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5 Pubs To Visit While In Chandigarh

5 Of the Best Pubs in Chandigarh

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The unproclaimed party capital of the country, Chandigarh is a city that comes to life after sunset. A thriving nightlife that is fuelled by the best clubs in Chandigarh, the city has no dearth of places to go. Pubs in Chandigarh attract the creme de la creme of the city, making it safe for women to enjoy a night out with their girls. A city for nocturnals—pubbing, and clubbing is a way of life in Chandigarh. From gastropubs to lounge bars, the city is brimming with some of the most happening places in the country.

Here are the 5 top pubs in Chandigarh:

1. Score Pub

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One of the best pubs in Chandigarh, at Score you will find yourself amongst the elite of the city. Doused in warm neon light, the pub has a relaxing ambiance and stylish interiors. After dancing your heart out at their designated dance floor, head to the bar. Enjoy exquisite single malts, gins, tequilas, and exotic cocktail mixers. Somber souls should book a table in advance to enjoy a relaxing night out. Watch live sports on their HD screens and groove to the latest tracks played by the DJ. The food at Score is on point, you can try their North Indian and Chinese cuisine. 

Location: Madhya Marg, Sector 8, Chandigarh

Zomato Rating: 2.5

Opening Time: 11 AM

Must Try Items: Tandoori Platter, Butter Chicken, Chilly Chicken, Whiskey Cocktails

Cost for Two: INR 2,000, with alcohol 

Why Score: Open till 1 AM on weekends, smoking zone, stags allowed

2. Lava Bar

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A luxurious bar and lounge in Chandigarh, Lava is a part of Taj Chandigarh. Its lavish interiors and unbeatable wines ensure guests leave with a memorable experience. The atmosphere at Lava is more refined. Replacing loud DJ consoles with live musical performances by renowned artists, locals make Lava their after-party base. 

Location: Taj Chandigarh, Block No. 9, 

Zomato Rating: 3.6

Opening Time: 12.30 AM

Must Try Items: Crispy Prawn Pepper & Salt, Wok-fried chilli lotus stem, Rose Wines, Japanese Whiskey

Cost for Two: INR 2,700, with alcohol 

Why Lava: Live sports screening, vintage decor, extensive mocktail and cocktail menu

3. Ministry Of Bar Exchange

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A concept bar and pub in Chandigarh, the Ministry of Bar Exchange is a crowd magnet, especially on weekends. Using an innovative method to serve drinks, prices fluctuate based on the demand and supply of the beverage. An open rooftop, excellent music, and lip-smacking finger food will draw you to the bar on weekends to party at an affordable place in the city. 

Location: Sector 26, Madhya Marg

Zomato Rating: 3.9

Opening Time: 12 Noon

Must Try Items: Kitkat Shake, Chicken basket, Cheese Platter, Daruwala Platter, Lebanese Platter

Cost for Two: INR 1,500, with alcohol 

Why Ministry of Bar Exchange: Good live music, rooftop, great bartenders, live sports screening, reasonably priced

4.   Paara Club

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One of the best nightclubs in Chandigarh, Paara sets a gold standard for clubbing in the city. A spacious dance floor, posh lounge, raving music, and a bar brimming with the best alcohol brands in the country. Sounds like a hedonist's heaven right? It is, plus Paara has amazing food to make up for all the calories burnt on the dance floor. 

Location: Chandigarh Industrial Area Phase I

Zomato Rating: 2.6

Opening Time: 11 AM

Must Try Items: Fire Starters, Cocktails- Supercharged and Cyclone

Cost for Two: INR 3,000, with alcohol 

Why Paara: Good music and crowd, open till 1 AM, excellent service

5. The Great Bear

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An Irish pub in Chandigarh? For those who love their pint, The Great Bear is inspired byHofbräuhaus am Platzl, a 16th-century beer bar in Munich. A microbrewery that offers the most exotic brews like wheat beer, golden ale, and German bock, along with staple spirits for beer teetotallers. Did we also say happy hour? Jumbo mugs, beer towers, and pitchers at slashed-down prices to make your weekdays a tad better. 

Location: Sector 26, Madhya Marg

Zomato Rating: 4.7

Opening Time: 11 AM

Must Try Items: Mutton Platter, Peach Beer, Chilli Potatoes, Nachos Platter 

Cost for Two: INR 1,600, with alcohol 

Why Great Bear: Rustic decor, live entertainment, rooftop, delicious beer on tap, good food, and service

Chandigarh lives by the motto, live life king size—and abides by it! Experience the best nightclubs in Chandigarh on Friday and head to hotspot pubs on Saturday to enjoy the city’s trendiest places in action. So put your party hat on, and dance the night away!

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