The Bangalore Airport Is Super Cool With Craft Beer, Doner Kebabs, Gyros And Some Retail Therapy
The Quad By BLR at Kempegowda International Airport is something that you all need to check out whether you are flying in or out, or going to pick/drop someone. From shopping to food, there's everything here.
What Makes It Awesome
If you are anything like us, then every single time you either had to catch a flight, returned from a holiday or had to go pick/drop someone from the Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL), you have cribbed and complained. That was until when we recently went on a work trip and saw the massive facelift the airport had gotten. The facelift, which the airport folks are calling The Quad By BLR, will make you complain about the airport is a lot lesser. Given the whole makeover, even a road trip to the airport sounds like fun! Just outside the Arrivals/Departure and between the PickUp/Drop Off Area is where The Quad is and while food dominates the area with 11 options for you, there are some retail therapy options too.
We are easily impressed by the 11 options for food which includes Windmills Craftworks taproom, Barley & Grapes Cafe, Cafe Azzure and Smoor. Windmills has six beers on tap (three by Windmills and three by Giest) while Barley & Grapes serves wine. All these restaurants have their own private open-air seating along with community tables in the centre with The Wok Shop, Burrito Boys, House of Kebabs, and Doner & Gyros surrounding it. Retail therapy shops include Auromonde, which has accessories, bath & body products, and gifting options from Auroville, and the Hidesign showroom. Gadget Plaza, Toy Port, and a series of small kiosks selling everything from jewellery to regional arts & crafts complete the lot.
Beer is available at Windmills Craftworks only between 10:30 am and 11:30 pm, so people flying in and out between those times, lucky you!