Think of this list as something of a love letter to some of the very best bars and pubs in Pune. These are the best watering holes and hidden cocktail haunts in the city of Pune. With amazing new drinking dens opening across Pune now and then, we’ve curated this list of the 14 most prominent and best bars and pubs in Pune.
Gaze out at the Pune skyline while you relax with friends or family at this scenic rooftop restaurant and bar that promises a memorable fine dining experience, featuring North Indian cuisine, kebabs, dal, and so on. Situated on the 24th floor, this place is embraced by cocktail snobs and casual drinkers alike. Upstairs, the bright space is an aperitif-focused, and even if the décor doesn’t excite you much, you are certain to fall for the music swinging between trance and EDM.Highlights: Fine Dining, Rooftop Seating, Full Bar Available, EDM and Trance
Cuisine: North Indian
Must-Haves: Chapli Kebab, Tandoori Salmon, Gosht Pulav
Cost For Two: ₹2500
Timings: 6:00 pm - 1:30 am
Address: JW Marriott, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune (Get Directions)
Call this Alice in Cocktail-land with eclectic cocktails like Sleeping Volcano and Dragon Nest Caprioska. Started by Kunal Mhaske, this new bar promises to bring back love for Pune nightlife by maintaining its distinct list of members being the first member’s only bar in Pune. With its chic chandeliers, the seating is minimalist with comfortable couches and high chairs to give everyone the privacy they need. The cuisine here is purely Asian, serving the finest sushi, sashimi, dumplings, and nigiri. They also have a collection of classic Japanese whiskeys like Hibiki and Kawasaki Whisky to add to the top notch and unique vibe at this new spot. Highlights: Private Dining Area, Smoking Zone available, Dance floor, Entry is Free
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian
Must-Haves: Sleeping Volcano, Sashimi, Nigiri, Hibiki, Kawasaki Whiskey
Cost For Two: ₹1,900
Timings: 7:00 pm - 12:30 am
Address: 12th Floor, Onyx Towers, Mundhwa, Pune (Get Directions)
You can go at The Single Malt and Co for one of the stiffest, cleanest, tastiest liquors which are the perfect setting to unwind and relax. This bar and lounge trundle by your table with a wide range of Single Malt whiskeys and liquors which is counted to 28 Single malts alone. Like the other food and beverage areas, Single Malt & Co. is relatively intimate. It also offers round-the-clock dining and doubles up as a tea and coffee lounge. You can get your malt and spend some nice time talking, reading or just drifting in thoughts with foods like Nachos and Murgh Tikka. Highlights: Open Air Seating, Wifi, Screens Live Matches, Smoking Zone, Live Music
Cuisine: Finger Foos, North Indian
Must-Haves: Mezze Sampler, Calamari fritti, Bolognese pizzetta, Dalwhinnie, Clynelish
Cost For Two: ₹1950
Timings: 11:00 am - 1:30 am
Address: Hyatt Regency, Weikfield IT Park, Nagar Road, Viman Nagar, Pune (Get Directions)
Swig Pune is all about good times with your closest buds. Try their signature cocktail, the liquid cocaine, a combination of champagne, vodka, Bacardi and Red Bull. An outdoor seating area with a telephone box reminiscent of Doctor Who, bare brick walls and a foosball table, swig has scored on keeping it simple and classy. While you drink, hog on Swig’s mezze platter, comprising spinach hummus, smoked baba ganoush, tabouleh pita and crisp. To tipsy cocktails, mean little shots and dancing all night – the favorite pub in Pune.Highlights: Live Sports Screening, Restricted Entry, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar Available
Cuisine: Finger Food, Continental, Italian, Salad
Must-Haves: Chilly Apricot Prawns, Cheese stuffed Lamb meatball
Cost For Two: ₹1,400
Timings: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Address: 392-A, Mahale Plot, Gokhale Nagar, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune (Get Directions)
The House Of Medici at The Westin Pune Koregaon Park perfectly amalgamates the exuberant and majestic ambiance resonating the aura of renaissance architectural design with a contemporary flair. The elegant decor, pulsating live performances and the exciting modern menu make this an ideal destination to celebrate life every day. The cocktail list here is succinct having 104-foot-long horseshoe-shaped bar which is the longest one to be found in the country. Best of all, it’s a bargain—come here for inventive riffs on classic recipes and Benedetto Dei, a gin-based cocktail named after the Italian poet who was adjutant to the Medici family.
