Nightlife

Cafe in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Le Coffee Time

A friendly beachfront place with a genuine Italian espresso machine, some shady tables, good breakfasts and free wi-fi.
Bar in Kovalam

Jeevan Music Cafe

The upstairs deck here is the only licensed beer parlour on the main beach strip, so you can have your beer in a glass rather than a mug, and even buy takeaways.
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.
Coffee in Alappuzha (Alleppey)

Cafe Paradiso

Espresso coffee, cold drinks and lassis are served from this tiny canal-side cafe (drinks ₹50 to ₹160).
Bar in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Purple Lounge

This pub at Hotel Safari offers nightly music, dancing and drinking (beer and wine only).