People love fine dining and relaxing with a wine or some cocktail. Be it a family gathering or a business lunch, bars are an integral part of a fine dining experience. The bars in India are varied and can be categorized from lounge bars, nightclub bars to sports bars, etc. Below are some popular types and concepts of bars in India:
1. Lounge Bars – These bars are mostly located in top five star hotels and provide a wonderful ambiance and atmosphere to relax and have a drink. There is a wide variety of alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks available. These offer tasty snacks along with your gulp and serve a wide variety like vintage wines, creative cocktails, huge range of cognacs, etc.
They also provide safe and sophisticated atmosphere. Some of the elite lounge bars can be found at the top hotel chains in India like The Taj Chain of Hotels, The Intercontinental, The Oberoi Chain of Hotels, The Hyatt Regency, etc.
2. Nightclub Bars – As the names denotes, the bars situated in the nightclubs, clubs and pubs are the ones which are categorized under the nightclub bars of India. These are quite popular bars and give a wonderful mix of dance and music with fun.
These provide equal amount of dancing and drinking. These bars usually contain lot of cocktails and mock-tails for its guests. Light snacks are also served. There are also various acts done by the bartenders to impress the crowds. India is a young city and these nightclub bars are found in most of the cities and provide a safe and happy atmosphere to its clients.
Sports bars are also a part of this category as it provides special sports coverage along with your favorite drink, be it night or day!
3. Singles Bars – These kinds of bars in India are frequented by singles of both genders. These bars, in most cases, cases to a particular segment of the people whether office goers, students, locals, tourists or a music lovers of one genre.
These bars are single-owner bars and the bar owner chooses what kind of people he/she want to have in his/her bar. The bar owners choose the name, décor, menu as well as other features of the bar and it is usually a local hangout joint where you can meet people of similar tastes.
4. Dancing Bars – Though bars are a popular spot to relax and unwind as well as meet like minded people, some bars in India that are mostly local in nature employ young girls to dance all night to entertain their clients which also sometimes incorporate some level of vulgarity.
It leads to dark practices like criminals get togethers or prostitution and also cater sometimes to gay people. These bars are considered a taboo in the Indian society and the government is taking steps to eradicate them.