Varanasi drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Lassi in Varanasi

Blue Lassi

A tiny yoghurt shop with a big – and well-deserved – reputation for serving up Varanasi's freshest, creamiest, fruit-filled lassis for over ninety years.
Cafe in Varanasi

Mangi Ferra

This colourful, laid-back lounge in the garden at Hotel Surya is a relaxing place where you can sip on espresso (₹70), a cold one or a cocktail (₹120 to ₹480) in the garden, or on waves of couches and armchairs.
Bar in Varanasi

Prinsep Bar

For a quiet drink with a dash of history, try this tiny bar named after James Prinsep, who drew wonderful illustrations of Varanasi’s ghats and temples (but stick to beer as the 25ml cocktail pour is weak).