The bustling, central hub of New Delhi, Connaught Place is known for its boutiques, markets and restaurants creating a buzzing atmosphere. As night draws in, the area gets even more lively, with numerous bars and clubs. We list the best places to grab a drink and soak up the energy.
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The pop art décor and colorfulness of Knight Rider is what entices visitors inside. The burst of rainbow colors contrasting with pure white accents radiates positive vibes, creating a fun atmosphere which promises an upbeat night. Knight Rider serves a range of alcohol as well as numerous cuisines such as North Indian, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Indonesian, Lebanese and Italian to accompany the drinks. The music and theme go hand in hand, with 1970s pop rock music further adding a retro vibe.
As the name suggests, Quote Bar is an explosion of words, symbols and quotes adorning every wall of this highbrow bar. The fine wood furnishings and checkered floor give the space a quirky, intellectual feel, while the pastel color scheme and dim lighting add a home-like warmness to the bar. Quote Bar specializes in North Indian and European cuisine that is far too appetizing to resist, served alongside their imported collection of beer.
My Bar is a popular bar in Connaught Place among Delhites eager to beat the heat with music and drinks. With the interiors closely packed and seats nestled close to each other, My Bar is a place with no boundaries among strangers and the best time to visit is during one of the fierce cricket matches where the shouts and cheers overpower the music. The bar is frequently visited by hookah lovers and with their wide selection of drinks, My Bar is the perfect to head for a relaxing night out with friends.
Earthy, rustic and old school are the adjectives used to describe Blues. The place is decorated with vintage articles and paintings reminiscent of old Hollywood, and has the lingering charm of an era long gone. The food matches the ambience of the bar with North Indian and American cuisine to titillate the taste buds. The drinks menu is equally exhaustive, with everything from wines to craft beers and cocktail creations. Blues is a the perfect spot for seeing in Sunday morning.
F Bar & Lounge is the child of the popular fashion TV channel ftv, the logo of which is found creatively embedded in furniture all over the lounge. The bar is a must visit for fashion divas and enthusiasts, and has the perfect classy atmosphere with music that unwinds guests, beckoning them to shake some moves on the spacious dance floor. F Bar & Lounge serves mouthwatering drinks and dishes, and has a real appetite for style and aura.
Cocoa by Belgique has a laid back interior and a scenic outdoor seating area to make its guests comfortable. The décor is chic with graffiti walls and a harmonious mix of wood and tiled décor. There’s a full bar and a wide range of finger foods to enjoy too.
Monkey Bar is a colourful gastropub near Connaught Place with friendly staff and a lively ambience that keeps their visitors bubbling with fun over a large glass of beer and bar snacks. With its creative interiors, Monkey Bar boasts a pool table and exposed brick walls, making it one of the coolest places to hang out in New Delhi.
QBA is named after the shape of the bar, which is Q shaped. The bar is a colossal space which is a convenient option for a large group. The best bit of the bar is the open terrace seating, perfect for relaxing in on balmy summer evenings. QBA has been awarded one of the best multi cuisine restaurants in the country, with an great range of drinks and cocktails to accompany their dishes.
Movida translates to party in Cuban street slang. Living up to its name, Movida Bar offers a lively atmosphere with world music constantly playing, creating the perfect atmosphere for dancing the night away. Test tube shots and watermelon hookahs are a must try at this venue, as well as the wide variety of cuisines such as Thai, Italian, Chinese and British.
Rodeo is a quirky, Mexican restaurant-bar in the heart of New Delhi, with a fun, Wild West theme. The interior is full of cactuses, wooden furniture and the typical high bar stools and walls covered in numerous cowboy hats and ponchos too. The drinks are equally excellent, with delicious margaritas and traditional tequila-based drinks adding to the atmosphere.