Thirsty? We've Compiled A List Of Our Favourite Bars Across Budgets

Tushar posted on 11 September

Every Friday or Saturday, your group chats blow up with talks of drinking plans. Do you go for an all out fancy bar and play dress up? Or go to a more affordable place and get absolutely hammered? The choices are endless in a town like ours.

So, here’s a long list of bars you can pay a visit based on how far you are from your payday. Here we go.

For End Of The Month Boozing

MyBar

This place is the ambassador of affordable booze. Order their masala peanuts and IMFL alcohol and your night’s made.

Price: Starting at INR 73 for a drink

Pubs

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

BarShala

Theka prices FTW! BarShala is winning the booze game with their drinks coming as straight as arrows. No fancy cocktails, no drama. Get drunk and get out.

Price: Starting at INR 130 for a drink

Bars

Shop 29, Janakpuri District Center, Janakpuri, New Delhi

3.8
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Route 04

As good as they are with their inexpensive alcohol, their thin crust pizzas come along with a “must try” tag. Oh, and don’t forget to take a picture with the Bumblebee transformer!

Price: Starting at INR 80 for a drink

Pubs

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

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Cafe Wiser Miser

Drinks at MRP, colourful walls, and a delectable chakna menu, this place is going up and up in our little black {alcoholic} books.

Price: Starting at INR 105 for a drink

Bars

96-A, 2nd Floor, Block N, Outer Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

3.6
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Drinks At MRP

We mean, just look at their name! This bar does not screw around. They want to serve you cheap booze with all their passion. Try their LIIT for sure.

Price: Starting at INR 130 for a drink

Bars

NWA-26, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

3.6
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4S Chinese Restaurant

If you’re leaning towards a little Chinjabi for the night, 4S has you covered. Their drinks are potent, food spicy, and ambience buzzing. What can go wrong? Nothing.

Price: Starting at INR 120 for a drink

Casual Dining

A-26, Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi

4.2
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Beeryani

Biryani lovers, rejoice! Beeryani is here to serve you their signature spicy biryani and cheap booze. They also offer a free beer tower if you finish the first one in 15 minutes {check with them before visiting}.

Price: Starting at INR 200 for a drink

Casual Dining

C-2, SDA Market, Opp. IIT Main Gate, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

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For That Mid-Month Booze Fest

Summer House Cafe

Get your dancing shoes on because Summer House Cafe’s live music is gonna have you moving the moment you enter. Away from all the hustle-bustle of HKV, Summer House sits at the edge of Aurobindo Market with its own charm.

Price: Starting at INR 255 for a drink

Cafes

DDA Shopping Complex, 1st Floor, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

4.2
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Masabaa

This place has got a special herbal hookah that is taking the Punjabi Bagh Club Road by storm. Order their amazing finger food, down your beers, and go all out at this huge bar.

Price: Starting at INR 295 for a drink

Bars

Building 37, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

3.9
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Raasta

With HKV in its rear view mirror, Raasta has moved out to Green Park market and looks better and livelier than ever. Their rooftop area is making headlines with its all white decor and greenery filling in the gaps.

Price: Starting at INR 345 for a drink

Bars

A-2/A, 2nd Floor, Aurobindo Marg, Green Park, New Delhi

4.2
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Nehru Place Social {Or Any Social}

Nehru Place Social is our new favourite spot for lethal LIITs and delectable food. Try out their spicy chicken wings and Awesomosas for starters, you won’t regret it.

Price: Starting at INR 290 for a drink

Lounges

A-9 & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

4.4
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Monkey Bar

The town’s glass pyramid of drunkenness is always a favourite spot to head to for a perfect weekend. The Manga is a fusion of punchy alcohol and sweet mangoes which is bound to keep you high and happy through the night. Pool tables are present to keep your drunk alter-ego engaged.

Price: Starting at INR 300 for a drink

Bars

Local Shopping Complex, Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, Pocket C-6 & 7, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

4.4
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The Backyard

If you’re looking for a strong buzz, go for their signature shots: Death By Backyard {Red Bull + tequila + peach schnapps + Jagermeister} and Soju Bomb {Jinro + beer}.

Price: Starting at INR 280 for a drink

Bars

49, Ground Floor, North West Avenue, Club Road, West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

3.9
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The Beer Cafe

Bananas for beer? Slide over to The Beer Cafe for your favourite one. They have nearly every brand of beer in stock {some you have never even heard of} and their insane variety of cocktails is overwhelming.

Price: Starting at INR 245 for a drink

Pubs

1/2, Scindia House, Janpath, New Delhi

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For The Payday Celebrations

Perch Wine & Coffee Bar

If you’re feeling a bit fancy and in the mood for good wine, head to Perch to spend your night the right way. Their Grilled Chicken Avocado with Gorgonzola Salad and Chorizo Pancetta with Pork Sausage are great accompaniments to the drinks.

Price: Starting at INR 450 for a drink

Cafes

71, 1st Floor, Khan Market, New Delhi

4.5
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Keya

Half outdoor and half indoor favourite Keya has always been on the fancy radar. You’ll find the crowd dressed to impress {chances are, you won’t be able to enter if you’re not} and the drinks flowing throughout. They have a reputation for hosting some of the best music nights in town, so pick your favourite night.

Price: Starting at INR 425 for a drink

Bars

DLF Promenade Mall, 122-124, Ground Floor, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

PCO

Enter the phonebooth and punch in the cod – that’s how to entry to this little English pub is. The jazz music, the wall with the book shelf, and the Speakeasy design all converge into one luxurious and comfortable drinking haven.

You could also head to PDA – their collab with Cafe Diva in GK for stellar cocktails and gorgeous Italian food.

Price: Starting at INR 450 for a drink

Bars

D-4, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi

4.4
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Grappa Bar

Situated in the royalty of Shangri-La, Grappa has a lush green outdoor seating area and they’ve got the whole elite quotient going for them. Head here if you’re looking to impress your date {or even just yourself}.

Price: Starting at INR 500 for a drink

Bars

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

4.4
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Ek Bar

Ek Bar is an endeavour by the Olive Group, in collaboration with Chef Sujan S from the Olive Qutub and food menu is on fire for the same reason. Their Ek Bar Granola Bar {dahi bhalla ice cream, coriander, avocado and imli gel} and the Coorg Pandi Curry {steamed rice dumpling with pear chutney} are clear winners. They specialise in Indian cocktails and are probably the only bar in town to do so.

Price: Starting at INR 500 for a drink

Bars

D-17, 1st Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi