Every year on March 3rd, serious whisky savants worldwide celebrate International Irish Whisky Day. With Delhi being blessed with the best bars & lounges in every nook, it’s not hard to find good places to indulge our love for Irish Whisky. And sure, we can give you a list of top bars in Delhi that do really nice Irish Whisky cocktails or house the top 10 Whisky brands in the whole world but, we thought, why not use this opportunity to combine our two passions- booze & desserts and put our own personalized spin to the International Irish Whisky celebration! So, inspired by this ingeniously heady notion, fellow gourmands, here are our top picks of the best restaurants & bars in Delhi NCR where you can binge the most lusciously ‘Irish’ creations that are sure to knock your socks off (perhaps, quite literally!)
Known for its European grub and chic ambiance, Olly serves what can easily be considered the best Irish Coffee preparation in the city. Spiked with Jameson, Baileys, and topped up with copious amounts of fresh cream, their Irish coffee is just the perfect concoction every connoisseur must try this International Irish Whisky Day.
Other recommended must-haves: Salted Caramel Iced Latte, Chocolate & Mint, Merry Berry Smoothie, and Nutella Iced Mocha.
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
Not mentioning The Irish House in a list of top bars in Delhi to celebrate International Irish Day would almost be like a crime. This Irish-themed bar is a mecca for the tipplers of the city and curates a truly wonderful range of Whiskies & boozy creations for connoisseurs. Their Classic Irish Coffee Liqueur is a no-frill smooth blend of Jameson & hot coffee topped with whipped cream- a thorough champion meant for Irish whiskey savants.
Other recommended must-haves: Irish Tea Party, Bohemian Queen, Irish Mule, Smoked Wisdom, Irish Terminator Cocktail, and Irish Riverdance Dessert.
Cost for two: ₹ 1600
Whisky Samba is the apparent champion when it comes to zeroing in on the top bars in Delhi for whisky lovers. This swanky place brings the fun back to whisky drinking and mixology with its fine selection of signature whisky-based cocktails and a modern progressive menu. Their Whisky Tiramisu is a classic indulgence spiked with an infusion of whisky & Amaretto and topped with vanilla bourbon ice cream!
Other recommended must-haves: Crazy Gin Lady, Whisky Samba Sour Cocktail, Truffle Hunter, Old Flame, Sin On The Beach, and Copacabana Whisky Smash.
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
What puts DRAMZ on our list of the top bars in Delhi is its sensational food and the spectacular view of Qutub Minar from its Terrace seating area. The chef very cleverly breaks away from the chains of conventional cooking by moving towards progressive gastronomy with his classy, upscale, European-Modern Indian-Asian, menu. Their Chocolate Sphere dessert is a delectable little creation that breaks into a whisky-flavored mousse when doused with a generous drizzle of warm chocolate sauce.
Other recommended must-haves: Anglo Indian Tandoori Broccoli, Hongkong Spring Roll, Italian Baked Meatballs, Dahi Ke Kabab, Jalapeno Cheese Fritters, and Chicken Satay.
Cost for two: ₹ 3000
Touted as the best bar in Delhi by music aficionados, The Piano Man Jazz Club offers some of the finest yet eclectic food and cocktails along with performances from India's finest musicians and comedians. Every day of the week, they feature a new artist and a special cocktail to keep you and your taste buds entertained. Their boozy desserts have developed a sort of cult following amongst the sweet-toothed gourmands of the city. Their Chocolate Mud Cake is an insanely indulgent sweet treat that comes with a sinful Baileys frosting and is filled with an oh-so-delicious mocha Whiskey ganache (insert chef's kiss here!)
Other recommended must-haves: Bee’s Knees, Old Fashioned, Hurricane, French 75, Demanding Porn Star and Dancing On The Piano Keys
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
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.