7 Best Speakeasy Bars In India For An Adventurous Booze Party

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by Vaishalee Kalvankar
by Vaishalee Kalvankar 356

Looking out for an adventurous booze party? Well, head towards a speakeasy bar. Speakeasy bars are underground bars that originated in the United States during the Prohibition era when buying and drinking alcohol was forbidden. The basements of these places were employed as covert bars, disguising themselves as neighbourhood cafes and soda shops. Here is a list of the 7 best speakeasy bars in India. Go check them out quietly.

1. The Secret Garden, Delhi

 

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The Secret Garden is a rooftop speakeasy bar in Delhi. The interior of the place gives you vintage feels with the wall art of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Leonardo DiCaprio and vintage wooden furniture to complement it. The classy bar lounge with dim lights speaks about it being a hideaway space. The fresh cocktails made out of amazing infusions and homemade brews are the highlight of the place.
Where: Sakleys, Delhi
Cost for two: ₹1,700
Timings: 7:00pm-12:30am

2. Slink And Bardot, Mumbai

 

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This buzzy bar in Worli returns after being hit by the pandemic, in a new avatar and an amazing team. The bars look sleeker with dull golden racks and the walls are painted in deeper shades of green and red. They also have a secret cigar room. With cuisines from across the globe, the place is known for serving some exotic and well-balanced cocktails. The drinks deceptively look simple but offer complex flavours.
Where: Thadani House, Mumbai
Cost for two: ₹4,000
Timings: 6:00pm-1.30am

3. 10 Speakeasy, Bengaluru

 

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The bar is mysterious enough as its exact location cannot be disclosed. You have to head to The Paan Studio in Ashok Nagar and tell the secret passcode to the doorman there and he opens the doors to a whole different world. The tone for the evening is set with jazz music, fine cocktails and golden lights. The interior of the place is surely going to give you Great Gatsby feel.
Where: Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
Cost for two: ₹2,200
Timings: 6:00pm-1:00am

4. Room Two, Hyderabad

 

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This speakeasy, decorated to resemble a tropical hideaway, is tucked away in one of Hyderabad’s greatest microbreweries, Zero 40. The pretty broad bar menu features both traditional and modern cocktail recipes, as well as some quirky combinations. The modern jazz music adds to the imported spirits in your drinks and sets the mood for the night.
Where: Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Cost for two: ₹1.800
Timings: 6:00pm-12:00am

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5. Gin Joint, Goa

 

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This hillside speakeasy bar is nestled in rustic hills and has a beautiful charm. The vibes of the restaurant take you back to a time of comfort and sophistication. It offers Indian small-batch gins which are available only in Goa. Their cocktail menu is carefully crafted and organic herbs (locally sourced) and homemade floral syrups are also used. You can enjoy the most amazing and exclusive cocktails before or after alfresco dining.
Where: Verandah, Goa
Cost for two: ₹1,500
Timings: 7:00pm-12:59am

6. PCO (Pass Code Only), Delhi

 

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A passcode is occasionally sent out each week to a list of the bar’s customers and friends. To enter the bar you have to enter the given passcode at an unassuming phone booth. The immersive space has designs which are inspired by the 1900s and has many vintage items like antique telephones. Cocktails are a highlight here, especially from the Mood Cocktail menu offering some classic cocktails.
Where: Vasant Vihar, New Delhi
Cost for two: ₹2,500
Timings: 5:30pm-1:00am

7. Gigglewater, Hyderabad

 

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To enter Gigglewater, you must first put in the right passcode, pass through a dark flight of steps and then a small corridor. The passcode used to access the entry is altered weekly. The interior of the place brings alive the old-school bars with vintage dimly-lit lamps and sofas. The menu has all the classic dishes and cocktails with some classic bar grubs.
Where: Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru
Cost for two: ₹2,200
Timings: 7:00pm-12:40am

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