Get Nostalgic And Groove To Retro Pop At Any Of These 10+ Pubs In Bangalore
By: Glory Mathew on Nov 19th, 2015
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Having a drink and grooving to good music, at the end of a long day is synonym with Bangalore's relaxation method. And there are plenty of pubs and clubs, with music of every genre you'll find at every corner of this lovely city; some with their blues and some with hard core metal, some with their retro and some with new age club mixes. And most have amazing karaoke nights happening every now and then.

Through this list, let's journey back to the good old days of retro music (area-wise) and groove like there's no tomorrow. 

Koramangala
Moscow Mule Bar and Grill
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As you ascend the stairs to this underground pub, you start questioning your decision...Don't. Moscow Mule has an old-school vibe with comfy cushioned seats, wooden decor and dim lighting, but what really stands out is their choice of retro pop music. Chug down a couple of beers or sip on your rum and Coke, while swaying to good old Westside and Shania Twain and you're bound to hit that nostalgic spot of your school days. 

Location: KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala.

Price For Two: Rs. 2000 (approx. with food)

Gilly's Resto Bar
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With enough space to accommodate one and all, ample lighting and a long list of amazing alcohol, Gilly's on Friday's has the best 80s and 90s pop music. Come with your gang of girls or just a big group of all your buddies, this place will make you groove right from minute you step in; with tunes from Peter Andre to Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys to Britney Spears, sing your heart out and leave with a feeling of joy and nostalgia.

Retro Nights: Fridays. And if you wish to indulge in some retro rock, head to Gilly's on a Sunday.

Location: Jyoti Nivas College Road, 5th Block, Koramangala.

Price For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx. with food)

Indigo Live Music Bar and Terrace
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With two floors, fun graffiti on the walls, ample space and a stocked up bar, Indigo Live is every urban youth's dream lounge. Live music, karaoke nights, comedy nights and dance nights, this place offers more than just a drink or two. What's more interesting is their choice of music, which is old-school pop and hip-hop. So sit back and groove to the music, while sipping on the drink of your choice.

Location: Jyoti Nivas College Road, 6th Block, Koramangala.

Price For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx.)

The Boozy Griffin
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Set in an English-style pub decor, with dim lighting, comfortable vintage couches and armchairs and a telephone booth (because, why not?), The Boozy Griffin gives you an old-world English charm feel. Sink into one of the armchairs, sip on a glass of smooth whiskey and groove to some good pop music from the 70s and 80s.

Location: 1st A Cross, Jyoti Nivas College Road, 5th Block, Koramangala.

Price For Two: Rs. 2000 (approx.)

Kammanahalli, Frazer Town and Kalyan Nagar
Rewind
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Wooden seating area, movie posters on the wall and a cozy ambiance, Rewind offers top-notch service that will leave a smile on your face. With classic pop and rock retro music, this place is exactly where you need to be on a chilly Wednesday evening, with your buddies.

Location: 315, 4th Floor, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block 7th Main, Kammanahalli.

Price For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx.)

JukeBox Steakhouse
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With various instruments, band posters and vinyl records lining the brick walls, Jukebox Steakhouse takes you back to the 60s (you could almost imagine Elvis Presley having a drink with you). With their scrumptious food, plethora of alcohol and old-school music keeping you engaged, you will never want to head home!

Location: No. 1485, Arvind Nagar, Kammanahalli Main Road

Price For Two: Rs. 1000 (approx. with food)

The Local
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The name does not do justice to the place! It's anything but local, with wooden decor, lip-smacking food, amazing music and cocktails that you'll want to keep ordering, this place is a haven for the urban soul. Head here if you wish to have a fun and chilled out experience.

Location: 4th Cross, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar.

Price For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx. with food)

Sherlocks Pub
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While you might not find a mystery to solve here, you can always grab a bit and have a few drinks to keep yourself and your friends occupied. With indoor and outdoor seating, wooden benches and old-school hip-hop, rap and pop music, Sherlocks has a beautiful charm of it's own. So, chug down a few beers, move your feet and get down for a good time!

Location: 60/1, Coles Road, Frazer Town

Price For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx. with food)

Indirananagr 100 Feet and 80 Feet Road
Roadhouse
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With a number of guitars (including those of Mark Knopfler and Uriah Heep) adorning the walls, the option of having a tap on most tables, finger-licking good appetizers and a separate smoking zone, Roadhouse is a pleasant surprise to most who visit the place. Although, if you wish to sing along to retro music, you must visit this place on Fridays and Saturdays.

Retro Nights: Fridays and Saturdays

Location: Above the KTM Showroom, 100 Ft Road, Indiranagar.

Price For Two: Rs. 1600 (approx. with food)

Doff Pub
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While you might not find any Leprechauns or a pot of gold, you'll definitely find yourself having a good time at this Irish-inspired, rooftop pub. With courteous service and ample alcohol to go around, Doff is one of our favourite spots to head to! Sing along to some good old Spice Girls and Shaggy while you're here.

Location: 3rd Floor, Navajyoti Complex, Above BIBA, 100 Ft Road, Indirananagar

Price For Two: Rs. 1000 (approx.)

Take 5
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Show us your jazz hands, come on! Take 5 is one of those few places in Bangalore that have retro jazz nights. Although, they do have old-school music playing almost everyday, every now and then you can come watch live jazz performances and other live gigs.

Location: MSK Plaza, 2nd Floor, 100 Ft Road, Indirananagar

Price For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx. with food)
 

Tippler - On The Roof
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Visiting Russia to take in all their culture might not seem like an easy option. But fret not, for Tippler - On The Roof provides you with a wholesome experience. With a retractable roof, colourful seating, amazing cocktails and retro nights on Wednesdays, this place should be your go-to for mid-week stress release.

Retro Nights: Wednesdays

Location: Above Girias showroom, 100 Ft Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar.

Price For Two: Rs. 1600 (approx. with food)

Watson's - Ulsoor
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Trying to get a table at Watson's on a weekend will seem like a task, as everyone in the city just loves to head here! And with good reason. The ambiance is just perfect, with wooden and brick decor, courteous service and retro music playing everyday, after 7 P.M. You better get your reservations on!

Location: Skywalk, 4th floor, Near Body Craft, Assaye Road, Ulsoor.

Price For Two: Rs. 1500 (approx. with food)

If you're a lady in town, you must check out these places that have the most entertaining Ladies Nights, every week.

Which of these places are you heading to, to get your groove on? Have we missed out on any other places, that are your favourites? Tell us, in the comments section below.

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