Boasting a rich history, colourful culture and an amazing geography, India is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. While the country is peppered with many attractions for history lovers, religious-minded people, nature buffs and adventure enthusiasts, there are plenty of options for party goers and nightlife lovers as well. Posh pubs, clubs, bars and discotheques with groovy music, drinks, lip-smacking food and energetic crowds make for an exuberant party scene in certain Indian cities, something that is worth experiencing. That’s not all, some cities also host beach parties and live music concerts for enthusiasts. So, if you are someone who loves partying until the wee hours, you ought to experience the nightlife of the following cities in India.

1. Goa

Synonymous with beaches, nightlife and fun, Goa is a haven for party lovers. This popular state in India is known for hosting the best beach parties, rave parties and full moon trance parties with loud music, neon lights, dance, drinks and delicious food. Goa is also home to many amazing pubs and discotheques that teem with party lovers year-round. The state also hosts many jazz concerts and international festivals that are worth attending. Apart from exploring party sites, you can try your luck at the casinos and visit the night markets for a different level of fun altogether.

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Goa: Club Titos, Sinq Night Club, Shiva Valley, Antares Restaurant & Beach Club, UV Bar, LPK Waterfront, Cape Town Café, Silent Noise Club
  • Things to Do in Goa at Night: Enjoy live music performances at Britto’s Bar, Soro and Kamaki, visit Big Daddy Casino for a grand gaming experience, visit pool party at Club Cabana, explore Anjuna Flea Market, Arpora’s Saturday Night Market and Mackie’s Night Bazaar for a wide range of products
  • Best Time to Visit: November to February

2. Delhi

 

The capital city of India is one of the best places for late-night partying and clubbing. Delhi is dotted with many restaurants, bars, clubs and discotheques where you can enjoy a range of delectable cuisines, live music, karaoke, and dance. You can even relish a cosy dinner with your loved ones and friends in your favourite restaurant while enjoying magnificent views of the city and its historical monuments. And if you are not much into partying, you can explore the popular shopping malls in the city that are open till late. Many popular food joints and dhabas in Delhi are also open till late for nightlife enthusiasts.

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Delhi: Kitty Su, Privee, Toy Room, Imperfecto Ruin Pub, House A, The Electric Room, Club BW
  • Things to Do in Delhi at Night: Enjoy live music at The Piano Man Jazz Club, check out the beautifully illuminated India Gate, relish some lip-smacking street food, take a night safari at Sanjay Van, explore popular pubs and discotheques
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March

3. Mumbai

Mumbai, also known as City of Dreams or Mayanagri, is much more than just Bollywood and glamour. The city is known for its vivacious nightlife and attracts party animals in droves. Mumbai never sleeps, literally; the locals here work hard during the day and party harder at night. There are many amazing nightclubs, pubs, bars and discotheques around the city where you can enjoy good food, drinks, dance and music until the wee hours. Some bars here host karaoke events and sports screenings as well. What’s more, Mumbai hosts many live events and parties where famous international celebrities, bands and DJs are invited to entertain huge crowds. Apart from partying, you can unwind under the starlit sky at the beaches or take a leisurely stroll on the beautiful and serene Marine Drive.

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Mumbai: Tryst, Wink, Vortex, Club Sirkus, One Street Over, Hitchki, Kitty Su, Cavalry The Lounge, Escobar, Bombay Cocktail Bar
  • Things to Do in Mumbai at Night: Enjoy partying at the nightclubs and pubs, take a leisurely stroll on Carter Road Promenade, spend some relaxing time at Marine Drive, relish street food at Juhu Beach, enjoy a night cycling trip
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February

4. Chandigarh

The fun-loving Punjabis are known for their love for food, alcohol and partying. You ought to visit this beautiful city to understand what we are talking about. Chandigarh has some of the best bars, pubs, lounges and nightclubs where you can eat, drink and dance to some foot-tapping Punjabi music. There are also many live music venues, late-night dhabas, cafes and restaurants in the city for nightlife lovers. From pocket-friendly street eateries to the finest restaurants, the options here are endless. 

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Chandigarh: Kitty Su, The Billionaire’s Club, Ministry of Bar Exchange, Grapho 07 Lounge Bar, Beach & Brew, Whistling Duck
  • Things to Do in Chandigarh at Night: Enjoy night parties, explore different music venues like The Back Room and Hopping Restro Bar, savour lip-smacking Punjabi food in dhabas, spend some time in the Rose Garden, enjoy shopping at popular malls
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February

5. Bangalore

 

Bangalore, the IT hub of India, is a paradise for party lovers. The city is home to a huge number of techies from around the country who know how to make the most of their after-work hours and weekends. While some head to restaurants, pubs and bars for late-night dining and drinking, others hang out with their pals at nightclubs, dancing their hearts out. The city also hosts many live events of award-winning performers, something that is worth attending. M.G. Road in Bangalore is a major hub for party lovers especially. All in all, Bangalore promises one of the best nightlife experiences in the country. 

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Bangalore: NoLimmits Lounge & Club, High Ultra Lounge, Skyye, Indigo XP, Happy Brew, Kitty Ko, The 13th Floor, Vapour Brewpub and Diner
  • Things to Do in Bangalore at Night: Enjoy live gigs and night parties, relish delectable cuisines at Empire Restaurant, Le Jardin, Rasta Café and other late-night eateries, try popular street foods, go for a night trek or nature camping, enjoy a long drive in the city
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February

6. Pune

Dotted with nightclubs, pubs, bars, discos and lounges, Pune is known for its amazing nightlife that attracts party lovers from across the country. The city has a large population of students and young office goers who believe in partying until the early hours of the morning. Plus, Pune hosts amazing musical concerts and rock shows almost every night. Hence, the city’s nightlife is quite vibrant and happening. It is also home to some of the best thematic bars that are frequented by both locals and tourists. The vintage-themed night party at Koregaon Park’s Swig Bar and Eatery is a huge hit among party lovers. 

