Explore Bangalore’s vibrant and evolving cocktail scene in Bangalore, where mixology meets innovation and ambiance takes centre stage. From glamorous heights at Copitas in the Four Seasons Hotel to the speakeasy charm of ZLB 23 at The Leela Palace, Bangalore’s top bars are making waves on the 30BestBarsIndia list. Discover the perfect blend of classic and modern at Roxie’s craft brew house or immerse yourself in the culture and conversation at the recently opened Muro. Join us as we explore the diverse flavours, innovative techniques, and unique stories behind signature cocktails that define Bangalore’s thriving bar culture.

Copitas – Four Seasons Hotel, Bangalore 

Ranked #4 at 30BestBarsIndia, Copitas is a glamorous cocktail bar known for its acclaimed Gin cocktail program and focus on sustainability. In addition to the classic cocktail menu, its special menus include the Copa G&Ts – a line of 6 variations on the classic Gin and Tonic, and A Greener Future – cocktails inspired by the philosophy of sustainability, using every part of the plant from seed to fruit. Located on the 21st floor of The Four Seasons Hotel Bangalore, Copitas is also one of the winners of Best Hotel Bar 2023. 

Address: 8, Bellary Rd, Dena Bank Colony, Ganganagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560032

ZLB 23 – The Leela Palace, Bangalore 

Ranked #6 at 30BestBarsIndia, ZLB 23 is a new entrant to the 30BestBarsIndia list. It is also the other winner of Best Hotel Bar 2023. A speakeasy style bar, the space is designed with vintage decor, transporting guests to the Prohibition era. The cocktail program is designed with a balance of classic and modern fusion – prohibition style cocktails, with unique flavours and stories behind them. Signature cocktails include the Paleman, said to be inspired by the chilling fantasy monster, or Kyoto Sunrise, an ode to the Land of the Rising Sun.

Address: The Leela Palace, HAL 2nd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

The Library Bar – The Leela Palace, Bangalore

Located in the Leela Palace, this upscale cocktail bar is ranked #32 and is designed as a space to unwind in the evenings. It offers up award-winning wines and single malts, crafted artisanal cocktails. The space is designed with leather and dark-wood interiors, with a Victorian charm. Some of its signature cocktails include the spicy Teaminto, and Winter Pie.

Address: Lobby level, The Leela Palace, 23, HAL Old Airport Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Kodihalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

Jamming Goat 3.0, Bangalore 

A premium bar and lounge, Jamming Goat 3.0 is ranked #33. The bar is designed to be a fusion of a vibrant musical scene and culinary expertise – with the interiors taking inspiration from contemporary architecture and the city’s heritage. The cocktail menu is known for innovative drinks, with their signature cocktails using traditional Indian ingredients like tamarind and cardamom.

Address: Outer Ring Rd, J P Nagar Phase 5, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Bar Spirit Forward, Bangalore

Bar Spirit Forward, a cocktail den on Bangalore’s upscale Lavelle Road, is a sensory journey through mixology, curated by maverick mixologist Arijit Bose. The Omakase design layout steals the spotlight, featuring a low bar counter and seating that fosters conversation and offers patrons a front-row view of bartenders crafting imaginative cocktails. Beyond aesthetics, Spirit Forward is renowned for alchemical mixology, with signature cocktails like the Shio Koji High Ball, 3 Gin Vesper Martini, Southern Star, Old Cuban,  Mil.f & Cookies and many more. The bar also offers entertainment with a nifty mike setup for gigs, making it the most sought-after spot for a vibrant night out, where impeccable design meets breathtaking cocktails and delectable cuisine.

Address: Ground Floor, Hotel Southern Star, 40/2, Lavelle Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Roxie, Bangalore 

Ranked #41, Roxie brew house in Bangalore is a revamped palatial bungalow. The space offers menus that champion local and seasonal produce, with an expansive beer and cocktail selection. Its cocktails are designed to tell a story and evoke specific emotions such as nostalgia and excitement. It also champions an innovative craft mocktail menu, ensuring an inclusive drinking experience for all guests. 

Address:  26, Haralur Main Rd, near HP Petrol Station,  PWD Quarters, Ambalipura, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102

Muro, Bangalore

A recently opened bar in Bangalore, Muro is a social club that focuses on crafted cocktails, culture, and conversation. The philosophy behind the social club is to promote enjoying shared plates and free flowing conversations over time, rather than a quick dinner and drinks. Their signature cocktails include, the Instagram famous Heat of the Moment, which uses Reposado Tequila, cilantro, Naga chilli, lacto-fermented guava and tobacco. 

Address: 5, Museum Rd, next to Toscano Restaurant, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001

Soka, Bangalore

The intimate cocktail bar is located in Indiranagar, and features a selection of cocktails and nano-plates. Meant to highlight and celebrate the flavours and memories of Bangalore, Soka sets itself apart with its one-pager menu. The cocktail menu is technique forward, with each drink having its own story behind it. Their signature cocktails include the Mofo Don – a spicy pink drink made with tequila and red cabbage. 

Address: No.210, A cross, 1st Main Rd, 2nd stage Indiranagar, Stage 2, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560071

2 Moons, Bangalore

Two Moons is located in Central Bangalore, and is designed to reflect the harmony between exceptional dining and an immersive ambiance. The cocktail menu features amusing names like Midnight Mischief, made with aged rum, banana, coconut, fresh pineapple and lime or Cheeky Cherry, which uses gin, rose wine, cherry, citrus, and ginger ale. 

Address: 5th floor, 1, MG Mall, Trinity Circle, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, above 1MG Mall, Halasuru, Someshwarpura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008

Monkey Bar, Bangalore

Revel in the revival of the city’s iconic gastropub, now elevated with a fresh culinary and beverage experience. Nestled on Museum Road, this bright and airy space features red stone details and a lush terrace. The menu showcases local ingredients in delectable offerings like, Prawn Keema Pav, Coorg-Style Fried Pork and Cheese Cigars. Complementing these delights are eclectic cocktails such as Down & Dirty, Rum Cha, The Monkey Queen, and  Manga Mule. For caffeine enthusiasts, an entire coffee bar caters to your tastes. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and elevated offerings of this gastropub on the city’s culinary scene.

Address: No.1 First Floor, The Museum, Museum Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001