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The Most Happening Places for Live Performances in Bangalore

Meena Nair

Last updated: May 23, 2018

Bangalore has an impressive scene when it comes to live performances and  gigs! Spread across the city, a lot of clubs, pubs and bars host live music events almost on all days of the week and all types of crowd enjoy it! Handpicked here are the places you must visit if you’re looking to attend a live music night in Bangalore! 

Hard Rock Café, St. Marks Road

The list simply has to begin with Hard Rock Café. Spreading across 9000 square feet, this café has an irresistible charm - thanks to its old British architecture that have been beautifully interspersed with portraits and memorabilia of legendary rock stars and contemporary singers. A high-energy place where you let yourself loose to American classics.  

People throng this place: For grooving with highly acclaimed international and local bands, even while relishing mouth-watering cuisine comprising giant burgers, fries, nachos, steamed rice, chicken and the like – not to mention their famous handcrafted drinks.

Address: Hard Rock Cafe Bengaluru; 40 St. Marks Road

Cost for two people: Rs 2,500 (approximately) including alcohol

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Blue Frog

You want to attend a gig every night. Blue Frog has it! A calendar displays artists scheduled to play on various dates, enabling you to plan your visit around your favourite singers. The place is structured into upper level, which is relatively quieter with a view of the stage below; and the lower level, where the music blasts through your senses. On event days, the service may get a little delayed, but the music compensates for that J

People throng this place: Especially for Jazz, Blues, Electronic music, and equally great food! While the acoustic treatments and hi-tech sound system ensure awesome audio-visual experience, the innovative cuisine takes you on a gastronomical trip. Must try are Chargrilled lemon mustard fish and their Japanese Cheesecake with apple slaw and apricot jam.

Address: No. 3, MSR West Park, Church Street, Ashok Nagar

Cost for two people: Rs 1,600 (approximately) including alcohol

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Opus

Want to experience Goa in Bangalore, Opus is the place to be! Spreading to four stories, this place is heavily popular among music lovers and party goers. Each floor has something different to offer – outdoor restaurant, fine dinning, club and the terrace. You choose your pick.

People throng this place: For the best music acts in the country and from outside too. Opus has created musical shows that travel across the country. Now you know what you are in for! Its Kraok nights are a huge hit, where you simply sing irrespective of whether you are an ace or a bathroom singer. The idea is to have fun – you never know who you end up singing with. And all this comes with amazingly delicious Goan food and drinks. 

Address: 26, Varthur Hobli, Near HP Petrol Bunk, Harlur Road, Sarjapur Road

Cost for two people: Rs 1,900 (approximately) with alcohol

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Windmills Craftworks

Considered to be one of the best microbreweries in Karnataka, Windmills Craftworks offers a unique combination of Jazz and theatre. Not to mention the library with some of its rare collection. 

People throng this place: To experience exceptionally talented Jazz singers from close quarters. The warm, comfortable ambience mixed with remarkable sound quality and some out-of-the world dishes can be a heady cocktail. Must try is Stout – their darkest beer, accompanied with some pork ribs.

Address: No. 331, 5B Road, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Next To L&T Infotech

Cost for two people:  Rs 2,500 (approximately) with alcohol

Pablo Gastrobar’s 

An apt place to hang out with friends! While Jazz and Rock music played here by live bands are crazily popular among guests, what they rave about is also the food – especially their Pizzas, Mexican nachos and Ceasar salad. 

People throng this place: Also for their Karaoke night on Fridays. It is supposed to be the best in town, where you can let your hair down and sing and dance the night away.

Address: 2, Graphite India Road, Doddanekundi Industrial Area, Whitefield

Cost for two people: Rs 1,450 (approximately) including alcohol

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