Ask a local from Pune about the best place to visit to explore the city’s nightlife and chances are they will say Koregaon Park. Also known as KP, Koregaon is home to some of the best restaurants and pubs in Pune including the popular German Bakery. We spent our time exploring this side of the city and were pleasantly surprised with the easy and cheerful vibe of the area.

Here are a few of our favorite pubs in Koregaon Park:

1. Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café | #1 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Hard Rock Café | #1 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Perhaps the best Hard Rock Café in India, this one really is a winner. Spread over 8000 sq. feet, it was one of the first few places which began a culture of live performances in the city. Tastefully done interiors in typical Hard Rock style, their variety of LIITs are bestsellers. Also, you shouldn’t miss out on their popular cheesy nachos and the huge burger that takes 3 to finish! The music, of course, is a mix of old rock and alternative rock along with live performances by some popular Indian and International bands.

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:30 am
  • Cost for two: Rs 2500

2. The Bar Stock Exchange

The Bar Stock Exchange | #2 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

The Bar Stock Exchange | #2 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Fluctuating alcohol prices which fall and rise according to the stock market – what could be more interesting? Bar Stock Exchange or BSE has slowly become a popular haunt for Pune regulars and their great deals definitely have a role to play.

With high stools and booth seating, the place is sure to transport you to a bar in London. If you’d like to sit outdoors, the place has got you covered with its beautifully designed outdoors with greens. Their assortment of regular finger food is a great accompaniment with drinks and what stood out for us was the ultra-cheesy Garlic Bread.

  • Timings: 6:00 pm to 12:30 am
  • Cost for two: Rs 1500

3. Maclaren’s Pub

Maclaren’s Pub | #3 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Maclaren’s Pub | #3 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

The first thing that hits you when you enter Maclaren’s is the jarring red interiors and the quirky elephant drawings on the walls. Reminiscent of American pubs we see in the movies, Maclaren’s is the perfect place for a mid-week drink. The ambience is easy, laidback with enough scope for interesting conversations. The food is a mix of Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine and if you like finger food with your alcohol, you are in luck, their nachos are truly worth a try.

  • Cost for two: Rs 1000

4. Murphies

Murphies | #4 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Murphies | #4 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

For all you party hoppers who enjoy their parties a little late in the evening, Murphies is open till 3 am! The pub is done up in European style interiors which is a welcome break from the routine. It has a relaxed vibe and is a great place if you are in the mood to have a quiet evening with great music. Since Murphies is inspired by European interiors, their menu has a mix of Greek and Mediterranean including Salads, Panini and Flatbreads. This pub has the healthiest menu in comparison to other pubs in Koregan and that is a huge plus!

They also have valet parking which is an advantage because finding parking in Koregaon is not an easy task.

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Cost for two: Rs 1300

5. Harry’s Bar and Kitchen

Harry’s Bar and Kitchen | #5 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Harry’s Bar and Kitchen | #5 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Harry’s Bar and Kitchen is the best place to have a leisurely Sunday brunch with a couple of Bloody Marys or beers. Their warm and inviting ambience makes sure you stay here much longer than you intended. The music is a mix of retro, country and rock adding to the charm of the ambience perfectly. The food here is a clear winner and to be honest, that is definitely surprising for a bar.

Spacious with huge, dreamy windows allowing natural light to flow in, we enjoyed a great afternoon here which extended to an early evening celebration. The best bit was that it didn’t blow a hole in our budget!

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Cost for two: Rs 1500

6. Hidden Place

Hidden Place | #6 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Hidden Place | #6 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Karaoke nights and kamikaze – what more can one ask from a night out? Hidden Place is a regular for most Pune-ites and our Thursday night there was a testament of that. The place is buzzing with people and a great vibe ensuring that you have an absolutely lovely time at the pub.

Hidden Place offers great discounts for students and if you are on a budget, you must head here! Their black current kamikaze shots are a must try as are the insanely crispy beer battered prawns and saucy Buffalo wings.

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Cost for two: Rs 1200

7. High Spirits Café

High Spirits Café | #7 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

High Spirits Café | #7 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

As the name suggests, the High Spirits Café is sure to lift your spirits with its warm interiors, great collection of drinks and food that will instantly cheer you up. They are very well known for the number of live gigs they hold and if you are looking to enjoy one of these acts, you are in the right place.

Pune locals swear by their burgers and also the service staff which is exceptionally courteous. High Spirits Café has a unique outdoor seating which will instantly win your heart and you will definitely be back again!

  • Timings: 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Cost for two: Rs 1500

8. Publiq

Publiq | #8 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

Publiq | #8 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

With great indoor and outdoor seating, Publiq is known for great weekend scenes. Done in wooden interiors with high ceilings and dim lighting, Publiq is a warm, welcoming pub which makes for a great option if you are looking for a relaxed yet fun night out. They also have a dance floor, so, if you are in the mood to shake a leg, the weekend is a good time to head here.

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 1:30 am
  • Cost for two: Rs 1400

9. The Yellowhammer

The Yellowhammer | #9 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

The Yellowhammer | #9 of 9 Best Pubs in Koregaon Park, Pune

The place is as interesting as its name! Yellowhammer shines bright in rustic pub-like contemporary interiors and the entire vibe of the place is quite intriguing. With high ceiling, tufted leather sofas and a courteous staff, you’ll be very happy at the Yellowhammer! Do try their pizzas since they are quite popular or go for their scrumptious bruschetta!

  • Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Cost for two: Rs 1800