Gangtok drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Gangtok


Central Gangtok's most alternative little bar has seats like midget sofas with stuffing coming out, and guests seem to flout the no-smoking rules. Yet somehow the low-lit atmosphere works, with its curtained balconi…
Bar in Gangtok

The Square

Moodily lit, with booth seating, pacey music, and walls chock-a-block with black-and-white portrait photos, The Square pulls off a clever balance between 'family friendly' and 'comfortably contemporary'. The drink l…
Cocktail Bar in Gangtok

Tashi Delek Hotel

Colourfully ornate Tibetan patterning leads through to a wide, open terrace with decorative foliage and fabulous valley views, including Khangchendzonga peeking above the ranges. It's a perfect setting for a quiet s…
Bar in Gangtok


Decorated with old 33rpm records, this cube of a bar often offers live music (pop to Nepali traditional) on weekend nights. It supplements its range of alcoholic drinks with a series of healthy fresh-juice alternati…
Club in Gangtok

Tara Complex

This building houses several ephemeral bars and clubs that attract Gangtok's youth crowd to DJ nights, gigs and assorted party events. The main current incarnation is Arthur's Blur, along with Homeground (sports bar…
Bar in Gangtok

Rhythm & Wine

Attractive little balcony, film-star photos, but almost no wine.