5 Bars in Pune That Have Changed The Game Of The City’s Nightlife
Jui R Churi
2nd May 2019
Gone are the days when Pune’s identity was limited to an academic town that shut when the clock struck 9pm. Fast forward to 2019 and Pune is known in the country for its sassy crowd that parties hard till the crack of dawn. A city with some interesting pubs and a zestful nightlife, Pune has come a long way in the country’s party-scenario, coming up no less than its metropolitan counterparts. Here’s a list of some kickass bars that makes the city a party-goer’s haven that it is today-
1. House of Medici
Fancy a bar that knows no bounds? The House of Medici at The Westin in Koregaon Park has Pune’s longest bar and a deluxe cigar room. With plush interiors having a fancy carpeted floor, palatial leather furniture, European sculptures, DMX controlled chandeliers, and swing couches, House of Medici screams nothing but utter delight! What’s more? This gorgeous bar, along with being the longest in the city, is also two-storeyed and you have to go aboard a mini-lift to access the exquisite collection at the top! Now if that isn’t fancy enough for you, we don’t know what is! From the best cocktails to the DJ playing amazing tracks till the wee hours of the morning, House of Medici is absolutely a favourite of ours!
Cost for two: Rs 3000+
Address: The Westin, 36/3B, Mundhwa Road, Mundhwa Annexe, Mundhwa, Pune
Does your perfect date-night scenario comprise sipping a delicious cocktail high up in the sky? Well then Paasha is definitely your place to be! Scoring all our brownie points for it’s romantic ambience, Paasha at JW Marriott Pune is a gorgeous rooftop bar located on the terrace of the building. With interiors that imply nothing but sheer elegance, Paasha also boasts a plethora of deliciously curated cocktails that sure to entice your taste buds.
Cost for two: Rs 2500+
Address: JW Marriott, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune
3. The Urban Foundry
Cocktails, cocktails and more cocktails! Having a fabulous menu that boasts some of the most amazing concoctions like Knuckle Up, Smoke Star and Bajirao Mastani, The Urban Foundry in Baner is nothing but a cocktail-lover’s paradise! Inspired by a metal-casting factory, this watering-hole has a 10/10 for its interiors that look raw and rustic albeit with an urban makeover. With bare brick walls to glowing chandeliers, this place is sure to be the best in Pune following a theme!
Cost for two: Rs 1500+
Address: Shop 1, Balewadi High Street, Cummins India Office Campus, Baner-Balewadi Link Road, Baner, Pune
4. The Single Malt & Co.
A whisky lover’s haven, The Single Malt & Co., located in the upmarket establishment of the Hyatt Regency has the widest range of Single Malt Whiskies you’ll find in the city. Not only cocktails, but their drinks menu also has some really fine liquor brands apart from a range of premium wines, beers and cocktails. Known for its swift, polite staff and a warm and relaxing ambience, this place is one of the favorites of the city-dwellers to unwind and chill post a busy day.
Cost: Rs 1950+
Address: Hyatt Regency, Weikfield IT Park, Nagar Road, Viman Nagar, Pune
Publiq- an acronym for Pub and Liquor, is a modern watering-hole on lines of a traditional, rustic pub. Having a spacious indoor and alfresco section, Publiq has an enticing ambience in shades of golden and brown. A delight to both your eyes and taste-buds, Publiq is a complete package with fancy interiors, an extensive drinks and cocktail menu and mouth-watering bites and desserts. A must-visit for all food and drinks patrons, we would definitely not want you to give this much-amaze place a miss!
Cost: Rs 1400+
Address: Shop 901, 9th Floor, White Square, Hinjewadi-Wakad Road, Hinjewadi, Pune