Pune being the kaleche maherghar, every art form has thrived and developed here. Our city has always been blessed with tremendous artists, especially musicians. The country’s three biggest music festivals happen in Pune- Savai Gandharva, NH7, and Supersonic.
Lately, most swing bars and pubs in the city have started incorporating the entire culture of live music, especially bands. Live music has always been here, but the band culture is booming in our city and it’s a good time to get your old college gang together and dust off the dirt from your snare drums or bass guitar. So if you’re looking for venues to perform at, or if you’re thinking of checking out some local bands, then head over to these seven places in Pune ASAP!
Swig Bar & Eatery | Koregaon Park & Senapati Bapat Road
One of the most popular bar and eateries in the city is also renowned for their live gigs and electrifying vibe. Both the outlets have their gig days on Tuesdays (KP) and Thursdays (SB), and it’s jam-packed. Live music, happy hours, great food and a terrific ambience, what else do you want?!
Elephant & Co. | Baner & Kalyani Nagar
Another popular bar and eatery which is almost always crowded (great sign), their gig nights are particularly amazing. Elephant & Co. is known for their good music and happy hours, so if you want to catch up on some local music, this is the place to be!
High Spirits | Mundhwa
One of the oldest and most popular venues for live gigs, High Spirits has been promoting locals bands for years now. The crowd and the roster of bands is amazing, and if you’re looking to enter the music scene, this is the place you need to be at! Head over to unwind with great cocktails, delicious food and chill vibes!
Shisha Café | ABC Farms
A spot specifically renowned for jazz and blues, Shisha Café is an old yet gold place. The entire ambience has a jazzy and smooth vibe, most definitely because of the décor. Their live gigs are worth attending to help you discover some of the hottest new artists in Pune!
Unwind Pune | Mundhwa
The largest stage for live bands is here in Pune now and Unwind is that one venue specially dedicated to live gigs. It gets really crowded, which tells a lot about the popularity of this place! Unwind is known for bringing some of the biggest Indian artists, like Prateek Kuhad, The Local Train, and other reputed names to play here!
The Daily All Day | Koregaon Park
A cozy place known for its ambience, The Daily All Day mostly does amazing live acoustic sets. The best thing about this place is that their food and music go perfectly hand in hand, and if you are planning a date night, then you’re sorted!
11 East Street Cafe | Pune Camp
The Red Bus restaurant has aptly names their live music nights as ‘East Street Blues’. Catch some amazing local bands play every Tuesday and Sunday. They recently revamped the place as well as their menu and we gotta say, we love the vibe and the scrumptious food. Pssst… still serving the best Sangrias in the city!
So, where ya head to first, Pune peeps? Let us know in the comments section! And if you love a live music joint which is not listed here, let us know about that too!
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