Bengaluru got its name the “Pub City of India” because of its fascination for beer. Over the years, this affinity grew to a new height leading to the opening of the first microbrewery in the city. As of now, there are more than 40 microbreweries in the capital city of Karnataka that are known for serving craft beer. Here are the top 10 best microbreweries in Bengaluru that will make your selection much easier:
1.The Biere Club
It is the first microbrewery in the city that opened in 2010 and also has a second branch called Biere Steet in Whitefield. The place is located at the center of the city and offers a pub-like ambiance. The place offers stout, lager, wheat, and Belgian style beers apart from their own specials.
At any given time the Bierre Club has at least 5 to 6 varieties of beer available. Through experimentation, they have evolved some outstanding specials such as beers brewed with vanilla and strawberry, bay leaf, lemon and chili, and even Raagi.
Where: Vittal Mallya Rd, D’ Souza Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru.
Located in Indiranagar, Toit brewpub was established in 2010 and is one of the most popular brewpubs in India. Rather the place is more known as an institution for crafting beer. The usual line of Toit includes a Belgian Wit, a Hefeweizen, a Dry Stout on Nitro, a Basmati Blonde, and an English style Pale Ale. It is also one of the few breweries known for brewing Irish Red ale.
Where: 100 Feet Road, Near KFC Restaurant, Indira Nagar II Stage, Bengaluru.
Arbor Brewing Company
Originally found in 1995 in Michigan, ABC or the Arbor Brewing Company first opened its operations in Bengaluru in 2012. The primary focus of the company is to provide American style Indian Pale Ales (IPAs). ABC is responsible for evolving the Hop Head in the city.
Typically bitter bears, IPAs include generous use of hops for adding bitterness and aroma to the beer. The place has usually two or even four IPAs on tap.
Where: Allied Grande Plaza, No. 8, Magrath Rd, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru.
Established in 2013 in JP Nagar, South Bengaluru Brewsky offers a Belgian Wit, a Hefeweizen, an IPA, and a Stout. They usually offer 3 to 4 variants of IPA on tap at a time. The place is also known for agave-special beer and beers made from guavas, cucumbers, and coffee.
Where: Goenka Chambers, 19th Main Road, J P Nagar, 2nd Phase, Jeewan Griha Colony, Bengaluru.
Windmills Craft Works
Popularly known as the Rolls-Royce of all microbreweries in Bengaluru, Windmills Craft Works in Whitefield also includes a jazz theatre that features both international and domestic artists. Established in 2012, Windmills also has a fine dining restaurant that serves local cuisines and North Indian meals on the terrace.
Windmills brewery usually have a Golden Ale, a Hefeweizen, A Stout, and 1-2 IPAs. The place also serves an exquisite new style of beer called New England IPA.
Where: Next To L&T Infotech, No. 331, 5B Rd, Shivaji Nagar, EPIP Zone, Whitefield, Bengaluru.
This place reminds you of Irish pubs with live bands, amazing starters and small bites that also include lemon and chili basil prawns, pepper chicken sausages, fish wrapped in banana leaf, Mexican crispy chili potatoes, cheesy mushrooms, and more. The place is popular for Holly Sally, a Belgian Wheat beer which has a spicy, and unique fruity after taste.
Where: 4th floor, The Paul, Off, Intermediate Ring Rd, Domlur, Bengaluru.
Prost Brew Pub
The dimly lit pub in Koramangala, Bengaluru is well known for its amazing starters, music and delicious beers. It is also frequently visited for its Tandoori Prawns, onion rings and veg seekh kebabs. The brews that you would love include Wheat Beer, and Fruit Cider. You can get a taste of all their beers by ordering Sampler Set.
Where: 10th Main, 80 Feet Road, 4th Block, Near Maharaja Hotel, Koramangala, Bengaluru.
Vapour Pub and Brewery
The place is very much popular for beer cocktails, different types of rolled Cigars and cigarettes as well as for lip-smacking bites like kebabs and biryani. Plus the music and the rooftop arrangement makes the entire ambiance more zesty and youthful. Beers you must try out here include The Wheat Beer and Basmati Beer.
Where: Above Reliance Digital, 7th Bren Mercury, Sarjapur Main Rd, Bengaluru.
Located in Whitefield, Biergarten is famous for its 14,000 sq. ft al frescoes seating area, as well as a beer garden, spread across two levels. The menu includes Indian, Asian, and Continental food. Pulled Pork Burger is the most popular here. Amber Lager with strong toffee and caramel taste and German-styled brews made using German ingredients are worth a try.
Where: Koramangala and Whitefield.
If you want a brewery to offer almost everything in entertainment including live music, dancing, dining, pubbing, and buffet spreads, then Big Pitcher in Bengaluru should be on your list. Apart from great vegetarian starters like potato patakha the place also offers some exclusively crafted beers including dark Hop Witch and light Kingslayer.
Where: L R Arcade, HAL Old Airport Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Ward 88, Bengaluru.
These are some of the best microbreweries in Bengaluru that offer you a wide range of choices in beer. Enjoy and have a great time however make sure you don’t drink and drive.