Nightlife in Delhi: Best Experiences To Enjoy Delhi at Night

The nightlife in Delhi is famous for its parties and party animals. Some of the most electrifying nights you spend in the capital are when you decide to ditch your sleep. Yes, we are referring to the time when the moon is high and so are you! When the masses sleep and the classes rule the city!

When the word nightlife or night out (as most of the Delhiites calls it) pops out of anyone's mouth, the instant trigger of our imagination pulls out the shots of drinks, dance, and DJ. But that's not it; the Delhi's way of owling is not bound to these three segments. One can relish a night in peace too, having food, late night drives and tons of other stuff to do.
So, here we are listing some popular picks for you to enjoy Nightlife in Delhi:

1. Party Places in Hauz Khas

The cafes and part places that have mushroomed in this area offer impressive food and suits the music taste of almost all kind of people. You can go pub-hopping in many clubs located in the area. The party ends at 1 AM but the vibe of the place is best in Delhi.
With a lake overlooking view from the terrace and unique vista, this is one of the most happening places in the area. But make sure you make your reservation in advance if you are planning to go there.  

Some of the many Party Places in Hauz Khas Village:
  • Imperfecto 

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    Showcasing contemporary split-level themes and Bohemian-style interiors, this ambiently-lit pub features rooftop alfresco seating with splendid cityscapes and upbeat live music. They have an indulgent menu of European and Mediterrnean cuisines, North Indian snacks and crafted iced cocktails. All drinks are INR 99 during happy hours.
    Timings: 12pm - 1am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 11am - 8pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,700

     

  • Maquina

    This polished Mexican dive bar always hosts the biggest live gigs in town and offers a state-of-the-art restro bar known for its churros and margaritas. Maquina serves authentic burritos, enchiladas, tacos and quesadillas alongside desserts, exotic liquor, refreshing cocktails and signature fried prawns.
    Timings: 12:30pm - 12:30am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 11pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,000
  • Rabbit Hole

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    This dine-in garden cafe and plush bar makes pub lovers go gaga over Scotch Eggs, Cola Chicken Wings and Parmesan Crostini. You can also try select dishes from Thai, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Their relaxed rooftop space is frequented by artists, entrepreneurs and photographers for skyline views. Rabbit Hole’s cocktails like Cigar Smoked Whiskey and Draumbieuy leave you coming back for s’mores.
    Timings: 4pm - 12:30am, Monday - Tuesday
    Happy Hours: 6pm - 8pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,000
  • Matchbox

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    Matchbox flaunts a colourfully appointed wood furnished pub with excellent drinks, benevolent service and party atmosphere. Upbeat live music and a full-service eclectic menu is available, including delectable pizzas, chicken and pork steaks, sizzler burgers and carbonaras with distinct international flavours. They also stock up on red wines, champagnes, whiskeys and specialty beers.
    Timings: Monday to Thursday: 2pm - 2am, Friday to Sunday: 11am - 2am
    Happy Hours: 3pm - 9pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,800

     

  • Summer House

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    Featuring spick and span interiors with sylvan decor and retro themes, Summer House is a bustling cafe and bar with expansive Italian and continental menus. Enjoy finger food, chicken delights and tall stacked burgers along with subtle margaritas and mojitos at their classy indoor bar. All drinks are customised with your choice of tasty syrup and fruity flavours.
    Timings: 12pm - 12:30am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 9pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,300
  • Mia Bella

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    Offering an array of delicious Italian, European and continental delicacies, Mia Bella Romantic Kitchen and Bar is known for its sun-soaked seating places, decor inspired by Greek architecture and charming views of Deer Park. This upscale gastropub serves full course multi-cuisine meals, signature draught and Indian beers, wines, ales and classic cocktails.
    Timings: 12pm - 11:30pm, Monday - Sunday
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 8pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,800
  • Auro Kitchen and Bar

