is the second capital of the state of Maharashtra
, and known for its beautiful parks and temples along with great food. Increasing tourist numbers have also boosted the city’s demand for nightlife, with some great bars opening up; we pick 10 of the best.
Bar, Restaurant, Chinese, Indian, $$$
10 Downing Street
10 Downing Street might remind some of the British Prime Minister’s residence but in Nagpur, it’s a very popular bar. Widely appreciated by the residents of Nagpur, this bar has done everything right since it has opened. The interiors are welcoming and sophisticated along with a lively ambiance. One can enjoy authentic Chinese and Continental cuisines along with a variety of cocktails and mocktails. The dim lighting and English tracks are a bonus. It’s a great place to relax and grab a few beers with friends.
501, 5th Floor, Milestone Building, Wardha Road, Ramdaspeth Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 712 320 9600
Bar, Restaurant, Indian
Fionaa is an impressive place for drinks and food. You’re welcomed into a charming and lively space with a lounge bar vibe. The menu is superb with a variety of starters and delicious butter chicken, and they also have great cocktails and a fully stocked bar with friendly bartenders. It’s quite spacious in case you want to dance while the live DJ spins some great numbers.
209, Dharmpeth Towers, West High Court Road, Dharampeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 83789 14555
Spot 9 says it is here to bring happiness to Nagpur and they have certainly succeeded. Spread over 2,500 acres, there’s no shortage of entertainment; from a brilliant in-house DJ and huge dance floor to private booths for couples. You can have a drink here and enjoy the music or taste the delicious food which ranges from American and Indian starters to Italian and Chinese.
221, North Bazzar Road, Gokulpeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 712 645 0099
Bar, Pub Grub
Located in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Ethyl Bar is a trendy, inviting space. It’s one of Nagpur’s more upscale bars with an elegant feel to it. The classy interiors have huge glass doors and walls and luxury upholstered seating, all beneath a striking painted ceiling. The bar is pretty big with a variety of drinks and quite an impressive list of foreign wines, all being happily drunk by locals and hotel guests into the night.
Wardha Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 712 666 5888
Bar, Pub Grub, Indian
Bar, Restaurant, Pub Grub, Indian, $$$
Located on its own separate level in Hardeo Hotel, Ice Lounge has a pleasant atmosphere with excellent service. You can visit for dinner, for pre-dinner drinks or late night cocktails. Do try the mocktails and the desserts, they are superb. The bar also has a good selection of single malts.
Hotel Hardeo, Dr. Munje Marg, Sitabuldi Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 712 66 84 888
Nottee is renowned in Nagpur as a great place to hang out with friends. The menu has a selection of reasonably priced drinks and finger food, and there’s a pretty good live DJ so you can always break out a few moves at the dance floor. This is the kind of place where college students and Nagpur’s trendy youth scene can be found enjoying their drinks.
Empress Mall, Sir Bezanji Marg, Near Gandhi Sagar Lake Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 808 76 77 776
House Of Beers
Bar, Indian, $$$
House Of Beers
As the name suggests, this bar is the place to hit for beers and beers. Located on the roof of the Hotel Heritage, it’s a great place to visit for a laid-back evening alongside a clientele that is mainly a young crowd and couples. One can also find hookah here which is an added bonus.
Collectors Colony, Civil Lines Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 920 91 05 522
Restaurant, Vegetarian, Indian, Chinese, Italian
Elements serves only meat-free food and alcohol making it the most popular spot among the huge number of vegetarians in Nagpur. It is well designed and has a huge Emperor styled chair to take selfies on with friends. The menu offers a full range of cuisines including Tandoor, North Indian, Chinese, Italian and Continental to go with a bar that is well stocked, and bartenders that deliver drinks promptly.
Poonam Mall, Wardhaman Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India +91 932 61 23 456