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Get high on Delhi’s nightlife

Delhi’s nightlife is getting buzzier and customers are getting more and more demanding.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2011 02:01 IST
Namya Sinha

Delhi’s nightlife is getting buzzier and customers are getting more and more demanding.

Your weekend outing and partying in nightclubs is not just limited to a dance floor experience or a glass of booze. Clubs have a lot to offer to attract the party goers. The experiences include celebrity DJs, vibrating dance floors and of course, well-stocked bars.

Get set to enjoy all of this in clubs that are mushrooming all over the city. We present to you some cool nightclubs around Delhi and NCR, and look at what they have to offer in terms of their cover charges, music and food.

Quantum
Previously known as Elevate, the club is back in its new avatar. Spread over 18,000 sq ft, the club has four floors. Live concerts and performances by celebrity DJs is the USP of this place. The main floor has a full-body sonic dance floor that vibrates and can accommodate more than 500 people. So come here, if you want to dance with a big crowd!
Cover charge: R2,500 per couple (Changes during celebrity performances)
Music: Bollywood, celebrity DJs perform regularly
Sip on: Cocktails
Food served: Mainly snacks
Whom would you spot: Youngsters, celebrities and socialites
Dress code: Formals and smart casuals
Timings: 10.30pm till 4am
Stag entry: Profile based entry Smoking: Allowed in designated areas
Where: L-1, The Centrestage Mall, Sector 18 Noida
Tel: 0124-4048031

F Bar & Lounge
The only nightclub in the city that is open 24/7, it has distinct lounges and celebrity DJs perform here every now and then. The island bar here can serve 200 guests at a time.
Cover charge: R3,000 per couple entry
Music: Commercial Club tunes and house music, with DJ Mash as the in-house DJ
Sip on: Mojito, Cosmopolitan
Food served: World cuisine. A must try is the pasta
Whom would you spot: Bollywood celebrities such as Bipasha Basu, Ranbir Kapoor and page 3 socialites.
Dress code: Smart casuals
Timings: 24/7
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Allowed
Where: 50 B, The Ashok, Chanakyapuri
Tel: 011-26111066/26111118

NYX
The decor is ornamental and it is one of the few nightclubs in the city that gives you a private room to host a party. The alcohol list is extensive and its proximity to the metro station makes it popular. Since the entry is near the swimming pool, the party is often carried to the pool.
Cover charge: R2,000 per couple entry
Music: House or commercial music, with the club having their in-house DJs (Ashish and Rafsy)
Sip on: Its A Repeat, a cocktail
Food served: Mediterranean delights
Whom would you spot: College students and socialites
Dress code: Smart casuals
Timings: Till 1am (Monday and Tuesday closed)
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Not allowed
Where: Ramada Plaza,
19 Ashoka Road
Tel: 011-43555555

Dublin
The club claims to have the longest bar in the city. It is a discotheque, bar and lounge in one place. The nightclub has different sections, each with a distinct decor and feel.
Cover charge: R1000 per
couple entry on Friday and R2000 on Saturday
Music: House music. There’s an in-house DJ Kapil
Sip on: Exotic wines, Irish beer and Long Island Iced Tea
Food served: International cuisine mezze platter and steaks
Whom would you spot: Cricketers and Bollywood actors Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt
Dress code: Smart casuals
Timings: 6pm to 1am. Open all 7 days
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: There’s a separate lounge for smoking
Where: ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave, Sardar Patel Marg
Tel: 011-26112233

'HYPE' The Club
Owned by renowned DJ Aqeel and DJ Assad, this club opened in 2010. A hot-spot for visiting Bollywood celebrities, the best part about the venue is that it has a well stocked bar, a pool table, an X-box and state-of-the-art music system. It’s your best bet for a first date. It’s one of the few pubs in the city that are open even on Wednesdays and Thursdays and have free entry for women on these nights.
Cover charge: R3,000 per couple entry on Fridays and
R4,000 on Saturday. Entry is
free for women till midnight
Music: Bollywood, commercial and house. DJ Aqeel plays here quite often
Sip on: Mojito, Caprioska, shooters, flaming shots. Many international brands of alcohol are served here
Food served: Mediterranean snacks
Whom would you spot: Bollywood actors Zayed Khan and Hrithik Roshan are regulars, whenever they are in Delhi.
Dress code: Formal
Timings: 10pm to 4am
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Not allowed
Where: Shangri la Eros Hotel, 19 Ashoka Road, Connaught Place
Tel: 9910007320

