Yes, if you’ve been to nightclubs in other cities, sure they’re more in number, but hey, Chennai’s got a pretty good lineup of clubs to party at too! Whether it’s a lovely rooftop bar or a pub with a dance floor to bust some stellar moves, Chennai’s nightlife has come a long and wonderful way. Here are some of the best nightclubs and resto-pubs in Chennai you can head to for a night of awesome. Wear your best outfit and strike a pose. If you love to dance, we’d recommend keeping your heels at home for the night, ladies!
Party It Up At These Awesome Nightclubs & Pubs In Chennai
Lord Of The Drinks
Not exactly a club, but Radio Room in MRC Nagar is one of our favourite places to go to on a Saturday night. Pop some moves to popular commercial tracks while sipping some refreshing cocktails like their Pina Colada and Milo cocktail. The place tends to get really crowded and there really isn’t an exclusive dance floor, but you’d still want to fight your way for some space and sway to the chart-toppers. If you don’t drink or dance, their appetisers are worth chowing down and you can always people-watch.
10 Downing Street
This place may have been around for ages, but it's still got its charm. The black dal is still as good, so is their paneer. Pop and Bollywood are the tracks you'll find yourself grooving to here. If you're not up for dancing, there's enough place for you to unwind as you people-watch and give in to the energetic ambiance.
Off The Record
Since most pubs shut by 1 am, we usually end up heading to Q Bar (part of The Hilton) in Guindy on Saturday nights. They have a lovely rooftop bar and dance floor where you can quite literally dance under the stars! The ambience is killer and you can even dine and drink at one of their more private cabanas. Head here when Chennai weather is kind and you feel like dancing till 3 in the morning! Q Bar opens doors at 7 PM.
The Flying Elephant
This place has always been a crowd favourite for a number of reasons - a beautiful bar, comfy seating, a delish menu and also a fancy dance floor. They also host a lot of live music gigs with a side of commercial music to bring out that desi party animal in you. You'll definitely find yourself going from Señorita to Zingaat in a wink.
The Vault – Bar Stock Exchange
While the fluctuating prices of our fave drinks (usually being tad expensive) is something that doesn't make us very happy, we love this place for the huge space it offers. The music is perfect for partying with a live staging area and a long bar counter to quench your thirst. Head there over the weekends a night full of fun and music.
This one’s for you Anna Nagar peeps. Cycle Gap has special nights all through the week, so take your pick. Ladies, get free booze between 7-9 pm on Wednesday's as it's ladies night. Enjoy retro music on the other weeknights; Sunday is exclusive for Bolly music and Friday for Hip Hop.
One of the few clubs in the city, Gatsby has a pretty big dance floor. The crowds aren’t the best but you can drop if you’re in the mood to dance. The space is pretty big and on Wednesdays ladies get free drinks from 11pm. Dance to everything from EDM, Hip Hop, Trap and Pop House mixes!
Part of The Park hotel, the two-floored club, Pasha has been around for ages. The crowds here aren’t that impressive, but these guys have special nights through the week and an exclusive dancefloor to shake a leg. Ladies, you can get free drinks from 9 pm to 11 pm on Thursdays; Wednesdays are for desi jhatkas and matkas and on Saturdays, they play Commercial and House Music. Keep an eye out for their special events —sometimes they organise fun UV glow & laser nights and bubble foam parties! This night club is open from 8 PM to 2 AM.
Cheroot Malt And Cigar Lounge
The entry to this place is expensive, but if you're really keen on partying till the morning, you sure as hell can at Cheroot Malt And Cigar Lounge. A fancy cocktail bar, the decor is chic and the music a mix of Pop and Hip Hop. This lounge is open from 11 AM to 1 AM.
The Blend at Taj Club House is a high-energy, contemporary bar which serves some of the best cocktails and tapas. The liquid crystal house music adds to the elegant ambience. Blend, as the name suggests, is fluid in nature and draws inspiration from several elements that come together to create the perfect blend of both ambience and unique cocktails.