7 Best Rooftop Bars In Delhi To Enjoy A ‘Capital’ View Of The City
When in the capital city, sitting at a rooftop bar looking down at a thousand twinkling lights and soaking in the heritage and countless stories the land has to tell would give you literal chills, especially during Delhi’s famed rosy winters. Find your way to a luxe outdoor space with the entire expanse of the city right below you and enjoy the cool breezes of the season.
Delhi is home to many wonderful rooftop bars which serve a delectable collection of fine spirits and cocktails paired with equally delicious food. Reserve a table overlooking the horizon and soak in the tales of the city at one such fine stop. A city of contrasts, Delhi has as much of the old as the new and modern; it speaks of ancient legacies and contemporary cultures in the same vein. Atop a roof, one can look upon this city which has witnessed so much and continues to dazzle anyone who visits.
Read on to know more about some rooftop bars you can visit the next time you are in this historic capital city:
Lakhori - Haveli Dharampura
If you want a feel of Old Delhi and its decadent culture you must check out Lakhori, a rooftop bar from where you can gaze down at the hustle and bustle of small gullies and historic winding lanes. From a seat at Lakhori you will find yourself staring mesmerised at the view of the Jama Masjid, Lal Mandir and the Red Fort while sipping on a premium Talisker single malt.
Where: Haveli Dharampura, 2293, Gali Guliyan, Near Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 4,000
For a bit of fun socialising, Hauz Khas Village is the ideal spot, frequented by locals and tourists alike. You will find the rooftop bar Imperfecto here, with a very vibrant and cheery ambience and a delicious food spread. The warm glow of golden lights and the faint whispers of the city from down below add into Imperfecto’s inviting appeal.
Where: 1A/1, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 1200
If you are fond of history visit Thai High to take in the beauty of the Qutub Minar and revel in its architectural bounty. Thai High at the Qutub has a quality range of wines and champagne to celebrate all your special occasions. This is also a very romantic spot with quiet seating, suitable for date night.
Where: 1091/1, Ambawatta Complex, Kalka Das Marg, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 2,000
On pleasing winter evenings, you can visit the Kylin Skybar for its cosy ambience and comfy sitting that looks at a sprawling Delhi underneath a thousand twinkling stars – if you are fortunate to witness a clear sky! Kylin has much to offer through a delectable menu comprising sushi and teppanyaki and luxe Japanese whisky options for a tasty trip to the far east.
Where: T-302, 3rd Floor, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 3,000
The Sky High
This rooftop bar offers a stunning ambience with cabanas and candlelights, perfect for intimate dinner parties or romantic date nights. You can enjoy a bit of sheesha while looking down at the cityscape on a glorious winter evening.
Where: C-306, A-307, T-101 & 102, 3rd Floor, Ansal Plaza Mall, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 2,700
Dramz Whisky Bar & Lounge
As its name suggests, Dramz has excellent whisky offerings for the connoisseur and you can sip on this decadent beverage while taking in the scenic beauty of the Qutub Minar. The chefs at Dramz have worked laboriously to create food pairings complementing premium whisky for a luxe experience.
Where: 1580/1, KD Marg, Near Qutub Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 3,500
Auro Kitchen And Bar
When in South Delhi, immerse yourself in the vibes of the city with a visit to Auro, a charming rooftop place designed to resemble an observatory. Auro’s mixologists are known for crafting delicious cocktails so you can head here to sip on its New Delhi Sour or Anjeer Delight.
Where: Shop 31, 2nd Floor, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Cost for two: Rs. 2,500