Urban Pind
The interiors of this place look like a scene out of Khajuraho with walls decorated with figures in intimate positions. Popular with the expat community, the club has an expat-night for them. The various theme nights organised by the club where one has to dress according to a theme makes it popular. Known for its strict security and screening of the crowd, the club has often ended up in controversies.
Cover Charge: None
Music: House, commercial, electro, Bollywood
Sip on: Mojito
Food Served: Multi cuisine menu.
Whom would you spot: Expats, bureaucrats, socialites
Dress code: Smart casuals.
Timings: 12.30pm to 1am
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Not allowed
Where: N-4, N Block, GK-1
Tel: 011-32514646

Odyssey
The club opened in 2003 and its architecture was the most talked about. The structure resembles a ship from the outside, complete with rippling water pools and more inside the club and that’s the most fascinating bit about this place. It is the biggest nightclub in Gurgaon and can accommodate around 500 people at a time.
Cover Charge: R1,000 per couple entry
Music: House, commercial, electro, Bollywood. They have an in house DJ, Aryan
Sip on: Cosmopolitan and Pinacolada
Food Served: World Cuisine. The restaurant here is popular during day time
Whom would you spot: Youngsters, expats and celebrities such as Shibani Kashyap
Timings: 8pm to 2am
Dress code: Smart casuals
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Separate smoking room
Where: R301/302, Sahara Mall, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124-4048031

Rick’s
Come here if you want to rub shoulders with the who’s who of Delhi. Entry on weekends can become a problem. So, as a tip, make sure you arrive early and stay on till the wee hours. This club has a well-stocked bar.
Cover charge: None
Music: Retro and House. Lounge and jazz during the day. In-house DJ is Rohan Bhardwaj
Sip on: Pomegranate lemongrass Martini, Sea Breeze, Blueberry ginger Bellini
Food served: South East Asian, more of Thai and Malaysian influenced
Whom would you spot: Bollywood actors such as Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Imran Khan
Dress code: Smart casual, closed footwear for men
Timings: 12.30pm to 1am (Sunday to Thursday) and 12pm to 2am (Friday and Saturday)
Stag entry: Allowed; restricted if the bar is full
Smoking: There’s a smoking room in the bar
Where: Taj Mahal Hotel, 1, Defence Quarter
Tel: 011-23026162

Agni
The club is popular with the expat population of the city. It is fitted with dark wood panels, dim lights giving a cozy ambience to the place. Come here if you love to groove to popular desi numbers instead of the usual English ones. The nightclub is also a preferred place by college students looking to host their farewell parties.
Cover charge: Saturday: R3,000 and Friday: R2,000 per couple entry
Music: Commercial (hip hop, house, Bollywood)
Sip on: In-house specialties such as Agni Spice, Kama, Mandala
Food served: Pizzas and sandwiches
Whom would you spot: Celebrities and youngsters
Dress code: Smart casuals
Timings: 10.30pm to 5am (Sundays closed)
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Not allowed
Where: The Park, 15 Parliament Street
Tel: 011-23743000

Club Sirrocco
The dance floor is the main attraction of the place. With dozens of mirror balls clustered over the dance floor, it glows and sparkles in different colours, creating illuminations. The place becomes fun only after midnight, so late party lovers, this is the place for you!
Cover charge: Profile based
Music: Wednesday — Retro, Thursday —Rock, Friday — Electronic, Saturdays: Commercial English
Sip on: Cinnamon and coffee martini, smoky bloody merry, ginger martini
Food served: Oriental cuisine
Whom would you spot: Socialites
Timings: 9pm onwards. Open from Wednesday to Saturday
Dress code: Smart casuals
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Separate smoking zone
Where: RZ 34, Bawa Potteries, Vasant Kunj
Tel: 09971600421

Poison Ivy
This newly opened nightclub boasts of a 42-feet long bar. Special attention has been paid to the decor and even the sofas are studded with Swarovski. Come here if you want to party at pocket-friendly rates.
Cover Charge: R1,000 per couple entry
Music: Wednesday and Saturday are Bollywood nights.
Sip on: Ivy Lady and Poison Ivy Knockout
Food Served: Finger food
Whom would you spot: College students and socialites
Dress code: Formals
Timings: 4pm to midnight
Stag Entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Separate smoking zone
Where: Poison Ivy Ground Floor Lotus tower New Friends Colony ND 65
Tel: 9873659546

Jynxxx
Built over 8,000 sq ft, the club can accommodate 500 guests on the dance floor. The waiters use I-pads to take orders. There’s a bed lounge for those looking for some privacy.
Cover charge: R3000 per couple entry
Music: Commercial and Retro
Sip on: Martini, Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito
Food served: Indian and Chinese snacks. Seafood is the specialty
Whom would you spot: Youngsters and socialites
Dress code: Smart casuals
Timings: Open from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 pm to 4 am
Stag entry: Not allowed
Smoking: Separate smoking room
Where: Intercontinental Eros, Nehru Place
Tel: 9958993395