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Pune: The Mafia Sky Lounge, PUBLIQ, Oak Lounge, The House of Medici, High Spirits Cafe, Euriska, Area 51, Local Gastro Bar, Plunge, One Restaurant & Bar, Unwind
  • Things to Do in Pune at Night: Explore the nightclubs, pubs and restaurants at Koregaon Park, attend live gigs, enjoy camping, bonfires and barbeques at Velhe and Bhor, relish a hearty meal at late-night restaurants
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February

7. Chennai

Chennai is known for its vibrant nightlife and has wonderful options for a night out. The city is peppered with some amazing bars, pubs, lounges and nightclubs. From food and drinks to dance and music, the top party spots in Chennai have them all. However, the city’s nightlife is not restricted to clubs and pubs; Chennai has plenty of options for non-party animals as well. So, if you are someone who prefers night outs minus loud noise and crowds, you can dine at a popular restaurant, watch a movie, take a stroll on Marina Beach or Besant Nagar Beach or go for a long drive along ECR Road.

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Chennai: 10 Downing Street, Pasha, Off The Record, Sera – Tapas Bar, Bike & Barrel, Park Club & Restaurant, Gatsby 2000, The Leather Bar, The Flying Elephant
  • Things to Do in Chennai at Night: Explore popular nightclubs, pubs and bars, watch a movie at an open-air theatre, spend some quiet time on the beaches, satiate late-night cravings at the popular Mathsya restaurant
  • Best Time to Visit: October to February

8. Hyderabad

Once the stronghold of Nawabs, Hyderabad is now a major hub for party lovers in South India. It has many exciting bars, pubs, clubs, discotheques and lounges that promise a memorable nightlife experience. When there is music, dance, Nawabi cuisine and cocktails to enjoy, there’s nothing more you can ask for. And if you enjoy live music and theatre, there are plenty of options around the city. Hyderabadis surely know how to make the most of their free time after work and during weekends. Apart from partying, you can go for long drives, enjoy go-karting at Shamshabad Go Kart Track and shop at the local markets. 

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Hyderabad: Hard Rock Café, TOT, Carpe Diem, Block 22 Nightclub, Amnesia Lounge Barm Club Rouge Gachibowli, Air Live
  • Things to Do in Hyderabad at Night: Enjoy coffee at the popular Moonshine Project lounge café, try flavoured hookah at Café Abbott, shop at Begum Bazaar, enjoy karaoke nights at 10 Downing Street, go to Moula Ali Hill for beautiful views of Hyderabad’s landscape, admire the beautifully illuminated Charminar
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March

9. Kolkata

If you love nightclubs and parties, the City of Joy is the place to be. Kolkata is dotted with bars, pubs, clubs and eateries that are open till late for nightlife lovers. While there are plenty of wonderful options around the city, Kolkata’s Park Street is the prime hub for party lovers. Apart from housing the best bars and pubs of Kolkata, the area has many clubs where you can enjoy live music, delectable food and drinks. Moreover, many bars and pubs here have ‘happy hours’ with amazing offers for customers. The night hotspots around the city also host Jazz Nights, Ladies’ Nights, live music performances, live sports screenings and more for nightlife lovers. From DJs and dance to yummy food and cocktails, the nightlife of Kolkata is truly cool.

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Kolkata: Roxy, M Bar, The Myx, Shisha Bar Stock Exchange, Monkey Bar, The GRID, M Bar Kitchen, Tantra, Club Boudoir, Nocturne
  • Things to Do in Kolkata at Night: Enjoy DJ night at Aqua, relish delectable North Indian cuisine at Jai Hind Dhaba, explore New Market for some pocket-friendly shopping, enjoy a game of football or cricket at Turf Street, go for a long drive in Kolkata’s New Town area
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March

10. Jaipur

Did you know that this popular historical destination is also a wonderful place for nightlife lovers? Famous for its interesting history and vibrant culture, Jaipur or the Pink City is one of the top destinations in India for clubbing and partying. And there’s something that sets Jaipur’s nightlife apart from the rest. The parties here are soaked in a unique royal opulence, something you must experience. The city wears a different look post sundown as the attention shifts from the UNESCO-listed historical landmarks to nightclubs, bars, pubs, lounges and discotheques. Jaipur also hosts dance shows and live music concerts regularly.

  • Popular Bars and Nightclubs in Jaipur: Blackout Club, Zarza, 3Ds Restro Lounge, Queen’s Hub, Scorpion A Pub City, WTF Sports Café & Bar, Asteria
  • Things to Do in Jaipur at Night: Party hard at the popular nightclubs and pubs, enjoy a drink at Bar Palladio, experience traditional Rajasthani culture at Chokhi Dhani, spend quality time at Aza Bar, watch a movie at the beautiful Raj Mandir cinema hall, enjoy mesmerising city views from Nahargarh Fort
  • Best Time to Visit: October to March 

To wrap up, if a trip to any one of these cities is on the cards, make sure you enjoy some late-night clubbing, partying and sightseeing to experience the nightlife of the place. However, avoid heavy drinking and exercise caution for safety reasons. Also, whenever you plan a trip, remember to book flight tickets and hotel rooms well in advance to avoid paying too much. This way, you can save a lot of hassle too.