Bangalore is a city that is always buzzing. From the hectic traffic during peak hours to crowded bars in the evening, the city is always full of life. All of this activity is best enjoyed in a group, because that’s the only way to drown out everyone else’s noise. But if you’re unsure of what to do, you’re in luck. That’s because we’ve got the most marvellous list of the best places to hangout with friends in Bangalore.
Hangout Places in Bangalore For Friends (Gardens)
1. Lal Bagh
If you and your friends love photography or posting about your daily life on Instagram, you must visit Lal Bagh in Bangalore. It is one of the most picturesque parks in the city and has a long history behind it.
A must visit spot in Lal Bagh is the glass house that is home to some beautiful flowers and plants. In the park there is a huge open space where you can enjoy playing outdoor games such as ball toss and throw ball.
- Location: Mavalli
2. Cubbon Park
Sometimes you just want to meet your friends and hang out without doing much. For such occasions, a visit to the Cubbon Park is ideal. The park is located in the centre of Bangalore and there is a lot to do here.
You can just sit on the park benches and chat the evening away with your friends or choose to play a few sports such as throwball and skateboarding. Best part about the park? You can have a picnic here, though you will have to carry your own picnic basket.
- Location: Cubbon Park
3. Guhantara Resort
One of the most fun things to do in the city of Bangalore with friends is to visit the Guhantara Resort, India’s first cave resort. At this theme park, youngsters can enjoy a number of adventure activities, games and sports. If you are tired of playing and enjoying the adventure activities, head to the Ayush centre for a bit of relaxation.
- Location: Kaggalipura
Hangout Places in Bangalore For Friends (Amusement & Adventure Parks)
4. Play Arena
Who doesn’t love playing outdoor sports and indulging in adventurous activities? In Bangalore, the Play Arena brings out the adventure enthusiast in you by offering fun group activities like water polo, beach volleyball, skating, rink football and much more.
The highlight attraction at Play Arena is the laser tag, where you can play the challenging games with your friends.
- Location: Central Jail Road
5. Jakkur Aerodrome
If your idea of a day out with friends means adrenaline rush and thrills, there is no better place for a day out than the Jakkur Aerodrome. On the weekend, there are parasailing (on land) and hot air balloon rides conducted at the aerodrome.
Prices for rides begin from Rs. 600 per person. Both activities are conducted by professional IAF engineers and pilots, so you do not have to worry about safety (well, that is if you follow all the instructions clearly).
- Location: Jakkur
Love the idea of spending time with your friends, doing thrilling and exciting things? Then there is no better place for you and the gang than Wonderla.
A haven of activity and fun, Wonderla is home to great rides. The most popular rides at the park are the Pirate Shop and Hang Glider. For the faint-hearted, there are activities like rope walking and crazy car rides. Water babies will love the variety of slides at the park.
- Location: Mysore Road, Bangalore
Hangout Places in Bangalore for Friends (Shopping)
7. Chickpet Market
Girls, this one’s for you. The Chickpet market in Bangalore is one of the best places to buy a salwar kameez or saree. So, gather your gang of girls and head to this market to shop for sarees and Indian wear. Bargaining here is always fruitful, so be sure to take along friends with good bargaining skills.
- Location: Chickpet
8. Commercial Street
One of the more popular shopping streets in Bangalore, the Commercial Street is where you should go with your gang for street shopping. At this market, you will be able to purchase a variety clothes at budget prices. Adding to the fun are the many fast food eateries located on Commercial Street. Surely one of the best places in Bangalore to hangout with friends.
- Location: Commercial Street
9. MG Road
Yet another popular shopping street in Bangalore, MG Road is one of the most crowded streets in the city. Home to many saree and handicraft shops, the place is a favourite among street shoppers in Bangalore.
On Fridays and the weekends, the place is jam packed with shoppers who come to purchase clothes at awesome prices. After you are done with your shopping, stop by at any of the street food stalls to enjoy yummy Bangalore street food.
- Location: MG Road
10. Brigade Road
The Brigade Road is one of the best places to hangout with friends in Bangalore. There are plenty of things to do on this street, particularly shopping. From shops to street vendors, you will find all sorts of stores here. Apart from shops, there are a few food stalls selling chaats and fast foods and a few restaurants. The place gets crowded in the evenings, so the best time to visit is in the afternoon.
- Location: Brigade Road
Best Places to Hangout With Friends in Bangalore (Nightlife)
11. Xtreme Sports Bar
Gather the gang and head out to any of the Xtreme Sports Bar in Bangalore for a night of singing. Choose from hundreds of songs across different genres. Want to make it more interesting?
Challenge your friends to sing their favourite songs – the winner gets a free beer. Xtreme Sports Bar in Kammanahalli has karaoke on Tuesdays, at their Cunningham Road outlet, it’s on Wednesdays, and at their Indiranagar outlet, it’s on Thursdays.
- Location: Indiranagar, Kammanahalli, Marathahalli, Sarjapur, Cunningham Road and Bannerghatta Road.
12. Puma Social Club
This pub is popular with fans of the English Premier League club Arsenal FC. Go here to enjoy football games, especially the English Premier League and Champions League games.
The atmosphere here is always electric and buzzing with fans cheering their team on. If you and your buddies are Arsenal fans, you will have more fun than every cheering on the Gunners on with fellow fans. Watch out for deals on alcohol.
- Location: Indiranagar
13. Toit Brewpub
Love craft beer? We recommend that you visit the Toit Brewpub in Bangalore. Gather your friends and head out to this pub to enjoy a variety of freshly brewed beer, available in a variety of flavours.
With a menu that is crafted to compliment the beer menu, enjoying a night out with friends cannot get any better than Toit.
- Location: Indiranagar
14. Republique Pub and Terrace Lounge
Love painting the town red? This pub is one of the best to party at in Bangalore. With a big dancefloor, psychedelic lighting and pulsating music, there is nothing more you could ask for if you want to party the night away.
Cocktails and craft beer are popular on the drinks menu at this night club. Music ranges from Bollywood to EDM and commercial house. The pub is open till 1 am on Fridays and Saturdays.
- Location: HSR Layout
15. Amoeba Sports Bar
Amoeba Sports Bar is one of the most popular bars in the city. Known for hosting live telecasts of sporting events, the place is always crowded on the weekend and match days. The highlight of this place is the bowling alley with about eight lanes. Food is typical pub food and there are a few great varieties of beer and cocktails on the menu.
- Location: ITPL Whitefield
Charm your friends by letting them know about these great places to hang out at in Bangalore. From shopping to pubs, bars, and even amusement parks, we have listed them all.
In case you are looking for some more information on places to go out with your friends, we would be happy to tell you about them. Do let us know about what kind of experience you are looking for in the comments below.