It is no secret that GMR Aerocity is popular for housing some of the poshest and classiest hotels and restaurants in Delhi. But with a slew of swanky bars and pubs sprouting up over the years, this dining hub has also become the go-to location for many to have a good time with friends over drinks.
With so many options available, it is almost impossible to zero down on just one good bar to hop in to. But not to worry, as we have curated a list of the best bars and pubs to visit in GMR Aerocity whenever you are in the mood for some tipples.
Dragonfly Experience, Worldmark 1
Nestled in a cosy corner of Worldmark 1 in GMR Aerocity, Dragonfly Experience exudes an aura of mystique and charm. This unique restaurant was launched as a joint venture between famous rapper Badshah and Priyank Sukhija, a renowned name in the hospitality industry. Sprawling across 10,000 Sq. Ft., the interiors of this vibrant place features a bug-themed décor and embellished with huge Dragonfly motifs all around. Showcasing a perfect blend of good food and style, this swanky outlet has three levels, each with a bar, and a ceiling height of approximately 35 feet, making it one of the largest restaurants in the city.
The menu offers a blend of Asian fusion and European fusion dishes, modified to suit the tastes of Indians without losing the flavours of the authentic cuisines.
16 of the signature cocktails in the menu are concocted by the famous British Mixologist, Richard Hargroves and the wine selection is handpicked by a prominent sommelier, Magandeep Singh.
Cost for two: INR 2000
Another gem in the Worldmark 1 is Liv Bar, a fine lounge with a bit of a noir and pinch of gold added to the interior to emanate a regal look and a European food menu for elegance. This uber-chic place has a cosy but not congested seating area. They have a huge bar counter which is manned by skilled Bartenders and experienced mixologists. The most fascinating thing about this trendy place is that it works on ‘make your own cocktail’ concept and lets the guests try cocktail mixology by letting them pick from any of their finest bar ingredients and mix it to the cocktail made by them.
The food served is just exquisite and unlike many mainstream bars, does not disappoint.
Cost for two: INR 1400
Imperfecto Shor - Cafe, Pride Plaza Hotel, New Delhi
Making all the right noise for its gothic atmosphere, Imperfecto Shor - Cafe is India’s first and only 24x7 Café. Featuring vintage interiors replete with bricked walls, vintage portraits, charpoy ceilings and rustic chandeliers, this chic yet contemporary place showcases a timeless elegance. Borrowing heavily from the Romanesque architectural style, this Neo-Gothic Bar has a very distinctive character that provides a pretty cool backdrop for your Instagram pictures. All their cocktails and beverages are crafted in house and are quite flavorful.
The food menu is carefully curated by Chef Akanksha Dean and features a hearty mix of comfort food from all over the world.
Cost for two: INR 1500
Since opening its doors in Worldmark 1 in GMR Aerocity, this ‘world tapas bar’ has been turning heads for serving delectable global cuisine and cocktails. La Roca features a mix of Spanish and Moroccan style interiors with a unique rustic-yet-chic art deco vibe. The huge bar in front - ‘Nectar’ is well lit and adds an oomph to the place. Also, the bar has a zero-waste policy and all the cocktail infusions are concocted with completely natural ingredients.
The menu draws inspiration from cuisines around the world like Japan, Spain, Thailand, Mexico and India to name a few.
The kitchen is led by Chef Akshay Bhardwaj, who beautifully brings his knowledge of world cuisine to this place. The perfect blend of hip music, swanky ambience and fabulous food is what makes La Roca a huge hit amongst Delhites.
Cost for two: INR 2400
Chidyaghar Bar, Roseate House, New Delhi
Featuring a casual chic ambience yet a bit ‘old school’ in its approach, Chidyaghar Bar is a unique place that invokes nostalgia and explores the idea of real conversations over classic cocktails.
This elegant bar has sophisticated interiors complete with classy furniture and cutting-edge décor reflecting the warmth and hospitality like no other.
Owing to the short and crisp menu, Chidyaghar boasts of an extensive drinks selection and the perfect spot for a comfort outing to unwind after a busy week or to just catch up with old friends.
Cost for two: INR 3000
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