Entertainment & Nightlife of Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is one of the hot favorite tourist destinations of India. The state offers endless attractions for the tourists of all types. Throughout the day, tourists can go for nature walks, sightseeing and many thrilling adventurous activities. Even during the night, tourists can enjoy a lot in the sleepless cities of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh has no dearth of pubs, bars and discotheques and it also houses limited numbers of nightclubs that offer endless entertainment opportunities to the guests. What?? You didn't think so before? Well don't worry, take notes from here!
One such way to enjoy your nights in Himachal are the rooftop bars of this state which are the popular hangout places for the locals and the tourists as well. Himachal Pradesh
also has some of the great breweries where good quality wine, whiskey, rum and other drinks are made. But let's keep your excitement boiling for some time showing you what other options you have to explore Himachal in the daylight. Here we go!
Entertainment Options in Himachal Pradesh
Movie Halls, bars and pubs, breweries, and discotheques are some of the major means of entertainment in Himachal Pradesh. Let's begin the counting with Movie Halls located here:
Movie Halls in Himachal Pradesh
Movies have been a popular way of entertainment for decades especially in India. Himachal Pradesh has many multiplexes and movie halls where people come to watch directions of different types. In the multiplexes of Himachal Pradesh that are mostly located within the shopping complexes, people could enjoy watching movies along with shopping and dining options nearby.Here is the list of movie halls at various parts of Himachal Pradesh:
Piccadilly Cinema Hall
Address:The Mall Road
Ritz Cinema Hall
Address: Lakkar Bazaar
Address: Anand Complex
Big Cinema Multiplex
Address: Homeland City Mall
Sai Chakkan Road, Baddi
Address: Near DC Office
Famous Breweries in Himachal Pradesh
Before you begin to explore the bars, clubs and pubs, let's first take you to the breweries the state has. You should be well aware fellas!
The climatic condition of this region is favorable for growing grapes and other types of fruits like apricots, apples etc. and many types of locally made wines and other types of drinks have been popular over the years.
The availability of huge amount of fruit orchards and vineyards has encouraged domestic as well as international investors to look into the probability of opening breweries in Himachal Pradesh. A considerable amount of wine, whiskey, rum and other drinks now come from Himachal Pradesh. The first one is your favourite, Carlsberg India! Read about it..
Carlsberg India stated operating in India in the year 2006 with the name South Asia Breweries Private Limited. In 2009, the company changed its name to Carlsberg India Private Limited. The company is a branch of Denmark based company Carlberg. Production of this brewery started in the year 2007 in the month of June. The brewery is located at Paonta Sahib
in Sirmour District. Paonta Sahib is a popular tourist destination of Himachal. The production unit of Paonta Sahib Brwerly of Carlbery India Pvt. Ltd. got started by launching the premium beer, Carlbery Green in some parts of northern India.
Another flagship product of Carlbery India, Okocim Palon, very strong beer, was also launched during the initial days of production. Okocim Palome was re-launched as Palone 8 in the year 2011 and is considered as the strongest beer in the liquor market. Carlsberg India has breweries in Kolkata
, Aurangabad, Alwar and Dharuhera. The other products of Carlberg India are Tuborg Green, Tuborg Strong, Tuborg Booster Strong, Kronenbourg Blanc and Kronenbourg 1664.
Mohan Maekin Brewery
One of the oldest breweries established in India, Kasauli Brewery dates back to 1820 when it was established by Edward Dyer. Located at an altitude of 6000 feet, Kasauli Brewery is located in the outer areas of Kasauli
Town. Earlier, the tools used in this brewery used to be imported from Scotland and England.
The location of this brewery was suitable as the place had abundance of spring waters and always had favorable climate. During earlier days, India Pale Al e and Malt Whiskey were the products that were made here. Later on in the year 1835, this brewery got moved to Solan City as spring water became scarce. The first beer made by this brewery was Lion, which was very popular among the British. Initially the brewery was called Dyer Breweries Limited but came to be known as Dyer Maekin Breweries Limited when it got merged with Maekin Breweries Limited. After the independence, majority of company stakes were bought by N.N. Mohan and the brewery got its new name Mohan Maekins Breweries in the year 1967. The premium products of this brewery are Old Monk Run, Summer Hall, London Dry, Kaplanski Vodka, Diplomat Deluxe Whiskey, Colonel’s Special.
