Uttarakhand drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Lassi in Haridwar

Prakash Lok

Don’t miss a creamy lassi at this Haridwar institution, famed for its ice-cold, best-you’ll-ever-have lassis served in tin cups (₹50). Just about anyone in the Bara Bazaar can point you to it.
Bar in Nainital

Nainital Boat Club

This club is a classic remnant of the Raj era. Temporary membership is ridiculously steep (men/women/couples ₹870/440/870), but the atmospheric bar – with timber beams, buttoned-up barmen with handlebar moustaches a…
Bar in Dehra Dun

Polo Bar

One of the more salubrious of Dehra Dun’s many hotel bars, Polo Bar is at Hotel President and is newly renovated.
Cafe in Dehra Dun


A popular modern cafe with an excellent bookshop in the back. Drinks and snacks cost ₹90 to ₹190.