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Party On A Budget? Head To These Best Places In Bangalore Without Any Cover Charge

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Nov. 27, 2019 8 min read

Let's be honest, when you live in a megacity as zestful as Bangalore, you don't need to actively go looking for reasons to have a good time. Bustling with some of the best breweries, pubs and bars in the country, the Silicon Valley of India is on every party person's checklist and for good reason!


We are here to help you go carousing in Bangalore city but on a limited budget. Without further ado, let's delve into the list of best places in Bangalore that don't have a cover charge!


*Disclaimer - The places mentioned in this list ordinarily don't levy any cover charges. However, this is subject to change based on the discretion of the management and in case of special occasions.*


1. Toit, Indiranagar

If you live in Bangalore, you can't possibly have never heard of Toit! One of the most sought-after breweries in town, Toit in Indiranagar offers a wide range of freshly brewed beers coupled with other yummy alcoholic concoctions. The mostly office-going crowd creates the perfect atmosphere to grab a drink to unwind after work and the fine, contemporary decor just adds to the charm! 


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Highlights: Freshly Brewed Beer, Smoking Zone, Classy Ambience 

Cuisines: Continental, American, Contemporary Indian 

Must-Try: Brewed Beer(!), Cosmopolitan, Mai Thai, Beef Lasagna, Pesto Pizza

Average Cost For Two: INR 1,500 With Alcohol 

Timings: 12 PM to 1 AM 

Contact: 9019713388

Where: 100 Feed Road, Indiranagar (Get Directions)



2. Watson's, Ulsoor  

The perfect hang-out spot to catch up with friends over drinks, Watson's is one of the most happening and pocket-friendly places in Bangalore city. With appetising snacks and beverages, that don't cost you a fortune, Watson's is adorned with tasteful interior decor and comfortable seating arrangements. The expansive terrace area offers a great view of the city that can be enjoyed while sipping on a cold one!


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Highlights: Happening Nightlife, Smoking Zone, Rooftop Area, Great View 

Cuisines: Finger Food, Fast Food, Indian Fusion

Must-Try: Draught Beer, Classic Cocktails, Pork Ribs, Peri-Peri Fries  

Average Cost For Two: INR 1,200 With Alcohol 

Timings: 11 AM to 1 AM

Contact: +91 77 6098 8922, 7760988933

Where: Skywalk, Ulsoor (Get Directions)


3. Monkey Bar, Indiranagar

With one of the most happening nightlife scenes in all of Bangalore, Indiranagar's Monkey Bar is akin to heaven for broke party lovers! While most night places in the city levy hefty cover charges during the weekend, Monkey Bar believes in providing free access to one and all! If you are especially picky about music while deciding on a place to party at, Monkey Bar has you covered with its banger playlists! 


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Highlights: Happening Nightlife, Mad Music, Dance Central

Cuisines: Asian, Continental, Finger Food

Must-Try: Artisan Cocktails, Juicy Martini, Butterfly Chicken, Keema Pav 

Average Cost For Two: INR 1,400 With Alcohol

Timings: 12 PM to 11:30 PM 

Contact: +91 80 4411 4455

Where: Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar (Get Directions)



4. Skyye, UB City

Located in the bustling UB City, Skyye Lounge is the ultimate place for those who enjoy grooving to euphonious music while munching on delectable dishes. With a sweeping rooftop area that offers a bird eye view of the city and some aesthetically stunning decor inside the lounge, Skyye guarantees a great time full of yummy drinks and never-ending socialising! 


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Highlights: Relaxed Vibe, Live Music, Rooftop Area, Great View, Visually Stunning

Cuisines: Continental, Finger Food 

Must-Try: Margheritas, Long Island Ice Tea, Mojito, Crispy Falafel, Chicken Satay

Average Cost For Two: INR 2,500 With Alcohol 

Timings: 5:30 PM to 12 AM 

Contact: +91 80 4909 0000

Where: UB City (Get Directions)


5. Boho, Koramangala

This bohemian style bar sitting conspicuously on the happening 5th block lane of Koramangala is the definition of cheap thrills. Seemingly fancy and snazzy, the moment the clock strikes 11 PM, the entirety of Boho turns into a massive party! The best part? You can go there stark in the middle of the work-week and be met with raging celebrations! 


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Highlights: Live Sports Screening, Buffet, Happening Nightlife, Smoking Zone 

Cuisines: American, North Indian, Continental, Finger Food

Must-Try: Classic Cocktails, Nachos, Chicken Steak, Pasta 

Average Cost For Two: INR 1,200 With Alcohol

Timings: 12 PM to 12 AM 

Contact: 80 4965 3567

Where: 5th Block, Koramangala (Get Directions)


6. I-Bar, MG Road

A popular and fancy night stop for Bangaloreans, I-Bar offers amazing food, drinks and nightlife, all in equal measure. The ultimate stop for partygoers, this bar cum club boasts of enthralling live music performances as well as sets by some of the most acclaimed DJs in the country. If you are in the mood to dance the night away, this is where you should head! 


