Nightlife


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

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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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.

Submitted by KC Appaiah

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Where to

  1. Samarkand

    If you miss north Indian food, head to Samarkand for a smorgasbord of kebabs and curries.

  2. ITC Gardenia

    The newest five-star hotel in town is the ITC Gardenia (from Rs 13,000), an architectural marvel with superb restaurants.

  3. Plan B

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

Must Do

The Infant Jesus shrine

Do visit the Infant Jesus shrine in Viveknagar no matter what your faith might be.

Tips for Travellers

This applies to all cities: carry soap strips with you if possible, and wash your hands before every meal. Tourists, especially from western countries, tend to be susceptible to upset tummies and diarrhoea in India. Washing your hands can go a long way in making your trip a sick-free one.

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