If you aren’t a big socialiser who gives in to the peer pressure of hanging out every weekend at new and happening bars, there’s a solid chance that you still go to the same old watering holes that you’ve been hitting since you were in college. But don’t worry, we got you covered. Here we bring to you 5 newly launched bars in India that can be on your bucket list.
The Story Teller’s Bar, Pondicherry
Drawing inspiration from the region’s French influences, Story Teller’s actually reflects the history of Pondi. A great place to meet travellers and tourists, this spot also has plenty of live performances and even film festivals. It’s summer, so Pondicherry should anyway be on your vacay-list. We are just giving you more reasons. Oh, and their cocktails are perfect to sip on while sharing stories.
Jazz and Grills, Goa
Goa is going to be hot now, but Goa is Goa. And Jazz and Grills jazzes it up even further by being its first whisky bar. If you are whisky lover, look no more, because they have a hundred varieties of it. The live gigs from local artists make it more awesome. A mean single malt by the sea and some jazz, how dreamy does that sound?
The Quarter, Royal Opera House, Mumbai
If you are looking for something classy, this is your go-to spot. Located at the heart of posh South Bombay, this light-jazz bar is a collaboration between musicians Ashutosh Phatak (co-founder of the now-shuttered Blue Frog) and Ranjit Barot, restaurateur Nico Goghavala and businessman and investor Nakul Toshniwal. It comes with a live bar, an all-day cafe, a wine tasting room and a Louisiana-themed restaurant. Talk about versatility.
Darzi Bar, Delhi
With great food and at-home like ambience, Darzi Bar is a lot more fancy than their name suggests. Their signature cocktails can beat your summer blues almost instantly and their cuisine is truly Delhi-cious.
Grill 99, Bangalore
Karnataka has been going through some drama recently, but that doesn’t change the fact that Ritz Bangalore has a bar and grill that has the best steak, seafood and the finest wines. The hoteliers clearly knew that tender meat and red wine or a juicy lobster and white wines go amazingly well together. Their menu is all about good food and wine pairings. What more could we ask for?