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7 Rooftop Bars In Chennai To Soak In Scenic City And Bay Views

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Chennai is a city of many cultural mixes. On the one hand it boasts of rich traditions of art, music and history that passed on through centuries, on the other, it is also home to a very modern and dynamic cityscape filled with contemporary industries and businesses. These have been instrumental in placing Chennai on the map as an important economic epicentre during the last decade and the city has a lot to offer to these budding entrepreneurs, artists and intelligentsia. 

One of Chennai’s dining attractions is the array of rooftop bars it offers and the delectable seafood they serve while diners look out to the bay areas and glimpse at the vast expanse of seas, and ships sailing far away into the horizon. These rooftop pubs and cafes have a cosy ambience and leisurely vibes that are perfect for laid back weekends and holiday evenings.

Read on to know more about some rooftop bars you can head to when you are in Chennai:

La Cabana

Done up with white canopies and the warm glow of many golden lights, La Cabana offers a beautiful ambience and a sprawling view of the city centre. Head to the rooftop place on a warm summer evening to sip on chilled beer and munch on perfectly cooked grilled chicken.

Where: Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs. 1,800

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Up North by The Raintree

Head to this restaurant and bar if you are craving Mughlai and northern Indian cuisine while enjoying the tropical climes of Chennai’s beaches. Ordee a spread of kebabs and makke ki roti, paired with delicious red and white wines.

Where: 636, Teynampet, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs. 3,000

Asvah 24

For a thoroughly sophisticated dining experience against the backdrop of waves crashing on the shores, find your way to Asvah 24. The place is known for serving delicious French and Moroccan cuisine so enjoy tagine and paninos while sipping on classic cocktails like the gin-infused gintini and the geisha.

Where: 24, Beach Road, Sri Kapaleeshwar Nagar, Neelangarai, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs. 1,800

Q Bar

A truly extravagant and luxe wine and dine evening awaits you at Hilton’s Q Bar which overlooks a vast expanse of the city. Sip on chilled beer, premium whiskies and classic cocktails while looking out at the twinkling hustle and bustle of an ever expanding Chennai.

Where: 124/1, Hilton, JN Salai, Guindy, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs. 4,000


If you want to enjoy rooftop ambience and good food at affordable pricing, then Skyline is  a great alternative. Here, you can soak in the warm breezes so integral to Chennai’s climate while gazing out at the network of roads and buildings that interlink the city’s vibrant spots. 

Where: 18/43, Hotel Sangam, Mannar Street, Opposite Bus Terminus, T. Nagar, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs. 1,800

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Azzuri Bay

Situated in the cozy Adyar locale, Azzuri is a great place for a romantic evening or an intimate dinner. The white canopies and warm lights make for an inviting ambience. You can enjoy a good selection of wines here accompanied by delicious Italian and Mediterranean fare.

Where: 13, 1st Crescent Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs. 1,400


Fancy a delectable Asian spread with a choice of fine Negroni, nomikai and mature seishun? Find your way to KooX to gorge on lamb chops and soba noodles paired with quality spirits. Enjoy this luxe spread as you gaze out onto the heritage city which has many stories to tell.

Where: 11, Chamiers Road, Nandanam City Centre, Anna Salai, Near Boat Club, Nandanam, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs. 4,000

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