Adult Oreo Shakes To Cotton Candy Shots, These City Cocktail Spots Are Going All Out

Anna posted on 18 November

Ten-Second Takeaway

Chennai might not have breweries and wine bars on every street, but the city sure knows how to party when they have to. So next time your friends want to head out for a drink, visit these spots for great cocktails.

Bay 146

A list of the best cocktails in Chennai wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Savera Hotel’s Bay 146. Why, you ask? Because the bar got their name thanks to their menu boasting of 146 cocktails! They’ve got the classics, they’ve also got some in-house creations as well as cocktails you’ve heard of, but never really seen before. Like the Malinoski, our recommendation for the evening. Made with white rum, watermelon and guava leaves, this is most definitely the refreshing drink you need after a long day.

Pubs

The Savera Hotel, 146, Radhakrishna Salai, Mylapore, Chennai

Radio Room

You’re definitely missing out if you haven’t visited this Santhome restopub yet, because besides delicious cocktails, they play classic rock all night long. And the ambience is classy too so if you love it old-school Radio Room is a great place to unwind.

Now, their menu is very inviting so it’s hard to pick a cocktail to recommend but we’ve got two. First up, the B&B {which is bacon washed bourbon, holy smokes!} and the other is Melon & Cheese {a combination of tequila, white wine, watermelon, feta and lime}. Absolutely must try!

Lounges

Somerset Greenways, 94, Sathyadev Avenue, MRC Nagar, R A Puram, Chennai

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B Side

Originally known as Plan B, this Bangalore-based bar is a popular hotspot in the city. And their menu is just as popular. They’ve got a long list of classic cocktails to choose from and some new ones, if you’re feeling adventurous. Classic cocktails like Long Island Iced Tea and Bloody Mary and new ones like Smurf’s Revenge {a combination of five different liquors} and a Rude Cosmo {made with tequila, Cointreau, cranberry juice and lime juice}.

But why not keep it a little simple with something familiar like a Mojito. The best part? You can get it in a pitcher {which is just a huge mason jar} and split it between four friends. Sharing is caring, guys.

Pubs

Murugesan Naicker Complex, 65/5, Greams Road, Thousand Lights, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Secret Society

Also originally known by a different name, the pub has gone through a complete revamp and their new menu is filled with really interesting cocktails. No seriously, they’ve got cocktails with names like Kinetic Burn {tequila, chopped watermelon and basil}, Secret Potion {vanilla infused vodka, passion fruit juice & pineapple juice} and The Hulk {dark rum and Blue Curacao}.Our personal favourite is the Kami Candy. What goes into it you ask? Think of a Kamikaze shot with cotton candy — we like!

Pubs

Treebo J's Five Two Hotel, 55, 2nd Main Road, R A Puram, Chennai

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Sera – The Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Another bar with a new name, but still the same old familiar place. Which is why you’re not going to have any trouble picking your favourites from the menu. While we’d always settle for a round of beers or wine with our tapas, for the adventurous few, give the Lychee Martini a shot – Soho Lychee Liqueur, Vodka and Lychee juice all mixed together into a beautiful glass. Delish!

Fine Dining

71, Cathedral Road, Gopalapuram, Chennai

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Ink 303

This Nungambakkam restobar not only has a long cocktail menu, but their food is also quite interesting. Back to their cocktail menu, you can choose from Coffee, Vodka, Tequila, Gin, Whisky, Brandy or Rum based cocktails. Phew, we weren’t kidding. But we’re going to recommend something classic like the Mint Julep — made with bourbon, water, fresh mint and crushed ice. It’s refreshing and absolutely delicious, even for those who don’t like bourbon.

Bars

Oyster Building, KNK Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Big Bang Theory

Another Chennai staple, BBT is known for its karaoke nights, but also their great drinks and friendly bartenders. It’s one of the most laidback places where everybody can have a really good time and you can too, once you pick your poison for the evening. But what caught our eye was the Adult Oreo Shake. Everyone likes an Oreo Shake, but add a shot of vodka and you’re going to absolutely love it. Chocolate sauce, ice cream and Oreo cookies make it the perfect dessert drink, or just the only drink you have all night! Go on, take a sip.

Casual Dining

Brown Star Boutique Hotel, 2/25, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai

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