    Auro Kitchen and Bar is the go-to place for Delhiites for family gatherings, friendly parties and a table full of mouth watering servings of North Indian, traditional Chinese and continental food. Relish drinks like aperitifs, sangria cocktails, liqueurs, cognac and freshly brewed beer at the spacious rooftop bar lounge.
    Timings: 12pm - 12:30am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 9pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,500

2. Party Places in Nehru Place:

Nehru Place is lately emerging to be one of the top favourites of Delhiites when it comes to getting a glass of beer or chilling with friends for dinner or so. The complex has been developed to include a PVR theatre, food court with variety of Indian and International restaurants and a plethora of pubs and beer cafes. Some of the top picks include:

  • The Beer Cafe

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    The Beer Cafe provides the perfect range of summer beers in taps and wholesome pints, such as Chimay Red, Shepherd Neame and Oranjeboom to name a few. This microbrewery’s beer cocktails like Grapefruit Mojito, Blue Mule and Mango Micheladas are must-try items on the beer cocktail mix menu. Keep your hunger at bay with pizzas, pastas, garlic toasts, sizzling kebabs and vegetarian tikkas.
    Timings: 11am - 1am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 11pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,800
  • United House

    A heritage destination with quaint intricate wood-lined interiors, painted archways, exposed bricks and chandeliers, United House is an old-fashioned hideout for. Sticking with North Indian flavours, they serve delicious chicken tikkas, Maha Samosas, Indian bread and Mughlai dishes. Their unrivalled fruit-mix cocktails and sumptuous beers impress the crowds.
    Timings: 11am - 11:30pm, Monday - Tuesday
    Happy Hours: 12:30pm - 6pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,000
  • Fio Cookhouse and Bar

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    Fio Cookhouse and Bar is a stylish and breezy chain bar serving modern European meals, tasty cocktails and snacks in an urban terrace garden. This high-octane, glitzy party zone is loved by pub and grub enthusiasts for Fio’s Caesar Salad, Olive Crusted Rawas, camembert cheese pizzas, mushroom rosettis, peppy beers, cocktails and liquors.
    Timings: 12pm - 12am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 8pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,700
  • Flying Saucer

    Featuring regal European accents in cuisine, service and decor, this plush wood-panelled pub sits within Epicuria Mall. The drawing-room environment and tons of books to read enhance your productivity while you dig into spinach corn crepes, Lebanese delights, chocolatey desserts and authentic chow mein alongside an array of other Indian, Thai and Chinese servings. The “Don’tTell Mama Menu” at the bar with high chairs includes scotch, whiskey and single malt.
    Timings: 11am - 1am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 11:30am - 7pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,000
  • Nehru Place Social

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    Belonging to an eminent chain of Delhi bars, Social is an all-day cafe and bar with exposed brick walls for you to enjoy live music, anti-design themes and tasty drinks under the same roof. The bar gained its fame during the tech boom for global brand beers, chilled vodka shots and creative cocktails. Frequented by urban hangout enthusiasts, this alfresco eatery with a central mini ferris wheel serves a range of American snacks, Chinese appetizers and triple course Indian meals.
    Timings: 12pm - 12am, Monday - Sunday
    Happy Hours: 12:30pm - 7:30pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,700
  • Lord of the Drinks Forum

    Located inside Delhi’s renowned Deer Park, this is the bar to go if you crave the Hauz Khas vibe minus the crowds. Tucked into a floral haven, this no-frills hangout is ideal for connecting with like-minded people, fellow music lovers and foodies. It is also one of the hottest partying destinations in Delhi with gigs, crafted drinks and American snacks. Undoubtedly, it is one of Delhi’s favourite Bohemian-themed cafes.
    Timings: 11:30am - 12am
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 8pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,900
  • The Chatter House

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    From what started as a bustling IT hub, The Chatter House is now a party ecosphere of its own. Distressed brick walls, airy co-working space cordoned off by a tinted glass door create a welcoming retreat. Feel the unstoppable pulse of relishing smoked soups, Greek and feta salads, ricottas, pizzas, tacos, chicken and cheese, alongside cocktails, mojitos and sangria.
    Timings: 12pm - 1am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 12pm -8pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,000
  • Irish House

    Living up to its name with authentic Irish whiskeys and scotch, beers from around the world and casual country bar settings, Irish House is heavily sought after for everyday happy hours. The resto bar serves Indian and European delights like waffles, wedges, fritters, pizza tacos and diverse lunch options.
    Timings: 2pm - 11pm, Monday - Sunday
    Happy Hours: 5pm - 8pm
    Cost for Two: INR 2,100
  • Only Bar

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    In contrast to its name, Only Bar serves a large variety of vegetarian munchies, burgers, chicken starters and tandoor kebabs, smoothies and milkshakes. Those looking for unique cocktails have come to the right place - Only Bar is an abode for malt, bourbon and Irish whiskeys and imp scotch. 
    Timings: 11am - 12am, open daily
    Happy Hours: 12pm - 7pm
    Cost for Two: INR 1,600
  • Uncultured

    Uncultured boasts of a spacious complex separated into an alfresco rooftop lounge and sunlit indoor seating space for booze-fuelled parties and romantic fine dining. Apart from Italian, Chinese and Indian delicacies like fish tikkas, chicken croquettes and mushroom cappuccinos, Uncultured’s extensive cocktail catalogue and Hookah varieties are top-notch in terms of flavour.
    Timings: 12pm - 12am, Monday - Tuesday
    Happy Hours: All day, everyday
    Cost for Two: INR 1,500

3. Nightclubs

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The first thought that crosses everyone's mind for a night out and often considered the paramount way too. The beats of music combined with the bottle of booze with the lights blinding your vision and every muscle in your body exhausted! Delhi has a cluster of all sorts of nightclubs with unique variants and themes of their own. You just need to get in the right spot.

Here are some of the best clubs with an irresistible ambience and the peak hours between 12 AM to 3 AM.
  • Kitty Su

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The hottest club in town, located in the Connaught Place inside 'The Lalit'. Kitty Su is known for its EDM and the 5-star premises of The Lalit. Keep an eye out for some of the best acts that take over the stage here and get a firsthand experience of one of the best nightclubs in Delhi.
Cost For Two: INR 5000
Where: The Lalit, Barakhamba Avenue, Barakhamba Road
Timings: 7 PM to 1 AM, Closed Mondays
  • Soi 7 Pub & Brewery

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Soi 7 Pub & Brewery is the right place where you get to watch people wrestle or volunteer for wrestling while you guzzle down some chilled beers. Yes, there is a boxing ring here. They also screen sports matches. An ideal place to visit in large groups. The large outdoor seating arrangement and the serene ambience make up for a perfect hangout spot and a great place to enjoy Gurgaon's Nightlife. Thursdays are ladies night and hence, an excellent reason to check out the place with your girl squad. 
Cost for two: INR 2100 (approximately) with alcohol
Where: 205-208 & 209-A, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
Timings: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AM, Daily
  • The Blue Bar

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Huddled in the glorious Taj, the place is designed to mesmerise people. The Blue Bar is famous for its imposing décor which makes it perfect for late night dates and friends night out. The place is a bit on the expensive side, but it's worth the experience. 
Cost For Two: INR 4000
Where: Taj Palace, 2, Sardar Patel Marg, Chanakyapuri
Timings: 5 PM to 1 AM (Monday - Thursday), 5 PM to 2 AM (Friday - Sunday)

4. Live Music

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Irrespective of its genre, music has a miraculous quality to transcend anyone in a place with nothing but rhythm, beats and profound lyrics. And when music is accompanied by friends, food and refreshments, the magic is just unbreakable. Delhi has some stages set for the local musicians to showcase their talents.

