Chennai is a booming multicultural city that caters to every individual’s taste, be it a resident or a vacationer. Every newcomer to this bustling city is instantly drawn by the warm hospitality of the locals. Apart from the numerous attractions Chennai has to offer, the city’s bustling nightlife is a major highlight. We have compiled a list of the top 10 pubs in Chennai that you must head to on your next visit to the city.

Gatsby 2000

Considered one of the best pubs in Chennai ECR, Gatsby 2000 is the place to hit if you wish to explore Chennai’s nightlife post-midnight. The two resident DJs play a variety of foot-thumping Hip-Hop, Trap, House as well as contemporary Bollywood tunes that will keep you dancing all night. The bar boasts a delectable range of drinks; it also offers personalised cocktails on request. The Desi Vodka and the Long Island Ice Tea are a must-try.                  

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Alwarpet
Timings: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am (Fridays and Saturdays)
Price for two: ₹ 3000 approximately

Pasha

Pasha in Chennai will impress you the moment you set eyes on the gorgeous Persian interior. The night spot stays true to the meaning of its name, with plush cushions and divans spread out to render an air of relaxed sophistication. Pasha also has one of the best dance floors among all the night pubs in Chennai. If you want to spend an unforgettable time with friends and loved ones, the beautiful décor of the private lounge in this pub will not disappoint you. Additionally, the sumptuous finger foods and extensive bar menu will definitely make you come back for more. Try the Tai Chi Chilli Vodka when at Pasha. 

Location: The Park, Nungambakkam
Timings: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
Price for two: ₹ 3500 approximately 

The Leather Bar

This pub exudes an aura of class with the plushest interior décor in town, accentuated by black leather floors and leather chairs to match. The dance floor at The Leather Bar is also one of the most vibrant in Chennai. Catch the best views of the city skyline from the outdoor terrace while you sip on your drink of choice. A number of renowned DJs, such as Carlo Ruetz and Nischay Parekh play regularly at the night pub. While here, give Cilantro Margarita a try.

Location: The Park, Nungambakkam
Timings: 11:00 am to 4:00 am
Price for two: ₹ 3500 approximately 

Blend

If you wish to share the dance floor with the best crowd that Chennai’s nightlife attracts, then a visit to Blend is a must. This night pub offers exceptional cocktails and appetising finger food that has won numerous hearts. The swanky ambience with neon-lit interiors and upbeat House music will surely make you set the dance floor ablaze on your next visit. And, get this, Blend it one of the most thronged pubs in Chennai with dance floor that will keep you up all night. Do not leave without trying the ever-popular Metropolitan cocktail.

Location: Taj Club House Hotel, Anna Salai
Timings: 12:30 pm to 11:45 pm
Price for two: ₹ 2500 approximately.

 Flying Elephant

Flying Elephant is a must visit for a night of fine dining and drinking. Apart from the best concoctions, you should also try the unique multi-cuisine food served here. The opulent ambience of this pub is enhanced by songs from the classic Pop era, playing in the background. Flying Elephant also draws a lot of people during its Bollywood nights, which are always a big hit.

Location: Park Hyatt, Guindy
Timings: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Mondays to Saturdays); 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Sundays)
Price for two: ₹ 3500 approximately 

10 Downing Street

This is one of the more renowned places to experience the vibrant nightlife of Chennai. Set in a stately boutique building, this pub draws party goers with varied tastes. The pub hosts several themed evenings, such as Ladies Night, Vintage Night, Karaoke Night, Bollywood Night, and Rock Night. While here, you can enjoy the best Continental food in town that is sure to leave you wanting for more. Apart from the talented DJs who make the crowd groove after hours, this pub is also known to host great live music performances by many famous regional artists. 

Location: Kences Inn Boutique Hotel, T Nagar
Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Price for two: ₹ 1000 approximately 

Q-Bar

This electric nightclub is one of the most sought-after places in Chennai past midnight. Q-Bar is a rooftop night club with an in-house DJ, who spins some of the best mixes. Enjoy the fantastic cocktails and dance the night away on your visit to this amazing night pub when in Chennai. If you prefer to enjoy the food and drinks more than the dancing and music, then there is an al fresco are with lounge seating under cloth canopies as well. 

Location: Hilton, Guindy
Price for two: ₹ 2000 approximately
Timings: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am (Sunday-Thursday); 7:00 pm – 3:00 am (Friday-Saturday) 

 Bay 146

One of the best night pubs in Chennai near East Coast Road, Bay 146 hosts dazzling DJ Nights and live performances. The place has become a huge favourite among fans of live music. The refreshing cocktails at the bar are sure to keep you coming back for seconds. You can try the Rum-Pom-Fun cocktail, which is a delectable blend of lemon grass, orange peel, pomegranate and white rum. Mushroom Salt and Pepper, and Pork Ribs are bestsellers and a must-try on your visit.

Location: The Savera Hotel, Mylapore
Price for two: ₹ 1200 
Timings: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 12:00 am (Monday-Thursday); and 12:00 pm – 12:00 am (Friday-Sunday) 

Drizzle by the Beach

This is one of the most popular night pubs along Chennai’s ECR area. It has a stunning separate lounge area, where one can relax while enjoying a drink. The dance floor is huge and taken over a Psychedelic ambience. The DJ spins the latest electronic and Psychedelic music that sets the mood for the night. After a good dance, you can dine with your loved one at the rooftop area with a magnificent view of the beach. This night pub is also known for its fun Karaoke Nights. The Cosmopolitan is a highlight of the bar menu and is a must-try. 

Location: VGP Layout, Palavakkam
Timings: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, seven days a week
Price for two: ₹ 1000 approximately 

Hoppipola

The Hoppipola is among the handful of pubs in Chennai with free entry that is always buzzing with energy and rhythm. So, if you are looking for pubs in Chennai for singles, this is the one to hit. You can choose from a diverse selection of American and Continental dishes and cocktails that are sure to leave a lasting impression. In this underground night pub, you can also enjoy a game of Jenga or Monopoly with your friends while sipping on your favourite drink.

Location: The Spring Hotel, Nungambakkam
Price for two: ₹ 1400 approximately
Timings: 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm (Tuesday-Sunday); 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm (Mondays)

Heading to a pub after enjoying a beautiful sunset on the beach is a fantastic way to explore the pulsating nightlife of Chennai, which leaves you with a host of options. So, instead of staying put at your hotels in Chennai, head to one of the above-mentioned party places and dance to your heart’s content while having a gala time with friends and family.