Bangalore, the IT capital of the country, is known to party hard, too. But sometimes all you want over the weekend is to hang out with some friends. Should you do this at home? No. Staying home can be boring.
Fortunately there are plenty of weekend hangouts in Bangalore: from parks to go-karting, there is no shortage of relaxing and fun things to do over the weekend while just hanging out with friends. Let’s take a look at some of the amazing weekend hangouts in Bangalore.
Weekend Hangouts in Bangalore (Parks)
1. Cubbon Park
With good weather year round, Bangalore, the IT capital of India, is known for its green areas such as Cubbon Park; one of the oldest in Bangalore.
The lush greenery, fresh air, peace and quiet make this an ideal place to spend the weekend with family and friends. Talk a walk or pack a picnic and reconnect with nature right here in the city.
- Location: Kasturba Road, Bangalore
2. Lal Bagh
The gardens at Lal Bagh are ancient and historically important, dating back to the times of Tipu Sultan. Another amazing green space in the city, great for a picnic and day out with friends or family.
Carry your camera as there are plenty of photo opportunities around. Go during the winter and visit the awe inspiring Glass House and or try to go for one of the flower shows held regularly.
- Location: Mavalli, Bangalore
Weekend Hangouts in Bangalore (Movies and Plays)
3. Ranga Shankara
Right in the heart of the city is the Ranga Shankara Theater. Catch local and international live performances here with fantastic actors and awesome production teams.
With at least one show a day and details and tickets for them online, you can be sure to find something to interest even the non-theater lover; Mondays are the weekly off.
- Location: J P Nagar, Bangalore
A great way to spend some time and keep boredom at bay is by going to the movies. Lucky for those in the city, Bangalore has over a dozen theatres scattered all over so finding one should pose no problems at all.
Big brands such as PVR and INOX, also a multitude of smaller but great cinemas can be found in most main roads and many malls.
- Location: Koramangala, Rajajinagar, Yeshwanthpur for PVR cinemas
Weekend Hangouts in Bangalore (Arcade Games)
A great place to just hang out, Bangalore’s very first bowling alley has a reputation for being fun and upbeat. Apart from bowling, Amoeba also has many other games such as air hockey, arcade game machines, try your luck and many more.
Enjoy some food after you hit the lanes at the in house restaurant that has great deals on both the food and alcohol menus.
- Location: Magrath Road, Bangalore
6. Laser Castel
Located within the city is one place you and your friends do not want to miss; laser tag at Laser Castle has become popular over recent years as a great way to let off some steam indoors.
Run around this game arcade and shoot at each other or enjoy some of the other activities available here such as air-hockey, foosball, game machines and much more.
- Location: 80 feet Road, Bangalore
Perfect for a group outing, with intense mind boggling games and puzzles, this is place a mystery buffs dream; to be able to play detective and solve the mystery, the concept is mind blowing. Head to one of the many restaurants in the Koramangala area post your game to enjoy a meal and discuss your adventure right here in the city.
- Location: 100 feet Road, Bangalore
8. Patel’s Inn
This recreational facility offers a full days’ worth of excitement, entertainment and food all under one roof. Best known for its go-karting circuit, come with a bunch of friends and compete on this course.
Take a break at the restaurant (that has a bar menu too) and enjoy some delicious Indian, continental and Chinese treats, then get back to a lazy game of snooker or one of the many other activities they have to offer.
- Location: RT Nagar, Bangalore
9. Flight 4 Fantasy
If ever you have dreamed of flying an airplane then head to the Forum Mall where you can make this dream somewhat of a reality.
Take a couple of friends along and compete in an aerial dog-fight or get some more intense training with the state of the art aircraft simulators right here in the city. Once done there’s plenty of shopping within the mall also an amazing food court.
- Location: Forum Mall, Koramangala, Bangalore
One of the more well known and popular entertainment zones has got to be Smaaash. This franchise, with locations all over the country has a reputation of doing thing big! With indoor football shootout, cricket, air-hockey, basketball, bowling, arcade games and a whole lot more to offer including a restaurant, Smaaash has got to be high on your hangout list.
- Location: M.G. Road, Bangalore
11. Snow City
A winter wonderland right here in Bangalore, Snow City, is an experience like no other. Step out of the heat and into this amusement park made out of ice! Slides, castles, igloos and other sculptures are all there for you to enjoy.
You are provided with the right gear to enter so no need to worry about carrying your jacket. Chill out here with your friends; it’s the coolest place in the city for sure.
- Location: J.C. Nagar, Bangalore
Don’t know what to do with your buddies over the weekend? Head out to VRRoom and take your pick from the world of virtual reality. You and your friends can immerse yourselves in fantasy; ride a roller coaster, enter the house of horrors, transport yourselves to another universe or compete in adventure and sports all without having to move an inch.
- Location: Venkappa Garden, Bangalore
13. Golden Ace Shooting Academy
Get competitive and have great fun with your friends at Golden Ace Shooting Academy. This range right here in the city offers indoor target practice and has a variety of options whether you want to hone your skills or take on your pals.
With well-informed instructors around showing proper techniques this place a sure shot place for hanging out and killing time.
- Location: 24th Main Road, Bangalore
Weekend Hangout Places in Bangalore (Shopping & Food)
14. Brigade Road and Commercial Street
Two of the most visited and loved shopping areas in Bangalore, merely ten minutes away from each other, Brigade road and Commercial street have tons of shops with all the brands imaginable, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and lots more. Situated close to Cubbon Park, the trio make for a full day of hanging out with friends.
- Location: Brigade Road and Commercial Street, Bangalore
15. The Ants Café
Feeling bored at home on a rainy weekend? Then call a few friends and catch up at this quaint first floor café and sit and watch the rain. Definitely try some of the great food and specialty teas served at this café too. Visit The Ants Craft shop too; it’s a great way to spend the day indoors.
- Location: Just off 100 feet Road, Bangalore
Looking for a place for a cold one with friends, family or even your partner? Toit is the place to go. It’s great fun, both in the day time and at night. Try out some of their own brews and get a few things to eat (their pizzas are particularly delicious). Not sure what beer you want? Ask them to send you a taste of all six of them.
- Location: Indiranagar, Bangalore
So if ever you and your friends want to hang out, outside, but don’t have an idea where to start, then this list is the exactly what you need to get going. Need to know about any more weekend hangout places in Bangalore? Let us know in the comments.