Drinking and nightlife in Kerala

  • Nightlife in Kochi (Cochin)


    Upstairs at chic heritage property Malabar House, this sleek wine bar showcases Indian wines such as Sula and Fratelli from Maharashtra and Grover Zampa from Karnataka (by the glass from ₹500). Tapas-like snacks (₹300 to ₹400) include grilled prawns and porcini risotto. The candlelit terrace overlooks a pool and garden, where live classical music often happens.

  • Nightlife in Kochi (Cochin)


    Hands down Fort Cochin's liveliest after-dark hang-out, this moodily lit muralled club-bar spills out onto a poolside terrace, serving cool Kingfishers (₹200), cocktails (₹500) and Indian wines (₹400 to ₹800) to a trendy local crowd. Busy from 9pm, with DJs Friday to Sunday.

  • Nightlife in Kochi (Cochin)


    Rust-red walls, cushy sofa booths and sports screens set the scene at this cosmopolitan bar at Ernakulam's art deco Grand Hotel, where beers, cocktails and Indian wines such as Sula are served alongside global-inspired snacks (₹260 to ₹410).

  • Nightlife in Kozhikode (Calicut)


    The laid-back bamboo bar at the Beach Hotel delivers light snacks, chilled beers and respectable pan-Indian cuisine (mains ₹150 to ₹300).

  • Nightlife in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

    Cafe Paradiso

    Espresso coffee, cold drinks, lassis and light breakfasts (₹80 to ₹250) are served from this tiny, cheerful canal-side cafe, which also organises kayaking trips and houseboat stays, and does water refills (₹10).

  • Nightlife in Kochi (Cochin)

    XL Hotel

    The most casual and salubrious of Fort Cochin's beer parlours, the upstairs bar at XL attracts locals and travellers looking for a cold Kingfisher.