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Hard Rock Cafe
40 Saint Marks Road, Bangalore 560001
Yes, Bangalore has its own Hard Rock Café! This spacious place has some impressive guitars, drumsticks and flashy rock star suits on display. The café serves sandwiches, burgers, salads, yummy desserts and some delicious traditional fare like prawn curry.
The Big Blue Burger with bleu cheese is a must-try. The Belgian beer is good. You can dine at the restaurant and buy stuff from their signature store.
Soul Deli Cafe
65 Bluemoon Complex, MG Road, Bangalore 560001
This is a basement café with a New Age feel and great continental food. There's a waterfall at the entrance and outdoor seating. And of course, there's the deli counter with breads, cheese and desserts.
You'll also find items that are more substantial on the menu such as soups, pasta and grilled food dishes. The flavored "hookahs" are a major attraction with the young crowd.
88 Industrial Layout, JNC Road, Koramangala 560034
This is a cheerful, bright and highly lounge-able café with lots of fun board games to play over coffee and snacks. Apart from chairs and tables, there are bean bags and colorful rugs with cushions to lounge on. A couple of coffees to try are the Willy Wonka Special with the Starbucks taste and the Calvin Brew - hot chocolate with peanut butter.
On the food menu you'll find finger foods like tortillas, pita, desserts, croissants, innovative sandwiches, lasagna and quiches.
Forum Mall, Transit lounge, 2nd Floor, 21 Hosur Road,
Designed on the lines of a British pub, this bar is the ideal place if you're shopping or waiting to catch a movie in the mall. Lots of cozy leather-upholstered seating, classic lamps and mahogany woodwork. The music is good - rock classics from the 70s, 80s and 90s.
45 KHSDC Complex, MG Road 560001
This is the only pub in the city which plays heavy metal and encourages head banging. The décor is suitably weird and there are many aquariums about for that River Styx feel.
The Blue Bar
Taj Westend Hotel, 25 Race Course Road 56001
This open-air bar in a Heritage Hotel is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens and overlooks a delightful fish pond. The bar is built in the South Asian style with teak floors and a tiled roof. You'll get to try flavored hookahs here too, and the cocktails are delicious. Try the Tiramisu - kahlua, vodka and Bailey's Irish Cream.