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The Blue Frog Mehrauli

Mumbai’s storied live music venue has proved to be a big hit with Delhi-ites with performers taking to the stage six times a week across genres including pop, jazz, reggae, blues and Indian classical music. There’s plenty going on any night of the week though; you’ll find a club, a courtyard bar, a restaurant – which also offers a brilliant value Sunday brunch – and a rooftop bar with impressive views of the Qutb monument.

  • +91 113 080 0300
  • The Kila
    Seven Style Mile
    Opposite the Qutub Minar
    Mehrauli
    New Delhi
    110030

The Blue Bar Taj Chanakyapuri

The Blue Bar, found inside the city’s elegant Taj Chanakyapuri, is a full-blown study in seduction; well-made cocktails, oversized chairs, an elegant terrace full of chic locals and softly playinh music. Prime position is outside – one of the few alfresco terraces in the city – but if you arrive too late to bag a spot, head straight for a seat at the bar; they have one of the longest happy hours in Delhi.

  • +91 112 611 0202
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  • Taj Diplomatic Enclave 2
    Sardar Patel Marg
    Diplomatic Enclave
    New Delhi
    110021

Keya DLF Promenade Mall

A rare, upscale bar in Delhi that isn’t in a five-star hotel, Keya – with its Insta-famous illuminated bar – is popular with the jet-set crowd. The atmosphere is friendly, relaxed and tranquil, the music and decor soft and, should you get hungry, the food is overseen by one of India’s leading chefs, Marut Sikka.

  • +91 965 025 5777
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  • 122-124 Ground Floor
    Vasant Kunj Road
    New Delhi
    110016

Public Affair Khan Market

Need to impress a date? Try out Townhall’s boozier little sister, Public Affair. Enjoy your cocktails in a not-so-public setting with a light and airy, vintage-style lounge that feels surprisingly intimate. If you’re just going for drinks, head straight for the alfresco terrace overlooking Khan Market – it’s got one of the buzziest atmospheres in the city.

  • +91 114 306 5100
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  • 67-68 Middle lane
    Khan Market
    New Delhi
    110003

The Junkyard Café Connaught Place

This place banks heavily on its interiors – styled, as you can imagine, entirely with scrap metal, tyres and oil cans – but while the novelty factor is high, they deliver with an innovative drinks menu and decent food. The experience is key; this is not the place for a deep and meaningful conversation, but a brilliant choice for groups. Make sure to book on weekends.

  • +91 959 994 7643
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  • N-91 2nd Floor
    Outer Circle
    Connaught Place
    Opp KG Marg
    New Delhi
    110001

The Blue Frog

The Blue Bar

Keya

Public Affair

The Junkyard Cafe

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