Highlights: Wifi, Smoking Zone, Live Music, Night Life, Horseshoe-shaped bar
Cuisine: Asian, Continental
Must-Haves: Arrotino, Strozzi, Balthus Dream
Cost For Two: ₹3000
Timings: 7:30 pm - 1:30 am
Address: The Westin, 36/3B, Road, Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune (Get Directions)
6. 1000 Oaks
1000 Oaks has a classy and contemporary ambiance with a lively crowd. It was once a bungalow, which is now changed into a restro bar and pub. Serving North Indian cuisine, an extensive range of kababs and drinks is what they do. It features an outside seating area where you'd love to take selfies on a lunch date. In the evenings, the place wears a look that's almost ethereal, resonating perfectly with the youthful vibe and retro music like the Bryan Adams that you'd love grooving to. It sets the tone for a leisurely evening with the uplifting ambiance adding a touch of zing. Highlights: Open Air seating, Takeaway available, Smoking zone, Full Bar Available
Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai, Salad, American
Must-Haves: Death by Chocolate, Jager Bomb, Babycorn Khumb Masala
Cost For Two: ₹1300
Timings: 12:30 pm - 00:30 am
7. Cuba Libre
This pub has a pretty unique and handsome interior with wooden tables and seatings decorated with bright lights over the top that make the ambiance very mesmerizing. It has an amazing bar that covers up all the liquor brands you could recall or even look out for. Talking about the food, it is lip-smacking and delicious. One must visit this place to enjoy a chilled-out time. Cuba Libre is one of the most happening pubs in Pune and a great place to catch up with friends after work. Highlights: Open Air Seating, Takeaway Available, Screens Live Matches, Live Music
Cuisine: Continental, Healthy Food, Salad
Must-Haves: Papas Bravas, Cottage Cheese Shaslik, Jalapeno Chessy Poppers, Mexici Fog
Cost For Two: ₹2000
Timings: 12:00 pm - 01:00 am
Address: 3rd Floor, Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar, Pune (Get Directions)
This is a late night venue—don’t even think of coming before 10 p.m.—when it becomes as much a boîte as a Pub. It is one of the favourite pubs for the students to binge drink for the first time. With glossy illustrations of famous people on the wall along with classic rock music screaming out of the jukebox, you should visit there to drink, watch football matches and let people-watch you grooving on the dance floor.
Highlights: Full Bar Available, Nightlife, Smoking Area, Glossy Illustrations, Jukebox, Classic Music, Match Screening
Cuisine: Continental, Asian, Pizza, Finger Food
Must-Haves: Roadhouse Blues, London Philsner, Fish n Chips, Chicken Stoganoff
Cost For Two: ₹1500
Timings: 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Address: 26, Wonderland Basement, MG Road, Camp, East Street, Pune (Get Directions)
The 1st Brewhouse- The corinthians or usually known as Doolally's motto say ‘Treat your beer with respect,’ and the real lure here is the microbrewery, it is the pioneer of microbrewer industry in India. Crafted by German brewmaster Oliver Schauf, it is one of the best pubs in Pune where you can enjoy the city’s charming weather. It is a pro gastropub pub, with German classics like sausage and mashes with lashings of onion gravy among other Indian and European dishes. On a Sunday, of course, you can sit on its wooden bar stool with barrels as tables. Highlights: Serves Buffet, Open Air Seating, Screens Live Matches, Live Music
Cuisine: Chinese, North Indian, Finger Food, American, Mexican
Must-Haves: Campari, Martell Vsop, Sambuca, German Style Pork Sausages
Cost For Two: ₹2000
Timings: 12:00 pm - 01:00 am
Address: Nyati County, South Mohamadwadi, NIBM Road, Pune (Get Directions)
10. The Irish House
Along with a rocking ambiance, this place also offers delicious food from the American and European cuisines. A favourite nightspot already among Music lovers and student with its fantasy lighting and charming interiors. It has events like live music and live sports screening almost every day. The mocktails offered here are delicious and accompany the food well. Sourdough Bowl and Siracha Pizza are tasty here. Highlights: Open Air Seating, Smoking Zone, Serves Alcohol, Live Music, Sports Screening
Must-Haves: The Irish Lions Chicken Tender, Drunk Meatballs, Two-Face Chicken Skewers
Cost For Two: ₹1600
Timings: 12:00 pm - 00:00 am
Address: 2nd Floor, Phoenix Market City, Nagar Road, Viman Nagar, Pune (Get Directions)
11. Pent Houze
