Magnificent architecture and starlit crowds, Chandigarh is one of the most happening cities of India. While the city is much friendly in the daylight, moonlight brings out the nocturnal multitude of the city. Chandigarh is earning quite a reputation in with its clubs, bars, lounges and food taking over the night. From cheap streets to 5 stars, from velvet beer to smoky whiskey, Chandigarh is the city thriving in the wee hours.
Here is a complete menu to your Nightlife in Chandigarh!
Nightclubs and Bars
The very first idea forged in your mind soon the word night drops on the ear, is to invade a club and have a good time with your pals. The electrifying ambience and astonishing music will revive your spirit in a way nobody can! The wild crowd of Chandigarh amidst a top notch club is a perfect duo for your night. Well, that's not it. Immense numbers of nightclubs are popping out like bubbles from soap every year, but not all are powerful enough to channel the night's magic.
Arizona has been in existence for more than a decade now. The clubs still tops the chat because of its themed evenings, Friday for hip-hop and Saturdays for Bollywood and others.
2. Wild West Pub
The Wild West Pub is known for its warm welcome and hot tandoori dishes, the place attracts a large crowd. Location: Sector 35 Other Places: Lava Sector 17 A, Taj Chandigarh and Whiskey 111, JW Marriott Hotel, Sector 35 - B
Lounges and Bars
There is no shortage of lounges and bars in Chandigarh. The cosmopolitan crowd of the city comes to life at night, as can be seen in these bars and lounges listed below. Each of them, with their trend-setting ambience and decor, have made a space in the hearts of the young crowd. Take a look at some of them.
[email protected] holds a strong reputation in the entire country. This particular branch of [email protected] in Chandigarh keeps up its name and is one of the best lounges in Chandigarh to enjoy the nightlife with your friends. It is fulfilling with great food, lively ambience, wonderful interiors, live band and hospitable staff. There are a lot of seating options available, which includes an open area. [email protected] specialises in all kinds of cuisine, be it Indian, Mexican or Italian. There are plenty of options in the drinks too. Here, you can get a pint of beer at just INR 99, which is incredible. Their menu is quite catchy, with creative names for different dishes. You must try the super delicious paneer tikka, nachos and pasta here. If you want to go partying with your gang on a Saturday night, this is the place for you. Location: SCO 47, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 1200 (inclusive of alcohol) Open till: 12 AM
4. Whistling Duck
Situated in a quiet, cosy corner, away from the city lights, Whistling Duck is a great option for a romantic date night. The decor is top notch, with long wooden beams across the ceiling, festooned with vines and creepers and shelves on the walls to keep a variety of organic ingredients such as coffee, tea and honey. The place is also suitable for weekend family dinners. The DJ nights on every Friday and live gigs every Saturday make your dinner even more amazing. Whistling Duck is known for its 'Alcohol friendly' tag and prompt service. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. Their menu is extremely comprehensive, with a lot of fresh and unique items that you wouldn't find in many other restaurants. Some of their must-try dishes are Laal Mans, karela salad, chicken curry, veg panini and kheer. You can also try out the four-course Chef's special menu. Location: SCO 10, Back Lane, Sector 26, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 1700 Open till: 12 AM
5. Lava Bar
Located in the Taj, Lava Bar serves the finest wines and cocktails in a quaint ambience. With a wide range of cocktails, mocktails, single malts and beers, Lava offers oriental, continental and good old Indian snacks that you will never stop devouring. They have a large screen for enjoying live sports action and live musical performances by well-known bands too. The decor is tasteful, luxurious and themed in a retro style. The lights and chic furnishings add an old world charm to the place. Ladies, head up to the Lava Bar on Saturday, for it is the ladies night. You can simply own the place, with the Taj's security. Location: Taj Chandigarh, Block 9, Sector 17-A, Sector 17, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 2700 (inclusive of alcohol) Open till: 12 AM
There is nothing more refreshing than having a toilsome week and spending the weekend with your loved ones at some great microbreweries. Head to these microbreweries at Chandigarh and unwind your worries, while you sip on their freshly brewed, chilled beer.
