Cool Down With A Drink at These 5 Bars in Chennai This Summer

We can’t stop talking about how hot it is every single day. Even if you’re inside the office, tucked away in an AC room, you know just how unbearably muggy it is in the city. Reports say that the temperatures could hit way above 40ºC this year and nobody is surprised by that. Hydration is one of the key factors in keeping your cool. There are so many other things that you can do to stay cool and comfortable even when you’re in the office.

And while alcohol doesn’t really ‘beat the heat’, after a long day of work, the idea of sitting down at a pub and drinking with your friends and forgetting about the heat of the day is exactly what we think everyone needs. Chennai might not have as many stand-alone bars and pubs as the rest of the country, but the city definitely has enough places for you to go after a hot summer day.

We’ve got the quick and easy guide for you. Here we go.


Bay 146, Savera Hotel


You probably didn’t know this (or you did and we’re repeating ourselves), Bay 146 got it’s name from the fact that they have 146 cocktails on their menu. You can’t beat that. Plus, they have musical performances and stand-up comedy on most nights, so pick a day of the week to go and you’re bound to find great entertainment that’ll keep you coming back for more.


Diff 42, Velachery


This resto-lounge has happy hour in the middle of the day. No, we’re serious. From 12 noon to 5pm, they’re celebrating “All You Can Drink Month of May”. Plus, thanks to IPL, you can avail of special offers from the minute the game starts till when it finishes. They’ve got everything and all they’re missing is you.


The Moon & Sixpence, Hablis Hotel


Irish-themed and super popular, Moon & Sixpence has made quite a name for itself as a great destination to grab a drink and enjoy a show. They’ve also got musical performances every so often and the place is buzzing all the time. Styled in an old Irish pub way, you will feel relaxed the minute you walk in. And for all you cricket fanatics, they’re screening IPL too.


10 Downing Street, T. Nagar


Everyone in Chennai knows about 10D, it’s a city staple and has been around much longer than a lot of other establishments. The rustic feel of the bar alone does the trick and every day of the week, they have a different theme. Whether it be the DJ spinning classic tunes on Vintage Mondays or you have local crooners serenading you on Karaoke Thursdays, there’s something for everybody.


Big Bang Theory, Brownstar Boutique Hotel


Covering the spectrum of cuisines, BBT has great Sunday brunches, they also have the IPL up on a big screen and it’s just a great place to hang out. And they’ve got some sweet deals as well if you show up on Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Sunday. Their ‘happy hour’ begins at 7pm on Fridays, so this week, you know what to do.