Delhi is an astounding city representing a potpourri of cultures, and what better way to explore this vibrancy than heading out to the city’s plethora of bars and pubs. We present to you our picks of the best bars in Delhi/NCR.
The Chatter House
The Chatter House is no doubt one of the classiest bars in New Delhi, with their gold crest welcoming guests at the entrance. It is a perfect getaway from the mundane flow of life, bringing alive the very essence of the pub culture made famous by the typical pubs of Europe, offering a place to socialise with friends and have awesome food and drinks, in an ambience that lets you relax and go with the flow. The use of dark green and wood creates a nostalgic atmosphere. The Chatter House is also a great place to watch sports, thanks to a huge projector screen which screens the popular matches of that day. Take a trip to The Chatter House for a welcome ambiance that immediately transports you to another level.
Known for: Courteous Staff, Prompt Service, Classy Ambience, Outdoor Seating
Location: F-15, S-2-3, Lower Ground Floor, Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place, New Delhi – 110019, India, +91 11 2623 7777
A bar cum brewery, Striker pub ‘strikes’ all the right chords when it comes to enticing its visitors through fresh brews and live music. Striker Pub has been awarded the ‘Best Ambience’ award by Times Night. With a great rooftop space and a spacious, glitzy interior it’s not hard to see why. The bar is established inside the Global Foyer Mall in Gurugram. Expect to have a great time with your buddies here, indulging in some fine music and sparkling conversations.
Known for: Microbrewery, live performances and Ladies Night
Location: Unit 23, 1st Floor, Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, Near Mercedes Showroom, Sector 43, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India, +91 124 404 0101
The agenda of Social Offline bar is, like its name, to communicate offline. Unlike other bars, it is a silent one, with none of the disco lights or rave music some might expect from a bar environment. Rather, it is a huge space designed for chatting and relaxing. The bar even has a second floor where you can reserve a personal cubicle for yourself to work. Social Offline has a very fresh, contemporary feel, with hashtags used to label drinks, quirky industrial lighting and plenty of open space. The drinks are also delicious, with a range of classic and signature cocktails to suit all tastes.
Maintaining their design philosophy of minimal intervention and maximum upcycling, one can see kitschy unfinished industrial scraps like wooden benches; broken lifts and industrial piping give ‘Defence Colony Social’ interior a very distinct and modern look. The bold marquee screaming ‘Defence Colony’ can be seen from afar thereby making the building identifiable from nearly any part of the vicinity.
Known for: Contemporary feel, socializing, good drinks and food
Location: 28A, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi, India, +91 78385 20799
Located in The Lalit, New Delhi in the heart of the capital, Kitty Su is the one-stop destination for electronic dance music lovers. The bar is divided into three parts: A (the A list area), The Salon (a mini nightclub) and The Dressing Room (the champagne lounge). Kitty Su features wall paintings and sculptures inspired from Kamasutra, an intriguing and risqué décor for a bar, creating an eroticized and quirky atmosphere. The bar itself is long and well-tended; meaning ordering drinks is a quick and pleasant experience. The drinks themselves are taken care of by experts, evident in their taste and quality. For lip-smacking food and elegant drinks, this is the place to be.
Known for: Quirky photo booth, hard-core EDM and top quality drinks
Location: Barakhamba Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi – 110001, India, +91 11 4444 7666
Kylin Sky Bar
Announced as the ‘Best Lounge Bar’ in Delhi (2014) by Times Food and Nightlife, Kylin Sky Bar should be on every club aficionado’s bucket list. As the name suggests, the bar is best known for its open ceiling setup. Kylin Sky Bar gives one of the most spectacular experiences. Guests not only have an impressive list of beverages to choose from, but can also enjoy their drinks while gazing at a star-filled sky. The chef’s special sushi platter is highly recommended here.
Known for: Open rooftop ambience, vibrant cuisines and host of beverages
Location: T-302, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India, +91 98717 57744