6. The Great Bear
Are you a beer fanatic? Get yourself a reservation at The Great Beer already. The name of the place speaks for itself. Situated amidst many of nightclubs of Chandigarh, this is a perfect place for beer lovers. If you have had enough of the beers available in the market, it is a good time to try out their in-house, locally brewed beers. With a pocket pinch of 300 INR for a pint of beer, they offer to their customers the most exquisite brands of beers. Some of the popular ones are German beer like Golden Ale, Wheat Beer, German Bock, Brewers Special along with Shooters, Single Malts, Sangrias, Martinis and other sprites. Their finger food, Murgh platter, falafel, shawarma, Chicago pizza are all lip smacking. This microbrewery, with
a trendy decor has both indoor and outdoor seating as well as an arrangement of live sports screening.
Cost for two: INR 1600 (inclusive of alcohol) Open till: 12 AM
7. Hops N Grains
Hops N Grains is the first microbrewery in town. Beer lovers, you cannot miss out on this one because the beers they offer are brewed with innovative techniques to bring you the refined taste. Other than beers, they have more options in drinks. Their speciality is the Dark Beer. The interiors are splendid, with a lounge-like feel. Among the popular food items at Hops N Grains are pasta, nachos, honey chilli cauliflower and exotic pizza. There are multiple floor seating arrangements to avoid the place from getting crammed. There are arrangements for live sports screening as well. If you ask the locals of Chandigarh, they'll always tell you that no matter how many microbreweries come up in the town, this shall always be their goto party place. Location: SCO 358,Sector 9, Panchkula Cost for two: INR 2000 (inclusive of alcohol) Open till: 12 AM
8. Hop and Grains
Location: Sector 9, Panchkula
Night Clubs and Live Music
Partying till late night is the essence of Nightlife in Chandigarh. There are a lot of party options in the city, with DJs and Dancefloors to let out the party animal in you. Explore some of these party places with live music listed below. The magnetic property of music pumped through the sleepless night is something minds bobbling to start with. You could lay back, close your eyes, sip your wine and flush up all the tension, that's the power of some strings and beat.
9. Sosha Café, Sector 26
The funky décor and music make Sosha Café and Bar idol for the Bollywood bugs to hang out. The music here makes you relive the era of 90's by performing some Desi-Bollywood mixes Cost for two: INR 1000
10. The Black Room
To applaud the starlit singers visit The Black Room. The place gives a platform to showcase Chandigarh's raw talent. Every night some new band performs and touches the audience's, heart. Location: The Toy Hotel, Sector 34 A Cost for two: INR 1600
11. Hoppin Restro and Bar
For yet another live music experience, you can spend an evening at Hoppin Restro and Bar, which is a multi-cuisine restaurant and bar, located in the Elante Mall. With plush interiors and a view of Elante courtyard and Hyatt, they serve amazing dishes. They have a long and comfortable seating arrangement for you to sit back and enjoy the music and food. The place comes to life during summers because of the crowd at its open-air balcony seating. The menu has excellent choices from Chinese, North Indian and continental cuisine. You must try out the non-veg platter, honey chilli cauliflower and grilled peri peri fish sizzler at Hoppin.
Location: Shop 302-304, 3rd floor, Elante Mall, Chandigarh Industrial Area, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 1500 Open till: 11 PM
Other musical ambiences like Satva and S café in Sector 26 are must-visit places for the music zealots.
Abuzz fashioned by the dance floors of Chandigarh is marvellously exhausting. The intensity of the crowd will wrench you to the disco lights, the moment you step in. The next minute, you will be jumping, and dancing away all your blues. And that's not about you but every other person toe-tapping on the dance floor. The score is one of the oldest clubs to set the beat in Chandigarh, its popularity out lashes to Punjab and Haryana as well. The place has a master DJ and delicious décor, making it one amongst the most fabulous dance floors in town! Beyond these brilliant mentions, some more options to widen your options would be Tao, Buzz, and Paara.
12. Kitty Su
If you want to experience the true nightlife of Chandigarh, you have to visit Kitty Su at The Lalit. The place created a sensation among the youngsters of Chandigarh right after it opened. It got famous among music lovers for its all-time DJ, ultra-modern sound systems, acoustics and pop art installations. Not to mention, they serve great finger food and have a huge bar menu. There are a variety of champagnes, wines, tequilas, cocktails and other liquors to choose from. In very little time, Kitty Su has turned out to be one of the most happening places in Chandigarh. The revolving neon lights, dance floors, lavish interiors and themed nights pull in a humongous crowd every day. The club is extremely spacious. If you like to party on Saturday nights, this is the place for you. You can check up for their performer of the day and plan accordingly. Location: The Lalit, Chandigarh, Rajiv Gandhi, IT Park, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 4000 (inclusive of alcohol) Open till: 1 AM
13. Paara Club
Quite famous among the young crowd of Chandigarh, Paara is one of the oldest, upscale disco clubs in the city. Their live music and DJ will keep you moving your feet on the dance floor all night. The luxurious ambience, swanky discotheque and giant dance floor are enough reasons to live the clubbing life that Paara caters. They have a lounge for relaxation and a fully stacked bar which runs along the dance floor. Their bar and food menu are worth looking at. You can find the trendy crowd of Chandigarh partying every night at Paara and enjoying their lavish spread of Continental and North Indian cuisines. If you are looking for a place to party with your friends, your search is over. Visit the Paara Club and indulge yourselves in the insane energy.
