In Delhi, affordable drinking does not always have to be during happy hours. If you scout well, you’re likely to find a budget-friendly places that are easy on the pocket. These are bars where you can enjoy a tipple with friends or even go on a casual date night. Here is a list of the best budget-friendly bars to enjoy a drink in India’s capital.

1. Hunter Valley

If you are looking to chill with friends at a fun place or you just want to go to a bar that has excellent decor, Hunter Valley is the place to be. The place has one of the coolest interiors in Delhi and offers beer at great prices. You can actually get a glass of Belgian Brew for less than Rs. 200 here. There’s a great selection of food to savour too – favourites from the menu are the Veg Platter and Pizzas. Look out for the cool sayings etched on the mirror walls and the offers.

Address: SCO 61, Main Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon

Phone: +91 9711809951, +91 9711809139

2. Neighbourhood Bar & Grill

Neighbourhood Bar & Grill’s decor is, predictably, that of a friendly neighbourhood bar. Inside you’ll find a cute, large tables to accommodate big groups, tables for two and quirky decor. What attracts crowds to Neighbourhood Bar & Grill is its reasonable pricing and proximity to malls – the perfect place to hang out after a long day shopping. At the Neighbourhood Bar & Grill you can grab pint of beer for less than Rs. 200. They also have reasonably-priced cocktails – top picks are Cuba Libre and the Margarita.

Address: SCO 37, HUDA Market, Part 2, Sector 15, Gurgaon

Phone: +91 8750907722, +91 8750907711

3. Route 04

One of the favourite hangout spots to watch sports in Connaught Place, Route 04 has a decent selection of alcohol at budget-friendly prices. Take your pick from a selection of beers or go the full distance with a Route 04 Combo pack. The place is also popular for its delicious pizzas – the best ones to try are Quattro Polo and the Country House Special.

Address: K-2, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Phone: +91 9560475656/ +91 9717590444

4. 100% Rock

Located in Vasant Kunj, you’ll often find beer-drinking locals chugging down alcohol at 100% Rock’s rooftop section. It offers fabulous views of Vasant Kunj and, most importantly, affordably-priced beer. For a quieter and more serene ambiance, choose to sit in the interior section where there are posters of rock stars from the ’80s adorning the walls. BBQ Pizza and the Chilli Chicken are two dishes you need to try. For the best deals, call ahead to enquire about special offers run by the restaurant as they have them regularly.

Address: K-2, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Phone: +91 9818009426, +91 9818009286

5. BarShala

There is nothing fancy about BarShala. However, if you are looking to spend the evening with your gang at a laidback place that has cheap booze, this is where you should be. BarShala offers beer for as little as Rs. 70 a pint and that’s why it’s so popular and always packed. To go with your drinks, they also do a mean Murgh and Mutton Platter.

Address: First Floor, Best Mega Mall, Sector-24, Rohini, New Delhi

Phone: +91 9891800000

6. Box Office Cafe

This Bollywood-themed cafe in Vijay Nagar offers beer and liquor at reasonable prices. The decor is typical of a cafe, with comfortable seating, big tables and posters of Bollywood films and stars on the walls. Those that want to enjoy a romantic evening can opt to sit at the rooftop garden. Prices of alcohol are really cheap at the Box Office Cafe. Get yourself a beer for as little as Rs. 100.

Address: F-16 B, Opposite NDPL Office, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi

Phone: +91 9899718998 / +91 9873318998

7. Pehli Manzil

Pehli Manzil is a bar that gets its name from the fact that it is located on the first floor of a building in Block CSC 5, Sector 14. The place lacks fancy decor and plush seating but makes up for its cheap pricing. At Pehli Manzil, you can get yourself alcohol at budget prices. Rum will cost you around Rs. 90 a peg; a pint of beer is about Rs. 100. Pehli Manzil serves foreign alcohol at good prices as well. The bar only accepts cash so make sure to carry enough before you head there.

Address: Shop 1, 1st Floor, Block CSC 5, Sector 14, Rohini, Delhi

Phone: +91 9811164443

8. Bar Street

Bar Street is a good place to go to when you want to grab a few drinks on the cheap. The interiors are minimal but comfortable and clean. You can grab a beer for Rs.100 and a whiskey for around Rs. 150 a peg. The best part about drinking at Bar Street is that food prices are easy on the wallet as well.

Address: G37-G42, Suneja Tower-1, District Centre, Janakpuri, New Delhi

Phone: 011 41649222

9. Escape Terrace Bar Kitchen

A beautiful rooftop bar in Gurgaon, Escape Terrace Bar Kitchen isn’t dirt cheap but it is budget friendly and great for a fancier evening out. A pint of beer here will set you back just under Rs. 200 and the peaceful setting is priceless. The continental food here is great so don’t forget to eat the pastas.

Address: R-2, Level 2, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon

Phone: 088001 99444

10. Hauz Khas Social 

The Social chain of pubs is known for its affordable pricing and great food. What makes Hauz Khas Social so special is the ambience and stunning interiors. There is an outdoor section too for those who really want to take in the beautiful views. Visit during big sporting events to watch all the action on the big screens around the venue. True to its reputation, Social is super reasonable when it comes to pricing their drinks. Enjoy a pint of beer for around Rs. 120.  

Address: 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Fort Road, Deer Park, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

Phone: 078386 52814


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