When you think of vibrant nightlife, fantastic food, drinks with friends, good music and dance scene are what comes to the mind. There are more platforms for musicians and live band performances to get their well-deserved spotlight. From Sufi bands to rock fusion to jazz, there’s something to suit everyone’s music taste in town. There’s no better way of enjoying music than seeing a live performance and witness a music gig on stage. We are here to help you with the hot spots in Delhi where you can go out and enjoy live music. There are a plethora of options for incredible locations you can enjoy your night out!
1. Depot 48
If you are looking to listen to some soulful, acoustic music by up and coming indie artists, this is the place to be. They are also famous for hosting jazz nights with international artists too. Bohemian interiors with old school cassettes on display, modern art pieces and a centre stage with spotlight ready for the artists to perform. This contemporary music-themed eatery has an international menu that delights visitors. You’ll fall in love with the ambience, the food and most importantly the music. A perfect weekend plans!
This is one of the most highly recommended jazz clubs in Delhi. The Piano Man Jazz Club is famous for live musical performances by upcoming Indie artists and some popular local as well as International Jazz artists too. The club isn’t too big, but the setup of a cosy lounge is definitely more than welcoming. This concept bar is one of the most sought out places on a weekday as well as during weekends. A great place to hang out and enjoy good music. This jazz club has been a burgeoning one in Delhi and rightly so!
3. Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy
A classic bar from the 1920s Prohibition Era in America. The drinks are world-class that takes you back to the golden age of cocktails. Unlike most other bars, Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy doesn’t focus on one specific genre of music. They have live music performances by artists from different genres. Jazz is one of their speciality, but they are not limited to just that. An absolutely dynamic place both for drinks and music.
Located in Hauz Khas Village, you’ll find this little restaurant and bar crowded pretty much every day. Enjoy a live musical performance by artists who pay tribute to some of the internationally renowned legendary talents. A free-spirited Caribbean lounge dedicated to Reggae and Dubstep genre of music, this place is a must-visit. They have also hosted Mad Boy/Mink, Reggae Rajahs, and Nucleya at the venue. An excellent place for weekend lovers to relax with music in the background, good food and classic cocktails.
From Hip-Hop to electronic, from dubstep to acoustic, Summer house cafe is an excellent venue of choice for every day of the week. They have dedicated ladies’ nights, cocktail specials and musical evenings that’ll make you a repeated visitor here. This massive cafe has a very relaxed ambience with wooden interiors. Summer House Cafe has both inside and outdoor seating with an open terrace. Situated in the historic Hauz Khas Village is one of the bustling places featuring indie bands and international artists. If you are lucky, you can even do some celebrity spotting.
6. Turquoise Cottage
If you are a Delhiite considering your weekend eat out options, chances are that you may have heard of this restaurant and bar. They are one of the top long-running players in the hospitality industry. Rock music is the most popular genre of music played here, and beer is the most popular beverage served. Situated in the DLF Place Mall, Saket, they have always featured interesting musicians including international artists like Gypsy Kings. A great place to gather after work with your friends. Apart from the warm and welcoming ambience, Tex-Mex and Chinese food options are also worth a mention.
7. Hard Rock Cafe
One of the best live performances in town happens to be in the Hard Rock Cafe. This is a renowned brand that needs no introduction. They have multiple locations that you can head to, based on your convenience the DLF Place Mall and CyberHub, but with no compromise on the fun element. They are liked and an admired spot for rock music lovers since 1970s. Hard Rock Cafe has hosted many live gigs by both top Indian and international bands.
These are our favourite 8. If you have additional recommendations to share with our readers, do mention them in your comments and we would love to hear back from you. We say, work hard, party harder! These are ideal places for just that.