11 incredible places to experience the Pune nightlife
Once a cozy colonial town, Pune is now one of the go-to cities for the millennial Indian. High flying corporates, creative businesses, and academic pioneers have brought along with them a cosmopolitan culture that we identify the modern Pune with. And this motley mix is quite prominent in the city’s lifestyle. The hip clubs, the glitzy lounges and plush dining, all add up to a nightlife that is bold and beautiful.
So, if you are a night owl and craving for exciting ways to spend the after-hours, here are 11 places you can head to. We unravel Pune’s best-kept secrets of the night for you to explore!
Go there for a Mediterranean club dining experience. This cool and contemporary hangout in Koregaon Park is just about the right place for some good music and great food to unwind with. Designed in a Greek style with white stucco walls and neon blue lighting, the place comes with an equally fancy menu with Mediterranean flair and quirky cocktails. The weekends here are more eventful with live gigs and music.
Coco Sushi & Bar
Classic, sophisticated and state-of-the-art; three words that best describe this swanky new private club in town. Though a membership-based club, Coco Sushi & Bar allows members to tag along with a limited number of friends on certain days of the week. And once you manage to get a membership, rest assured to have one of the finest lounging and bar experiences in the city.
Apt to its name, this colonial-inspired ‘pub’ is put together with metal scraps and outfits of an old ship. With a wide menu of American and European cuisines, unique cocktails and a rooftop seating, The Ship can be your favorite haunt with friends. Open all night long, this is every night owl’s dream come true!
Whether you can successfully pronounce its name or not, or consider it to be some kind of a pun on German language, it doesn’t matter. Because Effingut indeed is one of the first few microbreweries of Pune and has been drawing a lot of beer fans. With 10 kinds of house-brewed beer and a European fusion menu, this gastro-pub has earned quite a fame among pub patrons. The biker-themed look with good music add to its appeal.
1 Lounge & Restaurant
If you enjoy creative gigs, then do hit 1 Lounge on weekends. With famous DJs playing their best mixes, this place has an entire event schedule for the week to choose from. Their massive floor and amphitheater let you enjoy music or the open air, as you choose. They also have a private indoor seating, a family area and also a low-volume section, so everyone can enjoy the venue in their own way.
Don’t want to go clubbing but still want a night out? Then, pamper yourself with fine dining amidst a refined crowd. Located in the upscale neighborhood of Koregaon Park, Stonewater Grill is one of its kind chic place to dine, drink and lounge. The manicured gardens, moats, and the dim lights conjure up a magical ambiance. Good music and great atmosphere have made this place one of the hottest venues for celebrity event.
For the creative souls who work at the wee hours of the night and like to unwind at the same time, Swig is the place of the hour. A vibrant yet laid back, happening yet cozy this little hangout is for the intellectual kind. Swig is more like an artists’ club-turned-lounge with musicians, magicians and other artists giving live performances.
A restaurant cum lounge cum bar, Area 51 is one modern extravaganza in Pune’s club scene. The layout is more like an arena with two separate floors and a massive dance floor on each. The trendiest music and the electric atmosphere make this the youngsters’ favorite place in the city.
Shisha Jazz Café
If you love jazz, alfresco dining and an eclectic ambiance, all in one place, then Shisha Jazz Café is your kind of joint to unwind at, after a long day. Ample greenery, with woodwork interiors and outdoors, this lively and airy café serves traditional Indian and continental dishes and fancy cocktails. While you enjoy your meals and drinks, you can listen to live jazz from aspiring and known artists, or tap to the upbeat Afro-Latin music in the background.
Hidden Place – The Crazy Frog
Funky and colorful, this café cum lounge is quite a reasonably priced place to spend a good evening. A wide range of menu and well-stocked bar, the Hidden Place has picked up as a popular watering hole among the young and happening crowd of Pune. You can also try your hands at the open mic on Karaoke Nights.