5 hottest bars in Delhi
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
He Said She Said
Amazingly, this is India’s first shot bar and was the talk of the town within months of opening. Located in Delhi’s most stylish suburb, Hauz Khas Village, it is a fun, relaxed hangout and serves as a great pre-party meeting place or end-of-the-night extra. Divided into seven categories – Layered, Chocolatey/Creamy, Fruity, Spicy, It's Different, Balls of Steel and Ice Cream Shots – the shooters here cover every angle… try the fruity Deep Purple, and the Kahlua and Baileys-based Rocket Fuel.
31 Hauz Khas Village, (Ground and 1st Floor), New Delhi 110016
Tel: 91 98 1848 9914
Love to lounge
Named one of the 50 best bars in the world, Q'BA has quickly earned a reputation as one of Delhi's most popular venues. Trendy without piling on the pressure to be glam, it is spread over two floors with an island bar on the lower level and a dining area upstairs. Two open-air terraces create a bright and breezy feel and offer great views by day. By night, a DJ spins the latest tunes so you can hit the dance floor with a cocktail… try the Express Elevator, a cool vodka and raspberry concoction.
E-42/43 Inner Circle, Connaught Place, Delhi
Tel: 11 5151 2888
Tel: 11 2611 0101
First for fashionistas
A franchise of Fashion TV and short for ‘Fashion Bar’, this opulent hangout is home to glamour and style. An elite crowd grace the numerous levels of the huge F Bar, including the members-only Fashion Lounge and the ultra-exclusive Diamond Lounge. Dress to impress under the fibre optic lighting that changes colour as the night goes on, adding to the elegant ambience created by smooth background beats. Open 24 hours, you can enjoy lunch and dinner here too.
The Ashok hotel, 50-B Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakayapuri, Delhi
Tel: 98 7115 0587 www.thezoobar.co.in
For those in the know
Located within one of Delhi’s top attractions, the beautiful Garden of Five Senses, The Zoo is an after-dinner bar with leafy surroundings and sparkly, low-lit rooms. One of the only non-club venues in Delhi to host regular gigs and DJs, its music ranges from electro to jazz. Although tiny, this is a unique nightspot that attracts only classy customers and puts on fantastic sunset parties on Sundays. Sit inside, under a laser light display in the dome, or head outside to get cosy with nature.
Gate 3, Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-ajab Village, Delhi
Tel: 81 3020 0606
Action and entertainment
Sitting atop a new shopping mall, Soi 7 is a truly unusual, unmissable venue. Serving fine Asian fare as well as housing a microbrewery with a performance stage and a boxing ring (yes, really!), it’s a real crowd-pleaser. Live bands and comedians are regulars, while the vibrant terrace hosts Thai kickboxing and the quiet balcony has courtyard views. The four brewed-on-site beers are named after boxing moves and you can take a tasting journey through them. A sure-fire fun night out.
Unit 205-208, Cyber Hub, DLF, Cyber City Phase 2, Gurgaon, Haryana 122002