Group Chug! Drink On A Budget At These Bars Across Delhi NCR

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    We’ve been told (one too many times) that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. In that case, we’re raising our glasses to a cheap cocktail instead. And so, we've curated a list of budget-friendly bars in Delhi that are free from the confines of dress codes, reservation policies, and exorbitant pricing. These are the ones where you can score those pints of beers, whiskies, scotches, and cocktails under INR 1,000 only. 

    Disclaimer: While the below mentioned places are now open please make sure you're following all safety precautions like maintaining social distancing and wearing masks at all times while heading out.

    1 Oak Cafe And Bar

    1 Oak Cafe & Bar

    Defence Colony, Delhi

    Even though the name is ripped off from one of NYC’s most popular clubs, we were very happy to stumble upon this affordable hidden gem. Tucked away under a flyover, 1 Oak is spread over two floors (with recently merged menus with the next-door Italian restaurant, Flavors). It’s the perfect watering hole for when you want some privacy. Also, they serve shisha, so really take advantage of that solitude!

    Happy Hours: 11 am – 8 pm (1+1 on Indian liquors like whiskies, vodkas and beers till 8 pm).

    Price: INR 700 (for a round of drinks for two), INR 215 for a pint of beer (approximately).

    4S

    An all-day watering hole in the guise of a Chinese restaurant, 4S has consistently remained the standard affordable and budget-friendly go-to joint amongst Dilliwaalas for weekly drinking sessions. Blame it on the wallet-friendly pricing, and an exhaustive menu of Indian-Chinese comfort food making it all-situations appropriate.

    Happy Hours: 12 pm – 10 pm, all seven days, 50% off on all Indian liquor.

    Price: INR 600 for a round of cocktails for two, INR 180 for a pint of beer (approximately).

    Sam's Cafe

    Sam's Cafe

    Paharganj, Delhi

    Sam’s Cafe is reminiscent of a Goan shack. There’s a relaxed vibe (read: Pyjamas, feet up and chappals) and you can ask for pretty much any rendition of what you see on the menu. Expect to see a lot of the regular Paharganj crew whose happy hours don’t always involve just alcohol. Sam’s keeps things simple; no cocktails or innovative shots, just good ol’ pocket-friendly alcohol options. 

    Price: INR 125 – 250 for a pint of beer (approximately).

    Cafe 27

    Cafe 27

    Kailash Colony, Delhi

    In the middle of Kailash Colony market, Cafe 27 has three kinds of seating – the high bar stools for when you’re really in the mood, indoor tables, and outdoor seating complete with pebbled pathways and private tents. The food leaves much to be desired, so we suggest just sticking to safe starters to accompany the alcohol.

    Price: INR 700 for a round of cocktails for two, INR 149 for a pint of beer (approximately).


    Beer Cafe

    The Beer Cafe

    Greater Kailash - 2, Delhi

    The Beer Cafe should be first on your list for early evening drinks (right after a hard day at work). The outlets come complete with a giant screen, every type of beer, and Indian appetisers to boot. Do not miss their masala peanuts and always order the giant beer dispenser. 

    Price: INR 189 for a round of beer (Kingfisher draught), INR 300 for a round of cocktails for two.

    Beeryani

    Beeryani

    Hauz Khas, Delhi

    Much like the name suggests, this is the hub for some good ol’ brews (Read: cheap pints of beer) and pots of biryani. Choose from a range of beers such as Tuborg, Corona, Hoegaarden, Heineken, Carlsberg and of course, Kingfisher. Our favourite eats include Chicken Tikka and the Kachhe Yakhni.

    Price: Draught beer starts at INR 140 for a mug, INR 500 for a pitcher.

    My Bar

    My Bar Headquarters

    Connaught Place, Delhi

    We recommend bookmarking this one only if you’re in a large group of friends; it has the potential to get borderline seedy. With its first outlet in Paharganj, My Bar has now expanded to all corners of the city including CP, Greater Kailash and even Hauz Khas Village. If you peek inside any of the outlets (dim lighting), you’ll notice that the only attraction is possibly the alcohol rates.

    For a less shady experience but at the same cost, we suggest making a visit to My Bar Headquarters in CP where you can score Jaegerbomb shots at INR 259 and also indulge in some yummy eats.

    Price: INR 550 for a round of cocktails for two (approximately).

    Duty Free

    Duty Free

    Rajouri Garden, Delhi

    At Duty Free the best part is that by day it's a cheery cafe, while at night, it turns into a super budget-friendly bar that sells drinks .... well, duty-free! So, you can get entire bottles of alcohol duty-free. And, currently, the price of a pint over here is INR 215 per piece. 

    Price: INR 690 for a round of two cocktails (approximately).

    MAD Music And Drinks

    MAD Music & Drinks

    Rajouri Garden, Delhi

    Earlier known by the name of "Too Indian", MAD Music And Drinks offers really good Indian food items like dahi ke kebabs, chakhna platter, momos, and dal makhani. But to be honest, you can also head here for a good serving of pasta or pizza. This resto-bar has a good vibe, the interiors are great too, and yes, it's pocket friendly too, hence chilling with your mates should definitely be fun.

    Happy Hours: Every day from 12 pm onward. 

    Price: Starting at INR 245 for one. And, a round of LIITs starting INR 475.

    The Gol Chakkar Cafe

    The Gol Chakkar Cafe is another great place to go to for affordable drinks. If you do decide to head here you can try having their pasta, momos and Peri Peri Pizza. Over here, you can get a pint of beer for INR 199 each. 

    Price: INR 300 for a Martini and INR 450 for LIITs (approximately).

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