Another best bar cum pub that praises the longstanding love affair amongst Pune and its rooftop bars, Penthouze offers terrific perspectives of the city. The imbuements are a blend of worldwide spirits, developed in select oak barrels in-house, enhanced with Indian flavors. For instance, the Spiced Old-Fashioned is rum mixed with flavors and matured for 21 days. The Harissa Marinated Pollo Supreme is an impeccable fix to your hunger. Make this place the date night you were planning for a long time, or just go there to have a relaxing evening with family and friends. Highlights: Live Sports Screening, Dance Floor, Rooftop bar, Live Entertainment
Cuisine: Italian, Finger Food, Briyani, American, Pizza
Must-Haves: Aged Negroni, The Mad Queen, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Tequila Prawns
Cost For Two: ₹2200
Timings: 5:00 pm to 00:30 am
Address: Rooftop, Onyx Tower, KP Annexe, Road, Mundhwa, Pune (Get Directions)
12. Yolo Gastro Bar
Located on the 8th Floor of the Spot 18 Mall, Pune welcomed one of the latest additions to the surging levels of bars in Pune. It has a homey, Cheers-at-the-pub type vibe that’s warm and welcoming to almost any newbie with its elevated dance floor and big screen for all sports fanatics. With an interesting-everything approach in naming its cocktails like Smoke on the Water, YOLO is the best fit to chill out having one the best garlic bread. Highlights: Live Music, City view, Outdoor and Rooftop seating, Gastro Pub, Kid Friendly
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Chinese, North Indian, American, Italian
Must-Haves: Tempura Prawns, Wild Mushroom Penne Ala Vodka, Spaghetti Bolognaise
Cost For Two: ₹1600
Timings: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Address: 8th Floor, Spot 18 Mall, Sai Chowk, Rahatani Road, Pimple Saudagar, Pune (Get Directions)
13. Flying Saucer
The Flying Saucer Pune is the largest bar in the city with a menu that has specials from almost all the parts of the world. It brings you a joyful journey through the culinary atlas. With many quirky interior elements, the interiors are cool, trendy and luxurious. Order a prawn salt or pepper and a schezwan lamb to make your taste buds go crazy. The cocktails served here are amazing and are highly recommended. Flying Saucer is so good with its food; many people even visit it strictly for the food ignoring the drinks altogether. Now that’s what we can a truly awesome bar! Highlights: Largest Bar, Live match Screening, Smoking Area, Outdoor Seating
Cuisine: Continental, American, Healthy Food, Mexican, Salad
Must-Haves: Prawn Salt or pepper, Schewzan lamb, The Jager Bomb, Are you serious
Cost For Two: ₹1500
Timings: 12:00 pm - 0:30 am
Address: 9th Floor, Lunkad Sky Vista, New Airport Road, Viman Nagar, Pune (Get Directions)
Tucked into the Fortaleza Central Avenue of Kalyani Nagar, this gastropub offers a tribute to India’s Mining Community which focuses on tribal drinks and recipes from the different mining areas of the country as its name indicates. It pays homage to these mining communities with its murals on walls featuring the black and white motifs of life around mines. With amazing items on the menu which has the use of ingredients like roselle flower petals and galangal specially brought from the Jainthia Hills. This is one of the best pubs in Pune to explore the history of the mining towns of North East where Chef Saby belong from.
Highlights: Open Air Seating, Screens Live Matches, Live Music
Cuisine: North Indian, North Eastern, Continental
Must-Haves: Latin Queso Fundido, Burnpur Club Mutton Puff, Fortant Grenache Rose
Cost For Two: ₹1400
Timings: 12:00 pm - 01:00 am
Address: Level 1/2, Fortaleza Complex, Kalyani Nagar, Pune (Get Directions)
So, how many have you ticked off your Bucket list till now? Do let us know in the comments section below.
Q. What are the eating joints in Pune where veg and non-veg is strictly cooked separately?
A. Any KFC outlet. They have two sets of chefs for veg and non-veg separately.
Q. What are some good restaurants to have non-veg food in Pune?
A. High Budget: Barbeque Nation, Kalyani Nagar.
Low Budget: Go to Magarpatta city, Destination Complex. Order open face Dajaj Shwarma with some extra Peta bread.
Q. Which are the must-visit restaurants in Pune?
A. Baan Tao, Malaka Spice, La Terrazza – Hyatt Regency Pune, Lost the Plot – Seasons Apartment Hotel.
Q. What are the best places to eat out in Pune after midnight?
A. Mid-night buffet (Eat all you can) at Rs 350* at Hotel Pride, Shivaji Nagar, Aurora Towers, Camp, Opposite Pune station - bhurji-pav and chai always available, At Pune Station: Comesum open all night.