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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Delhi Nightlife

1911 Bar at The Imperial

Flip through a rolodex of New Delhi’s celebrities, socialites, fashionistas, and politicians and you’ve got a pulse on the elite crowd here. Quilted leather chairs, vintage portraits, and a stained-glass roof make for an inviting ambience.

Janpath Lane, Connaught Place, 011-41116634, http://www.theimperialindia.com/1911_bar/
Tags: nightlife | bar | celebrity hangout

Buzz

It’s the citrus-hued wall paneling, glass bar, and audaciously mod chairs that make this funky lounge particularly buzz-worthy among expats and young professionals.

Saket; P.V.R; 17 Community Centre, 011-91-11-2653-3000
Tags: nightlife | trendy | lounge | dj

Djinns

This lively bar with hardwood floors and exposed brick walls transforms into a dance den at the stroke of midnight, when revelers of all ages (we even spotted some jacket-and-tie-wearing businessmen) come to play.

The Hyatt Regency, Ring Road, 011-91-11-2679-1234, www.delhi.regency.hyatt.com
Tags: nightlife | hotel bar | dancing | dj

Elevate

Though technically in the outskirts of the city, this three-floor nightclub still attracts plenty of Delhi’s young and restless. International DJs spin everything from R&B to trance, along with some pop tunes for good measure.

Centre Stage Mall; 5th Floor, 011-91-11-12-0251-3904
Tags: nightlife | trendy | dancing | nightclub | dj

Rick's

This stylish, Moroccan-inspired bar (named for the watering hole in Casablanca) at the Taj Mahal hotel is the perfect place to sip the perfect martini – start with the guava berry variety.

Taj Mahal Hotel, 1 Mansingh Rd., 011-91-11-2302-6162
Tags: nightlife | trendy | hotel bar | bar

Shalom

Billing itself as the “place to unwind and rediscover yourself,” this laid-back lounge may be just what the doctor ordered for out-of-towners who need a break from the frenzied pace of New Delhi. Order a hookah, nibble on some mezze, and stay awhile.

N-Block Market, N-18, 011-91-98100-48084, www.shalomdelhi.com
Tags: nightlife | lounge | bar | bar menu

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