If you live in Delhi but have never let the nocturnal one in you explore the city’s electrifying nightlife, let me tell you that you are missing out on one of the most happening aspects of the city. Delhi is one of the few cities in India that are popular for their nightlife. From pubs to discotheques to eating joints, there are hordes of places where you can hang out at after its dark. So, whether you are a party animal looking to make merry with your gang, or a hungry soul looking to satiate your hunger pangs, here are some of the best places to experience nightlife in Delhi.
Nightlife in Delhi:
Best Nightclubs and Discos in Delhi
Put your dancing shoes and get ready to party at some of the jazziest discos in Delhi that will make you fall in love with their foot tapping music and buzzing ambiance. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most popular nightclubs in Delhi that are redefining the meaning of ‘party’.
The Electric Room
The Electric Room is a new party destination in town. The place remains open till dawn with non-stop music playing and drinks flowing. Though a new entrant in the after-party arena, the place has already become one of the most popular nightclubs in South Delhi. It also serves some amazing food, which is one more reason to head to this throbbing discotheque in Delhi.
- Location – The Lodhi, Lodhi Road
- Opening Hours – 9:00 pm – 5:00 am closed on Mondays and Sundays)
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 5000 (with alcohol)
One of the classiest nightclubs in the country, Kitty Su is the only club in India that made to DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs of the World. The club has four sections – Salon, List, Stay With Us and Dressing Room. Each section has a distinct theme, and as you move from one to the other, you get an altogether different vibe. The dance floor at Kitty Su is huge, and the state-of-the-art sound system blasts supersonic sound waves for that perfect disco experience. As the club hosts international concerts, you can expect the crowd to be awesome – Always!
- Location – The LaLit, Connaught Place
- Opening Hours – 10 pm – 1 am (Wed-Sun), 7 pm – 1 am (Tuesday), Closed on Monday
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 5000 (with alcohol)
Host to some of the most fashionable parties in Delhi, Privee’ is also one of the few clubs in Delhi that are open way past midnight. The club has modern architecture, luxe designs, and a lavish bar. You must also check out their terrace that’s huge and tastefully done to make your night memorable. As far as the menu is concerned (might occur to you as an afterthought), it features a long list of drinks and light bites.
- Location – Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel
- Opening Hours – 10 pm – 4 am (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 5000 (with alcohol)
A new boy in town, Playboy’s magnetic charm will surely add to the fun of partying in the capital city. The club has Playboy bunnies, champagne towers and high-ceiling walls – everything that’s signature of the famous Los Angeles lifestyle brand. And it’s not just the ambiance that’s worth the talk; you will love the music, gourmet meals, and vintage wines too.
- Location – Samrat Hotel, Chanakyapuri
- Opening Hours – 9:30 pm – 2:00 am on (Friday & Saturday)
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 4000 (with alcohol)
Best Pubs in Delhi
Sipping your favorite drink, listening to amazing music and treating your taste buds to some lip-smacking food; if that’s your idea of a sassy night out, then you are going to love Delhi. From themed bars to the ones with cozy seating and great views – the lounge and bars in Delhi aren’t going to disappoint you. Let’s look at some of the best the city has.
The first thing you will notice when you enter this hip pub is a colorful food truck that’s parked inside the building. The interiors too are catchy and very different from what you will find at other party places in Delhi. The unique graffiti on the walls, the meticulously chosen furniture and the catchy music make Playground one of the finest places to visit in Delhi at night for a relaxed night out.
- Location – JW Marriott, Aerocity
- Opening Hours – 6:00 pm – 4:00 am
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 2000 (with alcohol)
Kylin Sky Bar
The open-air bar gives one of the most spectacular experiences, but that’s not all. Its private seating under cloth canopies makes it one of the best places in Delhi for couples. They have a long list of beverages, ranging from classic cocktails and all-time favorite brews to exclusive Scotches and Champagnes. Sip your drink while gazing at the starlit sky; trust us, it’s wonderful.
