30 July 2018 | 4 min read

Date Night? Head To These Live Music Cafes In Bengaluru


Shakespeare once called music ‘the food of love’, and for good reason. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not, the celebration of love must go on. A fun night out with live music and the right moves makes for a wondrous combination to set the mood!

Here are 5 restaurants in Bengaluru that set the scene for a perfect night.

1. The Humming Tree, Indiranagar

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A lively art, music, and performance venue, this resto-bar is set in an environment that screams music. Live music performances are hosted almost every weekend here. What’s more? While enjoying foot-tapping music, you can gorge on delicious finger food and sip on some wicked cocktails.

Music Genre – A host of local and international artists and bands across different genres like punk rock, electronic music performs here. Past performances include The F16s, Peter Cat Recording Co., Lifafa, Carnatic 2.0, Mehmet Aslan and others.
Signature Dishes – Sautéed Mushroom, Andhra Fries, Chilli Basil Chicken in a light Thai sauce, Chilli Garlic Prawns, Roast Pork in Rosemary, Prawn and Bacon.
Recommended Drinks – Bloody Mary, Cosmopolitan and Sangria.
Timings – 1 pm to 11:30 pm.
Live performances – 7pm – 11 pm
Cost – ₹ 1,400 for two people (approx.) with alcohol


2. Indigo XP, Koramangala

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Indigo Lounge has two floors – the rooftop for karaoke singers and the level below for live music performances. The laser lights, thumping live music and cheering people give the place a music festival-like ambience. For something more fun and spontaneous, head to the rooftop and belt out a few tracks.

Want to take it up a notch and impress your SO? Book a car online and pick them up in style; don’t forget to use your debit card so that you can avail discounts with select brands.

Music Genres – A range of music genres can be heard here, with past performances by Fame the Band & Corner Café Chronicles, Param and Sawan, IndiePenance, Indi Graffiti, A Square Project and more.
Karaoke nights take place on most Wednesdays from 8 pm onwards.
Signature Dishes – Jalapeño Cheese Balls, Nachos, Veg Fritters, Chilli Mushroom, Alfredo pasta, Kung Pao Chicken, Kadhai Chicken and Chilly Pork.
Recommended drinks – The Blood Diamond, A Monk at Indigo and Kiwin’ Me Softly in Cocktails, come highly recommended.
Timings: 4 pm to 1 am
Live performances start from 8 pm
Cost- ₹ 1,400 for two people (approx.) with alcohol


3. blueFROG, Church Street

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Make it a night to remember at this restaurant set in a neighbourhood that’s renowned for its buzz. Its standout feature is the live music performances that take place every week. Adding to the charm is its outdoor seating area and huge dance floor. This resto-bar serves Indian, European, and Asian delicacies.

Music Genre – Electronic, Blues, Pop, Rock and Jazz. Past live performances include Ministry of Blues, Shorthand, Monkstar, The Pop Tarts, Tuhin Mehta, etc.
Signature Dishes – Naanzas and burgers, and lemon cheesecake for dessert.
Recommended drinks: Flaming Sambuca and Kamikaze; House special cocktails – The Bluefrog and Passionate.
Timings – Noon to 11:30 pm
Live performances are from 8 pm onwards
Cost- ₹ 1,600 for two people (approx.) with alcohol


4. Windmills Craftworks, Whitefield

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Apart from being one of the best microbreweries in town, Windmills Craftworks is an excellent place to watch live music. If an authentic music performance is what you crave, this is the place to be. Excellent sound, simple yet elegant interiors and comfortable seating add to the experience.

The place also serves quality food and drinks, practically checking off every box. Feast on American and Continental dishes and sip on specially crafted beers while enjoying the show.

Music Genre – Besides a great variety of artists across genres, they also host local and international artists like Max Clouth Clan, Mario Rom’s Interzone, Raghu Dixit, and Ahmad Jamal.
Signature Dishes – Crispy Vegetable Cheese Burger, Windmills Signature Grilled Chicken Burger, Macaroni Corn Pasta Bake, Blueberry Cheesecake, and Vanilla Crème Brule.
Recommended drinks – Try their selection of branded and craft beers.
Timings -Noon to 1 am
Live performances starts at 8 pm
Cost – ₹ 2,500 for two people (approx.) with alcohol


5. XU – The Leela Palace, Old Airport Road

Located inside The Leela Palace, this entertainment hub has a spacious dance floor and a surprisingly affordable menu. Dance to the live music performances, which are usually held on Fridays and Saturdays. You can also dine on exclusive dishes from Italian, Continental, and American cuisines, while sipping on exciting drinks.

Music Genre – DJ Nights, Hip-Hop, Dubstep and Bollywood. Past performers include Fractal ft. Shreyas, Dance Republic, DJ Swag and others.
Signature Dishes – Magnificent Malai and Spanish Village grill lamb chops, Funjabi Oilo Pizza, Roast of Decadence and Made in XU
Recommended drinks – An eclectic selection of wines, cocktails and a collection of beverages collectively called XU WAY; the XU LIIT, Crouching Tiger and Jagerbomb.
Timings – 12:30 pm to 1 am
Live performances – Start at 7 or 8 pm
Cost- ₹ 2,400 for two people (approx.) with alcohol


So, go ahead and make your dinner dates more fun at these places. Don’t forget to book your very own car online and arrive there in style. What’s more is that if you use your digibank Debit Card, you can even avail discounts on your booking. What are you waiting for?

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