The Best Bars in Guwahati, India

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Shreyas Kulkarni

Guwahati is the largest city in the state of Assam, and offers gorgeous scenery, beautiful gardens, warm people and splendid weather. It’s one of India’s top tourist attractions and also home to many music festivals. Music and sports play a key role in the city, and what’s better than grabbing a drink after a game of football or a concert. Here’s a lost of bars everyone should visit in Guwahati.

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Café Hendrix

Named after the legendary Jimi Hendrix, Café Hendrix is a one of a kind live blues bar and cafe. Formed by a group of individuals who share a passion for music, Café Hendrix aims to discover the musical talent of the North East. It’s a place where visitors can go to enjoy live music gigs; whether you are looking for some original music or covers of your favorite artists, there is something from everyone here. They have a well-stocked bar as well as various types of snack.

The Lounge

Tucked inside Hotel Dynasty is the exceedingly popular The Lounge, an upscale bar frequented by Guwahati locals looking for a place with superb drinks, tasty food and amazing music. The bar is often filled with young business people and students all looking for a good night out. The Lounge has a tempting list of wines and drinks coupled with appetizing food, making it one of the best venues in Guwahati.

Silver Streak

One of the older pubs in Guwahati, Silver Streak is credited as a major player in changing the city’s nightlife. Situated inside Guwahati’s trusted and famous Hotel Brahmaputra Ashoka, Silver Streak is a fantastic place to dance to the latest hits or have a drink with friends. The venue has a rustic feel to it, with soft lighting and a great music system. It also has an outdoor seating area facing the Brahmaputra River for those who prefer a quieter atmosphere.

Kitchen Bar & Restaurant

Located in the heart of the city, Kitchen Bar & Restaurant is a pretty famous open-style bar-restaurant. It has an outdoor seating area and straw-roofed huts for those who might want a private space of their own. The drinks are priced at a reasonable rate and the food available is extremely delicious. During winter, the bar builds bonfires to warm guests up in case the drinks fail to do so. The Kitchen Bar & Restaurant is a unique place in the center of urban Guwahati, a place definitely worth visiting.

Topaz

Topaz is one of Guwahati’s high-end pubs; it offers an excellent opportunity for people to have a great time with friends over drinks. The ambiance is lively, and the interior features gorgeous lighting and plush seating. Topaz has a great bar with a large variety of drinks, catering to every taste. The food is pretty basic, but filling, complementing the drinks perfectly. If you’re looking for great music and a fun night, Topaz is the place to be.

Urban Mantra

Urban Mantra is one of Guwahati’s best places for an outing with friends. This bar has multiple seating options with the dimly lit lounge area and a brightly lit restaurant on the first floor. It also hosts live jamming sessions and band performances which are a treat to watch. The food served here is mostly Chinese or Indian fare, and the drinks are reasonably priced.

Reign

Located in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Reign is a classy and chic bar, very popular with the locals. It’s one of Guwahati’s best venues for an informal meeting or for after-work meet-ups over beer. They have an extensive wine collection from across the world as well as exceptional cocktails. They are famous for their service which is said to be top-notch.

Ambrosia

Ambrosia

Ambrosia is one of the best places in Guwahati to enjoy traditional Assamese food. One of Guwahati’s top dining places, it rarely disappoints. From friendly staff to filling food and excellent drinks, it’s a great place for one to enjoy with friends or family.

Zero Mile

Zero Mile is an exciting place to visit in Guwahati, and although relatively new, has won the hearts of many locals. The bar has a great selection of drinks to choose from, and they also serve food inspired by many types of international cuisines. Its main attraction lies in its funky interior: visitors are often fascinated by the motorcycle hanging from the ceiling and the army jeep inside.

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