Drinking and nightlife

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Pune

Independence Brewing Company

Reserve a table in the outstanding beer garden at this industrially hip craft brewery – Pune's finest – and you'll swear you're in California. The eight taps change often – look out for the Four Grain saison (a...

Juice Bar in Pune


This institution for faloodas (rose-flavoured drinks), sharbats (a chilled drink) and fresh juices may have been born in Bombay, but it's been at it in Pune for four decades as well. It's tough to beat its...

Bar in Pune

Botequim Cervejaria

The open-air rooftop at this Brazilian-themed Koregaon Park newcomer is a supreme drinking den, offering 10 craft beer options on draught, including Pune's own excellent Great State Ale Works (who do a fine,...

Bar in Aurangabad

KA Lounge

Aurangabad's one and only trendy bar-restaurant caters to the city's upwardly hip who knock back cocktails (₹350 to ₹450) – like the cool burning basil and green chilli mojito – from cosy lounge seating amid...

Coffee in Pune

Third Wave Coffee Roasters

This Bengaluru transplant has Punekars ditching traditional filter coffee for single origin, 100% Arabica Indian specialty espressos (₹110) and other now-ubiquitous Third Wave preparations (Aeropress, Chemex,...

Bar in Pune

The Daily All Day

One of Mumbai's most beloved pubs staked out a prime Koregaon Park location for its 2018 Pune opening. It's a much bigger, more diverse space than the Mumbai original and great for a bite, a sip or a bit of live...

Cafe in Lonavla

German Bakery Wunderbar

A youngish and hip crowd flocks to this Pune transplant for cocktails (₹190 to ₹310) and pitchers of Bira draught beer (₹630), as well as an expanded cafe menu (mains ₹220 to ₹450), all taken on a large,...

Club in Pune

1000 Oaks

An old favourite with a cosy pub-style bar with stained glass and a charming terrace for those who prefer it quieter. Pitchers of Long Island iced tea and sangria (₹850 to ₹1700) are very popular.

Club in Nashik

The Foundry

Nightlife is scarce in Nashik – it's primarily a spiritual city, despite the surrounding vineyards – but this new, small club inside multipurpose BLVD (pronounce the letters, not 'boulevard') is the hotspot of...