Delhi is an awesome place to go out and get some drinks. The capital is known for its fabulous food, history, pubs and nightclubs. Whether you are looking to unwind after a long day at work or you are on holiday and want to explore the city after dark, there is no dearth of options for a fun evening on the town.
If you are short on time, you’ll want to make sure you choose the best pubs and bars to get the full Delhi experience – so, how to choose? Our list of the top pubs in Delhi is a failsafe way to enjoy the city. We’ve chosen the places with the best food, drinks and ambience so you can be assured of an awesome time.
Rodeo: Cantina & Kitchen
A fun and quirky pub with a novel Wild West theme, this Mexican resto-pub is a bright and cheerful place with a cute playfulness – waiters dressed as cowboys take your order! Tequila lovers will enjoy the wide range of amazing margaritas and tequila-based cocktails that Rodeo has become famous for. And if you like Mexican food, don’t hesitate to order the delicious burritos, tacos, enchiladas and fajitas on the menu.
Address: A 12, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India
Phone: +91 11 2371 3781
Hauz Khas Social
The view from Hauz Khas Social is serene and gorgeous. It’s the perfect day-drinking spot for lazy brunch or afternoon beers that merge into evening drinks. Known for its unique take on food, Social is laid back in the day and pumped up and ready to party once the sunsets. There’s no strict dress code and you can be sure you’ll be comfortable whether you are dolled up or dressed down. Go here for the beautiful terrace view, great-tasting and unique bar snacks and, of course, their very reasonably priced drinks and cocktails. The place can get pretty crowded so you may want to make a reservation in advance.
Address: 9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Phone: +91 7838652814
Known for their musical events and karaoke, Summer House Cafe will not disappoint. Situated in Hauz Khas Village, this pub is perfect to unwind and relax. The rooftop bar has a wonderful atmosphere for those who enjoy drinking outdoors. Monday night sees crowds gathering for their awesome karaoke night. There are also a host of live music shows performed here regularly. If you are lucky, you may even hear someone famous at the pub. If you are heading to Summer House Cafe on the weekend, it will do you well to make a reservation in advance to avoid disappointment when you get there.
Address: 1st Aurobindo Place Market, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Phone: +91 9810200780
Located in The Lalit, Kitty Su is a posh nightclub where you can dance the night away. The food and drinks here may be on the expensive side but nothing that Kitty Su has to offer is anything below excellent. Inside the club you will find many bars to make ordering your drink less of a hassle. Their cocktails are known to be delicious and well-madem, and the huge dancefloor makes it the ideal place to go to if you are looking to have a great time.
Address: The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi
Phone: 011 44447666
This is a great after-work place to kickstart your Friday night. The ambience is chilled out and there is a glass roof while makes the place seem almost magical. But great drinks and atmosphere aren’t the only draws to Monkey Bar in Vasant Kunj, the pub is renowned for its great food. When you go there, you must try their delicious burgers, barbeque chicken and Goan Chorizo Pav.
Address: Local Shopping Complex 11 Next to Mini Cooper Showroom, Vasant Kunj Marg, Pocket B-C, 6 & 7, New Delhi, Delhi 110070
Phone: 011 4109 5155
Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe is another well-known pub in New Delhi that’s a favourite with the corporate crowd who head there after work for some drinks and relaxation. It has a ton of live performances to plan your evenings around as well as some surprise gigs by famous artists if you are lucky enough to be there on the right date. Besides great ambience, Hard Rock Cafe in New Delhi is famous for its delicious Indian food. But there is also Mexican, Mediterranean and American cuisine so there is no shortage of choices. Cinephiles may be stoked to know that it is this Hard Rock Cafe in which Ranbir Kapoor was filmed for his movie Rockstar.
Address: First Floor DLF Mall M110, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
Phone: 011 4715 8888
Junkyard Cafe is an extremely cute little pub tucked away at Connaught Place. It’s wooden interiors and soft lighting give it the perfect pub feel, with a cool bar that’s made to look as if it is propped up on colourful barrels. Junkyard Cafe has an outdoor section for those who love a bit of fresh air when unwinding with their drink. The cocktails and food is great – try their extremely potent Long Island Ice Tea and their delicious Chicken Tikka Pizza and Chicken Dim Sum for snacks.
Address: 91, N Block, Connaught Cir, Mc Donalds, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 090211 22762
Local is pretty new to the scene in Connaught Place, but it’s making its name fast as one of the most happening pubs to be at. Part of the reason for this is the place’s gorgeous wood interiors and warm lighting. The place is spacious and airy, with quirky patterned chairs and mismatched furniture that lend it an interesting and fun vibe. Be sure to try their range of delicious Indian starters with your drinks. The DJ here is excellent and they also host live events from time to time.
Address: Showroom No 11, Ground Floor, Atmaram Mansion, KG Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Phone: 073034 94975
Tamasha is a huge pub that stretches over 16,000 square feet and three storeys, including an amazing outdoor section that is perfect for day drinking. For those who enjoy sheesha, they have a great hookah lounge to ease into at the end of the day. Try the great fusion food served at Tamasha. You’ll find a great range of alcohol – they keep all the popular international brands, too.
Address: A 28, In Anand House, KG Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Phone: +91 99994 77661
One of the hippest places to hang out in when in South Delhi, Fio Cookhouse and Bar is among the more posh pubs in the city. It’s fresh and airy ambience is the perfect atmosphere to chill out in. The music is soothing and cool and the food menu vast enough and delicious enough to keep you ordering endlessly. Fio Cookhouse and Bar also has an awesome Sunday brunch which is a great way to spend a weekend, sipping on a few drinks leisurely while sampling their delicious meals.
Address: Epicuria Mall, R1, Nehru Place, Under Metro Station, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Phone: 099710 04536