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Away from its glitzy night clubs, Delhi's bar scene is chic and varied; here is a selection of some of the city's finest bars:
1. Flavors P’tit Bar
A cosy French bar in a beautiful garden and terrace setting, Flavors P’tit is your answer to all French cravings. An attempt to recreate the intimate French Bistrot away from the crowds of Delhi, you’ll find a well-curated French wine list here, accompanied by traditional French food.
2. Blue Frog
Look no further than one of Delhi’s foremost live music venues, Blue Frog, for a night of good music and drinks in the courtyard under the stars, on a pleasant summer evening. The wine list, though small, is tastefully chosen, and the food is a delicious selection of Indian, European and Mediterranean dishes. Look out for upcoming music gigs on the Blue Frog website.
3. The Blue Bar
Located at Taj Palace hotel, the first thing that strikes you about The Blue Bar is its bohemian décor. The bar’s chic alfresco setting has conversational sofas, the menu offers an eclectic range of Indian and international cuisine, and the drinks menu is an extensive selection of liquor and wines – checking all components of a good night out.
Away from Delhi’s clubbing scene, Keya’s classy interiors and island bar setting are a relaxed way to usher in the night with good company and music that’s not too loud. The menu is simple and the cocktails creative, ranging from the India-inspired Paan Martini to the Raw Mango and Basil with Vodka.
5. The Library
This vintage bar at The Leela Palace hotel is where the elite of Delhi like to be seen. In The Library’s old-school ambiance, you can sip on exotic cocktails and rare malts, or smoke a cigar by an old-fashioned fireplace. This is the finest of Delhi’s after-work alternative to unwind with a drink.