Thirsty? We've Compiled A List Of Our Favourite Bars Across Budgets
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 list of the best bars in Delhi you can head to based on how far you are from payday. Here we go.
For End Of The Month Boozing
This place is the ambassador of affordable booze. Order their masala peanuts and IMFL alcohol and your night’s made.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.