Drinking Plans In CP? Here Are 9 Of The Best Bars & Pubs To Hit Up

Editors posted on 28 February

There’s a certain association CP has with drinking that’s just unshakeable—and the steady rise of bars and pubs to an almost overwhelming degree has only made that association stronger than ever. But choosing amongst the riot of new spots can be a tough one; which is why we curated a little list to help you decide.

Local

Local is done up in all wood and steel to live up to its retro-chic theme. We loved the balcony-like first floor where you can soak in all the action downstairs as you sip wine. In fact, we noticed the DJ’s revolving stage as dance music and glitzy lights kept everyone on their toes. The prices here make Friday night with the squad an affordable option.

Bars

Scindia House, 11, KG Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Tamasha

The first thing that catches your eye at Tamasha is the huge truck-bar. Built to resemble Optimus Prime from Transformers, this mammoth bar has a good variety of drinks and shots. The cocktails are nice and reasonably strong. Also, remember to browse through the menu in case you miss out on something like the Jack Daniel dal makhni or the Vodka chicken biryani. 

Lounges

28, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Cafe MRP

Cafe MRP is one place where you need to be if you need to party, especially when you’re running low on cash. They welcome big groups, and there is ample space to accommodate everyone. Their beer menu is always updated and they have options for every kind of drinker. The cocktails are well-mixed and delicious, and the shots are cheap and do their job well. With great music and lighting, MRP gives you an authentic pub experience at half the price.

Bars

C-39, 1st Floor, Opp. Odeon Cinema, Connaught Place, New Delhi

My Bar Headquarters

We love that they have brands and food for all people. You can enter the place on days you are broke enough to afford a Kingfisher, but also on days you can get yourself a Stella Artois. In terms of food, you can choose to order Chinese, Italian, Continental or North Indian as well. They’ve got a range, and that’s why all the people in the squad will end up happy at this place.

Pubs

N-49, 2nd Floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Route 04

We love that this place won’t burn a hole in your pocket, and where the staff is friendly. The drinks are cheap at American bar and restaurant Route 04, and the food is pretty decently priced. The service is pretty prompt, the ambience, pleasant, and the place is a delight for any rock or metal lover; they play great music.

Pubs

K-2, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Grappa

Feeling fancy? Rush up to Grappa at Shangri-La Hotel. With the bottomless serving of beer and sangria, it makes to the top of the list for an after-office happy hour {6:30pm to 7:30pm}. Do not miss the complimentary popcorn that is served with the drinks here!

Bars

Shangri-La's Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Road, Janpath, New Delhi

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Ardor 2.1

We swear by their cocktails which are classics and mixed just right to pair them with the amazing food they have. In terms of food, they do North Indian, Chinese and Italian but we particularly love their fusion dishes that pair tikkas and pastas with each other. Kiss that diet goodbye, and get yourself their kadhai paneer pizza or butter chicken pasta for the perfect meal.

P.S. They have happy hours every Monday - Thursday, 12:30pm - 8:00 pm.

Casual Dining

N-55/56 & 88/89, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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Warehouse Cafe

For drinks, you’re going to be in for a treat if you’re a cocktails person! We say you go for something called Mouth Wash {gin, cucumber, lime, elder flower syrup that is topped up with soda? Hell, yes!} for that refreshing effect it has or Paani Puri {tequila with chaat masala, green chilli and coriander seeds} if you want your drink with an Indian twist. 

Lounges

D-19/20, 1st Floor, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Lord of the Drinks

Spread across two floors including a sprawling terrace; this is the place to head to when you want to experiment with cocktails and munch on delish bar snacks. For those with a penchant for spicy, the Ace of Swords in Love is the perfect cocktail for the evening. For a sweeter taste, order My Passion and for all other intents and purposes, there’s the Kala Khatta LIIT. The food menu is a mix of Oriental and Indian, with a special emphasis on Bombay specials like the Keema Pav. The Basil Chilli Stir Fry {paneer/chicken/prawns} is a universally-appealing dish but surprisingly, it was the Tandoori Aloo which stole our non-vegetarian hearts!

Casual Dining

G-72, Radial Rd Number 2, Block G, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

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