Pubs in Pondicherry
1. Le Club:
Cost for two: INR 1400 with alcohol
Timings: 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM ; 7:00 PM tp 11:00 PM
Highlights: Seafood and outdoor seating overlooking the sea.
Location: 38, Dumas Street, Beach Rd, South End, Puducherry, 605001
2. Kofi Bar
The rustic atmosphere will catch your glimpse the moment you step into the old- rusty looking bar. Best known for its tranquil atmosphere on the Auroville road, this place serves probably the best coffee in town.
Cost for two: INR 300
Timings: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Highlights: Not a suitable place for the nightclubbing experience, but a great place to enjoy coffee and snacks.
Location: Main Auroville Road, Next To Farm Fresh, Kuilapalayam, Auroville, 605101
Nothing can beat the beauty of rooftop cafes if it is overlooking the French beauty of Pondicherry town. Located inside the premises of Hotel Atithi. Toxic is an open bar cafe serving a variety of alcohol, mocktails, cocktails, and seafood.
Cost for two: INR 1000
Timings: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Highlights: Rooftop cafe with an open bar perfect for experiencing the nightlife in Pondicherry.
Location: 26, Sardar Vallabhai Patel Salai, Ponnaiyapet, Puducherry, 605001
4. L' Aqua
Cost for two: INR 1200
Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Highlights: Rooftop bar with the sea and beach view!
Location: Ajanta Sea View, 50, Goubert Ave, White Town, Puducherry - 605001
Part of Hotel Anandha Inn, Tantra Lounge is counted amongst the best party places in Pondicherry. Serving on the platter you'd find here the palatable North Indian food, the charcoal grill, and the fresh seafood. The wide variety of alcohol, the in-house DJ, and the foot-tapping music are just complementary add-ons to your nightlife experience in Pondicherry.
Cost for two: INR 1500
Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Highlights: Seafood and a wide variety of alcoholic servers
Location: Hotel Anandha Inn, 154, SV Patel Salai, Heritage Town, Puducherry
6. Bay of Buddha
The prominent location of this high-class bar is the USP of this place. Located inside the Promenade hotel on White house street, the bar overlooking the Bay of Bengal is the best place to enjoy a romantic date and a crazy night out alike. The wide variety of cuisines including Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian, Asian is served at your table to satiate every taste bud. The good view from the bar and the well-stocked bar is just an add-on to make your fine dining experience the best.
Cost for two: INR 1500
Timings: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Highlights: The prominent location of the bar overlooking the sea and the wide variety of Asian cuisines.
Location: Goubert Ave, White Town, Puducherry, 605001
7. Asian House
The mild music, the finger-licking food and the beaming bar, Asian House is the youngster's hotspot in Pondicherry. As the name truly suggests, Asian House is where you can devour the various flavours of Asian cuisine. The bar is brimming with the variety of alcohol which can fit in everybody's pocket.
Cost for two: INR 900
Timings: 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM
Highlights: Prominent location and the Asian cuisines
Location: Guest House, 7, Beach Road, South Boulevard, Near Park, Puducherry, 605001
8. L’e Space
Wrapped in exotic and wacky interiors, L’e Space is yet another party magnet. Situated on La Bourdonnais Street, the pub mostly serves meat along with an array of hard liquor and cocktails. In addition to a rooftop providence, the club amenities also include; outdoor and indoor seating and table booking or reservations.
Cost for two: Approx. INR 1400
Timings: 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Highlight: The ambience and interiors of the pub attract tourists and visitors.
Location: 2, La Bourdonnais St, White Town, Puducherry
If you are looking for new experiences to add on to your story of life, camping at the beachside will do complete justice to your pumping adrenaline. With the several registered beach camping sites in Pondicherry, you can spend your night along the shore of the sea with soothing music, bonfire, and the alcohol.
10. Paradise Beach
Situated on the other side of Chunnambar Boat House, the Paradise beach is just one boat ride away. With an array of activities arranged on the beach such as sightseeing, boat rides, volleyball, ferry rides and so much more, the Paradise beach is one of the most beautiful spots in Pondicherry. Although on the expensive side concerning purchases and entry, this white-sanded exotic piece of nature is worth a visit!
Entry fee: INR 120. Camera allowance - INR 20. Chair purchase per hour - Approx. INR 75
Boat rides, ferry rides and purchases at the beach stalls are all
Location: Manaveli Rd, Chinna Veerampattinam, Puducherry 605007
Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Weekdays
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM - Sundays
11. The Lighthouse
Initially constructed in the 19th century and restructured in the 20th century, this old lighthouse is now a partial museum. During the 1800s, this tower was the only navigator for the localites and visitors. It is now a significant tourist attraction for its regular events, festivals and activities. A climb up this former source of light would gratify one with the most scenic picture of Pondicherry in its entirety.
Entry fee: INR 10
Location: New Light House, Dubrayapet, Puducherry, 605004
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Tuesday to Saturday
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Sunday
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Monday
12. Rock Beach
This vast water body brackets by expanses of black rocks is another viewpoint of Pondicherry. Tourists and visitors usually hub here to immerse in the fresh air amidst the clear waters. Although swimming in these waters is off the list, localites enjoy spending time here for jogs, walks, more so during the evenings. In case you wish to take a walk after dark, there are plenty of hotels and restaurants around the beach to have to your hunger covered.
The beach remains open 24 hours.
Location: White Town, Puducherry, 605001
13. Poudou Poudou
A bar and restaurant located on La Bourdonnais Street, Poudou Poudou is a hunger saviour and a huge relaxer. With serves of alcohol and great food, embracing Continental, Indian and Chinese cuisines, Poudou Poudou serves the vibe of the beach at the same time. Some of the amenities provided by this air-conditioned beach restaurant are indoor and outdoor seating, lunch and dinner and food parcels.
Cost for two: Approx. INR 600
Timing: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Shop No 31, La Bourdonnais St, White Town, Pondicherry
Tips for Experiencing Nightlife in PondicherryThe dress code to enter the majority of lounge and clubs is pre-defined. Women need to wear casual or semi-formal outfits; flip-flops are not allowed. Men are expected to not enter in shorts, pyjamas, flip-flops or sports shoes.
Places most suitable for the young and single crowd: Pub Zipper, Le Club, Kofi Bar
Places best suited for the couples: Toxic bar, L' Aqua, Asian House, Bay of Buddha, Asian House
The loud music is not allowed in Pondicherry after 11 PM if you want to show some dance moves make your way to the club before that.