A unit of Yadu Corporation, Rangar Brewery is one of the biggest distilleries of India. Over the last 39 years, the company has got many popular brands of alcoholic beverages in its production list. With high standards of quality control, latest infrastructure and modern technology, the company has come out with some of the products that have created their own class. Rangar Brewery is one of the oldest breweries of India. This brewery got established in the year 1977 and was knonw as Ranger Breweries Limited. The brewery has its location in Mehatpur in Una District of Himachal Pradesh. Various products of Rangar are Red Rose, King Paul (whiskey), Highlander (premium whiskey), Common Wealth and Double Dog.
Night Clubs in Himachal Pradesh
Ohkay! So here we come to the most exciting part of Himachal Pradesh for which you were waiting for. The Night Clubs!
Music, dance, food and drinks make the visitors enjoy every moment that they spend in the clubs and bars of Himachal Pradesh. Some of these clubs of Himachal Pradesh have shows performed by their live bands. Let's explore more...
Johnson Bar and Restaurant Manali
To get the feel of Manali nightlife the place that cannot be missed out is the Johnson Bar and Restaurant. The place is a perfect one to enjoy nightlife of Manali
. Not only youngsters come here to chill with the best quality of drinks but foodies prefer to spend some relaxing hours at this night bar of Manali as the food quality served here is amongst the best ones in the city.
Not to Miss!!
Local wine, beer, whiskey and cocktails of Joshson Bar are very popular. Homemade desserts especially the Lemon-cheese cakes are not to be missed!!!
Mcllo Bar & Restaurant in Dharamshala
Dharamsala may be known as “Mini Tibet
” and is considered as one of the seats of Buddhism in India, it has many captivating attractions for the fun lovers as well. One such is the Mcllo Bar & Restaurant located at Jogibara Road in the main market of Dharamsala. Even late at night, guests enjoy the panoramic landscapes sitting at the rooftop restaurant of Mcllo. Exotic cocktails along with mouth-licking snacks of Mcllo Bar & Restaurant will take you through a fun-filled journey.
The soothing music played at the bar and the quietness of the mountains around will make your day when you come here to enjoy the delicious food and the great ambiance after a hectic excursion of the city and around. You can order for crunchy French fries and garlic bread to pamper your taste buds.
Neugal Café Palampur
Located only 2 KM from Palampur Town,
Neugal Café is known for its Kangra Tea. This café is considered as one
of the best places for hang out. At Neugal Café, you can have enjoyment
of all types. You will enjoy the snow-clad Dhauladhar Mountain range and
would be able to tantalize your taste buds by sipping a cup of hot tea.
You will also get opportunity to enjoy sumptuous snacks. Guests can sit
here till late hours and enjoy the beautiful sights around while they
relax and dine at this one of the most happening places of Palampur.
There's no better feeling than to sit between the mountains sipping your favourite drink in the night with the gushing sound of the river near you! Explore the Rooftop Bars of Himachal to experience the heavenly feeling.
Rooftop Bars in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a place that is has lots to offer for everyone.
Whether adults looking for a refreshing holiday after a long hectic
schedule or youngsters looking for some chill hangout places, Himachal
Pradesh has places to cater both. Bars and restaurants in Himachal
Pradesh are plenty in numbers and some of these bars are located at the
rooftops offering panoramic view of the surroundings along with
refreshing drinks. Rooftop Bars in Himachal Pradesh are the favorite
places for the visitors as well as for the locals. Weekends and the
holidays are time when people flock at these rooftop bars to have their
Pradesh bars are famous for some of the exotic wines that are brewed
locally. Ginger Cedar, apple, plum and apricot wines are famous in
Himachal Pradesh and visitors never afford to miss out these drinks.
Those areas of Shimla that are inhabited by Tibetan people are abundant
in a locally made drink, Chang which is also very popular among the
Hotel Windflower Hall Shimla
Located at an exquisite location of Shimla, the luxury Hotel Windflower Hall has a huge terrace offering
scintillating views of the surrounding to its guests. Guests not only
enjoy sitting here and watching the wonderful surrounding of lofty
mountain ranges, deep valleys and dense jungle but they also get good
quality drink along with mouth-smacking snacks of all types. The grilled
items, both veg and non-veg ones are quite popular here. The location
of Hotel Windflower Hall is at Chharabra in Shimla Town.
Shimla - 171012Phone no.: 0177 264 8585
Website: Click Here
Tavern in Mcleod Ganj
After a tiring journey of the city and
around throughout the day, Tavern Bar of Asia Health Resort
perfect place to relax and get refreshed. Located on the roof top, this
bar has huge varieties of drinks that are of national and international
brands. Guests could enjoy unique cocktails while they enjoy the
panoramic view of the snow-clad mountain ranges and lush green valleys.
