Drinking and nightlife in Rajasthan

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    Curious Life

    The latest coffee trends brew away in this showcase of Indian hipsterhood. Single-origin, espresso, French press, AeroPress, V60 pour over – you name it, you'll find it brewing here among the predominantly 20-something crowd. There are also smoothies, shakes, pancakes and muffins. The coffee chemistry going on behind the counter borders on the obsessive – just how the customers like it.

  • Nightlife in Jaipur

    Fat Lulu's

    Fat Lulu's is nice change from the typical dim and smoky bars of Jaipur and it has the advantage of doubling as a multicuisine restaurant. There's espresso coffee, burgers, falafel and wood-fired pizzas, plus imported and local bottled beer and wine and a range of cocktails. High ceilinged, bright and airy, with mezzanine seating and occasional live entertainment.

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    Lassiwala

    This famous, much-imitated institution is a simple place that whips up fabulous, creamy lassis in clay cups. They close when sold out – so get here early to avoid disappointment! Will the real Lassiwala please stand up? It’s the one that says ‘Shop 312’ and ‘Since 1944’, directly next to the alleyway. Imitators spread to the right as you face it.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Jodhpur

    Shri Mishrilal Hotel

    Just inside the southern gate of Sardar Market, this place is nothing fancy, but whips up the most superb creamy makhania lassis (filling, saffron-flavoured lassis). These are the best in town, probably in all of Rajasthan, possibly in all of India.

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    Cafe Sheesh Mahal

    Coffee drinkers will enjoy the precious beans and the care that is bestowed on them at the deliciously air-conditioned Cafe Sheesh Mahal. The beans are of South Indian origin, roasted by Lavazza. And the pancakes (₹150) here deserve their legendary status.

  • Nightlife in Bikaner

    Ganesha Coffee Lounge

    With cool tunes and magical atmosphere inside the compound of Bhairon Vilas, Ganesha has good coffee, organic tea, cold drinks and cakes.

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    Bar Palladio

    This cool bar-restaurant has an extensive drinks list and an Italian food menu (mains ₹360 to ₹420). The vivid blue theme of the romantic Orientalist interior flows through to candlelit outdoor seating, making this a very relaxing place to sip a drink, snack on bruschetta and enjoy a conversation. Il Teatro is an occasional live-music event at the bar – see the website for dates.

  • Nightlife in Jodhpur

    Stepwell Cafe

    This delightful modern cafe with espresso coffee, cakes and Italian dishes, as well as wine, spirits and beer, sits to one side of the wonderfully restored step-well, Toorji ka Jhalra. It's a great place to relax and contemplate the time when step-wells such as these kept the city alive. Or you can just watch the kids jump into the water with an impressive booming splash.

  • Nightlife in Jaisalmer

    Bhang Shop

    Jaisalmer’s licensed Bhang Shop is a simple, unpretentious place. The magic ingredient is bhang: cannabis buds and leaves mixed into a paste with milk, ghee and spices. As well as lassi, it also does a range of bhang-laced cookies and cakes – choose either medium or strong. Bhang is legal, but it doesn’t agree with everyone, so go easy.

  • Nightlife in Alwar

    Gigil Cafe

    Breezy Gigil Cafe has introduced espresso coffee to Alwar. There's also bakery items and a multicuisine veg restaurant kicks of at 10am. The baristas are not yet proficient, but they are keen and by the time you read this the coffees should be great. You can sit under a shady pergola streetside or inside to cool off under the AC.

  • Nightlife in Jaipur

    100% Rock

    Attached to, but separate from, Hotel Shikha, this is the closest thing there is to a beer garden in Jaipur, with plenty of outdoor seating as well as an overly dim air-conditioned room with a small dance floor. Two-for-one beer and cocktail offers last from opening to 10.30pm, understandably making this place popular.

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    F Bar & Lounge

    Glamorous F Bar is modelled on (excuse the pun) Fashion TV – a mix of fashion, music and art. There are DJs nightly and occasionally there's a weekend cover charge of around ₹3500 per couple (which includes limited drinks and food) when there's live music. Cosmopolitan snacks and North Indian dishes are available.

  • Nightlife in Udaipur

    Jheel’s Ginger Coffee Bar & Bakery

    This small but slick cafe by the water’s edge is on the ground floor of Jheel Palace Guest House. Large windows and a waterside sit-out afford good lake views, and the coffee is excellent. It also does a range of cakes and snacks. Note, you can take your coffee up to the open-air rooftop restaurant if you like.

  • Nightlife in Jaipur

    Café Coffee Day

    The India-wide franchise that successfully delivers espresso, plus the occasional creamy concoction and muffin, has several branches in Jaipur. In addition to this one, sniff out the brews at Paris Point on Sawai Jai Singh Hwy (aka Collectorate Rd), at the Central Museum, and near the exit point at Amber Fort.

  • Nightlife in Jaipur

    Blackout

    This popular spot is spread over three levels, including the rooftop, which boasts great views of the city. There's ample seating, good food, a DJ and a dance floor. It's more of a restaurant during the week and a club on the weekends. Thursday night (from 8pm) is Ladies Night, with free cocktails for women.

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    Polo Bar

    This spiffing watering hole adorned with polo memorabilia boasts arched, scalloped windows framing the neatly clipped lawns. A bottle of beer costs from ₹400, a glass of wine from ₹600, and cocktails from ₹650. Delicious snacks are also available throughout the day.

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    Henry’s the Pub

    With coloured glass, dark wood and studded leather, this English pub wannabe has a small selection of international and local beer. You'll also find Australian and Indian wines and a full array of Indian spirits. Food is available (mains ₹345 to ₹650).

  • Nightlife in Udaipur

    Paps Juices

    This bright-red spot is tiny but very welcoming, and a great place to refuel during the day with a shot of Vitamin C from a wide range of delicious juice mixes. If you want something more substantial, the various muesli mixes are pretty good, too.

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    Duplay

    This neon-imbued bar has classy looks and well-priced drinks, but can appear a bit empty on a slow night. DJs play Bollywood and Western music, and occasionally there is a voucher system covering admission and drinks.

  • Nightlife in Mt Abu

    Polo Bar

    The terrace at the Jaipur House, formerly the maharaja of Jaipur’s summer palace, is a dreamy place for an evening tipple, with divine views over the hills, lake and the town’s twinkling lights.