Drinking & Nightlife

  • Piano Man Jazz Club The real deal; Delhi's best jazz bar.
  • Unplugged Unique Connaught Place bar with seating in a courtyard under a huge banyan tree and live music most evenings.
  • Hauz Khas Social Hip, yet laid-back, this is the hottest bar in Hauz Khas, with craft beer, good cocktails and great views.
  • Blue Tokai Grinding their own coffee beans in the hidden art enclave of Champa Gali.
  • Jugmug Thela Wonderful tea specialist in Champa Gali art enclave using more than 180 herbs and spices to create their magic brews.


  • Unplugged A step up from the usual Connaught Place drinking dross, Unplugged offers live music and tables under a huge banyan tree.
  • Piano Man Jazz Club A funky, dim-lit speakeasy with the best live jazz in Delhi.
  • Hauz Khas Social Hauz Khas's hippest bar has craft beer, cocktails and a friendly vibe.
  • Ek Bar Stylish bar with some serious mixology.
  • 1911 Sip the perfect cocktail against a backdrop of maharaja murals in the Imperial's classiest bar.
  • Sam’s Bar The most laid-back dive bar in Paharganj.
  • Aqua Sip cocktails by the pool at Park Hotel.

For Coffee

  • Blue Tokai Delhi's premier coffee roaster is hidden in the cool-as-cats art enclave of Champa Gali.
  • Ama Popular cafe with good food and strong coffee in the heart of Delhi's Tibetan community.
  • Triveni Terrace Cafe French-press coffee overlooking an art gallery's open-air amphitheatre.
  • Kunzum Travel Cafe Super laid-back cafe with a pay-what-you-like policy.
  • Indian Coffee House Dirt-cheap South Indian filter coffee served by waiters in fan-tailed hats.

For Tea

  • Jugmug Thela Aromatic brews, plus very unusual sandwiches, in this marvellous tea specialist in Champa Gali art enclave.
  • Chai Point Funky Connaught Place cafe specialising in healthy chai infusions (masala, cardamom, lemon grass).
  • Cha Bar Oxford Bookstore's buzzing cafe has more than 150 types of tea to choose from.
  • Atrium Is there anything more genteel than high tea at the Imperial?
  • Aap Ki Pasand A tip-top tea shop with free tea tastings from its fabulous range of quality Indian loose-leaf teas.

For Music

  • Piano Man Jazz Club Hauz Khas stalwart and the best live jazz in Delhi.
  • Unplugged Sit under the branches of a huge banyan tree and foot-tap to anything from alt-rock to electro-fusion.
  • Hauz Khas Social The hottest bar in Hauz Khas has punters dancing to tunes come evening.
  • Blues Long-running Connaught Place lounge bar with DJ-mixed tunes and occasional live bands.
  • Ek Bar Stylish cocktail bar with decent tunes.
  • Summer House Cafe Roomy 1st-floor bar with a spacious terrace and frequent live music or DJs.