Drinking and nightlife

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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...

Top ChoiceCafe in Jaipur


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...

Top ChoiceCafe 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...

Top ChoiceCafe in Jodhpur

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...

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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...

Cafe 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...

Cafe 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.

Cafe 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...

Cafe 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...

Cafe 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...

Bar 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....

Cocktail Bar in Jaipur

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...

Cafe 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...

Cafe 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...

Club in Jaipur


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...

Bar in Jaipur

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....

Pub in Jaipur

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....

Juice Bar 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...

Club in Jaipur


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...

Bar 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.