After months of dreaded Delhi winters, there's finally a hint of spring in the air. And with the weather being the most pleasant right now, it's the perfect time to take a break from hard liquor cocktails and once again embrace the cool, refreshing elixir and the staple of any hangout plans with friends-beer. Brewed to perfection and tasting just so distinct, the beer choices in Delhi are expansive. So if you are someone who has a penchant for this heady beverage, here is a list of some of the best beer serving joints in Delhi NCR that are just perfect for this lovely spring weather we are having.
Since its inception, Drunken Botanist has been a sought after destination for the city's tipplers and party hoppers. Decked up in green foliage, floral fabricated lightings, and an eclectic collection of knick-knacks, this place is has a really whimsical vibe to it. Their food and drinks are prepared using novel gastronomical techniques which are an absolute visual delight along with being pleasing on the palate. Besides their full bar menu, their fresh house brew menu features four beers: Witty Guy Weissbier (A pale refreshing German Wheat Beer), Moves like Lager ( crispy, creamy and clean, this is light gold in color and super-refreshing and thirst-quenching), Dark Stout Rises (this velvety beer is a fine blend of coffee and chocolate, and has a well-roasted finish), Experimental Brew (as experimental as its name, this one is perfect when you want to sample something different).
Must-haves: Charcoal Dahi ke Kabab, Chole Bhature Tacos, Botanist Dates Julep, Veg Mezze Platter, and Asparagus Tempura Roll.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
A solid gastropub and charming local watering hole with a distinctive post-colonial style. This elegant microbrewery, this iconic community destination is an inviting spot to grab a sparkling ale in the city. Specializing in craft brewing techniques, adventurous mixology, and cuisine, The Clock Tower has an elegant post-colonial influence drawn from the British Raj era, complemented by their namesake big clock, which will instantly remind you of London’s Big Ben. While they have a vivid bar menu, but the star of the show is their Craft Beer, which they brew in house.
Must-haves: Pork Vindaloo, Clock Tower Chicken Breast, Vegetable Stroganoff, Achari Paneer Tikka, Chicken Malai Tikka, Spaghetti Bolognese, Barbeque Chicken Pizza, and Chefs Gourmet Dessert of the Day.
Cost for two: ₹ 2700
When you're in Gurgaon, you aren't spoilt for choice when it comes to bars but Soi 7 is arguably one of the best watering holes you can find here. Soi 7's menu is Pan Asian and the pub boasts of its own microbrewery that offers exceptional Wheat, Brooklyn, Amber, and Dark Beer. Also known for its attractive decor palette, Soi 7 also has a beautiful rooftop seating that is just perfect for this lovely weather we've been having.
Must-haves: Yakitori Fish, Ginger Chicken Dumplings, Prawns Salt & Pepper, and Thai Green Curry.
Cost for two: ₹ 2700
It would be a crime not to mention this legendary place when we talk about beer. As the name suggests, Ministry of Beer is a sought after bar in Delhi that serves every possible brand of beer and also have their own microbrewery. The quirky and welcoming interiors look fascinating and make this place stand out from all the other bars in the city. A haven for beer lovers, MOB's in-house microbrewery offers five different brews to choose from- Mango Beer, Belgian Blonde Beer, Coffee Beer, German Wheat Beer, and the Indian Pale Ale.
Must-haves: Palak Patta Cheese Chaat, Quesadilla, Mutton Rahra Lukmi, Old Monk Tandoori Raan, Butter Chicken Tart, Thai Herb Cigar Rolls, Kasundi Machhi Tikka, and Dahi Kebab Galawat
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
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 Nehru Place, this gastropub is the center of social experiences. though not a microbreweries per se, their bar menu offers an extensive variety of beer brands from all over the world including popular brands like Hoegaarden, Stella, and Hoppers, all on tap.
Must-haves: Shammi Kabab, Chicken Wings, Margherita Pizza, Jacket Potatoes, Chorizo Croquettes, Pigs In The Blankets, and Onion Rings.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Michigan Taps, a zany place of its own, on the Ground floor of Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, offers the taste of brewed beers and a wholesome menu of global cuisines. The impressive bar is stocked with the Best Freshly Brewed Beer in town on tap. The 'it' spot in Delhi NCR, Michigan Taps is the destination when you have freshly brewed microbrewery beer and/or bespoke cocktails on your mind.
Must-haves: Baltimore Zoo Beer Cocktail, Crispy Chicken Nuggets, Grilled Butterfly Shrimp with Lemon Butter Sauce, Dijon Fish & Chips, Cottage Cheese Steak, and Mezze Platter.
Cost for two: ₹ 1300
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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.
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