From Sidecar To O Pedro, 30BestBarsIndia 2023 Winners Announced; Here’s The Full List!

Cheers to a night where spirits soared and excellence was crowned in Goa!

by Mallika Khurana
From Sidecar To O Pedro, 30BestBarsIndia 2023 Winners Announced; Here’s The Full List!

In the kaleidoscopic world where spirits mingle and glasses hold the alchemy of dreams, the 4th Edition of 30BestBarsIndia revealed the crown jewels of India’s nocturnal landscape. As the Taj Cidade de Goa Heritage turned into a stage for the intoxicating dance of flavours, the nation’s top bars, bartenders, and establishments took centre stage, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. Welcome to the magical night where spirits soared and the winners etched their names in the spirits-soaked annals of 30BestBarsIndia.

The Triumphant Trio Of 30BestBarsIndia Revealed


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Delhi’s Sidecar, reigning supreme as India’s #1 bar, not only retained its crown but also clinched the Best Independent Bar Award and the prestigious Best Cocktail Menu Award for Arq—a symphony inspired by quintessential Indian ingredients that left patrons spellbound.

Pune’s Cobbler & Crew emerged as the night’s revelation, claiming the second spot on the list and securing four coveted awards. 

This remarkable establishment left an indelible mark by earning accolades for Best Bar Team, Best Work in Sustainability, Highest New Entry, and the cherry on top—the Best Bartender Award, rightfully bestowed upon the talented Aashi Bhatnagar. Meanwhile, Delhi’s Lair, standing tall at the third position, added to the city’s triumph by earning its well-deserved spot among the elite.

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A Symphony Of Recognition


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The awards were not just confined to the top three. Pune’s Elephant & Co. Kalyani Nagar won the People’s Choice Best Bar, while TOIT from Bangalore was crowned the People’s Choice Best Microbrewery or Taproom.

Bangalore’s ZLB 23—The Leela Palace dazzled the audience by bagging the Best Bar Design award while also sharing the accolade for the Best Hotel Bar with Copitas from the Four Seasons Hotel in the same city. The ever-popular TOIT from Bangalore secured the Best Microbrewery or Taproom Award.

Aashi Bhatnagar’s mastery behind the bar at Cobbler & Crew earned her the title of Best Bartender, showcasing her prowess in crafting liquid art. In a nod to sustainability, Cobbler & Crew, Pune, and Soy Como Soy, Pune, were recognised for their outstanding contributions with the Best Work in Sustainability award.

AD Singh, the visionary founder and MD of Olive Group of Restaurants, was rightfully honoured with the prestigious Industry Icon Award. The timeless Polo Lounge at Hyatt Regency Delhi was acknowledged with the Timeless Bar Award, a tribute to its enduring charm and legacy.

Here’s The List Of Top 30 Bars In India


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  1. Sidecar, New Delhi 
  2. Cobbler & Crew, Pune 
  3. Lair, New Delhi 
  4. Copitas, Four Seasons Hotel, Bangalore 
  5. Hideaway, Goa 
  6. ZLB 23, The Leela Palace, Bangalore 
  7. The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai 
  8. HOME, New Delhi 
  9. Masque, Mumbai 
  10. Slink & Bardot, Mumbai 
  11. Comorin, Gurgaon 
  12. PCO, New Delhi 
  13. Hoots’, New Delhi 
  14. Americano, Mumbai 
  15. Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy, Gurgaon 
  16. PCO, Mumbai 
  17. Slow Tide, Goa 
  18. The Bar, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata 
  19. Whisky Samba, Gurgaon 
  20. Bob’s Bar, Indiranagar, Bangalore 
  21. Native Cocktail Room, Jaipur 
  22. O Pedro, Mumbai 
  23. Olterra, Kolkata 
  24. Windmills, Bangalore 
  25. Pablo’s, Goa 
  26. Joseph Bar, Goa 
  27. Ekaa, Mumbai 
  28. The Library Bar, The Leela Palace, New Delhi 
  29. TOIT, Bangalore 
  30. For The Record: Vinyl Bar, Goa 

Did your favourite bar make it to the list? 

Cover Image Courtesy: Press Release and Cobbler & Crew/Instagram

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