Western Himachal Pradesh drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Palampur


With lashings of dark wood and wrought iron, Infinitea's classy but welcoming bar is decorated with antique items from the tea estate which was founded in 1860 (hence the name) and won a gold medal in London 26 year…
Cafe in Mcleod Ganj

Café Budan

Relax with good coffee or choose from a dozen varieties of leaf-tea, serenaded by jazzy blues (think Etta James) under low-wattage ball-bulb lights in this enticing mini-cafe.
Cafe in Mcleod Ganj

Khaana Nirvana

Ideal for a sundowner, this easily missed spot above the HPTC Bank has sunset valley views and an almost Greek interior of rough whitewashed walls with trained creeper and plants growing from teapots.
Cafe in Mcleod Ganj

Om Cafe

Savour great yet inexpensive coffee from a Faema espresso machine or fresh squeezed fruit juices on a sunny, sunset-view terrace lined with potted plants.
Cafe in Bhagsu & Dharamkot

Space Out

Relax on floor cushions beneath basket-lamps watched over by a mesmerising 'life flow' mural. Sip inexpensive macchiatos, nettle teas or sophisticated smoothies (₹20 extra for spirulina), while the trance-dance soun…
Cafe in Chamba

Cafe Ravi View

HPTDC's small, viewpoint snack house is a good place to sip an icy-cold beer with panoramas of the river valley below. You can also dine on a similar if more limited version of the Iravati hotel's menu.
Club in Mcleod Ganj

Seed Cafe

This metal-roofed bar-club has a grungy youth vibe enlivened by a dancy DJ soundtrack on a powerful sound system. On Saturday party nights there's typically a cover for men (₹200 to ₹300), women free.
Cocktail Bar in Mcleod Ganj


Though as much restaurant as bar, Labooze is nonetheless McLeod's most urban drinking den, with an engrossing cartoonesque ceiling mural and parts of a truck chassis protruding towards the bar stools. Fine views by …