Check Out Our Ultimate Guide To The 10 Best Bars In Chandigarh

As Chandigarh’s Harnaaz Sandhu becomes Miss Universe, the city has all the right reasons to party. We have shortlisted the 10 best bars in Chandigarh for you. By Karan Kaushik

Chandigarh’s Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned Miss Universe 2021and the city couldn’t be prouder and ecstatic. Sandhu’s win calls for celebrations and merriment, and Chandigarh has got just another reason to get the party started. If you are in town and would love to fancy a drink with your friends and folks, we’ve got your back.  

Here are some of the best (and most popular) bars you could visit in Chandigarh

Hops and Grains

Brewing since 2010, this rustic microbrewery continues to be one of the most sought-after party places in town. From Belgian and Irish brews to the classic lager, the menu features a great range of superior offerings. Also on offer are scrumptious delicacies from Indian, Italian, Mexican, among other cuisines. The best part though? They import barley all the way from Australia while their yeast comes from France and beer hops from Germany. They don’t add any preservatives or chemicals to the beer. Sounds perfect, right?  

Address: SCO 358, Sector 9, Panchkula 
Phone: +91 80549 23857 


An all-time favourite of Chandigarh peeps, this upmarket bar has everything that perfect weekends are made of. From Penne Pasta to Awadhi dum tarkari biryani to Thai curry, they have it all. If we talk about the bar menu, DRYP’s best offerings include reinterpretations of classic cocktails blended just about right. Wine lovers will have a ball, thanks to their wide range of sparkling wine, red wine, and white wine. There’s cognac, there’s brandy, there’s scotch, and everything that great bar menus usually feature. 

Address: SCO- 120-121, Sector – 8 C, Chandigarh
Phone: +91-95635 00013  


Yes, you guessed it right. This bar gets its name from the Egyptian wonders. Expect middle eastern vibes and Instagrammable corners. Located at Elante Mall, Pyramid serves great food too. You could even delight your tastebuds with middle eastern offerings if you are up for trying something new. If not, well, they have a great multi-cuisine menu too, which will keep the foodie inside you happy and content. Here’s a tip. Visit when they have special music nights. That is when the place really comes alive.  

Address: Elante Mall, 310, 3rd Floor, Phase 1, Chandigarh Industrial Area 
Phone: +91 76793 00001, +91 94665 77777 


You would love to get wasted at Peddlers if live music performances are something that attracts you. With its Newyorkish vibes and food one could swear by, this bar is great for unwinding after a hard day’s work. They do Happy Hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You’re welcome. Their food menu will leave you spoilt for choice with soups, salads, grilled stuff, and much more. We could say, it’s casual dining at its best.  

Address: Hotel Heritage, Sector 35, Chandigarh 
Phone: +91 92164 52021 

The Great Bear  

Beer lovers, this should make it to your list of go-to places. Enjoy live matches, feel the air at the rooftop and savour world cuisine as you sip their exotic brews. The Great Bear apparently takes inspiration from an age-old beer joint in Munich. Some of the best options on their menu include wheat beer, golden ale and draught beers. Then there are single malts, martinis and sangrias, which will make sure your visit is worth the run.  

Address: SCO-32, Madhya Marg, Sector 26
Phone: 1724 026566 

Lava Bar

If luxurious spaces and aesthetics are what excite you, head on to Lava Bar, located inside Taj Chandigarh. The bar scores high on its plush ambience and incredibly delicious north Indian food. The bar is a nice bet for party lovers too. Sports lovers could fancy live screenings of matches when here. Those in a mood to sing and dance may look forward to live performances by the city’s best bands.  

Address: Taj Chandigarh, Block No. 9, Chandigarh 
Phone: 0172 6613000 

Ministry of Bar Exchange  

Just like their intriguing name, they also have a unique way to serve their guests. Please note that the prices at the Ministry of Bar Exchange may fluctuate, since they are governed by the demand-supply curve. This means that you could also end up having great fun at reasonable rates, on days when the demand is less. In terms of food, the place doesn’t disappoint either. They serve everything from continental to Italian to Asian to our desi north Indian staples.  

Address: SCO 41, Sector 26 
Phone: +91 73470 47004  


Admirers of old school charm and everything vintage will have a great time here. They specialise in cheese preparations. Their cuisine is based on the new concept of molecular gastronomy, which revolves around how different cooking temperatures affect different ingredients. Interesting much, we’d say. To make the most of your visit, stay around the DJ console, where all the action takes place.  

Address: SCO 15A, Sector 7
Phone: +91 93380 00022 

The Brew Estate 

With as many as three branches around Chandigarh, The Brew Estate is a hot favourite of locals. Their in-house master brewers belong to Germany and Belgium and are great at the art of brewing fresh beer. The place doubles up as a microbrewery and a family restaurant. 

But they are not only about beer. You’ll come across an extensive liquor range here. Do try their Red Ale, Belgian Wit and Bavarian Weiss.  

Address: Sector 26, Chandigarh
Phone: +91 73557 81953 


Illusion Lounge and Bar 

Whether you are looking to fine dine with your special someone or party your heart out with your mains, Illusion is where you should be. Their Thai delicacies must be tried by every food lover. We recommend their pad Thai, sushi and prawns. On the bar menu, you’ll find everything from cognac to tequila.  

Address: SCO 3, Madhya Marg, Sector 7, Chandigarh
Phone: +91 92166 69611

Check Out Our Ultimate Guide To The 10 Best Bars In Chandigarh

Karan Kaushik

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