Cutting across the Ring Road that strings together the Capital is Sri Aurobindo Marg, a road that is harbor to a bunch of populous and popular hangout places in Delhi like Green Park, Hauz Khas, and Hauz Khass Village, a.k.a., “HKV”. The latter is quite often referred to as the Capital’s party central and with good reason. Crammed up in the thriving gallis of the Village are numerous pubs, lounges, and bars that are home to a huge chunk of Delhi’s young crowd. But that’s not all, owing to its scenic surroundings, HKV nestles some really good eating joints as well. Lets take a look at the crème de la crème, shall we?
Hauz Khas Social
9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | +91 7838652814
With its uber eclectic menu, the Social bar can be nothing less than innovative. Get #drnk on Social’s mind numbing shots like the Dawa Daaru, Item Bomb or simply go Above & Beyond! Pair it with a deliciously amazing food menu to complete your night out.
H 2, Second Floor & Third Floor, Above Ogaan, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33105045
Ditch the cutlery and dive into your plate on all two as you eat at the Coast Café. With a beautiful view of the village, the place serves up delicious delicacies from Kerala along with continental grubs.
Smoke House Deli
12, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 26567001
Chow down expertly prepared Italian food with class at Smoke House Deli. Starting early with their yummy breakfast selections, the restaurant goes al the way till midnight with decadent food.
Vapour Bar Exchange
HN – 11, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33106580
A heaven for beer lovers, the place fuses the concept of a stock exchange and bar to give you a menu with floating prices.
Lord of The Drinks Meadow
Inside Deer Park, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33106194
Lax your senses at the Lord of the Drinks bar with their interestingly concocted and named shots like the Mexican Lassie, Pink Bomb and Italian Green Devil. You’ll simply down the shots for their crazy names (which by the way will also make great hangover stories – “I got drunk on a Mexican Lassie”).
30, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | +91 9891917473; +91 9873047109
Known for an energetic atmosphere complete with live music and karaoke nights, Matchbox boasts of a classy menu packed with British, American, and Continental foods. Add to that a breathtaking view of the Hauz Khas Fort and you’ve got yourself the perfect evening!
Elma’s Café, Bakery & Kitchen
31, 2nd Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33105386
This gorgeously done up country-style café is dreamy and picturesque in every way possible. Decked up with signature retro furniture and a soothing pastel color scheme, Elma’s was perhaps one of the first places that introduced Delhi to the concept of a fancy teashop.
Yeti – The Himalayan Kitchen
M-20, M Block Market, Greater Kailash (GK) 2, New Delhi-48 | 011 41657867; 011 41008884
Enjoy a generous share of food that’ll take you to the hills instantly. Devour the juicy momos, and clear thukpa along with food that traces back to Nepal and Tibet.
Shop 1, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 26960426; 011 26536045
This pure vegetarian South Indian restaurant is symbolic for its authentic food preparations coupled with a breathtaking Karnataka-style temple décor. The place exuberates gastronomical glory in all its true senses.
Kunzum Travel Café
T-49, First Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 26513949; +91 9650702777
Tucked away in the lanes of chaotic Hauz Khas Village, this café serves as a haunt for anyone amidst travels, or simply looking to de-stress. They feature a range of travel and photography books. You can make use of their wi-fi, read, and order a refreshing cuppa.
Rang De Basanti Urban Dhaba
1-A, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33106206
As the name suggests, this urban dhaba strikes the perfect balance between contemporary gastronomy and the popular dhaba culture of India. With authentic North Indian grubs brought to the table in a highly chic fashion, this place redefines ‘east meets west’.
29 A, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33105242
Sitting near My Bar and Mafioso is a shiny new watering hole called Capsule. Overlooking the HKV streets and the South Delhi landscape, the casual diner and bar boasts of a pretty terrace and vibrant indoors. Head over hear to enjoy some delish finger foods and alcohol at really nominal rates!
26, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 30806461
Yet another place to hit up in the already thriving Hauz Khas Village, alias HKV, Woodchuck brings along some excellent café food to stuff your faces with. The café serves up a storm with its impeccable global cuisine that includes the likes of Banh Mi, Moroccan sandwiches, Tortas, and much more!
The Roost – Urban Bistro & Bar
Building 30, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 47473399
Frequented for its uplifting décor and vibe, Roost can turn the worst of days around with its heady sangria and scrumptious finger food selection!
Currywala & Co.
30, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 30806292
Currywala & Co. is a takeaway outlet in HKV that prides itself with finger licking good North Indian and Mughlai food. Complete with delicious curries, kebabs, and breads, the place is perfect to home some party food without burning a hole in your pocket!
Wai Wai City
29, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33105918
If you think that this place is all about Wai Wai noodles and that the menu is a hoard of experimental Wai Wai recipes, then my friend, you’re right! Wai Wai city is the culmination of all your Wai Wai dreams! The restaurant rolls out some excellent dishes made using the instant noodle like Wai Wai bhel and a long list of noodles from around the world!
2nd floor, 30, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33105399
Enjoy soulful musical nights, DJ weekends, and great music in general paired with great food, alcohol, and sheesha at this pub & lounge. Now that’s the kind of rehab we would happily sign up for!
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