I’ve spent considerable time exploring Delhi during my travels through India, absorbing the culture from the lens of locals. For the most part, I stayed with foster families for several weeks each, to really see how they live; enough time for the novelty of hosting a foreigner to wear off and thus bring out the honest local experience.
This post is part of a series of posts where I explore one facet of local living in Delhi. Today’s facet – nightlife.
Delhi, the capital of India is well known for its rich culture, heritage and monuments. Besides the architectural grandeur and government secretariats, I was impressed with its intoxicating nightlife. There are indeed numerous popular night out spots to visit.
1. Little Owl Café
Located near Noida Metro Station, Sector 18, is a cozy café providing simple, but delicious spreads. It includes mac and cheese, sandwiches, Maggi noodles, etc. Also, they offer hookahs of different exciting flavors. They charge about Rs. 400 for two.
2. Mocha Art House
Located in Vasant Kunj’s DLF complex, this café and open-air hookah bar is perfect to spend quality time with friends and loved ones until morning. It is an amazing place to visit for youngsters to enjoy their night out. They charge about Rs. 1,400 for two.
3. E&Y Dhaba
Located in Gurgaon, this Dhaba does boast of serving some delicious home-made North Indian cuisines. My favorites were egg bhurji, aloo parathas, keema parathas and garam chai. The cost per person is around Rs. 350.
This place offers a variety of mouthwatering snacks even at midnight. Plenty of people can be seen hanging with their friends enjoying the chilled beer.
5. Pandara Road – India Gate
This is the place for night owls that have a passion for street food. Several restaurants and food stalls throng the place. They serve delicacies like papdi chaat, pani puri, chaats, etc.
6. The Blue Bar:
Located within the ‘Taj Palace Hotel’, it is among the top places to enjoy late-night parties in Delhi city. It offers a romantic, cozy ambiance while being a favorite hangout for all party lovers. There is a beautiful pool along with outdoor seating arrangements to help relax the tired mind and body. The Taj’s sprawling gardens and the view of the pool are magnificent. It is located at Sardar Patel Marg. Prices range around Rs. 3,900 for two.
8. Club Pangaea
This club is a part of Hotel Ashok, located in Chanakyapuri. It is a popular spot for club hoppers as well as a classic elegant club. This place caters to a selected profile. The intoxicating red lamps, purple cushioned décor and Renaissance ambiance tend to set the right mood to enjoy the night. The price charged for two is approximately Rs. 4,000.
9. Kitty Su
Being part of the much prestigious Lalit Hotel, it is considered among the city’s elite clubs. It is the perfect place to enjoy all-night DJ parties. Its spacious and well-designed discotheque appeals to young crowds. The DJs churn out varieties of music-making the crowd swing to their beats! It includes reggae, R&D, retro combined with other music. It is located in Connaught Place. The prices charged for two are around Rs. 5,000.
This bar is present within ITC Sheraton. It is frequented by a mixed crowd providing them with a classic ambiance and Retro music. Price charged for two is around Rs. 1,500.