Location: 3rd floor, Central Mall, Near Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh Industrial Area, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 3000 (inclusive of alcohol) Open till: 1 AM
Yet another club to enjoy the nightlife, Buzz has an amazing lounge environment with a discotheque. There are bright neon lights, DJs playing retro music, mugs brimming with beers and good food - a complete party starter pack. Buzz pulls the most vivacious crowd to its doors every night and is still continuing to spruce up its bar. There is a small terrace too where there are a couple of tables, for those who want outdoor seating. There is an array of choices for drinks and food. One must try the Mezze platter and Soba noodles here. They are indeed the new buzz in town. Location: SCO 45-47, Top floor, Near Fabindia, Sector 17-A, Sector 17, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 2000 Open till: 12 AM
15. 10 Downing Street
While other clubs give the perks of service and air conditioning, 10 Downing Street thrives under the stars on its rooftop disc. The cool breeze, moonlight be your disco ball and a realm of music is something very rare.
The restaurant has a vibrant ambience, with bar available on one side. 10 Downing Street has everything to satisfy your party mood - good food, DJ, karaoke, games, ambience, space and dance floor. The place starts getting crowded at 11 PM and the DJ keeps playing different genres of songs to keep the visitors on their feet. They also have a live gaming area where one can play various motion sensor enabled games like bowling. Being on the 6th floor, the restaurant gives a beautiful midnight view of the city. Overall, it is a decent fine dining restaurant in the day and a chic dance club at night. One must try out the power lunch there. Location: The Alisha Boutique Hotel, 6th Floor, 25/9 Phase 2, Chandigarh Industrial Area, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 3000 Open till: 12 AM
16. The Back Room
Are you a music buff? The city has something magical for you. The Back Room - one of Chandigarh's best live music restaurants is the one stop for music lovers to enjoy well-known as well as budding talents in the field of music. With exotic decor and relaxing ambience, it is a perfect chill-out spot for friend groups. They offer live sports screening too. Every night, The Back Room brings up a new band to perform for you, as you munch on some great food. With plenty of options in alcohol, you must try out their special Espresso Martini which combines coffee, vodka and chocolate into a tasty drink. They have happy hours from 12 PM to 7 PM. Location: The Toy Hotel, SCO 165-167, Sector 34 A, Sector 34, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 1600 Open till: 12 AM
Late Night Dining
Hungry after partying all night? No worries. There are plenty of late-night dining options in the city. These restaurants serve and deliver food till late at night and make sure you do not go home hungry or unsatisfied.
17. Round the Clock
If you are hungry late at night, what would you do? Go grab a bite at Round the Clock. As the name suggests, Round the Clock is a food joint offering 24 hours food. They are known for their buffet presentation and pocket-friendly dishes. The combo meals are a win-win and do not compromise on quality or quantity. Chilly cheese toasts are a must-try here. The restaurant has a bright ambience and decor, offering pool-views. Visit the place to experience the most relaxing environment, in the spacious area, overlooking the glass walls. The delightful view of the lush green lawns from your seats is a real stress buster. This is Chandigarh's oldest five-star hotel and the restaurant has been a classic dining place for years. Location: Hotel Mount View, Sector 10-D, Sector 10, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 1500 Open till: 24 hours
Food @U is a cosy little outlet, situated in Industrial Area. But don't worry about its small size. What it lacks in less seating arrangements, it makes up with a diverse menu and late night deliveries up to 4 am! Its wide array of the menu contains Chinese, continental, North Indian and South Indian cuisines. Not just that, it also serves mocktails and desserts. You must try their kickass burgers. They serve food in huge quantities, whilst not compromising on the quality. Midnight food cravings? [email protected] is here to the rescue. Order away! Location: Plot 102, Industrial Area, Phase 2 Chandigarh Industrial Area, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 700 Open till: 4 AM
19. The Night Factory
Are you tired of driving to a restaurant and would rather love to have the food in the comfort of your own house? Well, now there is an answer to quench those late night hunger pangs? The Night Factory. This food outlet doesn't have a good seating arrangement available and is more focused on late night food delivery. You can get food 24 hours from here! Yes, you heard that right! Even at 5 am. Goodbye, before dawn cravings! What's more, it's pocket-friendly. The most popular dishes are Kathi rolls, soya chaap, paneer tikka and butter chicken. It also serves Chinese and continental dishes. There is another outlet in sector 10.
Location: Phase 1, Chandigarh Industrial Area Cost for two: INR 800 Open till: 24 hours
20. Sundown Chef
Located in close vicinity to the airport, SunDown Chef is a popular restaurant serving all kinds of cuisines, ranging from North Indian to Chinese. Dal makhani and butter chicken are the top contenders in the menu. Although it offers late night food, it's not alcohol friendly and there is no bar. The restaurant opens at 7 pm and closes at 3 am, which is comparatively late. Even though the saying goes "nothing good happens after 2 am", this happy place serves good things till 3. The pricing is pocket-friendly too. There are two more outlets of this restaurant? one in Panchkula and the other in Phase 5.
Location: Chandigarh Industrial Area, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 700 Open till: 3 AM
21. Serenade - Welcome Hotel Bella Vista
For the ultimate dining and buffet experience, head to Serenade, located at Welcome Hotel Bella Vista. The interiors and furnishing of the restaurant add to the rich vibe of the ITC hotel. Known for its amazing service and presentation, their buffet is a blend of all tastes. From starters to desserts, they have plenty of items to satisfy your taste buds. The hospitable staff is always there to walk you through the menu and guide you with the right combinations. Serenade also has a beautiful terrace with a splendid view of Panchkula and the ambience of a nice swimming pool. Amidst the hustle and bustle of youngsters at night, this has been very thoughtfully situated in a place where you can enjoy quality time with your friends and family.
Location: Welcome Hotel Bella Vista, SM 8, City Centre, Sector 5, Panchkula Cost for two: INR 1200 Open till: 24 hours
Chandigarh is full of fine dining restaurants, serving multi-cuisines, at several price ranges. Suit yourself with your affordability and have a look at some of the high rated options for the same.
Listed among one of the great buffets in town, Grapevine's buffet has been a go-to for many families for years. Situated in Hotel Aroma, this restaurant has an old and classic charm that remains unmatched with the new and coming restaurants. The prices are reasonable. Being one of the oldest hotels in Chandigarh, they have an impressive menu. They have been improving their menu for years to fit the current liking of their customers. Situated in the heart of the city, it is a perfect and warm spot for family gatherings and get-togethers. Enjoy their lavish spread of buffet, and you will feel like visiting this place over and over again.
Location: Hotel Aroma, Himalaya Marg, Sector 22 C, Sector 22, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 1100 Open till: 11 PM
23. Swagath Restaurant and Bar
Swagath Restaurant & Bar is a renowned name in Chandigarh for several reasons. This is the complete package deal that one could wish from a restaurant. Excellent food, check. Great decor? Check. Competitive pricing? Check. Late night food and delivery? Check. Family friendly? Check. This restaurant does so many things good, it's hard to point everything out. Their menu is long and diverse. They serve authentic South Indian food items, such as Hyderabadi biriyani and Dosa which are just as good as its North Indian dishes. If you want to try different cuisines, it has an excellent range of seafood like the Koliwada prawn. It serves Chettinad and Mangalorean dishes as well.
Location: SCO7, Madhya Marg, Sector 26 Cost for two: INR 600 (exclusive of alcohol) Open till: 12 AM
When in Punjab, you cannot miss out on the Dhabas. They are the liveliest part of Punjabi culture and are also the most low key and affordable way to spend a night in the city. Try out these amazing Dhabas, offering delicious food at affordable prices.
Nothing can beat the tang of a late night appetite. To gratify some midnight carvings, the city holds an array of decent food joints and restaurants.
