Darjeeling drinking and nightlife

Teahouse in Darjeeling

Sunset Lounge

This two-floor tearoom run by the Nathmulls tea company offers aficionados a range of quality white, green and black teas by the cup or pot, with in-house baked treats, fine valley views and wi-fi. Ask for the six-c…
Cafe in Darjeeling

Himalayan Java

Branch of the Nepal cafe chain, serving up good organic coffee and desserts, plus breakfast pancakes, waffles and sandwiches (snacks and light dishes ₹90 to ₹250), in a stylish semi-industrial interior – all very po…
Bar in Darjeeling


Backpacker-friendly Gatty's is the only place in town that has a pulse after 9pm, with live music at weekends. The food (dishes ₹80 to ₹280) includes house-made lasagne, and pita with hummus or falafel. It brews goo…
Cafe in Darjeeling


This renowned teahouse has excellent baked goods (cakes, quiches and pies ₹40 to ₹80) as well as tea, and fine views from its outdoor balcony and the indoor conservatory-like area. It’s a good place to grab breakfas…
Pub in Darjeeling

Joey’s Pub

Joey's has suffered from the eponymous owner's passing but if your preferred beverage comes in a pint not a pot, this long-standing pub near the post office is still a cosy spot where you may meet other travellers. …
Teahouse in Darjeeling

House of Tea

Sit and sip a variety of teas from several local Goodricke estates before purchasing a package of your favourite leaves.
Cafe in Darjeeling

Café Coffee Day

It may be heresy to drink coffee in Darjeeling but if you need a hit, this reliable chain has a useful location at Chowrasta. The sunny terrace offers gorgeous mountain views.