A pub crawl or bar-hopping is an enjoyable way to explore the nightlife of a city. Be it the locals or the tourists, this is one experience that everyone truly needs to have. Now Delhi is known as a foodies paradise with a plethora of cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs all over, but which ones are you to head to?
It can be really confusing if you ask friends or look up reviews on social platforms. You could actually end up missing out on the places that have the most exciting games and offer you an opportunity to meet new like-minded people. So we decided to make it simple!
After reading up on recommendations and trying some (most) of them ourselves, here’s a list of the best watering holes in Delhi/NCR that you need to include in your pub crawl.
1. Kitty Su
Kitty Su has hosted some of the most renowned international music artists and DJs. With a large dance floor and one of the most quality sound setups, this place certainly needs to make it to your pub crawl. The club’s funky decor just adds to the party mood and you’ll meet some of the most exciting people here.
Address: The Lalit Hotel, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place
Cost for two: INR 5,000
Speciality: Champagne Margarita, Elderflower Royale
Opened back in 2003, Capitol is still one of the most popular pubs in Delhi. The place is open way beyond the city’s curfew and is the ultimate place your pub crawl could head to. They have an open air lounge, an elevated VIP area for private parties and a huge dance floor that will nudge you to shake a leg.
Address: The Ashok Hotel, 50 B Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri
Cost for two: INR 2,400
Speciality: Singapore Sling, Mint Julep
A new kid on the block, Tamasha opened early 2016. Spread over a large area and three floors, it includes a hookah lounge, some backyard seating, rooftop seating and of course, beautiful indoors. What’s best is that they have some new kinds of cuisines and cocktails available, and the music is always good!
Address: 28 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place
Cost for two: INR 1,400
Speciality: Tamasha Smash, Barbados
4. Summer House Cafe
The Summer House Cafe is inspired by the sultry summer vacations
spent barbecuing with a cold beer in hand to relish. This bar has both an indoor and outdoor seating, with superb rooftop arrangements. There are unique gigs over weekends that you can truly enjoy with your friends but it does tend to get a lot crowded.
Address: 1st floor, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Market, Hauz Khas
Cost for two: INR 2,000
Speciality: Tom Collins, Old Fashion
5. Hauz Khas Social
A social chain that has built a name for itself across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, Hauz Khas Social is definitely a pub you need to visit. The pub offers a stunning view of the lake and has some of the best of drinks on offer. Popular DJs and events are a pretty common feature here.
Address: 9 A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, Hauz Khas
Cost for two: INR 1,600
Speciality: Deconstructed Moscow Mule, South Pacific Rim
1. TGI Friday’s
The chain is already known as one of the best resto bars and it is almost obvious that it needs to make it to your Noida pub crawl. The American and Tex-Mex cuisine along with their chilled draught beer is simply perfect for having fun. Since it is very crowded on weekends, we recommend you book a table in advance here at an approximate time.
Address: 319-320, 3rd Floor, The Great India Place Mall, Sector 38-A, Near Sector 38
Cost for two: INR 2,500
Speciality: Ultimate Friday’s Long Island Ice Tea, Draught Beer
2. Turquoise Cottage
Popular right from the time they opened up in Delhi, the Turquoise Cottage has recently opened in Noida. With an excellent indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a live bar, this place has quickly become a favourite of many.
Address: Gardens Galleria Mall, Plot A-2, Sector 38
Cost for two: INR 1,900
Speciality: Planters Punch, Cinnamon Tiki
3. Americana Kitchen And Bar
A great restaurant for casual dining and a bar that should make it to pub crawls, Americana Kitchen And Bar offers some of the best American cuisines and cocktails that will leave you wanting more. The ambience of the place pretty much sets the party mood in and the songs would really never let you down.
Address: Ist Floor, 1-6, Centre Stage Mall, Sector 18, Noida
Cost for two: INR 2,000
Speciality: Draught Beer, Grey Goose Martini, Blue Flame
A lounge bar in Mosaic Hotels, Flluid is known for its classy ambience and of course, the outdoor seating it has to offer. Tipping a little towards luxurious, we recommend Flluid for the 4-star experience it has to offer.
Address: Mosaic Hotels, C-1, Sector 18, Noida
Cost for two: INR 2,200
Speciality: Martinis, Mojitos
5. The Smoke Factory
Another recently opened lounge in Noida, The Smoke Factory is known for the yummy Italian cuisine it has on the menu and of course, interesting drinks that will only better your pub crawl. It is slowly picking up popularity amongst the locals, so book a table in advance.
Address: Gardens Galleria Mall, Sector 38
Cost for two: INR 2,000
Speciality: Bull Frogg LIIT, Kiwi Cucumber Sparkler
Another popular chain of cafes and resto bars, Imperfecto is the place to be. They have an amazing rooftop seating overlooking the city lights of Gurgaon. The ambience and the lively environment make the place absolutely perfect for a pub crawl.
Address: 209- 210, DLF CyberHub, Gurgaon
Cost for two: INR 1,800
Speciality: Imperfectini, Blushing Babe
2. Molecule Air Bar
Molecule Air Bar is a lounge bar in Gurgaon known for creating some interesting molecular drinks on the house. The seating on their terrace is cool and comfortable at the same time. The overall ambience of the place is best to party with your friends.
Address: 4th Floor, SCO 53, Main Market, Sector 29
Cost for two: INR 1,300
Speciality: Painter Babu, Ulti Khopdi
Impromptu is popular as a casual dining restaurant, but it definitely won’t let you down on an impromptu bar crawl. The outdoor seating creates an ambience of a countryside sit-out on a good day. Definitely great for enjoying the crawl just like in the movies.
Address: Ground Floor, Vatika Towers Complex, Golf Course Road
Cost for two: INR 1,700
Speciality: Daiquiri, Fiery Tango, Why Not
4. Factory by Sutra
Factory by Sutra is a popular microbrewery in Gurgaon. With live music and great rooftop seating, the place is a must visit during the bar crawl. There is a live sports screening as well and when there are matches going on, so you could plan accordingly.
Address: SCO 23, Main Market, Sector 29
Cost for two: INR 1,600
Speciality: Madhushala, Ok Tested
5. Adda by Striker
Adda by Striker is known for the large area it has for outdoor seating and brewed beer. With the live screening of popular sports and great music, we suggest you end your bar crawl right here. But this too like the other pubs needs prior booking.
Address: SCO 24, 1st Floor, Main Market, Sector 29
Cost for two: INR 1,500
Speciality: Boston Breeze, LIIT
Ready to get started on the ultimate pub crawl across Delhi/NCR? We are too!