Delhi is well known for being the capital of India, an ancient and culturally rich city with its various landmarks, gastronomic delights, and friendly people. You may not know that it is also a fantastic place to enjoy its superb nightlife. Delhi has its trendy side with a spectacular range of chic restaurants and bars that thrill every party-hopper. Nightlife is always exciting in this city as every bar comes alive with life & light as the evening falls. The party spirit of Delhi pulsates in many bars and bistros with the utmost style. We cherry-picked the top 20 for you to check out and have a great time.
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1. Kitty Su, Connaught Place
One of India’s addition to the list of ‘Top 100 Clubs in the World’ featured in DJ Mag’s, Kitty Su is a not to be missed club and to be visited when in Delhi. Get grooving to music that ranges from EDM, pop and house music. The nightclub has a Champagne lounge, ‘A’ list section and a mini club within the club called The Salon. They even have a tattoo parlour! This nightclub lets you in for free if you are a stag entry and tagging along with a couple. Who says couples can have all the fun?!
2. Privee, Connaught Place
The Privee is the one to go to if you want to find a central location to gather your friends. It is located in the heart of the city, and you can be sure you will have a good time here. If you are big on Bollywood music, they have Bollywood nights and EDM nights, among others. Comfy VIP lounges and an impressive dance floor that lights up with LED set the party mood. Ladies can have a fun night with their girl gang on Thursdays with their specials.
3. Club BW, New Friends Colony
Want to combine a weekend dinner and a dance night? Then Club BW has it all figured out for you. You can access the dance floor, the lounge and the bar in one of the most vibrant party scenes in Delhi.
4. Toy Room, Aerocity
Toy Room is one of the hottest nightclubs opened in Delhi’s Aerocity’s Aloft Hotel and can accommodate over 400 guests. It is an International club chain with eight branches in various countries. With a super fine decor that features fun graffiti and a friendly mascot, you can’t help but love this place. Hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll music get you in the party mood in no time.
5. MNKY Houz, Nehru Place
A rocking new club in Delhi, the MNKY Houz in South Delhi, is worth checking out if you like to monkey around on weekends. Monkeys inspire their decor with artworks, branch roofs and leaves. If it is your birthday, they dedicate a whole song for you, and the big MNKY (employee in a monkey suit) will get you a cake to wish you.
6. Playboy Club, Chanakyapuri
If the name conjures images of the LA Playboy brand lifestyle with Bunnies and Champagne towers, this place delivers on all of it. The party scene includes fire rangers performing stunning tricks and acrobats. It has lovely premium decor and VIP lounges that make you feel like a celebrity.
7. Summer House Cafe, Hauz Khas
If you’re on the hunt to go clubbing in Delhi but are looking for something that won’t hurt your pocket, Summer House is the perfect place to go with your friends. Here you can relish a delicious continental meal and groove the night away. It is not much of a Cafe but is a popular nightclub in Delhi. They also boast of a Coldplay performance here once in 2015. Now that says something!
8. Imperfecto Ruin Pub, Andrews Ganj
Another pocket-friendly party place in Delhi is Imperfecto Ruin Pub in Ansal Plaza. Unlike most nightclubs in Delhi, this place does not have a cover charge making it most affordable. With trance music playing in the background, the ambience is a bit trippy and ideal for trance and PSY music lovers.
9. The Electric Room, Lodhi Road
A swanky, contemporary lounge, The Electric Room at the Lodhi Hotel offers delicious cocktails and dancing to DJ music. It is a popular party place in South Delhi, with its in-house DJs and bands. They get you swaying on numbers from hard rock, hip hop and pop rock and make sure you have a crazy good time. If you get your names on the guest list, get ready for an electrifying night grooving to the vibes of this place till morning.
10. RSVP, Connaught Place
If you are looking to dance on Lamborghini or other snazzy Punjabi remixes, RSVP is the place to go. It sports a large, well-lit dance floor, and the seating is super comfortable. The club stays open till six in the morning, and you can very well dine and dance till your feet hurt. Lookout and RSVP to their amazing theme parties too.
11. ROAR Hotel Eros, Nehru Place
This one is an obvious choice when you want to make a splash and have a ROARing time. It is a swish, a luxurious party place located in South Delhi and is packed on Saturday nights. A floor-to-ceiling LED displays super cool video effects that sync with the music. Also, it is kinda safe, too, as they frisk and take away any medicine and drugs from you while entering.
12. Key, Chanakyapuri
If Victorian is your aesthetic, Key is another happening club inside the famous Hotel Samrat in Chanakyapuri. Although the space inside is limited, they have three different sections for regular and VIP guests. The decor has classic red velvet sofas, rich tapestry, and pretty chandeliers; you will love the vibe of this place. Although comparatively new on Delhi’s nightclub scene, it still boasts faithful regulars who swear by it. If your thing is laser beams, neon lights, spacious dancefloors, and great cocktails (try their herbal bomb), Key won’t disappoint you.
13. House A Club, Bhikaji Cama Place
House A Club is one of the classiest places to party on the weekend; you can visit this place a zillion times and never get bored. If you’re tired of your regular nightclub, give this one a try, but it is an elitist club and is open to only members. You will either have to sign up for it on their website or accompany an existing member.
14. My Bar Headquarters, Connaught Place
My Bar Headquarters is a chic nightspot with brick walls & an industrial vibe and a menu of multicuisine snacks. Your best bet is to go with a large group of friends looking for a place to party without burning a hole in your pocket. The bar menu here is inexpensive and is the primary attraction for some. Enjoy the rustic wooden barn-like ambience with peppy live music and boisterous live match screenings. There is also a separate smoking area if you feel like a puff.
15. LIT Bar & Ristorante, Greater Kailash
Their cosy chic vibe at LIT Bar & Ristorante will lend that mood for a date or a relaxing evening with a loved one. This place is better known for its food than its clubbing scene. This stylish resto-bar sprawls across two floors, and the décor is modern & minimalistic. The menu is delicious Italian and Continental, with good options of fine finger foods. After having your fill get on the dance floor and build more appetite.
16. PCO (Pass Code only), Block Market
This popular nightspot heightens the anticipation with the four-digit password required to beep yourself in like a private club. Call and find out what it is before you head for this place. PCO is a place for intimate meetings but is buzzing with life and has a charm of its own. On the first floor, you can enjoy grooving to music where you may drink unique cocktails. Psst… don’t miss the hidden cigar lounge in the basement, with hardwood seats and floors to match the mood. The DJ plays a mix of top 40 and old-school hits.
17. Social Offline, Hau Khas Fort Rd
This one is unique with its brilliant concept, a daytime co-working area & café that transforms into a nighttime bar & nightclub. Social Offline, Haus Khas Fort Rd is one of the prettiest nightspots in town, which takes full advantage of its lush, history-soaked location, Khas Village. You will love the yummy artisan cocktails food menu is eclectic & varied. It is a popular hangout on weekends and Wednesday evenings as the entire room transforms into a gigantic party, with underground bands performing to blend mood and nightlife.
18. Story Club & Lounge, The Westin
When one thinks of those spectacular bars and trendy nightlife of Delhi NCR, Story Club & Lounge at The Westin is talked about for its esteemed reputation for being classy & fabulous. Let go of your worries and enter a place to hang your hair loose in style. Reputed as one of Gurgaon’s top dance clubs, it has an exemplary bar, groovy lights, and fab music. Don’t miss having Story’s Cosmopolitan, served in an ice glass produced by an ice machine. Also, get great deals after work on Wednesdays, when you get 20 per cent off on all drinks. Cool right?
19. The Blue Bar, Chanakyapuri
This luxe lounge in the Taj Palace, with outdoor features such as a lovely patio area for seating, serves creative cocktails & gourmet light bites. It boasts an exclusive selection of premium vintages, spirits and beers. World famous bartender Joel Scholtens’ cocktail menu creates unforgettable experiences with South East Asian inspired infusions. Stags may spend a fun night here (except on Fridays and Saturdays when free entry is for couples only). All in all a classy place for elegant people.
20. Bohca, Qutub Residency Hotel
This favourite watering hole is back with a bang after shutting down due to the pandemic serving awesome cocktails and delicious tapas. Bohca is known for its wonderful music and has zero entry charge, but you must call in advance to get your name on the guest list. An excellent place for the after-party, where you can head to the dance floor and dance till your feet hurt. For the ladies, every Wednesday, their delish sangria is on the house till 10 PM!
Party, Sleep, Repeat
Now that you know where Delhi’s best party places are, you can almost hear the swish Delhites saying, “Darlings, it wouldn’t be a party without you”!
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FAQs on Night Clubs in Delhi
How is the nightlife in Delhi?
Oh yeah…it sure is super fun! We covered only a few of the fantastic clubs in Delhi city in our list, but many more good places offer incredible nightlife. Start by exploring the above spots when in the city.
Do couples get free entry to clubs in Delhi?
Most clubs offer free admission to couples, even more so on weekends. A few clubs even allow third-wheelers to join in with the couples.
What is the average entry price at a nightclub in Delhi?
For girls and couples, there’s no entry fee in most places. If you’re a girl and go to clubs on their ladies’ nights, your clubbing experience is practically free. But if you’re a single guy or a group of guys, expect to spend at least Rs 1500-2000 per head for cover charge and drinks, but it differs from club to club.
How many nightclubs are there in Delhi?
There are more than forty well-known nightclubs in Delhi; each is different from the other in some way. With every new place, you can have a different party experience, ensuring your weekends are never dull.
Do you have to pay to enter a nightclub?
For girls and couples, there’s no entry fee. But if you’re a single guy or a group of guys, you’ll be charged for Stag Entry, which differs from club to club. So socialise a little, and ask a girl at the gate if she’s okay with entering the club with you as a “couple”. But of course, don’t be a creep if she says no.