Top 10 Bars for First Date Drinks in Delhi

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Delhi has a lot of good places for taking your sweetheart on a date. The options are endless; from a high-end romantic dinner date to a casual and down to earth but still romantic,‘a walk and an ice-cream at the India Gate’ date. But anyhow, all of these are tried and tested and too clichéd. So, why not take her for some good drinks date? It is a casual, cool and fun way to get to know your date and start things rolling indeed. So guys, here are our picks of the top ten bars for first date drinks in Delhi for you to choose from.

Summer House Café

This breezy bar and café reminds of the carefree summer vacations; soaking the sun, barbecuing in the open air with a bottle of cold beer in hand! Ah! This makes and ideal getaway with your girl where you can enjoy the usual live acts with the bands playing lovely electronic music and other unique gigs that the place is so popular for. Chris Martin from Coldplay even paid a surprise visit at this place and did a small performance so no doubt it is a huge hit among the masses! Choose from the great indoor seating or the beautiful rooftop area for your romantic first date.

Where: 1st Floor, DDA Complex, Aurobindo Market, Hauz Khas
When: Noon until 1 am


The place has a classy appeal to it and is perfect for a first date if you plan on dancing the night away. Capitol has a huge dance floor, an elevated area and a grand open air lounge that’s the club’s USP. It is ideal for grabbing a drink and partying long into the night when the rest of the city is fast asleep. Saturdays are especially groovy since you can very well expect some great retro and Bollywood numbers too that are bound to get your feet tapping.

Where: The Ashok Hotel, 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri
When: 9pm until 3:30 am
How much: Free if on guest list. Cover charge for couples on weekdays is INR 1,000 after midnight and on weekdays it is INR 2,000.

Kitty Su

Kitty Su too has a huge dancing floor and a great DJ. It is famous for hosting great musical nights by top international electronic music artists. Its funky décor adds on to the party vibe of the place and its multiple bars guarantee you won’t have to wait long for your drinks. Frequently ranked as the best nightclub in the city, Kitty Su deserves to be in the top ten bars for first date drinks in Delhi by all means.

Where: The Lalit Hotel, Barakhambha Avenue, Connaught Place
When: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. 10 pm until 3 am
How much: Cover charge ranges from INR 1,000-3,000

Hauz Khas Social

This bar has a lovely landscape and is very quirkily designed with a contemporary and rustic feel to it. It overlooks the lake and gives a view to the old fort of the area making it quite serene and romantic at the same time. The in house DJ plays electrifying music that can be thoroughly enjoyed with drinks.

Where: 9A & 12, Hauz Khas Village
When: 9 am until 1 pm
How much: Approx. INR 1,500 for two.


Keya is another deserving nightclub cum bar to be a part of this list of top ten bars for first date drinks in Delhi mainly because of its extraordinarily romantic ambience. The place has gorgeous open air lounge and outdoor seating with soft dim lights that create a lovely romantic atmosphere. The cocktails are as great as the food here. But what sets it apart is the strict security and a decent crowd making it a very pleasant date experience.

Where: 122-124, Ground Floor, DLF Promenade Mall, VasantKunj
When: 12:30 pm until 1 am
How much: Approx. INR 2,500 for two.

Ek Bar

Ek bar is a result of something truly novel and exciting. The name itself is an amusing take on the word ‘bar’ which the place is, mixing it with the Indian ‘ek bar’ which means ‘once’ or once upon a time’ that suggests a memorable time that the bar has offers. The décor is chic and contemporary but still quite desi with richcoloursand items. Even its drinks and food bear a delightful Indian twist to them; take for instance its ‘Royal Indian Punch’ consisting of ‘punch’ or ‘paanch (5)’ ingredients or the sausage thali which is an Indian replacement of ‘platter’.

Where: D-17, Near Bharat Petroleum Petrol Pump, Defence Colony
When: Mondays to Fridays, 6 pm until 12:30 am. Weekends, noon until 12:30 am.
How much: Approx. INR 1,800 for two.


Nothing beats this place if you and your girl love the mystery of the bygone era. PCO serves as the reminder of the 1920s era of Prohibition in America with its vintage setting in dark wood, classic drinks, plush chairs and divine jazz music flowing all around. If you need to get entry in it you have to have a pass code which you’ll have to put in a black phone box (you can get it by making reservations up ahead).

Where: 4, D Block market, Local Shopping Complex, PaschimiMarg, Near Punjab National Bank, VasantVihar
When: 5 pm until 1 am
How much: Approx. INR 2,200 for two.

Monkey Bar

If your girl is fun and sporty, it is best that you brought her here. The place has a lot of gaming options and is always lively with crowd and many gigs and offers. The lovely glass pyramid ceiling adds to the beauty and charm of the atmosphere making it a unique and lovely setting for a first date.

Where: Plot 11, Upper Ground Floor, LSC, Pocket C-6 & 7, VasantKunj
When: Noon until 12:30 am
How much: Appro. INR 2,000 for two.

The Blue Bar

The blue bar is a beautiful bar with a fetching outdoor al-fresco lounge and a crystal clear swimming pool that gives the Blue Bar its color and the name. Both indoor and outdoor seating areas are great to have a good conversation in privy and enjoy the delicious food and drinks that the bar offers.

Where: Taj Palace Hotel, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg
When: 12:30 pm until 12:45 am
How much: Approx. INR 4,000 for two.


New on the block, this bar sure holds a deserving position in the top ten bars for first date drinks in Delhi for its amazing creativity and quirk factor. Tamasha consists of a bar shaped like a truck where you can enjoy lots of cool cocktails. The place itself is huge and consists of a breath-taking rustic mezzanine, a hookah lounge and a backyard, each equally good options to get your date night soaring.

Where: 28, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place,
When: Noon until 1 am
How much: Appro. INR 1,800 for two.

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