There are days when life gets to you; and in my opinion, a glass (or four) of fine wine can help a lot to beat the stress. The poison of my choice is Sangria, and if you share this choice, Bangalore has plenty of places to help you believe that life is still good. But then again, who needs a reason to indulge in this delicious Spanish drink? Here are a few places to head to when you wish to enjoy the best Sangria in the city, bad day or not:
Fruits that are pre-soaked and give out all their juicy, sweet goodness with each sip you take – that’s what makes the Sangria at Toscano so popular. Along with the Italian fine dining theme, live music, and romantic ambience, this place is all you need to unwind with friends or have a memorable date. Order a Sangria Pitcher, get comfortable in your chair, and let go of all stress in the refreshing breeze that the outdoor seating area is blessed with.
The Biere Club
The Biere Club is south India’s first microbrewery, and this is reason enough why the place deserves a visit. But it is not just for beer fans, Sangria lovers are in for a treat too. Go for the Beer Sangria for the perfect, fruity blend of both the beverages. There is Virgin Sangria and Golden Sangria too! Almost everything here deserves a thumbs up, so plan a visit and enjoy your favourite drink with something yummy to nibble on.
Café Noir is known all over Bangalore not only for its delicious take on classical and traditional dishes, but also for its distinguishing wine menu. This posh French café has an impressive wine list right from French, international, and Indian wines, so you know you have reached the right place. Their Homemade Sangria with a dash of cinnamon offers a refreshing, albeit somewhat different taste than what is offered at most other places and has my vote for being among the best in the city.
Classy in a trendy sort of way, Hangover is a Thailand-inspired bar that opened not too long ago. Live music, interesting décor, friendly staff, and good food – this place has all the essentials for the perfect night out. The bar menu will spoil you for choice, but ask the staff for Sangria offerings that are not featured on the menu, and go with their suggestions. The White Wine Sangria is one such example. If delicious Sangria and a fun time is how you love to de-stress, look no further than Hangover.
If breezy and casual is what you like in a restaurant’s ambience, Cafe Max is the ideal destination for you. Plus, it is famous for its Sangria! Whether you prefer the white, red, or rosé version, there is a drink on the menu for you. For something different, go for the Champagne Sangria, a yummy cocktail of champagne and dry white wine served with fresh fruits and orange juice. Cheers!
How to Get There:
Where: UB City | Whitefield | Malleshwaram | Koramangala | Jayanagar
The Biere Club
Where: Whitefield | Lavelle Road
Cost: ₹1,700 for two people
Where: Whitefield | Kempegowda International Airport | Orion Mall, Malleshwaram | UB City
Cost: ₹1,200 for two people
Where: 1080, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 49653264
Timings: All Days 12 Noon to 1 AM
Cost: ₹1,500 for two people
Where: 716, Goethe Institute, Max Muller Bhavan, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Contact: 080 41200469
Timings: All Days 9 AM to 11 PM
Cost: ₹1,300 for two people