By Pooja Singh
Pune is famous for its soothing weather and young, hip crowd. A hub for IT industry and colleges, a fair share of this crowd is upper middle class who have shifted here either for work or higher studies.
Naturally, a host of cafes, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs have cropped up in the city to cater to this rich urban crowd making Pune’s nightlife one of the most happening in India. Smartly dressed patrons and traffic Jams have become a usual sight on Friday and Saturday Nights.
While Miami and Penthouse are the go-to places for party lovers, we bring to you a list of night bars and lounges in Pune, which are new, fresh and will make sure you have a good time this weekend.
The Mugshot Lounge
A venture by actress Priyanka Chopra’s brother Siddhartha Chopra, The Mugshot Lounge is one of the newest points of attraction in the city. Though it is not an open sky lounge like most of its contemporaries but the beautiful interiors add a lot to its class.
The wallpapers are catchy with fine artistic sketches of humans. They serve Italian, Asian and Continental cuisines with a variety of cocktails. Although they don’t have dedicated dance floor, you’ll always find people grooving to their in-house DJ’s tunes.
Address: 3rd Floor, Jewel Square Mall, Koregaon Park, Pune
Stone Water Grill
There is simply no comparison of this place, with any place in Pune, at least. Yes, it’s my personal favourite and I might be a bit biased. The ambiance, the crowd, the music, drinks everything here seems perfect.
Located a bit far from the city center, it makes for a perfect weekend getaway. Stylishly designed with Al Fresco table seating, they follow an Eco-friendly theme and use trees for decorative. If you have a thing for loud music, Stone Water Grill is the place to be.
Address: Pyramid Complex, North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune
Another hub for party freaks, Wtf offers two different seating areas; on the inside are comfy sofas with a bunch of indoor games to pass your time.
On the outside is a beautiful open to sky terrace lounge. On offer is a variety of drinks and food here is sumptuous. The dim lighting and music adds to the ambience and sets the mood for a perfect evening.
Address: 2nd Floor, Phoenix Market City Mall, East Block, Viman Nagar, Pune
A newbie on our list and currently the most talked about lounge in Pune. Farzi Café too offers two seating arrangements: one indoor and other on the outdoor with extremely beautiful interiors.
The indoor is bright and vibrant while outdoors are much cozier. Their menu is interesting with catchy names that make the dishes irresistible. Do try their mishtydoi and chai paani.
Address: Fortaleza Complex, East Avenue, Opp Gold Adlabs, Nilanjali Society, Kalyani Nagar, Pune
We’ve saved the best for the last. Highsprits never disappoints you whether you visit it during the day or at night. The Sunday Cookouts here are very famous and people flock here with their pals for the sumptuous buffet.
The place keeps you entertained with frequent stand up shows and band gigs. The music and the dance area is the main catch. The crowd here is classy and you’ll find every party freak of the town hanging around here.
Address: North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune