Does the DJ know your name and favourite song? Or does the mixologist know every second drink you take is just apple juice not whiskey? Well, this happens to most people in Indiranagar, including us. So, to help you get away from hitting up the Indiranagar Strip {yes, we’re calling it that, a la Las Vegas}, here’s a few neighbouring hotspots that hold their own over the sacred 100 Feet Road and 12th Main. Come on, let’s get out of our comfort zones. Who knows, Ulsoor or Domlur might just be the new weekend centrestage!

My Little Dinnette

my little dinnette for parsi food

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Serving up all kinds of nibbles – we love the tuna sub and the old-school chutney cucumber sandwiches, you can go here for a quick bite, but it’s likely you’re extend your stay for a proper meal. Parsi food is their forte and we’d kill {no, really} for the Sali Boti, Dhansak and Mutton Keema Pattice. Read more about them here.

Where: 44/5, Dickenson Road

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: 080 40927240

Timings: 9am-9pm

Check out their website here.

Soo Ra Sang In Kodihalli

Skip out on the usual cuisines and head to this little place for their oh-so-wonderful, and thankfully authentic, Korean food. The best part is they have Gogigui or Korean barbecue. So, just like the Koreans do, fold your legs in at their low wooden tables {that double up as hot grills} and gorge on the lovely meats {pork, beef or bacon} that will be cooked right before you.

Where: 697, Sapthagiri Pride, 6th Cross, HAL 3rd stage, Kodihalli, Old Airport Road

When: Monday to Friday, noon-3pm and 6-11pm, Saturday to Sunday, 11am-11pm

Price: INR 1,800 for two

Contact: +91 9738212587

RMZ Infinity

OK, we admit that there’s unlikely to be a WhatsApp group called ‘Let’s Go To RMZ Infinity’ but this place {on Old Madras Road} has quite a few restaurants, mostly QSR, for that bite before the party. Subway, California Burrito, Starbucks, Beijing Bites and other similar eateries set up shop here. And thanks to their food court, everybody gets their choice of cuisine! The latest highlight though is Le Casse Croute, the French food truck, which often parks on campus.

Where: Swamy Vivekananda Road, Sadanandanagar, Bennigana Halli

Price: INR 100 upwards

Big Pitcher

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Great for bar bites and of course, freshly brewed beers, this brewery on Old Airport Road, might be an alternative to the usual bars of Indiranagar. We do like their new concept, called Big Jam, which acts as a launch pad for upcoming bands. Each of the five floors is differently created – music, hukkah, bar, buffet and terrace bar, so you’ll likely find something to suit your mood at that point.

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

When: Sunday-Thursday from 11am-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am-1am

Price: INR 1,800 for two

Contact: 080 45530000

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out the website here.

1MG Road

Be it a quiet but indulgent night at Yauatcha {or the newly opened Yauatcha Terrace}, a boisterous Irish scene at Blimeys! or an easy breezy night to begin with, then pump up the music for a trippy time at good ole Tao Terraces, 1MG Road mall has options galore for every kind of partygoer.

Where: Bhaskaran Road, Ulsoor.

Teppan

teppan at ulsoor for japanese food

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If you love yourself some good Japanese and teppanyaki food, then don’t think twice about this one. Apart from the entertainment that the chefs will indulge you with {think tossing ingredients, cutlery and sauce bottles}, the sushi and sashimi is on point. With music at levels you can hear your fellow diners speak, it’s quite a refreshing change.

Where: 3rd Floor, 1/3, Ulsoor Road, Ulsoor

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Contact: 080 32569029/ +91 9343165906

Timings: noon-11pm

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Check out their website here.

Watson’s

watsons in ulsoor for beer

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Whether you are looking to catch up over a chilled Bira {if it’s back in production} by the bar, have a good long catch up session with many beers on the couch during the week, this pub fits the bill. Come Friday and Saturday, it’s jam packed with folks wanting to escape the club scenes but want their fill of a party. We love this one for the breezy ambience {literally too} and comfort food. See you this weekend?

Where: Skywalk, 4th Floor, near Body Craft, Assaye Road, Ulsoor

When: Monday to Thursday, 11am-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday, 11.30am-1am and Sunday from 9.30am-11.30pm

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Contact: 080 39512710

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3 Monkeys

3 monkeys brew pub in gopalan mall on old madras road

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An oasis of beer in the middle of the otherwise rather boring Gopalan Mall, this brewery currently has wheat beer, lager, the signature IPA and our favourite Red Ale with hints of caramel. Set up like a club but channeling the vibes of an pub with old-school music and industrial decor, party all you like here. Or opt for the fine dining section to fuel up on the chef’s specials that usually involve some more beer {Beer Batter Onion Rings and Lemon Beer Chicken} or Prawn Chilli Andhra Style if you want to keep it local. 

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

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Contact: 080 66 909999

Timings: 11am-11.30pm

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Check out their website here.

Murphy’s Brewhouse

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No one really parties with as much gusto as the Irish. So when the city’s Irish pub decides to make it a party, it will be one! Some nights have EDM, so that can even tick off the ‘clubby’ feel without an overdose of teeny-boppers jumping around, while other times it’s live or recorded music. So most adults are just ambling around enjoying. After all, no one wants to spill that precious Blackbear – the near perfect dark beer with hints of chocolate and roasted caramel, which we love so.

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

When: Sunday-Thursday from 11am-11pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am-1am

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Contact: 080 40477777

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Check out their website here.

Dishoom

dishoom in koramangala for mumbai food

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Treat the weekend like you would in Mumbai because this chilled out restaurant really channels the Maximum City. From the graffiti of landmarks from Mumbai on the walls to the menu loaded with street favourites like Bombay Chatpate Aloo to Kheema Ghotala like no other, you’ll have yourself a filmy time here. Throw in some quirky cocktails {Garam Dharam Whisky or Spiked Masala Cola, for instance} and it’s you and the eatery/pub are a match made in good times heaven.

Where: 541/543, 4th Floor, Amarjyoti HBCS Layout, Opposite DELL, Koramangala Intermediate Ring Road

Price: INR 1,200 for two

Contact: 080 40940962

Timings: Monday to Thursday, noon-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday, noon-1am

Find them on Facebook here.

Featured image via: Murphy’s Brewhouse