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.
Submitted by Jagmohan D
Drink after the match
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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The left of Koshy's is the heart of the restaurant, serving very decent snacks and meals, coffee and beer.
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 (Tel 91 80 25596149) specialises in Kerala dishes: try the wafer-thin appams with a fish or mutton stew.
Plan B (Tel 91 9739902745) has a friendly atmosphere and lots of choice in short eats.
Pecos (Tel 91 80 25586047), a long-time favourite with beer-drinkers, plays classic rock.
Windsor Pub (Tel 91 80 22258847) has a great vibe, super food and serves only beer.
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 at the Park Hotel hosts theme nights that are very popular with the city's happening set.
City Bar, at the UB City Mall (Tel 91 80 42773636) has great drinks and a cool atmosphere.
Driving under the influence
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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Round the corner from the Oberoi is The Park (from Rs 8600), a boutique hotel with cosy rooms and excellent service.
Visit Lal Bagh. Eat biryani at the military mess near the Banshankari bus stand. Eat Punjabi food at Bobby Da Dhaba near the Ulsoor police station. Drive over the Electronic City flyover.
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.