Some of these places are -
  • Hard Rock Café

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The place is known for its rising band's performances and is best for sitting idle and applauding the fresh talent. With the walls plastered with memorabilia from some of the most famous bands to have ever existed, the global chain of Hard Rock Cafe's never failed to make a customer smile. 
Cost For Two: INR 2500
Where: DLF Cyber Hub and Saket
Timings: 12 PM to 1 AM, Daily
  • TC Bar and Restaurants

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The place is best known for the hard rock music and the Karaoke nights. Anyone can approach the stage and fulfil his dreams to perform with or without gifted vocals. It has an old school charm that will never cease to amaze you. 
Cost For Two: INR 1300
Where: 81, Adchini
Timings: 7:30 PM to 12:30 AM (Monday - Saturday), 5 PM to 12:30 AM (Sunday) 

5. Late Night Dinners

Some late night craving is endured by every person in the community of Nocturnals. It's one of the best ways to spend a night in harmony, having a meal with dim lighting and exquisite service late night, excitingly romantic, isn't it?

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Delhi has diversity in restaurants, offering a cohesive time and extravagant flavours of food. Some of the best restaurants with a blinking sign board late in the night are -
  • Mocha Arthouse

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If you are a big cricket fan the place is meant for you. People tend to watch cricket on this massive screen with a beer in hand and plate full of food. And due to its pretty interiors, you can click some pictures for your next Instagram post too!
Cost For Two: INR 1400
Where: 167, Ground Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj
Timings: 11 AM to 12:30 AM (Monday - Wednesday), 11 AM to 1 AM (Thursday - Sunday)
  • Comesum

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The best place to savour a nice family hour and food variants from all across the world. Comesum is located near every railway junction in Delhi, the latest branch being launched at Inderlok Metro Station. 
Cost For Two: INR 400
Where: Railway Station, Nizamuddin West, Nizamuddin
Timings: 8 AM to 11 PM, Daily 

6. Street Food

People of Delhi always have a thing for roadside sweet and spices, and it doesn't matter if it's too late or early. There is nothing some tasty food cannot fix. Yes, Delhi has some food stalls selling high standards of tastes, but the health status is a little underdefined. Still, the taste is worth it! This is a cheaper alternative to spend your night and is as much fun in its own way.

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Here are some places serving low-priced food, with a speedy delivery in paper plates and poly bags late night in the capital-
  • JNU Dhaba

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However, this throbbing university is vibrant and active throughout the day and night. A scholarly environment, along with canteens, dhabas and food-courts, JNU is another perfect place to explore for midnight owls. Do visit their 24X7 food court for some lip-smacking dishes and mind-blowing discussions! JNU Dhaba is open up till 2:30 AM and is famous for delicious egg and chicken rolls. 
Cost For Two: INR 150
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru University, Administration Block, JNU
  • Patel Chest for Bun-Butter-Chai

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The place is known for its mesmerizing Chai and butter buns. The place remains open until 5 AM in the morning.  You can experience midnight owls hanging at Patel Chest area. Satisfy your hunger at Patel Chest with their Bun-Chai and egg noodles! Later, you can stroll on the roads of the campus, or head towards the quiet VC gardens.
Cost For Two: INR 100
Where: Delhi University North campus
  • Jain Chawal Wale

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For one of the best Rajma chawal one could possibly have, to the lip-smacking thalis to Kadhi Chawals, this place is there to satisfy your hunger any time of the day and night. 
Cost For Two: INR 250
Where: P-1/190, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place
Timings: 5:30 AM to 12:30 AM, Daily

7. Late Night Gaming

There are people who are not the most energetic souls but want to spend the night with a couple of friends in a competitive way; we got your back pal! You need a place to visit late in the wee hours to have a taco, drink some beer, play pool, maybe upload a couple of stories and go home, perfect right?

