have guzzlers swooning.

Where: 2nd Floor, 773, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar

When: Sunday-Thursday, noon-11.30pm and Friday-Saturday, noon-1am

Contact: 080 49442313

Price: INR 1,800 for two

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Big Pitcher

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Get your fix of craft brews at this happening nightspot. Among the light beers, you can try the Kingslayer, Adjust Maadi and the Sarava. For the dark beer lovers there’s the Hop Witch and Endless Darkness.

Where: 4121/P, L R Arcade, Old Airport Road, HAL 3rd Stage

When: Wednesdays, 8pm-10pm

Contact: 080 45530000

Price: INR 1,800 for two

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Bangalore Brew Works

Think your beer only gets better when bitter? Then, try their Commercial Stout, a dark ale underlined with caramel, chocolate and coffee flavours. The refreshing notes of the Richmond Ale and the Majestic Wheat, that comes with a touch of spice, are crowd favourites too. Find out more here

Where: 10th Level Prestige Towers, 99/100, Residency Road

When: Sunday to Thursday, noon-11:30 pm, Friday-Saturday, noon-1 am

Contact: 080 22225583

Price: INR 2,000 for two

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Prost Brew Pub

Apart from a special house brew that changes with the season, Prost offers the usual suspects with a twist. There’s Fruit Cider, that’s made with Himalayan apples, and  Bangalore Bolt, that features German wheat, barley, and a sprinkling of spice. Also try the English Ale that’s mixes things up with four different malts.

Where: 749, 10th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Near Maharaja Hotel, Koramangala

When: Sunday to Thursday, noon-11:30 pm, Friday-Saturday, noon-1 am

Contact: 080 25534989

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Murphy’s Brewhouse

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Tipping its tipsy hat to the Irish, this cosy brewhouse serves patrons favourites like Paddy’s Poison, a light ale that’s topped off with honey, fruity flavours and a dash of bitter hops. There’s also Blackbeard. a dark beer with hints of chocolate and roasted caramel.

Where: 139/28, The Paul, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur Layout

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11am-11:30 pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am-1am

Contact: 080 40477777

Price: INR 1,500 for two

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Bierre Republic

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Drink like a sailor at this pirate-themed brewery. Their pale ale, Captain Jack, is a golden-hued drink that’s sweetened by honey. There’s also a wheat beer called Captain Billy that’s a great blend of sweet and spice. Lagers and stouts are available too.

Where: 62/63, 2nd Floor, Pavilion Mall, Church Street

When: Sunday to Thursday, 11.30am-11.30 pm, Friday-Saturday, 11.30am-1am

Contact: 080 39510142

Price: INR 1500 for two

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District 6

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A rare brewery in the north part of town, this plush watering hole’s on tap craft beers have received rave reviews. Try The Chief, a pale, fruity wheat malt, or the Brewmaster’s favourite – Dark Lord, that’s infused with caramel – for maximum guzzling pleasure.

Where: G-03, G-04, G-05 26/1, Gateway Campus, Dr Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar

When: Sunday to Thursday, noon-11.30 pm, Friday-Saturday, noon-1 am

Contact: +91 7259906666

Price: INR 1,500 for two

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The Biere Club

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One of the first to kickstart the brewery boom in the city, The Biere Club serves up a nice mix of aromatic and flavourful ales, crisp lagers, and dark stouts made from roasted malts. Do watch out for their seasonal and club specials that are a worth a try.  

Where: Find The Biere Club near you here.

When: Sunday to Thursday, noon-11.30 pm, Friday-Saturday, noon-1am

Contact: +91 7259906666

Price: INR 1,800 for two

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3 Monkeys

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An extensive craft beer menu greets you at this brewpub. There are ales from Belgium, America, Germany, India, Scotland and even Canada – they’ll have a your world spinning with a few chugs, we reckon.

Where:  Gopalan Signature Mall, 4th Floor, Old Madras Road, CV Raman Nagar

When: Sunday to Thursday, noon-11.30 pm, Friday-Saturday, noon-1am

Contact: 080 66909999

Price: INR 2,000 for two

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