Letting your hair down: The best and safest bars for women in Delhi, India

Because, you know, there are days when you just have to kick off those heels and have a good time. I love this list from Little Black Book about where women can go (safely) for a plain old night out on the town. There isn’t any science to it, but is compiled from experience and wisdom of girls living in the city.

As the article says, “Because girls do just wanna have fun, and here’s exactly where you can, sans the impending sense of doom. Dramatic? We’re just having fun.”

Here are four of Little Black Book’s recommendations:

Blue Bar in Taj Palace Hotel (Pic credit: LBB)

Blue Bar, Taj Palace Hotel

Expensive, yes; flooded with South Delhi’s finest, yes; but very safe. Given its location in a hotel, a certain clientele, and many bouncers that do a periodic walk through, Blue Bar is great for a gaggle of gals. PS: The music goes off at 12.30, but the bar stays open all. night. long. So, you can go home in the middle of the night. Good for just a gal twosome.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: Taj Palace Hotel, No 2 Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave

Contact: 01126110202


The Backyard at Aurobindo Marg (Pic credit: LBB)

The Backyard, Aurobindo Marg

They have valet, and there’s something comforting about knowing you won’t have to do the walk to your car, on a dark street, possibly while attempting to hold your friend up. The owners are always around, and are well-equipped with security staff, and given your proximity to the main road {and a major traffic artery}, a quick getaway isn’t difficult, should the need arise.

Good for: Groups

Where: A/2A, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Hauz Khas and 49, Ground Floor, North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh

Contact: 9555553553

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PCO in Vasant Kunj (Pic credit: LBB)

PCO, Vasant Vihar

Given its speakeasy MO, you can almost always be certain of your fellow party-goers, so there isn’t much reason to worry. PCO also has a private party room you can rent out, if there’s more than 10 of you, and then you have the ultimate safety; the privacy of your own bar. PS: Try and take a driver, or park right outside; it is a residential area, and can be very isolated at night.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: D4, D Block Market, Vasant Vihar

Contact: 9711108482

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Fio Cookhouse and Bar in Nehru Place (Pic credit: LBB)

Fio Cookhouse, Nehru Place

Again, parking should be your main concern. Since three girls have a big stake in running the show, and they screen their crowd, you can be sure you’ll be safe. Fio is good for even deux; just make sure you score a spot closest to the restaurant, or go the driver route.

Good for: One on ones and groups

Where: Epicuria Mall, R1, Nehru Place

Contact: 01126281026

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Little Black Book also recommends China Kitchen, Monkey Bar, Summerhouse and Tabula Beach in their article. To read up more on these places, visit the link below.


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Delhi’s Safest Spots for Women to Get Down… And Move it all Around

Reposted from: Little Black Book

Picture credits: Little Black Book


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Nothing makes Aditi happier than good shampoo, good design, evolutionary theory and a spicy Bloody Mary. A Bombay girl to begin with, she’s made a home in New York, Glasgow, Singapore and London over the last ten years. After a one-day career in hand modelling (true story) and a much, much longer stint in brands & advertising, Aditi is all set to make the most of her Delhi/NCR chapter. Aditi is the Delhi Editor for Zafigo and her writing has appeared in Little Black Book Delhi, Travel+Leisure and Huffington Post.