1st September, 2017

Are you a Jazz or Rock music fan? At these places in Bangalore you can enjoy live gigs

Bangalore is a city that has the sassiest crowd in India. Hardworking, smart and hardcore party animals! Formally Bangalore has been recognized as the Silicon Valley of India but in recent years there is another attribute that recognizes Bangalore. Yes, it is also recognized as the Pub Capital of India. With over 200 big and small pubs and clubs, Bangaloreans know how to live life.

When it comes to entertainment Bangalore has a lot of varieties. From fitness enthusiasts to party lovers everyone has some place or the other. Places where you can go and meet like-minded folks. Share your thoughts over a glass of wine and make new friends in this beautiful city.

By now there are a substantial number of readers who come to HighApe to discover parties. Undoubtedly some of the best events in Bangalore are listed on our website, but a lot of readers want to know about the different places with live rock, jazz or Bollywood music.

So keeping that in mind let’s see the different places in Bangalore where you can munch some snacks, gulp some beer and at the same time thump your foot in the music.

#1.Windmill Craftworks – Microbrewery and Jazz Theatre

Windmill Craftwork is a microbrewery, jazz theatre and an eatery. This place is frequented by Jazz artists from India and abroad. Shea Welsh, the well-known Jazz musician from Los Angeles is touring India. He performed at Windmill Craftworks on 1 Sep – 2 Sep 2017.

In the past Jazz musicians like Ezio Lunedei, Mark Fowell, Arka, Ken Peplowski and The William Galison Quartet has performed at Windmill Craftwork. Enough said about the music, now let’s peek into the beer menu of this place which also happens to be a micro-brewery.

To read more about the microbreweries in Bangalore click here

A combination of American and Czech brewing styles, Helles is another beer that you get at this place. Brewed exclusively with traditional Pilsner malt and Saaz hops, it is a good accompaniment to food.

Stout is the darkest beer, which is brewed with UK Pale malt, roasted barley and flaked barley. To balance the sweetness of the malt, nugget hops are used. Apart from these, you can also try the India Pale Ale or Hefeweizen.

#2.Hard Rock Café – Pub and Rock Music Café

Hard Rock Café is a famous name, not only in Bangalore but all over the world. If you see the ambience of this place it is influenced by the rock culture that prevailed in the US in the 1950s. The best part about this place you can enjoy the gigs by many rock bands that perform here.

You would love to visit this place over and over again. Hard Rock Café is the perfect blend of delicious food, great music, and awesome culture.

#3.The Humming Tree – Lounge, Rock/ Jazz/ EDM

Humming Tree is a lounge located at 12th Main, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. This place is known for the amazing nightlife and live music gigs, be it dance parties or Jazz music fests. In the past notable Jazz artists like Perfect Strangers, Talking of Michelangelo and Ten Thousand Questions Live deserve a special mention for having played here.

Nitro is touring India and will be performing at The Humming Tree on 22 September. They will be joined by American metal band Lamb of God’s drummer and Grammy award winning, Chris Adler and bassist Matt DeVries (formerly of industrial metal veterans Fear Factory and metal band Chimaira).

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#4.Bflat Bar – Lounge known for Jazz and Live Musical Gigs

Bflat and Highnote Bar and Dining are a lounge located at HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar. They serve North Indian, Chinese, Continental and Bengali cuisines. The ambience of this place is pretty decent because of its open air seating arrangement.

This week at the BFlat enjoy the evening of contemporary jazz conversations by the (early set) Ramdas & Iyer Trio, followed by headlining band IST (Indian Standard Time) who will perform a set of some of their favourite jazz standards, peppered with some instrumentals.

On few occasions don’t be surprised to experience lots of giggles and laughs as they also have live comedy nights at the venue.

#5.Le Rock Café – One of the old places in Bangalore for rock music

It is yet another pub in Bangalore that caters to the hardcore rock music fans. The 70s theme and the ambience that reflects the popular rock culture attracts many rock music fans of Bangalore. If you are looking to hit the dance floor and enjoy the rock music of the past as well as newer bands, Le Rock café is the place that you should try this weekend.

It is a great place for single and couples who like Hard Rock and metal music. Two things that you may really like the place about the place are its ambience and the music. Mostly they play old school rock and it really complements the dark ambience. If you want to relax and have some beer, then this is the place.

#6.blueFROG -  Known for music fests and coolest place for partying

Located at Church Street, blueFROG has a very elegant ambience. One thing that you will definitely like about this place is the live band performances from time to time.blueFROG is a famous name when it comes to events, parties and music fests.

They don’t have a niche segment and believe in promoting all genres of music. From jazz to classical rock and fusion of traditional music with other genres, if you love experimenting with music, definitely visit this place during a musical fest.

Bigshot jazz artists like Adrian D’Souza, Acuri and BIll Evans had performed at blueFROG. Apart from Jazz artists, you can find musicians from all other genres like Classical, Fusion, rock and alternative rock.

#7.Take 5 - Music bar known for their jazz, blues and retro rock music


A unit of "Crystal Network", Take 5 is dedicated to promoting Jazz, blues and retro rock culture. Located at Indiranagar, they have a perfectly designed ambience with a wide range of European cuisines.

And that's not all, it feels great to enjoy the best food with jazz music and friends! Isn't it?


by Vaibhav Lal

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