When the sun goes down in Delhi, the city comes alive. In fact, if there is one thing that is true about Delhites, it’s that they love to party, dance and merry-make. There are swanky nightclubs and discotheques across the city. Expect stylish interiors, a cracking line-up of local and international DJs, laser lights spinning above dance floors, and an extensive list of drinks and food. Just bring your dance-till-dawn attitude, and you’re guaranteed to have a memorable night out in Delhi. It’s worth noting, the legal drinking age in Delhi is 25. Here are the best nightclubs in Delhi, India, where you can let loose and dance away the workweek.
Located in the stylish Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, Privee is a true nightlife gem. With VIP lounges, music spanning across different genres from Commercial to EDM and Bollywood, and a huge dance floor complete with LED lights and state-of-the-art sound system, you’re guaranteed to have a great time here. To ramp up the enjoyment factor, there’s an exclusive ‘Breathe n Booze Room’, where you can actually breathe alcohol. Ladies, stop by on Thursday for free drinks.
Pro tip: Come before 11 pm to avoid paying a cover charge.
Address: Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel, Ashoka Rd, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10pm - 4:30am (closed on Mon)
2. Playboy Club New Delhi
With its impressive art-of-light and sound installation, mezzanine for VIPs, two stages overlooking the massive dance floor, premium lounges, super high ceilings and hydraulic table, coming to the Playboy Club makes for a fancy and luxurious night out. You’ll feel like you’re entering an exclusive, celebrity-filled hangout as you step inside the club. Cracking line-ups including acrobats, bunny girls, performance artists and fire rangers, as well as an extensive selection of drinks and food, complete this as one of the best nightclubs in the city.
Playboy Club New Delhi
Address: Samrat hotel, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
Website: Playboy Club New Delhi
Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 10pm - 4am (closed on Mon & Tue)
3. Kitty Su
Established in 2011, Kitty Su quickly cemented itself as one of the most happening clubs in Delhi. It’s the only nightclub from India to have been featured in the list ‘top 100 clubs in the world’ by DJ Mag. Scores of Delhi’s party-lovers and hippest punters flock to Kittu Su to hear the international DJs. Music varies by night, but expect everything from classic disco to cutting-edge house, pop and electro. The club’s eclectic decor complete with dark wooden floors, earthy shades and evocative sculptures adds to its laid-back yet lively vibe. It also has an A-list room and a champagne lounge for your downtime after dancing non-stop
Address: Lobby Level The Lalit Hotel, Barakhamba Rd, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Website: Kitty Su
Opening hours: Tue: 7pm - 1am; Wed - Sun: 8pm - 1am (closed on Mon)
4. The Electric Room - The Lodhi
Located in the Lodhi Hotel, the Electric Room is a popular choice with the South Delhi crowd. The in-house DJs and live bands play pulsating hard rock, hip hop, pop-rock and underground music that will leave you drenched in sweat after going all-out dancing. The banging art sound system and a glamorous setting amplify the experience. Oh, and you can even sip delicious cocktails like their signature Kimchi Bloody Mary or try the classics like Cosmopolitan to cool down - and if you’re feeling peckish, the extensive food menu offers delectable pub grub. Make sure to reserve your spot in advance because the club can fill up fast.
The Electric Room - The Lodhi
Address: Lodhi Rd, CGO Complex, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Website: The Electric Room - The Lodhi
Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 9pm - 5am (closed on Sun & Mon)
Situated in the Eros Hotel, ROAR is a decadent slice of luxury. It lays the greatest tracks to its more often than not packed dance floor, which is enjoyed with some of the best lighting effects in the city. It also boasts a floor-to-ceiling LED display that showcases flawless video imagery and effects that blend seamlessly with the dance music and ambiance of the night. And if you’re looking to get sloshed, down a few glasses of their international spirits.
Address: Hotel Eros, Nehru Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
Opening hours: 5pm - 12am (daily)
Looking for a full-blown night out with friends? Lithiyum is the place to hit. Located in Ashok Hotel, it is split into three areas - a nightclub, a fine dining restaurant and a lounge, thus making it an all-round party spot. Open seven nights a week, you can dance until the wee hours to Bollywood, house music and more, all depending on the night. The restaurant serves food curated by internationally renowned celebrity chef Akshay Nayyar.
Address: The Ashok, B-50, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
Opening hours: 10pm - 4am (daily)
7. Club BW
Go from dining and drinking to dancing the night away at this classic vintage black-and-white concept club. Located in the Suryaa Hotel, Club BW has a dance floor, a lounge and a bar all under one roof. Expect music ranging from EDM to hip hop, house, RnB, and trance, and it also offers different themed nights to suit all tastes. The bar stocks some of the finest spirits for thirsty clubbers to refuel on, while hungry night owls can feast on bistro-style food.
Address: Ground Floor, Suryaa Hotel, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, New Delhi, Delhi 110065
Website: Club BW
Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9pm - 3am (closed on Mon)
8. Toy Room Delhi
Operating in eight countries, the India outpost of Toy Room is in the capital city. Dedicated to all things hip hop and rock ‘n’ roll, the club opens two days a week for bodies craving a dance fix. The club uses visual cues like graffiti, pop culture and comic book illustrations to help elevate the guest experience to new heights. While you’re here, make sure to try their signature drinks - The Painter’s Brush, Purple Haze and Frank’s Punch.
Toy Room Delhi
Address: Aloft Hotel, Aerocity, Delhi 110037
Website: Toy Room Delhi
Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 10am - 1am
9. Agni- The Park
Nestled in The Park hotel, Agni was once the toast of the town, and while things have relaxed a bit, it continues to exude congenial elegance and nostalgia. You can get your booze fix in the standing bar in the center while grooving to the soundtrack of Bollywood hits, electronic, hip-hop and pop music. There are even comfy couches for those who need to take a breather before they start dancing again. If you’re feeling hungry, you can choose from Mughlai, Italian, Middle Eastern and finger food.
Agni- The Park
Address: 15, Sansad Marg, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Website: Agni- The Park
Opening hours: 3pm - 12am (daily)
Located in the popular DLF Promenade Mall, Keya is a quintessential classy and friendly lounge. Come 11 pm, it transforms into a lively club with powerful performances by the DJs. Featuring every genre of music, it draws in a steady stream of curious new customers and loyal patrons for years. An excellent selection of spirits keeps drinkers in high spirits. Just like the drinks menu, the club also offers scrumptious food. It’s worth noting that it’s almost always packed, so we recommend making a reservation or get here early.
Address: 122-124, Ground Floor, Vasant Kunj Road, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
Opening hours: 12:30pm - 1am (daily)
Enjoy the lively nightlife of India's capital city
The nightlife in the capital city is as lively as its streets during the day. From vibrant standalone nightclubs to more upmarket hang-outs nestled in leading hotels, you’ll find all kinds of entertainment in Delhi. Check out our above list of the best nightclubs in Delhi.
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