Rock the joint

A quick look at the rock destinations in the capital.

music Updated: Jul 30, 2011 01:48 IST

As The Gig Week kicks off in Delhi tomorrow, we take a look at the rock destinations in the Capital

The first summit for independent and upcoming rock bands in Delhi. Through the week there will be live performances by bands at various rock cafes around the Capital and NCR.

When: July 31 - August 6

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Tel: 8800288290 Rock band

Décor: Here, you will find two walls dedicated to paintings and posters of music stars and a stage for live performance.
Open since: 2010
In-house music: Non-metal, Blues and alternative rock
Bands that perform here: Cobbled Street, Half Step Down, Bare faced Liars
Entry: Depends on the performance
Cuisine: North Indian, North Eastern and Continental
Meal for two: Rs1,000 plus taxes
Where: G 12, G Block Market, CH Dilip Singh Marg, Hauz Khas
Tel: 011-40522444

Turquoise Cottage
Décor: It has pictures, posters and writings of rock stars on the walls and some album covers as well.
Open since: 2004
In-house music: Classic rock and new alternative rock Bands that perform here: Bands like Faridkot and Bid Band Blues. (They also perform at the Vasant Vihar outlet of Turquoise Cottage)
Entry: Free
Cuisine: Oriental
Meal for two: Rs800 - Rs1,000 plus taxes
Where: First floor, JMD Regent Square, DLF Phase 2, Opposite Sahara Mall, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124-4707172

1 boulevard
Decor: The interiors are
minimalist, grungy and classy. With textured woods all around, it’s highly influenced by Bistro in New York.
Open since: March 2011
In-house music: Blue rock, Pop rock, Sufi rock, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Electronic
Bands that perform here: Faridkot, Soulmate, Nasha, Nasya, Rishi Inc Live, Antardhwani and more
Entry: Free
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Meal for two: Rs1,500 plus taxes
Where: G 11-14, Salcon Mall, Next to Select CityWalk, Saket
Tel: 011-41070001

Cafe Cruise
Décor: It is done in dark tones of
black and red.
Open since: December, 2010
In-house music: Retro Rock
Bands that perform here: Joy band, Nasha Sufi Rock, Echelon band and more. They also invite college bands.
Entry: Free
Cuisine: American, Pan-Asian and Indian
Meal for two: Rs800 plus taxes approx
Where: Cafe Cruise, City Square Mall, first floor, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
Tel: 011-45792244

Cafe Morrison
Decor: Done up with rock memorabilia and posters, it serves as the perfect place for head bangers.
Open since: 2005
In-house music: Rock
Bands that perform here: Half Step Down, Lazy River, October, Undying Inc and Joint Family
Entry: Free
Cuisine: Mexican, Chinese, Continental, Arabic, World and Indian cuisines.
Meal for two: Rs1,000
Where: E-12, South Extension Part-II
Tel: 9810261442

Decor: Inspired by the film, Night at Roxbury, the interiors here have an urban chic look.
Open since: Feb 2011
In-house music: Pop rock, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Electronic.
Bands that perform here: Nasha, Jass B’stards and Rishi Inc Live
Entry: Free
Cuisine: Multi Cuisine, their speciality is Grills and steaks
Meal for two: Rs1,500 plus taxes
Where: N-8, Greater Kailash Part 1, Main Market
Tel: 011-41666692

Décor: The eye-catcher here is the 15 feet long hand-crafted guitar. The interiors are done with posters and photographs of music icons, with one entire wall dedicated to rock music stars.
Open Since: 1996
In-house music: Usually, an in-house rock band performs here. They have recently introduced Indi-rock as well.
Bands that perform here: Half Step Down and Green River amongst others
Entry: Depends on the performance
Cuisine: The menu comprises of Indian barbeque, Mexican, Continental and Italian. They have a range of cocktails and mocktails too.
Meal for two: Rs1,000 plus taxes
Where: N-18, Outer Circle, Connaught Place
Tel: 011-47078800

Attitude Alive
Décor: It is done in red with an underlying theme of retro, and the walls have posters of bands that have performed here.
Open since: 2009
In-house music: The place is known for its music gigs. Rock band Toya is their in-house band that performs everyday.
Bands that perform here: Bands such as Soulmate, Voodoo Child and Bombay Bassment among others play here on weekends.
Entry: Rs300 upwards
Cuisine: The revamped menu mainly comprises of oriental and Thai delicacies.
Meal for two: Rs800 plus taxes
Where: C-002 Super Mart-1 DLF PH-4, UG floor, near Galleria Market, DLF City Phase IV, Gurgaon
Tel: 0124-4225341

Hard rock cafe
Décor: The Delhi-branch of the international chain has a memorabilia wall with collectables from John Lennon, Elvis Presley and Madonna among others.
Open since: 2009
In-house music: Classic rock, alternative rock and heavy metal
Bands that perform here: Parikrama, Faridkot, Eka and Cyanide.
Entry: Rs500
Cuisine: American. The Hard Rock burgers are the hottest sellers.
Meal for two: Rs1,500 plus taxes
Where: First floor, DLF Place, Saket
Tel: 011-47158888

Tryst Musicafe
Décor: Chic and understated, the décor is done in black and white.
Open since: 2011
In-house music: The Beatles, The Eagles, UB 40 and Elvis Presley among others.
Bands that perform here: In-house bands Illusion and Five 8.
Entry: Free
Cuisine: European, Western and Mediterranean.
Meal for two: Rs2,000 plus taxes
Where: Salcon Ras Villas Mall, District Centre, behind Select City Walk, Saket
Tel: 011-462911391

Decor: An open seating provides for a live music set up.
Open since: 2009
In-house music: Progressive house, Trance and Sufi
Bands that perform here: Bare faced liars, Visharrad, Twos a crowd, Dualist Enquiry and many new groups
Entry: Special priced bar
Cuisine: Country Italian and Rustic Indian
Meal for two: Rs2400 per couple
Where: Main gate, Garden of five senses, Saidulajab, Mehrauli
Tel: 9971004530

The Mozart Café
Decor: The dinning hall is contemporary and the lounge is done in bistro style.
Open since: April, 2011
In-house music: Country, Rock, Reggae, Electronic, Commercial, Pop and Retro
Bands that perform here: Bull Engine, Socegado and Avalanche
Entry: Depends on the band performing
Cuisine: Multi-cuisine
Meal for two: Rs2,000
Where: LG 34, South Point Mall, (Adjacent to IBIS Hotel), Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Tel: 9811006904

First Published: Jul 29, 2011 18:31 IST