Wine Bar 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...

Club 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...

Bar 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...

Bar 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).

Cafe 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).

Bar 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.