- Location – Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
- Opening Hours – 12:00 pm – 12:30 am
- Average Cost for two – ₹ 2200 (with alcohol)
A one-of-its-kind place, Pass Code Only (PCO) is a speakeasy-themed bar. As there are no sign boards or nameplates, the bar is hard to locate. And, even after all the efforts, if you manage to find the place, you can’t enter without dialing a passcode in an old phone hanging at the entrance wall. When the door opens, you walk into an altogether different world with a poster of Frank Sinatra greeting you. PCO is a gorgeous rendition of perfect vintage American touch, Jazz, and an impressive food and drinks menu. It should be a must-visit place on your list, but, remember to make a prior reservation to get the passcode.
- Location – D Block Market, Vasant Vihar
- Opening Hours – 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 2200 (with alcohol)
Piano Man Jazz Club
A jazz bar with a café, bakery and a fine-dining restaurant – there couldn’t be a better place for those who love a chilled out evening in the true sense of the word. The place is host to some of the finest jazz artists, with performances held all around the year. Piano Man Jazz Club has a wooden floor, brick wall engraved with names of the finest jazz musicians and a stage with a piano. There’s a green room where artists can get ready and relax before and after the performance.
- Location – Safdarjung Enclave Market
- Opening Hours – 7:00 pm – 12:45 pm
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 1800 (with alcohol)
Tamasha is one of the most quirky spots in Delhi with wooden interiors, a great outdoor space with a truck-bar, cozy backyard, and a beautiful rooftop. The bar is spread over 16000 square feet, which means you won’t feel cramped for space, even on weekends. The place has an exhaustive drinks menu and a tempting foods section with Middle Eastern, Indian and Continental dishes. If you are looking for a place with delicious food, vibrant feel, good music, and of course, reasonably priced booze, you must consider Tamasha.
- Location – Anand House, KG Marg, Connaught Place
- Opening Hours – 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 1600 (with alcohol)
Liked this section? Read our blog on the best pubs in Gurgaon for more nightlife options.
Best Late-night Restaurants in Delhi
Delhi never disappoints foodies. If you are craving for street food or something eclectic after the party is over, here are the places to head to:
Bazar Matia Mahal
Bazar Matia Mahal in Old Delhi is a paradise for food connoisseurs. The moment you enter the lane that’s full of restaurants, the smell of fresh kebabs, fried chicken and fish takes over. And though there are many popular restaurants, we recommend you visit the Bilal hotel for Nihari, Qureshi for Kebabs and Aslam Chicken Center for buttercream chicken.
- Location – Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk
- Opening Hours – 9:30 am – 1:30 am
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 500
A small shop located next to Moolchand metro station serves one of the most sumptuous paranthas in the city. The place is a favorite of college students as well as those who want to try out different varieties of North India’s most popular breakfast dish. Starting with just one variety of paratha, the egg parantha, they now offer several of these. All paranthas are served with a knob of butter…yum!
- Location – Moolchand Metro Station
- Opening Hours – 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 300
If you are looking for a place that remains open 24 X 7, then Horn Please is where you should be heading to right now. It is a small food joint that serves Chinese, North Indian and Mughlai food. The resto-cafe has a funky decor with both indoor and outdoor seating options. It is a hit among those looking for some delicious food at affordable rates.
- Location – Hotel Royal Castle Grand, CR Park
- Opening Hours – 24 hours
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 750
Jain Chawal Wale
A roadside shop in the heart of Delhi, it is always crowded, even at midnight. It is the perfect place to satiate your late-night craving for North Indian food that won’t cost you a bomb. Jain Chawal Wale has been serving Delhiites for years, and we can vouch for their rajma rice, kadhi rice, and choley bhature.
- Location – Baba Kharak Singh Rd, P Block, Connaught Place
- Opening Hours – 5:30 am – 12:30 am
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 250
Love everything classy, even when it comes to food? Be its rustic interiors or delicious food, Bukhara is sure to delight you. The posh restaurant has been serving authentic North West Frontier cuisine since 1978. What’s different about the food is that all the dishes are prepared in a clay oven. To go with their classy atmospheres, they offer a long list of wines, making it one of the best restaurants in Delhi. And yeah, don’t forget to try their famous ‘Dal Bukhara.’
- Location – ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave
- Opening Hours – 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm, 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
- Average Cost for Two – ₹ 6500
So, where are you headed then?
Now that you know the hang out places to experience the nightlife in Delhi, where are you headed to? In case you don’t live here and are planning a trip to the city, we suggest that you book a hotel in Delhi that’s in proximity to the places that you plan to visit, so that traveling is not an issue.