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Payday To Month-End: 22 Of Our Favourite Bars Across Budgets

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One of our favourite things about Delhi is its nightlife. You can find bars for literally all budgets, be it to play dress-up and go to some place fancy or more affordable options to get absolutely hammered. The choices are endless. Here’s a list of the best bars in Delhi you can head to based on how far you are from payday. 

For End Of The Month Boozing

My Bar Headquarters

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

Price: 135 for a pint of beer 

Route 04

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

Price: INR 120 for a pint of beer (approx)

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: INR 180 for a pint of beer (approx)

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: INR 120 for a pint of beer (approx)

Duty Free | Vayu Bar

This place has got indoor as well as outdoor seating, both equally attractive and enjoyable. They have live music to set a relaxing vibe and by the end of the night the DJ takes over for a full-on party mode. For the price you pay, you get double the enjoyment. They have branches in Rajouri Garden, sector 13, Dwarka, and sector 29, Gurgaon. 

Price: INR 160 for a pint of beer (approx)

For That Mid-Month Booze Fest

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: INR 300 for a pint of beer (approx)

Nehru Place Social (Or Any Social)

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

Price: INR 250 for a pint of beer (approx)

Monkey Bar

The town’s glass pyramid of drunkenness is always a favourite spot to head to for a perfect weekend. The Mangaa 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: INR 240 for a pint of beer (approx)

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: INR 200 for a pint of beer (approx)

Aviary Cocktail Nest

Just the name suggests that if you go here, you’re bound to get some awesome cocktails. They've got an expansive food menu, too, covering everything from North Indian to Italian to Japanese.

Price: INR 145 for a pint of beer (approx.)

The Drunken Botanist

Drunken Botanist in Cyber Hub, Gurgaon, is another place you can go to for good and decently priced drinks. They like to experiment with their cocktails and change things up every now and then, so you’ll have a different experience every time you go, in a good way.  

Price: INR 255 for a pint of beer (approx)

For The Payday Celebrations

Sidecar

Time and again we’ve heard that Sidecar is one of the best bars in Delhi, be it from fellow friends or people who have a passion for cocktails. Rightly so, it’s been awarded the #1 best bar out of 30 in India and #91 in the whole world! 

Price: INR 300 for a pint of beer (approx)

Diablo

Gorgeous interiors; gargoyles at the entrance and a ghost bar that’s unlike any other we’ve seen. All of their signature concoctions are named after the devils, like, The Fallen Angel, Lucifer, Devil’s Garden—so you know you’re in for a ride.

Price: INR 300 for a pint of beer (approx)

Cirrus 9

A good drink, matched with an impeccable view of Humayun’s Tomb is what you can expect at Cirrus 9. It’s got an awesome rooftop, good finger food and quick service. And, the place is LGBTQIA+ Friendly!

Price: INR 450 for a pint of beer (approx)

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: INR 250 for a pint of beer (approx)

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: INR 320 for a pint of beer (approx)

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 bookshelf 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: INR 300 for a pint of beer (approx)

Grappa

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: INR 500 for a pint of beer (approx)

The Piano Man

The Piano Man has beautifully crafted cocktails, and the ambience definitely adds to the vibe. If you like Jazz, we recommend checking who's playing to get the most out of your experience.

Price: INR 400 for a pint of beer (approx)

Dirty Jungle

The newest bee in town, you might spot an influencer or two while you're at the place. They've fully embraced the jungle theme with the interiors and cocktails like sunset safari, monkey business, sex in the jungle and more. The place always seems to be full so make sure you reserve a table.

Price: INR 400 for a pint of beer (approx)

Ivoryy

Calling themselves a cocktail garden, Ivoryy in Malviya Nagar takes pride in their tropical cocktails. We've heard the food, ambience and service are all great. They have a large outdoor-seating area as well, lit with lights at night to set the mood.

Price: INR 295 for a pint of beer (approx.)

YOUnion

For a walk to the wild side (as it says on their neon sign) come to Younion. They have a high-energy bar with 300 unique shots, for days you really want to rage (we didn’t even know these many are possible). Also, find a menu full of comfort-food options that include finger food, North Indian and Chinese best enjoyed in their al fresco seating and chilled out ambience. 

Price: INR 245 for a pint of beer (approx.)