Over the last decade, the Capital has seen a much-needed overhaul of its nightlife. Sure, you’ll still be invited to private farmhouse parties once the city temperatures drop, but now you can karaoke your heart out, explore new wine bars or chill at a gastropub in a heritage precinct in NEW DELHI
Devina Badhwar, Financial Consultant, recommends:
Olive Bar and Kitchen
“Set in a quiet, green part of the city in a colonial style bungalow, this Italian bar and kitchen is quite easily an all-time favorite,” says Devina. With the Qutub Minar towering over, Olive makes for an ideal venue for a romantic brunch or a candlelit dinner with your special someone. Huge plus: No loud music. Make room for meaningful conversation, wine and their delectable thin crust pizzas.
Kalkadas Marg, Mehrauli
For reservations, call: 098102 35472
Perch Wine and Coffee Bar
This cutesy, cozy bohemian style café is set in the heart of the city and boasts of a supreme wine selection and delicious bar nibbles. Pick a good bottle of wine and plunge into conversation – you won’t know where the time goes. “It helps that Perch is located in the heart of the city. In case my date is going south, I can make an early exit and hang out with friends in the area,” jokes Devina.
71, Khan Market, Rabindra Nagar
For reservations, call: 083739 76637
Pranay Gupta, Entrepreneur, recommends:
The Piano Man Jazz Club
Live music. Check. Romantic setting. Check. Craft cocktails. Check. What makes it unique? The Piano Man boasts of a live jazz club, chilled out café and a fine dining set up. “If there’s no performance that night, opt for a table at their rooftop venue for a first date,” adds Pranay.
B 6 – Commercial Complex, Safdarjung Enclave, Opposite Deer Park
For reservations, call: 011 4131 5181
United Coffee House
A phenomenal café and bar with its own share of history (it was conceptualized in 1942, during the Quit India Movement), UCH is one of the most celebrated venues at Connaught Place. “With a great sense of pride and a room full of nostalgia, UCH is where I head to for some good coffee,” says Pranay. For a quaint English high tea or an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres – it remains a gem.
E – 15 Inner Circle, Connaught Place
For reservations, call: 011 2341 6705
Sirf Coffee picks:
FIO Country Kitchen and Bar
In the mood for love? Nestled amidst the serenity of the Garden of Five Senses, FIO is the ultimate date venue. With unmatched service, a vast menu and some peace and quiet away from the noisy city, we guarantee you will lose track of time with your lovely date. Menu must-haves: Olive-crusted grilled fish and the Tiramisu jar.
Gate 1, The Garden of Five Senses, Saiyad Ul Ajaib, Saket
For reservations, call: 099710 04530
Compiled by Noopur Pal