There is something calming about open air bars – they have that casual/formal appeal, yet have the characteristic to transform itself into a party space. More interestingly they can accommodate people of different ages, without crossing the line. In this story we look at various alfresco spaces that have character and need to be visited by people who love to spend time with friends over beer and good ambiance and lip-smacking food. These are the nominations for the best bar food at the India Nightlife Convention Awards. To book your tickets for the two-day event, click here.
Aer – Bar and lounge (Mumbai)
Nothing welcomes the monsoons in Mumbai with warmth than this chic space located in the by-lanes of Worli. Along with the cinematic view, it is also known for its range of exotic cocktails like The Joker, Mumbai Kiss and much more. Pair them with pizzas and quick eats, and your evening is set. Further, lookout for things like champagne happy hours every evening from 5 pm, curated mixology and music nights.
Aqua, The Park (Kolkata)
If you have visited Aqua, then you will know what level it holds as far as alfresco places are concerned. Not to forget the poolside dining area, perfect for parties or romantic dates. Also, this place is popular for its DJ nights and quirky desi-inspired cocktails and spreads.
Over The Moon (Hyderabad)
This open-air lounge is a perfect combination of natural settings, fine wine, seasonal cocktails and rustic food options that tantalize your five senses. If you want an alfresco dining experience then, this is the place to visit.
Skyye, really come out of a comic book! Any avid partygoer will have this lounge at their top lists, for sure. Further, they serve one of the best mixes in town too, not to forget their live EDM outfits and a fun, hip crowd.
Soi 7 (New Delhi)
Visit Soi 7 if you are looking for pan-Asian cuisine, a microbrewery and a view to kill! The décor adds to the whole appeal as well. A group of friends and a pitcher of fine beer is all you need to get the conversation going at this space. They have live gigs too, what more could you ask for?
When we visited the space for the first time, we were like ‘wow’. A contemporary open air space over-looking the nicely laid concrete jungle – it can’t get better than this! Pair that with a range of good liquor and spreads and you will go home smiling. No wonder they call it Pune’s most elite nightlife destination for no reason!
Marbella Beach Resort (Goa)
Want a day of tranquillity and peace then the Marbella Beach Resort in Goa is the right pick. And since this property is owned by the Marriott group, nothing can go wrong, trust us on this one. All’s good here – bed and breakfast, casual dining options, ambiance, everything!
Q Bar (Chennai)
Another space that will take your breath away – literally. Well, why not? It’s owned by The Hilton Group Of Hotels! This romantic space calls for a bottle of fine wine and cheese pairing.