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The Ultimate Guide to Delhi’s Nightlife: Where to Party, Places to Eat & Drink in Delhi

The Ultimate Guide to Delhi’s Nightlife: Where to Party, Places to Eat & Drink in Delhi
Published: 21 Aug, 2019 /

They say, ‘Mumbai is the city that never sleeps,’ however, I feel Delhi also has reasons enough to stay up till late. The capital city may have 1 am -curfew, but all that can fit under this time will leave you surprised. From classy to hole-in-the-wall bars to chic clubs to speakeasy restaurants, you name it, and the city has it! The nightlife in Delhi is thriving and quite promising for everyone who wants to enjoy it. Enough talking, let me now directly take you to explore your options of where to party, eat and drink in Delhi.

Popular Clubs in Delhi

The Electric Room

Like losing yourself to the groovy music on weekends or even on weekdays? Delhi has a lot of hot clubbing destinations for you. Expect vibrant crowd, best concoctions of alcohol, elegant ambiance, and in-house and guest DJs bringing you the best of music to make your night in the city a memory of a lifetime. Most of the clubs in Delhi switch between EDM and Bollywood Nights, but there are also retro nights in Rick’s (The Taj), whereas, in House A, you need to be a member to enjoy the best post-midnight parties on weekends.

  • Kitty Su
  • Privee’ the Ecstasy
  • Lithiyum
  • The Blue Bar
  • Hong Kong Club
  • The Electric Room
  • House A
  • Rick’s at The Taj
  • Antisocial
  • Auro
  • Raasta

Popular Lounges in Delhi

Popular Lounges in Delhi

When it comes to casual dining and spending quality time with friends or partner, Delhi will never disappoint you. From Connaught Place to Hauz Khas Village to SDA Market to Khan Market, there are lounges that promise endless enjoyment amidst chic ambiance, jaw-dropping interior, and quirky concepts/themes. The extensive food and drinks menu is another reason why these make for the best places for enjoying the nightlife in Delhi. Tamasha, Hauz Khas Social and Fork You offer incredible food. The music scene doesn’t even need an introduction. Kylin Sky Bar and View-wise, Cirrus9 offer a panoramic view of the city, which compliments their fantastic interior and ambiance. Most of these lounges are open till midnight and offer happy hours or deals as well.

  • Tamasha
  • Tourist
  • Junkyard Cafe
  • Summer House Cafe
  • Fork You
  • Hauz Khas Social
  • Kylin Sky Bar
  • View-wise, Cirrus9 at The Oberoi

Speakeasy Bar and Restaurant

PCO

PCO: A one of its kind speakeasy bar in the city, PCO which is short for Pass Code Only, intrigues with its unique concept of entering a special code in a black phone box to be allowed entry inside. The interior done in dark wood would not at all fail to pique your interest, and the classic cocktails, jazz and blues music would easily impress you. Looking for something interesting to explore this weekend? PCO can be the perfect place.

Music Locales

Hybrid Music Locales

If drinking and eating are not the only things that make your weekend in Delhi, we’re sure the good music can do the trick. Delhi is replete with great options for music lovers, and the genres are going to catch you by surprise. So, no, it is not just EDM and techno that keeps a party in Delhi alive, it is the variety of genres ranging from Jazz to Rock to Sufi music that caters to your music appetite. You can expect plenty of live band performances, karaoke nights, and solo artists performances to make your night in Delhi worth remembering. And don’t you worry about what you will eat or drink, because you’d be offered an exhaustive menu.

  • Hybrid
  • TLR: The Living Room
  • TC Bar & Restaurant
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • The Piano Man Jazz Club

Best Fancy Bars in Delhi

PDA Delhi

Now, one thing you can’t wrong with is choosing a bar in Delhi. Chances are you’d be spoilt for choice but trust us; you’d never regret going to the bars in Delhi that we recommend you here. We have for you the best ones from the city that relishes great alcohol and its concoctions to the core. Add a great ambience, chic interior, and fantastic crowd to it, and you get the below-mentioned bars that leave no stones unturned to offer you the best nightlife experience in Delhi. From the PCO’s family come PDA and SAZ that provide the right blend of elegance and crazy. Then there is more private of an affair at The Library Bar (The Leela Palace) where you can relish your tipple and cigar. Most of these places remain open till 1 am and offer great food along with an excellent range of drinks.

  • SAZ
  • PDA
  • Piso 16
  • Polo Lounge
  • The Library Bar at The Leela Palace
  • Public Affair

Now you can’t ignore the fact that both Noida and Gurugram are evolving as great nightlife hubs. So it’ll be unfair not to include some of the best places to party, eat, and drink in Gurugram and Noida too.

Gurugram

delhi nightlife

There a good number of reasons why Gurugram is emerging as a hot favourite amongst party lovers, the prime reason being the corporate hub. Be it business meetings or a team outing or a birthday celebration of a colleague or an appraisal party (rare case :P), Gurugram has excellent venues for each occasion. One thing where this corporate hub outdoes Delhi is the license of microbreweries. Yes, you have the opportunity to try a large variety of freshly brewed beer, and almost all of them are delicious. Another trend that keeps Gurugram’s game up is BYOB. There are some great restaurants like Knite Ryder that allow you to ‘bring your own booze,’ and enjoy great food and music till late hours of the night.

  • Raasta
  • Discovery Wine
  • Wine Hub
  • Knite Ryder
  • Area 69

Noida

Restaurant in Noida

Noida too is giving Gurugram a good run for the money when it comes to nightlife. The city is witnessing gradual mushrooming of lounges, cafe, and fine dining places that are perfect for enjoying match screening, catching up with friends, great food and booze. When the sun sets, and you are up for some dancing, Imperfecto and Imperfecto Ruin Pub make for the perfect venues to hit the floor and let your hair down.

  • Noida Pub Exchange
  • Kink
  • Tito’s
  • LIT Ultra Bar Club & Lounge
  • Imperfecto
  • Imperfecto Ruin Pub
  • Skyhouse
  • Time Machine

To be honest, this is not even half of the options that you have for enjoying the nightlife in Delhi NCR. There are so many places that you can explore across its length and breadth; the only thing required is your willingness to discover and try new things. So, put on those party shoes, tighten them, and head out in the dark of the night to see Delhi in its best form.

Nidhi Singh

About

From the Lake District, Nainital, Nidhi Singh is a travel writer whose love for mountains can be seen in her write ups. Talk about solo travelling, indulging in adventure activities, binging on good food, planning budget trips or the Aurora Borealis and you will get all her attention. It is the wanderlust that keeps her going and if at all she could get one wish granted she would love to live a life less ordinary.

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