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Are we right or are we right when we say, every new place you visit {especially if it’s NYC}, you try and hit up a roof top bar? Why shouldn’t Delhi get in on that? We have the view, the lights, the high rises, and last but not the least, the roof top bars. Here you go.

Q’ba

Q'ba

Although more of a restaurant and eating joint, if you score a table on the terrace and just order cocktails, it counts, no? A 360 view of CP, and the flag, complete with the chance for private tables, ambient lighting and best of all some great food, if you do get hungry.

Where: E 42 & 43 Inner Circle, Connaught Place; Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk; Contact: 01145173333

Out of the Box

A bar facing the lake; the Hauz Khas version of this place does a fabulous job of making the lake part of the earthy ambience. The bar faces the audience so you have your options laid out in front of you, since the ‘box’ is known for causing crisis with the number of items on the menu.

Where: 9 A, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 33106417/ +919650177778/ +919899950252

You can check them out on Facebook here.

Amour

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Terrace on a weekday, or a sundowner on a Sunday evening – breathtaking. Our recommendation is to skip the food, and hit the bar. With a view of the Hauz Khas lake, walking track, forest and monument, it is beautiful any time of day or night.

Where: 30, Hauz Khas Village, Hauz Khas , Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact:096541 26687

Deck-The Sky Bar

On the second floor, so not too much of a high rise, this particular Sky Bar {since there’s so many of them} is light and cheery by day, and dark and LED lit by night. Also a popular dinner spot, we hear you should make it for cocktail hour.

Where: A7, Vishal Enclave, Rajouri Garden; Contact: 01141035000

 Dramz Whisky Bar and Lounge

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Okay so we’re stretching the headline, and making it best terrace bars. Although technically, this terrace counts as the roof for this joint. A wine cellar, an exhaustive whisky, single malt and scotch collection, and a breathtaking view of the Qutub Minar, kick back on one of their couches, facing the minar.

Where:1580/1 Kalka Das Marg, Qutub, New Delhi, India

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Contact:096500 66666

You can check out their website here.

Lighthouse 13

With a gorgeous open terrace setting overlooking South Delhi, this is THE place for office parties and larger gatherings. A well-designed spacious area, we’ve heard good things about their music, in case music is your first choice. The appetizers have been appreciated by all we know, and the sheesha is a must for lovers of the same.

Where: 13, 1st Floor, MGF Metropolitan Mall, Saket, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011 33105755/ 9650622113/ 9811883202/ 9811889212

You can see them on Facebook here.

Kylin Sky Bar

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A tad bit expensive, the first floor of Kylin Premier, Kylin Sky Bar is known for its ambience and its music. Candles, white lilies, plush sofas and great wait staff make up for the high prices of this roof top bar. The place provides authentic oriental food with sushi and teppenyaki being the highlights. Beers are INR 250 a pop if you’re looking to just chill.

Where: T 302, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Chattarpur

Contact: 011 33105980/ 098717 57744

You can check out their Facebook here.

Warehouse

We happen to be fans of the cocktail pitchers, along with the rooftop-ness of this place. The interesting blends of different cocktails, including the Wasabi Lemonade and the 365 days calendar also have us suitably impressed. The USP of the place is obviously its location, with CP in all its splendour available as the view.

Where: 1st Floor, Inner Circle, D Block, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 33106299/ 9999537128/ 9999900131

You can check them out on Facebook, here.

Imperfecto

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With Mediterranean cuisine and a refreshing pitcher of Sangria, Imperfecto ironically is the perfect rooftop bar to have a romantic night out on the town. Done up in a kitschy way, this place is best known for its Mimosas, and a view of Hauz Khas village in its entirety.

Where: 1A/1, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: You can find their website here. Or at +91-011-41090093/ +91-0124-4949800

You can check them out on Facebook, here.

Bootlegger

Being a happening night club is hard; and going to one, even more so. With music pumping through the night, here’s what the terrace provides – peace. With different sections for those who want to party, and those who just want a quiet dinner, this place gets a thumbs up for its chilled beer and great service.

Where: 1A, 3rd Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 33105619/ 9971676652/ 9911180004

You can check them out on Facebook, here.

SSky Bar and Lounge

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A multi-sectioned lounge feeding different needs, Ssky is a bar that sits on the top floor of the tallest building {250 feet above ground} in the area. You can experience the entire city from the rooftop, with a chilled glass of wine. {We recommend it for a small family dinner}

Where: Antariksh Bhavan, 22, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 33105027

Find them here on Facebook.