With an energetic and chic nightlife, the capital city of India never ceases to surprise you. Delhi is a city full of of bars, the kind that inspires even the most anti-social, couch-loving person to show their fun moves on the dance floor. If you're looking for places where you can spend the best time in town, here's a list of bars in Delhi that will contend for your attention.
Where: Greater Kailash II neighborhood, South Delhi
Thirty second rundown: This amazing bar in South Delhi happens to be the only bar in India that made it onto the list of Asia's Best Bars in 2020. Sidecar also takes the award for The Best Bar in India 2021 for the second year in a row. Its artisanal cocktails crafted with in-house flavor extractions such as grogs, bitters, tinctures and syrups is something that sets it apart from other bars.
Cost for two: Rs.1600 (approx.)
Living up to its name, this place has an extensive cocktail menu including a chuski bar and signature cocktails.
Where: Connaught Place and Nehru Place
Thirty second rundown: Living up to its name, this place has an extensive cocktail menu including a chuski bar and signature cocktails.
Cost for two: Rs. 2600 (approx.)
Where: 9th floor, The Oberoi Hotel, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg
Thirty second rundown: Imagine you get served some innovative, handcrafted cocktails and eclectic international food. Now, add some specially curated music, poured over panoramic views of New Delhi, the golf course greens and UNESCO World Heritage Humayun's Tomb. That's Cirrus9 for you.
Cost for two: Rs. 3000 (approx.)
Where: 2 Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi
Thirty second rundown: This bar is a part of the great Taj Palace hotel in Chanakyapuri. When you visit this place, you will get to please your eyes with the interior of this bar which is opulent and edgy. Also, there's an open-air alfresco lounge that fronts the swimming pool. Woah! The Cosmopolitan cocktails that they offer are amongst the best in Delhi. Happy hour timings: 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. ( Music and dancing starts after 11 p.m).
Cost for two: Rs. 3900 (approx.)
Where: Connaught Place
Thirty second rundown: All the beer lovers out there, there is a gem of a place awaiting your presence. Be ready to have a sip of the best beer you can have in Delhi. Having spread over three floors in CP, Delhi's first microbrewery offers up a wide range of craft beers in an artistic partially outdoor setting.
Cost for two: Rs. 1200 (approx.)
Where: Deer Park, South Delhi
Thirty second rundown: Featured in the 2015 Bollywood hit Tamasha, this crowd-pleaser pub offers lip-smacking food and great drinks. Be it day or night, people love to visit this place and have the best time. A great destination plus a something-for-everyone roster of special events, we rate this place as 5/5.
Cost for two: Rs.1700/- (approx.)
Where: Vasant Vihar, South Delhi
Thirty second rundown: They focus on the quality and preparation of cocktails - which range from classic cocktails to their completely bespoke Mood Cocktail. Their food menu is simple and wholesome, with a particular focus on robust and lively flavors.
Cost for two: Rs.2500 (approx.)
Where: Janpath Lane, Connaught Place
Thirty second rundown: A treat to the eyes, this bar is supremely luxurious. The Soft Montana leather chairs, period portraiture, stained glass roof and wood paneling add an element of high gloss to the 1911 Bar. You will be amazed to know that they offer over 500 varieties of beverages with lounge and club music playing to your mood. Another unique aspect about this bar is that it offers two kinds of stunning private rooms, namely the ‘Hardinge Room’ and the ‘Lutyens & Baker Room.
Cost for two: Rs. 2000 (approx.)
Where: D 17 first floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Thirty second rundown: Ek Bar is a modern cocktail bar with a distinctly Indian flair. It embraces the new, globally-relevant bar vocabulary with a unique, playful Indian flourish. The bar offers delicious, regionally-inspired drinks and small plates that redefine bar food as a genre by Chef Manu Chandra, in a setting that is both vintage yet sexy.
Cost for two: Rs. 1900 (approx.)
Where: 67-68, Khan Market Walking Plaza
Thirty second rundown: Public Affair is a quirky and chic cocktail bar which offers eclectic international cuisine. Inspired by speakeasy's that were popular in the prohibition era, this space is sure to surprise you with its fun filled interiors and eccentric art works once you enter through the little black door that leads to the narrow staircase one takes to enter this vibrant spot. The vibe here is sure mesmerize.
Cost for two: Rs.2200 (approx.)
Delhi is city where we can find variety of unique and vibrant spots. If you feel we missed out on a bar which should be mentioned here, do let us know.