Where to Drink in Delhi
Collected by Allison Sodha, AFAR Local Expert
22, Janpath Bhawan,Janpath, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Many locals believe that no trip to Janpath is complete without a visit to DePaul's. The hazelnut-flavored cold coffee is served in a glass bottle with a straw. Nothing fancy, but delightfully refreshing and creamy—especially during hot summers....
Rose Minar, 87, Chapel Rd, Annexe, Reclamation, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India
A hot day in Delhi (or any day, really) is made even more delightful by a frothy milkshake at Keventers. Locals call it a "milk bar" because of the preparation and presentation in traditional milk bottles. Lines can be long for a taste of the...
M-37, Block M, Greater Kailash II, Greater Kailash, New Delhi, Delhi 110048, India
Costa Coffee is the Indian version of Starbucks. The popular chain has several locations in Delhi, including Connaught Place, Nehru Place, Kamla Nagar and Greater Kailash. The upscale interior and well trained baristas mirror many westernized...
Sadar Bazar Road, Basantra Line, Sadar Bazaar, Delhi Cantonment, Basantra Line, Sadar Bazaar, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, Delhi 110010, India
This 60-year old shop is known for its juice and lassi, the latter of which is a yogurt-based drink from the region of Punjab. Delhiites also flock here for the Chole Bhature: spicy chickpeas with fried bread. The space can be overcrowded,...
Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi, India
This Chandni Chowk juice shop has been operating for over 100 years. The specialty is numbu pani (lemon water) and the shop owners claim to have invented the famous Banta bottle. Fact-checking aside, the unassuming shop can be considered a...
Building No: 5, DLF cyber city, Near Indian Oil Petrol Pump, DLF Cyber City, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
The pulse of Delhi has often been brewed in chai, a spiced tea. Generally there are four core ingredients: black tea, milk, spices, and sweetener. (The spices vary depending on the region, though the most common are cardamom, ginger, cloves, and...
131, Khanna Market Rd, Block D, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
Devan's has been serving hand-crafted, filtered coffee to Delhiites since 1962. Not an easy feat in a community known for their love of tea! Devan's sources their beans from environmentally responsible plantations in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and...
N 81, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Tea lovers unite at Cha Bar! Located in the Oxford Bookstore at Connaught Place, Cha Bar features an enviable selection of teas curated from across the globe. It is a space that encourages open books and open minds. There is a wall that showcases...
12, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Rd, Tees January Road Area, Motilal Nehru Marg Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110011, India
There are some bars that get lost in the crush, while others make a lasting impression. Headed straight into the latter, Aura, a luxury bar in the 5-star Claridges Hotel, specializes in a wide array of vodkas, with more than 60 different rare...
Level 4, Select CityWalk, Saket, Saket District Centre, District Centre, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017, India
B-Bar identifies itself as a bar, lounge, and fine fusion dining—call it what you will, because everything here is delicious and impeccably orchestrated. There is a large bar, wine cellar, and a private elevator that leads to a grand entry with a...
14, Schindia House, K G Marg, Connaught Place, Atul Grove Road, Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
Premium cocktails + a menu crafted by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor = Sura Vie. The lounge, conveniently located in Connaught Place, offers "Golden Hours" from 4pm - 8pm with deals on drinks and food. There is also an unlimited lunch buffet with...
The Galaxy Hotel, Sector 15 Part 2, Sector 15, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
In India, cricket is more than a sport. It is a religion, a passion, and a fellowship. Cricket with beer? Even better. Howzatt is Delhi's first cricket-themed micro brewery, serving what I believe is the best beer and beer twisters in Gurgaon. Try...
Building No 8, Community Center Community Center 8, Block A, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110025, India
Pebble Street is a local watering hole nominated for "Best Bar Beer" in Delhi. At the end of a long work day, locals descend on this pub for good brew and conversation. One of their tag lines? "I got 99 problems and beer solves all of them." Happy...
C-39, First Floor, Radial Rd 5, Opp. Odeon Cinema, Block C, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
An all white and blue decor with a corner waterfall welcomes you to White Waters. It is a relaxing space offering good food, drinks made with real fruit juice (not syrups), and a diverse crowd of professionals, dates, and friends. Try the Guava...
Hauz Khas Social can be considered a social space or a social experiment. Either way, this is perhaps one of the best drinking spots in Delhi. Social is a unique concept that unites a cafe, office space, and nightclub. The identity depends on the...
23 Sector 15 Part 2 Market, Sector 15 Part 2, Sector 15, Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India
Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy is a classic bar accented in 1920's decor. I am a fan of their scotch selections, including a Scotch Sour with egg white, lime, and sugar. The bartender-owned space also offers live music, trivia nights, and cocktail...
Second Floor, MGF Megacity Mall, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road, A Block, DLF Phase 1, Sector 28, Gurugram, Haryana 122002, India
As one of the original breweries in Gurgaon, Vapour offers several varieties of draft beers and beer-tails. The rooftop deck is a worthy spot to recharge after work, as the views and bar menu are creditable. Try the Vapour Kula, a dark beer with a...
The Lalit Hotel, Barakhamba Avenue, Fire Brigade Lane, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India
24/7 is fine dining in the exclusive LaLiT Hotel near Connaught Place. It is also the only space in the city where you can order drinks at any time of day or night - hence the name 24/7. A buffet is offered during breakfast, lunch and dinner, with...
8 market, Sundar Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003, India
With dozens of new bars popping up on a weekly basis, Number 8 stands out. The multi-level restaurant and bar in Sundar Nagar market is aptly located in...shop #8. Head to floor 2 for the bar/DJ and then step on the terrace for hookah on floor 3....
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