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Highlights: Happening Nightlife, Fine Dining, Mad Music 

Cuisines: North Indian, Continental, Chinese

Must-Try: Wine, Martini, Fish Finger, Butter Chicken

Average Cost For Two: INR 3,000 With Alcohol 

Timings: 6 PM to 1 PM

Contact: 80 2559 4666

Where: The Park, MG Road (Get Directions)


7. Loveshack, Domlur

With a refreshing beach theme and decor coupled with some scrumptious seafood, Loveshack looks like a pub straight out of Goa! One of the most popular spots for nightlife in the city, Loveshack lets you party your heart out on a reasonable budget. The rooftop seating area is breathtaking with a stunning view of the hustle-bustle of Bangalore! 


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Highlights: Live Sports Screenings, Rooftop Area, Smoking Zone, Happening Nightlife 

Cuisines: North Indian, Goan, Continental, Italian

Must-Try: Long Island Ice Tea, Cocktails, Chicken Wings, Chocolate Tart 

Average Cost For Two: INR 1,600 With Alcohol 

Timings: 12 PM to 11:30 PM

Contact:  80 4095 9154

Where: Inner Ring Road, Domlur (Get Directions)


8. Vapour Pub And Brewery, Indiranagar

Indiranagar's well-known Vapour Pub and Brewery offers an exuberant nightlife coupled with freshly brewed beer and succulent food. The ambience in this bar is usually brimming with young energy and zest, and the music works as a perfect accompaniment to the delicious alcoholic beverages. The beautiful rooftop seating area permits you to enjoy the unparalleled weather of Bangalore city. 


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Highlights: Happening Night Life, Live Music, Rooftop Area, Great View, Smoking Zone 

Cuisines: Asian, Continental, Mexican

Must-Try: Craft Beer, Wheat Beer, Sangria, Pesto Pasta, Crispy Chilli Corn 

Average Cost For Two: INR 1,400 With Alcohol 

Timings: 12 PM to 12:30 AM 

Contact: 80 4965 2872

Where: 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (Get Directions)



9. XU, Old Airport Road

A pocket-friendly club known for its enthralling live performances and funky parties, XU brings to you a plethora of options in the category of affordable yummy beverages. The spacious dance floor has plenty of room for you to break into a dance with your friends, and the exciting music only acts as an accelerant! 


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Highlights: Happening Nightlife, Live Entertainment, Disabled Friendly, Smoking Zone 

Cuisines: Continental, Asian, Spanish

Must-Try: Mojito, Cocktails, Veg Sushi, Paneer Tikka 

Average Cost For Two: INR 2,400 With Alcohol 

Timings: 5 PM to 1 AM

Contact: +91 9513344440, +91 9513344441

Where: The Leela Palace, Old Airport Road (Get Directions)


10. Pebble, Sadashiv Nagar

An unconventional nightlife spot for those with an affinity for mellow nights, Pebble's eccentric jungle theme and stunning decor sets it a class apart. The vibe is energetic and the seating arrangements are gorgeous with outdoor options. The best part about Pebble would have to be the spontaneous tricks and performances by the chefs! 


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Highlights: Aesthetically Stunning Decor, Outdoor Seating, Pet-Friendly 

Cuisines: Asian, Finger Food 

Must-Try: Cocktails, Beer, Sushi, Pepper Chicken 

Average Cost For Two: INR 1,500 With Alcohol 

Timings: 7 PM to 11:30 PM 

Contact: 9343044750

Where: Palace Grounds, Sadashiv Nagar (Get Directions)

So there we have it, folks! This is the end of the list of best places in Bangalore that don't levy a cover charge. If you're done browsing through this list, all that's left to do is pick up your phone, dial some numbers and make those reservations! 



Q. What is a cover charge?

A. A cover charge is a flat fee that you pay to obtain admission in a restaurant/ bar/ pub/ club. Usually, a proportion of this cover charge is redeemable at most places. 


Q. Are events and gigs at these locations free? 

A. Whether you need to pay to attend a gig or an event is based upon the discretion of the management. Most places, however, levy am entry charge in the case of special events or occasions.  


Q. Can I get free alcohol at these places? 

A. No, you cannot unless the management explicitly states the availability of an offer. 


Q. Is partying in Bangalore safe for girls?

A. Partying in Bangalore is in general much safer for girls than it is in a lot of other Indian cities. However, it is always advisable to be cautious and vigilant of your surroundings as well as practice your best judgement. 


Q. What are the most happening localities in Bangalore? 

A. Some of the most eventful and exuberant localities in Bangalore include - Koramangala, Indiranagar, MG Road, Sarjapur and Whitefield. 

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