Drinking and nightlife in Northeast States

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Tawang Valley

    Dharma Coffee House

    A stunning find on the road to Tawang Gompa, this alpine-style wood-and-brick cafe brews proper cappuccino, a range of teas and delicious cakes (banana-walnut, pineapple upside-down) as well as other comfort foods. With its clean, calm environment, cushioned cane seating and glass-topped tables, it's the kind of place you'd be happy to discover in the Alps or Scandinavia.

  • Nightlife in Kohima


    An artsy gathering place with sofas in one corner, D/Café brews freshly roasted organic coffee (including French press, mocha and Turkish) and tasty nibbles including omelettes, waffles, salads and chicken kebabs. There's live music on Wednesday afternoons or evenings (any time from 3.30pm).

  • Nightlife in Shillong

    Café Shillong

    This fashionable hang-out in bustling Laitumkhrah ('lai-muk-rah' or just 'laimu') has good coffee, yummy steaks and other dishes (₹250 to ₹500), plus live music on Sundays from about 6pm to 8.30pm. The decor features a Les Paul guitar signed by performing musicians. If local legends Lou Majaw or Soulmate happen to be playing, you're in luck.

  • Nightlife in Shillong

    Cloud 9

    Hotel Centre Point's panoramic top-floor lounge has a good party scene going on Fridays and Saturdays when there are often DJ sessions from around 8.30pm (some Fridays live bands play instead). There's good pan-Asian food here too (mains ₹250 to ₹450).

  • Nightlife in Guwahati


    Dim and buzzy, this bar is a hit with the city’s office workers and, true to its name, attracts heavy traffic after sundown. There’s a vast TV screen for cricket matches and Bollywood music videos, and a tiny platform where live bands play local hits from 8.30pm Friday to Sunday.

  • Nightlife in Shillong

    Bread Cafe

    A friendly coffee halt in the Police Bazar area, Bread Cafe brews respectable latte, cappuccino, macchiato and frappé in shiny red and black surroundings, and offers sweet cakes, grilled sandwiches and quesadillas too.

  • Nightlife in Tezpur


    Chilled bottles of Kingfisher beer are served with a wide array of kebabs, curries and tandoori items at this popular, if seemingly men-only, bar a short walk from Aditya's Hotel Centre Point.

  • Nightlife in Guwahati

    Café Coffee Day

    A central branch of this popular coffee chain, with red-and-black decor and reliably good lattes, macchiatos and frappés. Snacks and pastries too.

  • Nightlife in Tawang Valley

    Orange Restaurant cum Lounge Bar

    This convivial bar beside ICICI bank comes alive in the evenings with chilled beer, loud music and TV.