Turquoise Cottage: After Dark Delhi takes on a new look
Awesome music...if Floyd, Scorpions, Doors is your thing. Lively pub atmosphere with younger crowd. Reasonably priced drinks. Thai food on the ground level. Rocks till late and has an almost cult like following. Tends to get very crowded on weekends and the ratio works against the waiters.
Dress Code: Casual.
Buzz: After Dark Delhi takes on a new look
Small but very active pub in Delhi's PVR Complex. Good crowd...good drinks ...good food..and above all a rocking disk jockey.. all the ingredients for a nice evening. Enter by 11.00 and is on till about 1.00AM. Also quite a few bars and restaurants in the viscinity so have the option to hop around. BUT the music is always a little too loud, therefore, no meaningful conversations.
Dress Code: no shorts or sandals otherwise anything goes
Dublin: After Dark Delhi takes on a new look
Decent nightclub in the Sheraton hotel. Live band; Quite pricey. (a pint of beer for about Rs. 250 (USD 5.5). But goes on till about 3AM++ on weekends and has a nice selection of drinks. Some nights are members only so call before you go...
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Cineplex: PVR Plaza and Odeon: Indian Bollywood and foreign movies
Mingle with local in a cinema? Sure why not. That's a nice idea to do after the sun goes down. Many kind of movie titles can be found at PVR Plaza and Odeon. From Deewar, Laaksiya [hey, several scenes take shoot at Leh, Ladakh a year ago!!! :D], Hum Tum to US' movie Harry Potter. Cool, man ;)
Dress Code: Sporty, casual.
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Sound & Light Show: Get bitten by Mossies
There is a Sound and Light show down at the Red Fort. I think it happens every night. It was fun, watching as the lights played on the buildings and a booming disembodied voice described the historical events that had occurred in the fort. Very popular with Domestic tourists!
It starts about 7.00PM if I remember correctly and costs very little for a ticket.
Dress Code: No dress code but I would recommend long trousers, long sleeves and gallons of bug repellent.
Icecream and maybe some techno
I never had much of a nightlife in Delhi. I don't think I missed much. Clubbing ain't my deal and that's pretty much all there is to night life in Delhi. You can count the icecream at India Gate but that has become such a middle class preserve now that there is nothing sublime about it anymore.
There is a 24 hour coffee shop (Machan, I don't know if it is still 24 hours), but it is not quaint and street level. Rather it is inside a 5 star hotel and quite forbidding.
The only two places that buzz with activity all through the night in Delhi are the railway station and the airport. And probably also the inter-state bus terminus. But that isn't much of a night sojourn.
I would be really happy if anyone could inform me better about nightlife in Delhi and if things have changed in the last three years.
PVR/CP/Geoffrey’s/Blues/DV8: Hanging out in the night!
Cinema continues to rule the roost with all generations. Some faithfuls still frequent the old theatres that added dashes of excitement to sepia-tinted childhood days, but most make their way to watch the latest chartbusters in style at the PVR Anupam and Priya. The young also prefer to hang out in Connaught place in quest of ice creams, burgers and friends. Dates are spent in the PVR Cine Complex (in Saket), or at Ansal Plaza Shoppers Stop (in Andrewsganj) – both in South Delhi. The real hotspots in the city though, are its booming bars and discos. Popular hang-outs like Geoffery’s at Ansal Plaza, Blues and DV8 in Connaught place are chock full till well past midnight revelers. The discotheques in some of the 5 Star hotels stay packed till the early hours of the morning, especially on the weekends.
Dress Code: Casuals in almost all the places!
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