Beer Beats Blues
You heard it right! B For Beer beats B for Blues says Namma Bengaluru. It’s not just being said but also being shown by the residents of the city. Namma Bengaluru consumes nearly 7.8 crore litres of beer in A WEEK! Hoping you aren’t shocked but that counts to quite a lot.
But why not? Global warming has sure led to an overly hot summer. And water isn’t just enough to quench the thirst and that’s precisely why we rely on beer. It not only quenches your thirst but also gives you a feeling of bliss (that’s a very personal feeling though). There is something so magical about a freshly brewed craft beer that is unexplained in words so I suggest you go grab a pint as you read this one. (Believe us! You won’t regret this bit)
Scorching heat, office chaos and a pinch of loneliness in the city which runs at the pace of a leopard can be best dealt with a couple of pints and some good food to accompany. It sure does make a night bright.
With thorough research where we have tried, tested and tasted (Also gotten Sotally Tober after that), we bring you a list of some of the best microbreweries in Namma Bengaluru that one must visit to taste that freshly brewed beer. We vouch for them. Here:
Jazz + Beer + Yum Yum Food = Time spent well.
We just gave you the formula to have a great night. At Windmills Craftworks in Whitefield, you can sip on some freshly brewed live jazz music and beers like Hefeweizen, Stout, an Indian Pale Ale. A favourite amongst locals as they serve food to die for because it compliments your beers and they do have some seasonal flavours like Coconut Brown Ale that you could try.
Must Try: Keema Pav, Nachos, Malai Tikka
Where: 331, Road 5B, EPIP Area, Next to KTPO, Whitefield, Bangalore
When: 12 Noon to 1 AM
How Much: ₹2,500 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
Arbor Brewing Company
On the bustling McGrath Road in Bengaluru is this beautiful terrace brewpub that you just can’t miss. ABC or Arbor Brewing Company is India’s first American-style brewpub. It started in the beautiful city of Michigan and was founded in the year 1995. Gaurav Sikka, a Namma Bengaluru native and Michigan alum brought ABC to India by partnering with them in the year 2012. They specialise in handcrafted beer and super quirky and creative concepts of food with an Indian twist.
Must Try: Pizza, Nachos, Long Island Iced Tea
Address: Arbor Brewing Company, 8 Magrath Road, Allied Grande Plaza 3rd Floor, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Cost For Two:₹2,000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
The Bier Library
Well, this is sure the kind of library we’d all love every evening. The Bier Library is a relatively new restaurant in the party hub, Koramangala. Got no plans? No-brainer plan for you: A breezy evening at The Bier Library reading the finest of beers with your palate along with some live entertainment (Sports screening and Music). Plus, it has the most chill vibes in town: Open seating, bright light, open pond and more so a pet zone to take your furry friends along.
Must Try: Dal Makhani, Nachos & Cocktails
Address: The Bier Library, 14, Patel Narayana Reddy Layout, 80 Ft Main Road, Koramangala 6th Block, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹2,000 for two people (approx.) with alcohol T
Aurum Brew Works
As the name suggests this place is pure gold. Aurum Brew Works in Sarjapur road is a beautiful rooftop microbrewery and spread across multiple floors with both indoor and outdoor seating serving contemporary cuisine with inspiration from the West, modern India and Karnataka. Hoping to ensure the finest quality of brew they curate beers with best-in-class international malts. The one thing I like about them the most is that they are both Kid and LGBTQIA friendly making it the most rad place to hang out at.
Must Try: Burgers, Prawn Ghee Roast, Sea Food
Address: 3rd Floor, Gold Sand, Doddakannelli, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore
Cost For Two:₹1,500 for two people (approx.) with alcohol
Red Rhino in Whitefield is what you’re looking for to beat the mid-week crisis right. This modern microbrewery with its unique craft beers like Bangalore Daze (Citrus and Pale ale collab) Black Pearl (a combo of caramel, chocolate and coffee), Soul Surfer (Hefeweizen with shades of coriander and orange peel) and GPB (traditional Blonde lager) apart from seasonal ales and an edgy vibe puts together a mood so light that you feel relaxed in no time. What gets to me is that the restaurant unveils a scenic view of the city with its multiple levels encompassing open terraces and alfresco dining areas making the evening worthwhile.
Must Try: Lemon Chicken, Pizzas and Falafel + BEER
Address: Uptown Square, State Highway 35, Ardendale, Kannamangala, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹1,700 for two people (approx.)
Inspired by Germany’s famous beer garden, Bier Garten encourages people to bond over the sunshine water, Beer. Spread across 14,000 sq ft in Whitefield this property is known for its exotic brews and ingredients from Germany. You can enjoy brews like The Regular Lager, The German Lager, The Dunkel Lager and The Amber Lager in their beautiful main courtyard as you socialise.
Must Try:Peri Peri Chicken Tikka, Risotto
Address: Biergarten Brewery & Kitchen, 2, Doddenakundi Industrial Area, Graphite India Main Road, Doddanekundi, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048
Cost For Two: ₹1,500 for two people
Brew & Barbeque
One of the best places that serve crafted beer along with smoking barbeque is The Brew and Barbeque in Marathahalli, Bangalore. A wide range of scrumptious Continental, Mexican and North Indian delicacies call for your attention, while the microbrewery offers you beers that will complement your food so well that there is no looking back.
Must Try: Craft Beer, Cocktails, Wheat Beer, Nachos, Chicken Delight Pizza, Mocktails, Sea Food
Address: 36/4, Fourth Floor, Soul Space Arena, Outer Ring Road, Doddanekkundi Village, Marathahalli, Bangalore
Cost For Two: ₹1,500 for two people
Another thing, We’d say “You don’t have to wait for the weekend to quench you beerst (Beer+Thirst).” Open to taxi app and book a cab straight off to one of these places and have a good time. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE. Rather, DON’T DRIVE TO DRINK.