Top 20 things to do at night: Bangalore Nightlife

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As the sun goes down, it opens the door to the umpteen things to do in enlivening Bangalore nightlife. Bangalore’s bustling energy isn’t limited to the light of day hours. Whatever maybe your interest, this city will spoil you with the choices it has to offer. Any night of the week, any mood you are in, you have so many great places to go out that you can have great fun everywhere in the Silicon city.

We have pulled together a few fascinating after-dark activities of Bangalore nightlife just for you!

For Foodies

The clock has struck twelve and in the midnight silence, you hear your rumbling stomach. It is too and late, you dread seeing “CLOSED” sign swinging in front of the wonderful restaurants. Fret not! This is the ever energetic Bangalore nightlife.

Whether you are desperate for a food fix, or you have just finished the tiring week at office, or you simply have an inexorable case of insomnia that only thin crust pizza can cure, there are still plenty of things to do for your tummy in and around the city which dishes out exotic cuisines at order.

Hunger and love can strike at the strangest times. It is a great idea to satiate your stomach and heart together. The cafés, restaurants and bar culture can crush those late night hunger pangs with delectable food in a stylish date-night worthy set-up.

Behold our top picks for late-night dining around Bangalore. Midnight munchies will never be the same again.

Richie Rich

Your mouth will start watering for the next bite of cheese tawa pulav they offer. Try out the brownie fudge and fruit salad with softy and nuts.

Address: 5, SNS Plaza, Kumara Krupa Road, Kumara Park East, Shivananda Circle

Timings: 9 AM–1 AM

South Parade, Chancery Pavillion

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A contemporary restaurant which offers a classy meal at an inexpensive price is open all hours. You must try Chicken Tikka and Pavilion Tiramisu.

Address: Richmond Town, Shanti Nagar

Timings: 12 AM–11.30 PM

Empire Hotel

It is the most sought after restaurant in the city, particularly by the late night crowd. One of the best non-vegetarian delicacies can be relished here. They offer lip-smacking food for a reasonable price. Karachi Roti, non-vegetarian side dishes with dosa are some dishes which you should not miss.

Address: #78, Central Street, Infantry Road

Timings: 24/7

Rasta Cafe

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Tell your hunger to hold on, and move away from the hustle-bustle of the city and enter into the Bangalore nightlife. A moderately long drive on the Mysore Road for about 50 kilometers will present you a destination called Rasta Cafe. This place will not disappoint you with its ambiance or the unpretentious food. It is a cozy little spot tucked away to indulge in a sipping a warm cup of coffee or decadent delicacies. It is open for 20 hours in a day, so you can kick back and hangout. Must try items on the menu include Crispy Fried Chicken, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Herbed Chicken with Rice.

Address: Bangalore — Mysore Road, Mayaganahalli, Ramanagara

Timings: 9 AM–5 AM

For Adventure Fans

If somebody tells you that Bangalore nightlife is sluggish, then they are wrong! The best way to enjoy a city is to pull you out on a silent night to explore the city’s glorious diverse environments and to gasp in the chillness in the night air. Explore the hidden adventures of Bangalore nightlife.

On two legs, or four wheels crack the mystery and have a healthy sense of curiosity. You will gain an experience of the truly unique perspective of Bangalore. If you are open to adventure, and you are looking to quench your yearnings, here is our bucket list for you.

Night Trek

Skandagiri, Bangalore

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Watch the sunrise with its beautiful hues over the thick blanket of white cotton candy looking clouds. You can witness this beauty if you to navigate your way through the deep, dark, mysterious paths of Skandagiri at night. It is one of the frequented one-day road trips taken by trekking enthusiasts.

Skandagiri is eponymous hill is situated near the town of Chikkaballapur which is located around 70 kilometers from the city. Its elevation above sea level is around 4429 feet, 8 kilometers ascent which can be traversed in 4–5 hours depending on the trekker’s skills. The trek will challenge you physically and engage you mentally, leaving you with an ineradicable impression of the richness of our country. If you have done night trekking, then tick off one of the things to do on your bucket list.

Distance: 70km from Bangalore.

How to reach: Bangalore — Yelahanka — Devanahalli — Chickballapur — Kalawara — Skandagiri

Ramanagara

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Trek at night over the rocky hills where the blockbuster movie Sholay was shot. Ramanagara is just 50 kilometers away from Bangalore. As the wheels roll over the Bangalore-Mysore highway, enjoy your sip of a cup of sizzling coffee at the Rasta Cafe.

Park your vehicles in a safe spot, trek around the boulders exploring the adventurous site. Set up a nice cozy camp to spend a thrilling night amidst nature, away from the city as you camp under the stars. Laze around the lush greenery and granite boulders with your gang.

Distance: 50km

How to reach: It is a small village on the Bangalore- Mysore highway.

Road Trips

As the sun dips down and the twilight fades to darkness there is nothing sweeter than rolling out on wheels for a late night cruise. Misty air, open roads, speakers blazing your favorite music, and the company of your buddies cracking jokes — if these do not set you off on road trips, then you are better off at home sleeping in the comfy little bed.

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At the top of things to do list of Bangalore nightlife is to enjoy riding solo, then there can be no company like a bullet. You can rent a bullet for a day here, and set out on your own. Be ready for several surprises, and exhilarating situations the solo ride may offer. The adventurous thrill one gets in meeting new people and discovering a new connection with our own self can be understood only by the solo riders. Go wild, follow your heart, have maximum fun, which is what the spirit of adventure is all about.

Given the awesome climate of Bangalore, you can go on a road trip any time of the year. Here we pick some destinations for you for road trips to enjoy the Bangalore nightlife.

Nice Road

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Get connected to the Nice Road from one of its entry points, pay the toll and rock and roll. The roads are well laid out. Hit the speeds you dream of. Enjoy the adrenaline rush. Just make sure you aren’t hungry.

Bengaluru International Airport

A ride down the international airport will be so much fun. The dhabas serve you some delectable food. If not, the joints outside the airport will make the drive worthwhile.

Nandi Hills

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Open the throttle drive on the airport road. Take deviation towards Chikkaballapur. Drive up the Nandi Hills at night. The tingling adventure nerve will slake. The empty roads, the chilled breeze from the trees, will welcome you the most gorgeous sunrise you will witness the next morning. Just mind the hair-pin bends while you drive. You will have to wait till 5 AM for the entrance to the summit to open. Enjoy your beverages while you wait in the “The Hills Drive Cafe”. It is rated one of the best and it offers ‘Hookah’ as well.

Distance: 65 km

How to reach: Take NH7, or SH 9

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