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Must have masala dosa

Try masala dosa (rice pancakes with potato stuffing) and have coffee anywhere in the city. The better hotels are in Jayanagar. Also go to Pecos for beer with some amazing chicken tikka and good music.

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Drink after the match

Bar waiters prepare vodka-based martinis, Bangalore, May 30, 2007 Unfortunately liquor is not allowed at cricket stadiums so after the matches, head to Barton centre on MG Road and visit the 13th Floor lounge bar - it's fantastic. You can also visit the Hard Rock Café (on St Mark's Road near MG Road) for a pint or two. At UB City, you can visit Shiro's for Japanese cuisine or chill out at the City Bar. If you want to visit a sports bar, head to Extreme Sports Bar on Bannerghatta Road. The N Stand, also known as the BEML stand, is the best one to watch from cricket at the stadium.

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Koshy's

Men assemble plates of rice and meat for guests attending a wedding celebration, West Bank, Nablus, May 1, 2010 The left of Koshy's is the heart of the restaurant, serving very decent snacks and meals, coffee and beer.

Koshy's

Koshy's is a city institution: The air-conditioned half on the right serves food that's a throwback to an earlier era.

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove (Tel 91 80 25596149) specialises in Kerala dishes: try the wafer-thin appams with a fish or mutton stew.

Plan B

Plan B (Tel 91 9739902745) has a friendly atmosphere and lots of choice in short eats.

Pecos

Beer glasses Pecos (Tel 91 80 25586047), a long-time favourite with beer-drinkers, plays classic rock.

Windsor Pub

Windsor Pub (Tel 91 80 22258847) has a great vibe, super food and serves only beer.

13th Floor

The 13th Floor cocktail lounge (Tel 91 80 41783333), as the name suggests, lets its magnificent view set the tone for a night of partying.

I-bar

Campari cocktails, Los Angeles, November 16, 2007 I-bar at the Park Hotel hosts theme nights that are very popular with the city's happening set.

City Bar

City Bar, at the UB City Mall (Tel 91 80 42773636) has great drinks and a cool atmosphere.

Driving under the influence

Pints of beer Bangalore's traffic police frequently check motorists for their alcohol intake - especially around MG Road area, and around other places where there are many pubs - and not just on weekends. So, if you have a car, pick a designated driver for the night or be very sorry.

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  1. Koshy's

    Koshy's is a city institution: The air-conditioned half on the right serves food that's a throwback to an earlier era.

  2. Woodlands

    Woodlands Hotel (from Rs 1600) on Richmond Circle is another well-connected option.

  3. Windsor Pub

    Windsor Pub (Tel 91 80 22258847) has a great vibe, super food and serves only beer.

Must Do

Eat masala dosa

Do visit Vidyarthi Bhavan in Gandhi Bazaar in Basavangudi for what might be the best masala dosas in the country. Be prepared to wait... it's worth it.

Tips for Travellers

When ordering coffee at a restaurant, especially in south Indian fast-food restaurants, ask specifically for filter coffee - it is made by mixing milk with a concentrated decoction of roasted coffee powder and water. The instant-powder coffee which you get in most places is a sorry sight (and taste) for any coffee lover, being horribly milky and sweet. But filter coffee is excellent. You may even want to buy some when you leave.

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