Ambiance is good and people are friendly thereby offering you some of
the best moments during your stay in Mcleod Ganj.Address:
Near Dal Lake
Dharmasala - 176216Phone no.: 01892 220 877
The Hangout in Kasauli
Late night parties and dining out at a
nice place are important for all. While you are in Kasauli, you cannot
miss out dining and drinking out at the Hangout, most happening bar of
Kasauli Town. The Hangout is an open terrace bar of Hotel Kasauli
. Guests get to taste some of the finest culinary items along
with soothing drinks. Guests can enjoy live music and guitar shows while
they chill out sipping their favorite drinks. Captivating views of the
entire surrounding will delight you when you step into this rooftop bar
The Hangout serves cocktails like Tongue Twister, Bloody
Mary, Run Grog, Pina Colada, Neutral Breeze, Classic Daiquiri, Hangout
Speical, Panter’s Punch and others. Some of the mock tails served here
at this rooftop bar are Coco Colada, Cinderella, Fruit Punch, Lime Cola
and special Mock tail.
This bar has happy hours from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
During happy hours, guests can get one Rum, Whiskey or Vodka free when they buy 2 drinks!
Hotel Kasauli Regency
Kasauli - 173201Phone no.: 01179 227 3600
Website: Click Here
Asian Plaza Hotel Mcleod Ganj
Asian Plaza hotel located at
Mcleodganj is a great place for refreshment. Numerous types of wines and
whiskeys are available for the drink lovers. Guests get to see the
wonderful views of Dhauladhar Mountain Range. This open air restaurant
is a great place to enjoy all types of Chinese, Continental and South
Indian foods. The bar closes at 11 PM so you must remember to fill your
glass before that time.
Dharamshala - 176215Phone: 0189 222 0855
Website: Click Here
Zing Zang Bar Manali
Located at the center of Manali Town in the
main market place, Zing Zang Bar is a place to get some of the best
quality drinks. The bar offers known brands of Run, Wine, Scotch, Gin,
Beer and other cocktails. Guests can also order for the best qualities
of Chinese and Indian dishes. This spacious roof top bar area is very
popular among the locals and the tourists as it offers perfect ambiance
and music to create the best atmosphere for any kind of party.
Not to Miss!!
Zing Zang Bar of Manali is a never-to-miss place for party lovers who look for a chill hangout.
Manali 175131Phone no.: 01190 225 2589All Pumped Up?? Here's something for the sporty ones...
Clubs in Himachal Pradesh
Well, if you don't feel like drinking, that's okay! Try these clubs which will keep you busy all throughout:
Kasauli Club is one of the most popular clubs of Himachal Pradesh and it is famous throughout the country. Situated on the grounds of Indian Army in Kasauli, this club was founded during the British Era. Established in 1880, this club of Himachal Pradesh is considered as one of the Elite Clubs of India. The club was initially established with the name “The Kasauli Reading & Assembly Rooms”. Later in 1897, the club was given the name “Kasauli Club”. The club offers many sports activities like Tennis, Squash, Table Tennis, Billiards, Swimming pools, cards and others. Monthly charges are asked from the members and members can also play by paying daily charges. Guests can use the squash, tennis or badminton court by paying a nominal amount of Rs. 50.
Kasauli Club has a gym and a card room where tournaments are also organized. If you love playing card then you can enjoy playing bridge on payment of Rs. 30 per day. You will surely have a wonderful evening playing cards and enjoying good quality drink. Kasauli Club has a ball room and it has accommodation facilities with all modern equipments for the guest. If you are visiting Kasauli during the months of May/June then you can be part of Kasauli Nights, the event that is organized in this club since its establishment. The club remains open on all days of the week.
Club Mahindra Kangra
When you are on your tour to Kangra Valley and are looking for a place where you can go for enthralling nightlife experience, you cannot miss out visiting Club Mahindra of Kangra. Located at a very strategic location of Kangra, very near to the Kotwaali Bazaar Kangra, this lounge bar of this resort remains open even after mid-night. Great ambiance of Club Mahindra Kangra along with beautiful landscapes overlooking the magnificent Dhauladhar Range would help you to distress yourself and enjoy the nightlife of Kangra to the fullest. Club Mahindra Kangra Valley is located at Sheela Chowk, Sidhpur in Dharamsala.
Well these are some of the best known places popular for offering unbeatable entertainment options in Himachal Pradesh.
But wait, this is not all. If you wish to explore more in detail, here are a few city-wise escapades you can peep into to have a greater version of exciting entertaining options. Click on the links below:
Don't Forget to try the Chang and Lugdi if you visit Kullu-Manali ;)