We have come a long way as millennials since the time when all we knew about cocktails, we learned mostly from pop culture and sitcoms like ‘Sex and the City’. But when it came the time to put our theoretical learnings to practice during those early bar-hopping days, we soon found out that these heady concoctions were never as good as we imagined they would be. A cosmopolitan wasn’t as glamourous as Carrie said it would be, a Martini was never as badass as James Bond made it seem, and a Bloody Mary simply tasted like a weak blend of watered-down tomato juice and expired Worcestershire sauce. But in the last few years, the bar scene has really evolved with ace mixologists paving the way for the craft cocktail movement in India and in the process, breathing life to the concept of "Cocktails Bars'' that we all have grown to love so much. And inspired by this undying adoration for heady concoctions, here's a list of our top picks of some of the best restaurants and bars in Delhi NCR that serve great cocktails and need to be on your to-tipple list as well.
The perfect place for a lazy Sunday brunch with your girlfriends, Perch is exactly the place you should head to when breakfast and bar are the two main things on your agenda. This all-day space is known for its delectable European spread, breakfast selection, and a set of meticulously created cocktails that are sure to serve as potent companions on all your gastronomic adventures here.
Must-have cocktails: Signature Elder Tree, Santiago Sour, Reverse Martini, and House Sangria
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Blaq is a cocktail bar and casual dining place known for its luxurious interiors and superb cocktails. Spread across two levels, the bar is accentuated with velvet upholstery with tons of gold detailing. They have a fully stocked bar featuring expertly crafted cocktails by mixologist Viju Raj. Coming to food, Blaq serves a mix of delicious European, Asian, and Continental delicacies as well as a variety of refreshing salads, fresh juices, and smoothies.
Must-have cocktails: Blaq Stem, Martini, Old Fashioned, and Another Drink.
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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A gastro-pub, ‘Teddy Boy’ offers old-world charm with its quirky British themed lounge decor. The interiors are comprised of a high ceiling, dim lighting, old school walls, and vintage furnishings. The vibe of the place is retro and relaxing. The menu is an interesting mix of Indian and Continental with some delightful finger food to go with the awesome selection of cocktails, a cola themed selection of heady 'Bunta' drinks, and a full bar menu.
Must-have cocktails: Mai Tai, Cosmopolitan, Harvey Wallbanger, and Indian Tom Collins.
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
The range of infused gins and heady drinks available at this cozy but cool place is sure to steal your heart away. And believe us when we tell you that their house cocktails are the real deal and going to make anyone on the lookout for fabulous, well-mixed cocktails really happy. If you've been for looking for a nice bar with great cocktails and food where you can just kick back and relax then congratulations pal because you just found it!
Must-have cocktails: Mezcal Swizzle, Hey Juniper, Blueberry-Lavender Kombucha, and Dandy-Lion.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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This awesome bar boasts of a combination of extensive cocktails and food. The stellar menu has some classic cocktails like Mojitos, Cosmopolitans, Mai Tais, and so on, but for those keen on trying an innovative route, they also have a really great selection of contemporary signature cocktails. they also create "Whatever You say" which is a bespoke cocktail experience where you can create your own cocktail as per your choice of the base and preferred flavor. Just trust the bartender and you'll be golden!
Must-have cocktails: Blueberry Bramble, Uncle Sam Special, Mint Julep, and Foghorn.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Bringing alive the very essence of European pub culture, The Chatter House is a perfect getaway from everyday life! Located in the posh locale of Khan Market and Nehru Place, this gastropub is the center of social experiences, a place where you can have a hearty chat while enjoying scrumptious food and really fabulous drinks including cocktails, several variations of sangria, and mocktails beside the regular bar menu.
Must-have cocktails: Limoncello, Gin Ginnie, Delhi Mule, Electric Iced Tea, and Blanco Sangria Pitcher.
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
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While this may *technically* come under restaurants but they serve some best cocktails in Delhi and that's a widely known fact. Best described as a gourmet experience, Farzi Cafe amalgamates traditional Indian classics, with contemporary presentations, culinary styles, and chic ambiance. It is a quirky modern Indian café, where guests enjoy a sensory experience through the finest modern Indian cuisine classics and a slew of experiential cocktails with bold flavors.
Must-have cocktails: Farzi Apple Fomintini, Signature Bunta Cocktails, Pina Colada, 007 Martini, and LIIT.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Sly Granny’s menu is eclectic and whimsical with underlying European influences, offering tapas selections, small plates, large plates, a special wine menu, and quirky house concoctions made with homemade bitters & syrups and heady spirits. Their all-encompassing spread features easygoing & contemporary fare made with the finest of ingredients.
Must-have cocktails: Posh G&T, Stacy's Mom, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Lychee & Rose Fizz
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
Q. What cuisines are served at Perch Wine & Coffee Bar?
Ans. The main cuisine served at Perch Wine & Coffee Bar is European.
Q. What are the best and must-try dishes at Perch Wine & Coffee Bar?
Ans. People love Cappucino, pannacotta the most at Perch Wine & Coffee Bar.
Q. What cuisines are served at Dandy - The FIO Bar?
Ans. The main cuisine served at Dandy - The FIO Bar is European, Finger Food.
Q. What is the current deal offered at Farzi?
Ans. The current Prime dining exclusive deal at Farzi offers 25% off on Food & Soft Beverage. Download the EazyDiner app to get more such deals.
Q. Does Sly Granny accept home delivery orders?
Ans. Yes, Sly Granny accepts food home delivery/takeaway orders through the EazyDiner App.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.