Top ChoiceMicrobrewery in Shimla

Brew Estate

Shimla's first brewpub is a large, hip, party space around a central bar-island serving its own trio of well-balanced German- and Belgian-inspired ales (half-litre ₹345) along with Jägerbombs, 'jello-syringe'...

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Cafe Sol

Central Shimla's hippest drinking spot is sat atop a multi-storey building with splendid views enjoyed from stool-seats, beanbags or low-slung table-cubes. Acoustic live music or DJ-spun beats add atmosphere...

Coffee in Shimla

Hide Out Cafe

Upstairs in a building facing the old Town Hall, ever-obliging Mohan runs this outwardly unremarkable Western coffeeshop with a delightful low-key passion.

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Scandal Delights

This appealing mini-bar has fabulous views north and south, comfortably padded seats inside and a small outdoor terrace.

Coffee in Shimla

Honey Hut

Cute, modern cafe with great coffee, cakes, sandwiches and meals such as honey-chilli paneer.

Cocktail Bar in Shimla


After dark, pulsating DJ sets add to stylish decor, dimly lit by back-lit carved panels and a glowing marble bar.

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Book Cafe

Cheap, clean, cheerful place to nurse an instant tea and do some reading if the skies should open.