Coimbatore is Tamil Nadu’s second biggest city and was once considered a pit stop on the way to more popular tourist attractions. Lately though it’s begun to hold its own with a growing cosmopolitan energy and a great bar scene. We list the top spots for a drink in this upcoming metropolis.
Bike & Barrel
Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Indian, $$$
Located in The Residency Hotel, Bike & Barrel is a trendy pub with an English theme. The bar has a great collection of drinks, and although the food menu is minimal, the finger foods are tasty. Bike & Barrel is a fantastic place to unwind or dance to some great music. It also houses a DJ and a dance floor which is filled with revellers on weekends.
Tease in Vivanta by Taj, is an upscale and trendy bar that attracts the best of the city. The interior is beautifully decorated with its own multi-tiered chandelier and backlit onyx panels. The cocktail menu is well worth exploring, and the food menu is tempting: from tapas to sushi.
Flames is one of Coimbatore’s most popular bars, with dim lighting and a relaxed ambience. The finger food available is tasty and the bar offers a good selection of wines, beers and cocktails. Bar tenders are friendly and will mix things according to your taste, including mocktails if you don’t drink alcohol.
Located in the Clarion Hotel, Zero Degrees is a visually dramatic bar, bathed in red light. The well set up bar has a wide range of wines, cocktails, spirits and some rare champagnes. The staff are courteous and knowledgeable and the service is prompt.
Located in the plush Le Meridien Hotel is the classy Latitude 11. It’s one of Coimbatore’s best bars with a great collection of drinks and delicious bar snacks. The bar houses some great whiskeys and the bar’s renowned buffets are a great hit with its patrons.
The Park Inn bar is Coimbatore’s best rooftop bar, located on the top of the Metro Park Inn Hotel. The stunning views are matched by a menu of strong and well-made cocktails. The bar has a great sound system with house DJs spinning nightly sets for patrons who fancy a quick dance high above the city with their drinks.