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You can either pick pool, bowling or anything; here are some gaming centres in Delhi you would want to pick to have a good time
  • Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill

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Got a match happening late into the night? Clearly, the family will not agree to you yelling on top of your lungs in the middle of the night cheering for your favourite teams. Underdoggs has you covered. Meet like-minded sports fanatics, watch your favourite teams play while sipping on ice cold beer. 
Cost For Two: INR 2000
Where: WorldMark 2, Aerocity
Timings: 12 PM to 12:30 AM, Daily
  • Monkey Bar

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The place is known for its ambience and booze. You can play pool in that beautiful ambience. Buzzing with activity, Monkey bar is perfect if you just need to end your day relaxing or playing pool with friends.
Cost For Two: INR 1700
Where: Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C-6 & 7, Vasant Kunj
Timings: 12 AM to 12 PM, Daily

8. Bars And Lounges

Remember that scene from your favourite movie, when the actor enters a bar late night and hits on the leading lady, well in Delhi that could happen if you have that charm of course.

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Delhi homes some best bars in the entire country where you can sit with your friends and enjoy your drink with soothing music. Some of the best bars Delhi has to offer are mentioned below: 
  • My Bar Headquarters

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Located in CP, the place has recently earned its name these days for its lively ambience and a pocket-friendly price. Closing in on the month end? This place is sure to give you a nice night out for you as well as your pockets. 
Cost For Two: INR 1000
Where: Shop N 49, 2nd Floor, Connaught Place
Timings: 11 AM to 12:15 AM, Daily
  • Brew Buddy

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Decked out in pretty lights, Brew Buddy is sporting some of the most refreshing and most delicious beers in the city. Two floors of brewery serve multi-cuisine food and celebrate Bollywood Nights on Fridays. 'Tap to table' beer is a reality at Beer Buddy because as per your preference, you can select the beer and get it directly from the tap located on your table. 
Cost for two: INR 1500
Where: HUDA Market, Sector 29, Gurgaon
Timings: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM, Daily

9. Dhaba Drive

One of my favourites, a long road trip to remote places and grabbing something in the middle of the road is what I prefer as nightlife. In this way, you could enjoy every moment of the cold night without wasting any time to sit and wait for your order to arrive.

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Some of the best roadside outlets, best to grab a quick bite are mentioned below-
  • Amrik Sukhdev Dhaba, Murthal

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If you are a Parantha lover, you might have heard about these lip-smacking Parathas with Cutting Chai. Other than that, the place has every possible dish any elite restaurant could offer. Ever driving through Murthal, stop by and have a delicious experience. There are a series of Dhabas available for you to choose from. 
Cost For Two: INR 400
Where: 52, 250 KM Stone, G.T Road, Murthal
Timings: 24 x 7

10. Star Gaze at Night

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Delhi NCR provides some of the best places to endeavour your photography or just gazing at the moon with absolutely nothing to do. Stunning views and magnificent aura is what drives people to these places-
  • The Abandoned Mining area- Shona Road, Gurgaon
  • Damdama Lake- Gurgaon
  • Ground Near Lotus Temple- Bahapur

11. Night Walks

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Well, some of you won't like this, and some of you would love this, but apart from the security issues, this is one of best things you could ever do in a sleepless night. The cool wind is striking your face, with countless talks and the silver lining of the moon!

Here are some quite places, safe to travel with like-minded people all around
  • India Gate: Witness the glorious view of India gate and walk around in an aura of patriotism
  • Streets of Shahjahanabad: Located in Old Delhi, the long walks on the historical roads will transcend you to the gone times.
  • Parthasarathy Rocks: A splined spot for love buds to enjoy their time outdoors. You will find the place on Mehrauli Road, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Word of caution - Stay alert on the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road the place is considered dangerous for walkers. So, it's better to be in a group or drive your car.

12. Ghost Walks

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Now the daredevils of Night will feel their heart pumping at a higher pace. Just the idea of meeting the paranormal makes you all fired up! But a ghost walk is not a cake walk remember that; try to bring a friend along. So, let's plan your little adventure together, here are some horrid spots which will pour your hearts will terror.

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Oh, look! It's dawn already, well sometimes you could just stay up to finish the things you love, in my case that's writing. So, we have covered every possible option you could think when you don't feel like to just nod off. Hopefully, you must have figured your route for the next night out-of-doors.

This post was published by Rishabh Thakur

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