Z-Bar, Zone By The Park, Electronic City

After our delightful experience at Bazaar, I was looking forward to our visit to Z-Bar which is a rooftop lounge in the same hotel Zone By The Park. We visited it over a weekend and the place was not very crowded, as is the case with most eateries in E-City.

Seating was comfortable; the place had both chairs and couches. Food menu had limited choices for bar nibbles, so we asked for our usual order of nachos. Unfortunately our server informed that nachos were unavailable (really?), so we had to settle with potato wedges. Cocktail menu had a decent number of options and both of us asked for Old Fashioned.

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Fire Station, Electronic City

We recently moved to Electronic City and as much as I love the comparatively quieter streets here, I miss the ample food delivery options and eateries in HSR Layout and Koramangala 🙂 I have, however, made a list of places to check out in E-city and the first one was Fire Station.

This place is spread across two floors, one of them being open air with a pretty chilled out vibe. The color red can be seen in abundance, probably to be in line with the fire station theme. You will also get to see tiny fire extinguisher buckets used for chutneys etc.

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The Reservoire, Koramangala

The Reservoire is a beautiful resto-bar located in Koramangala and is truly a reservoir of good food and drinks. It’s one of those places that serve multiple cuisines and manage to do justice to all of them. Both food and drinks menus are vast, and there are plenty of interesting cocktails available.

The place is spread across two (and possible terrace also) floors, has very simple interiors with exposed brick walls. There’s plenty of seating and open space, so the place doesn’t feel suffocating even when it’s packed. Music is decent, the DJ playing that day was a big Pitbull fan I guess 🙂

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Cirkus, HSR Layout

‘Cirkus’ is one of the newest watering holes in HSR Layout. The place is spread across multiple floors and offers great food and booze with pretty good service. Interiors are simple with lot of open space, perfect lighting and some quirky wall posters.

The menu has a little bit of everything: Indian, Thai, Chinese, Pizzas, Burgers etc. The cocktail menu too offers a good amount of choices.

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Shift, HSR Layout

Shift is a beautiful lounge in HSR, located right next to House of Commons. It offers a co-working space along with a dive bar spread across three floors.

Both of us were quite taken with its open spaces and headed to the beautiful terrace seating. This area provides a lovely view of the busy streets around and the whole eatery.

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Churchill’s, JP Nagar

Over the last weekend, the usually jam-packed city roads were quite peaceful. So we decided to brave the distance and go to this place called Churchill’s in JP Nagar for dinner. The photos looked gorgeous on Zomato and it was also listed among “Best bars & pubs”.

The pub is spread across the second floor of a building. Interiors here have that typical dim lighting, nice wood furniture and the place offers loads of F&B choices. Both of us were famished and quickly asked for a portion of butter garlic mushrooms, crispy corn, a Manhattan and Churchill’s Long John. Read on for how I liked the food and drinks.

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Rural Blues, Sarjapur Road

“Rural Blues” was on my list since it opened, and last weekend Mr.H graciously agreed to go there for lunch(finally!) 😀 The place has a beautiful entrance which looks more like someone’s residence than a restaurant. They have some beautiful outdoor and rooftop seating, but both of them were booked for a private party that day.

Interiors are very simple and neat, and I liked the fact that they hadn’t crammed in too many tables. There’s a bar counter on one end and an open kitchen on the other.

Their food menu is vast and they have dishes from many cuisines, Indian, Thai, Italian to name a few. Bar menu has decent choices for cocktails and liquors, though I wish they had more choices for beers. We started off with our usual bira along with veg nachos and magic mushrooms.

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