South India drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Social

Colaba is the best of the locations of the hip Social chain, which combines a restaurant/bar with a collaborative work space. The happening bar nails the cocktails (from ₹295) – the Acharroska is the perfect marriag…
Top Choice Cafe in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Third Wave Coffee Roasters

A mecca for hardcore java heads, this temple to the arabica bean has a multitude of gourmet-coffee combos, including espresso classics, quirky cold brews like coffee colada (with coconut water and jaggery) and seaso…
Top Choice Bar in Panaji

Cafe Mojo

The decor is a dark cosy English pub, the clientele young and up for a late party, and the novelty is the e-beer system. Each table has its own beer tap and LCD screen: you buy a card (₹500), swipe it at your table …
Top Choice Cafe in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Brahmin's Coffee Bar

This terrific darshini (South Indian cafe) is famous for its filter coffee (₹16). There are only four food items on the menu: idli (fermented rice cakes), vadas (deep-fried lentil savouries), khara bath (semolina an…
Top Choice Coffee in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Koinonia Coffee Roasters

Mumbai's best speciality coffee is served in this tiny Third Wave coffeehouse in atmospheric Chium Village. Single-origin Indian estate coffee is roasted in-house with a top-end Probat roaster. It comes cold-brewed,…
Top Choice Bar in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Toto’s Garage

A highly sociable, down-to-earth local dive done up in a car-mechanic theme, where you can go in your dirty clothes, drink draught beer (₹200 a glass) and listen to classic rock. Check out the upended VW Beetle abov…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Independence Brewing Company

A California-trained Indian master brewer oversees the craft at this trendy new Andheri West taproom from Pune-based Independence Brewing Company. Nine of the 10 taps are devoted to IBC brews, like four-grain saison…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Hyderabad

Prost Brewpub

A highly popular, cavernous brewhouse with five tap beers, including an English ale and a stout, plus cider. There are several zones, all stylishly lit, including ample outdoor space and an extensive East-meets-West…
Top Choice Bar in Hyderabad

MOB

A stylish, sociable Belgium beer house that draws a refreshingly mixed-gender, mixed-age crowd. Try a 'beer platter' for a sample of four choice brews, while on the menu you'll find good fish satay (₹350), fiery pra…
Top Choice Cafe in Visakhapatnam

Moksha Restocafé

Community cafe popular with a hip young Vizag crowd, with distant sea views from its terrace. There's fine coffee, including espresso options, and good juices (try the minty lemon). On the menu you'll find Western, …