We’re guessing Cyndi Lauper didn’t envision lewd comments, gropes and one too many stares when she took the town back with her army, and told us about how they just wanted to have fun. But, we did. Because girls do just wanna have fun, and here’s exactly where you can, sans the impending sense of doom. Dramatic? We’re just having fun.

PS: We cannot guarantee safety across these spots; we can only advise you best as born and bred Delhi girls, who enjoy their time out on the town.

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Monkey Bar and Blue Bar

Blue Bar, Taj Palace Hotel

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blue bar in taj palace hotel

Expensive, yes; flooded with South Delhi’s finest, yes; but very safe. Given its location in a hotel, a certain clientele, and many bouncers that do a periodic walk through, Blue Bar is great for a gaggle of gals. PS: The music goes off at 12.30, but the bar stays open all. night. long. So, you can go home in the middle of the night. Good for just a gal twosome.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: Taj Palace Hotel, No 2 Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave; Contact: 01126110202

China Kitchen, Hyatt

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China Kitchen in Hyatt Regency

Way overpriced according to us, but you can’t put a price on safety. Head here after one am, when the restaurant shuts down; and don’t expect loud music, just the ambience of a high-end bar. China Kitchen is also good if it’s just two of you gals.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: Hyatt Regency, Bhikaji Cama Place; Contact: 01166771334

Monkey Bar, Vasant Kunj and CP

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Monkey Bar in Vasant Kunj

Something about its management; you know there’s always someone who can have your back. If you’re heading to the VK digs, stay in groups to and fro your car {the area is isolated}, or just stick with valet.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: 3 Connaught Circus, P Block, Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Plot no 11, Pocket c6 and 7, Vasant Kunj; Contact: 01133106238 {Vasant Kunj} and 01133107898 {CP}

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Summerhouse, Aurobindo Marg

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Summerhouse Cafe at Aurobindo Place Market

So, we recommend visiting in groups, so you can handle any unwarranted attention. That said, Summerhouse is always jam packed {especially on weekends}, so even the trek to and fro your car doesn’t feel scary. Try and score parking as close to the market as you can; the alley behind Summerhouse has some questionable dealings after hours.

Good for: Groups

Where: 1st Floor, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place; Contact: 9350927000

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The Backyard, Aurobindo Marg

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The Backyard at Aurobindo Marg

They have valet, and there’s something comforting about knowing you won’t have to do the walk to your car, on a dark street, possibly while attempting to hold your friend up. The owners are always around, and are well-equipped with security staff, and given your proximity to the main road {and a major traffic artery}, a quick getaway isn’t difficult, should the need arise.

Good for: Groups

Where: A/2A, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas and 49, Ground Floor, North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh; Contact: 9555553553

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PCO, Vasant Vihar

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PCO in Vasant Kunj

Given its speakeasy MO, you can almost always be certain of your fellow party-goers, so there isn’t much reason to worry. PCO also has a private party room you can rent out, if there’s more than 10 of you, and then you have the ultimate safety; the privacy of your own bar. PS: Try and take a driver, or park right outside; it is a residential area, and can be very isolated at night.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: D4, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar; Contact: 9711108482

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Fio Cookhouse, Nehru Place

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Fio Cookhouse and Bar in Nehru Place

Again, parking should be your main concern. Since three girls have a big stake in running the show, and they screen their crowd, you can be sure you’ll be safe. Fio is good for even deux; just make sure you score a spot closest to the restaurant, or go the driver route.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: Epicuria Mall, R1, Nehru Place; Contact: 01126281026

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Tabula Beach, Asiad Village 

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Tabula Beach Cafe in Asiad Village

We would head here, even with just one other girl. Again, something about the management and the owners presence keeps unfortunate incidents at bay. Also, you can be sure the cops will show up come curfew, so if anything, just run to them.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: Sirifort Marg, Asiad Village; Contact: 9910169745

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