24. Hotel Mountview
Hotel Mountview is 5-star dining with a 24-hour coffee shop. Other than the elite style and service Mountview is better known for its zest in Biryani, Pav Bhaji, and Keema Pav. Location: Sector 10, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 800 Timings: 24 hours
We all have our drunken times; the post drink scenario infuses some heavy hunger in our system. Aroma is the place you want to head then. The place is a bit hasty at the weekends, but it is worth your time. The aroma of cutting chai served with a fluffy omelette is the heart of the place. Location: Sector 22 Cost for two: INR 1000 Timings: 2:15 PM - 4 AM
26. Sector 22 Market
For our college buds who have less in the wallet and are always high on hunger, some pleasant street food is their shrine for midnight. The Tech Market of Sector 22 is one such place. Cost for two: INR 100 Open Till: 2 PM - 5 AM
27. Babaji Ke Paranthe
Ann omelette blended in a parantha is itself an art of this happy man in the Service lane of Sector 16. People are amazed more by the skill of this old man rather than its taste, well the taste is stunning as well. Location: Sector 16 Cost for two: INR 150 for 2 Open Till: 3 PM - 4:30 AM
28. Khalsa Dhaba
If you wish to have a hearty meal, this is one such place which will never disappoint you. One of the most popular dhabas in Punjab, Khalsa Dhaba offers some delicious North Indian Veg Punjabi dishes. The place has a simple ambience and is most crowded. The food there tastes like home. You cannot miss out the stuffed paranthas, dal makhani, paneer butter masala, chana masala and matka kulfi there. They are known for their quick service. Since it is low on pockets, it is ideal for students as well. Location: SCF 81, Phase 5, Mohali Cost for two: INR 400 Open till: 8 AM- 11 AM, 7 PM-10:30 PM, 1 PM- 4 PM
29. Pal Dhaba
With 5 outlets in Chandigarh, Pal Dhaba is one of the most frequented dhabas, known for its excellent preparation of chicken and mutton dishes. You cannot miss out their butter chicken and keema kaleji. With a casual dining ambience and reasonable prices, Pal Dhaba is a must-add on your dhaba hopping list, when in Punjab. It remains open till late at night and provides home delivery services as well. Location: Booth 165-166, Sector 28 D, Sector 28, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 800 Open till: 11 AM
30. New Vaishno Dhaba
Tucked away in Sector 16 is one of the favourite dhabas of Chandigarh, the New Vaishno Dhaba. It is must-visit if you are in the city. Their dal makhani, samosa, kadhai paneer and chana masala are perfect to satisfy your spicy food craving. Their authentic taste of food, prompt service, pocket-friendly prices and quick delivery are the reasons why it holds a good reputation. With a simple ambience, they offer both indoor and outdoor seating. Location: Booth 121, Sector 16, Panchkula Cost for two: INR 350 Open till: 10 PM
32. Dil Desi
With the evolution of nightlife in Chandigarh, it can be said that the ambience and simplicity of a dhaba are irreplaceable. Hanging out with friends at dhabas has become a significant means of recreation. When in Chandigarh, head to Dil Desi, for their amazing preparation of dal makhani, chana masala, rajma chawal and kadhai paneer. They have an open kitchen, and you can see your food getting prepared. Hospitable staff and hygiene are the key points there. To enjoy the home like the food at affordable prices, visit Dil Desi today! Location: Shop 407, Sector 32, Chandigarh Cost for two: INR 400 Open till: 11 PM
33. Katani Dhaba
Katani Dhaba has 12 outlets in Chandigarh and each one of them are highly rated. Suitable for casual dining and home delivery, they offer delicious food in huge portions. Katani is also famous for its sweet items like rasgulla and rasmalai. One can also head there for quick bites, the most popular being Bhalla papdi chaat and champ tikka. The dhaba has been there for more than a decade and has been serving delicious North Indian cuisine at economic prices. Location: SCF 40, Phase 3B2, Phase 3, Mohali Cost for two: INR 450 Open till: 11 PM
Other Nightlife Activities
There's more to the Nightlife of Chandigarh than bars, pubs, restaurants and nightclubs. To fuel up the fun factor, you can do some of these refreshing night activities.
25. Night Riding in Chandigarh on The Gerhi Route
Bring your car out or hop on the signature Bullet or Bullt as they say so and amidst the beauty of the city. You and your bike roaring through the wide roads with the Adeline pumping hard in your body! The Gerhi Route (Gerhi means rounds) passing through Sector 8, 9 and, 10 is a set of roads where people drive cars and motorbikes.
Advice: Always wear a helmet.
We absolutely love everything about the nights spent in Chandigarh! What are your favourite places to hang out in Chandigarh?