Just moved to Guargaon - help me find a decent bar
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#1
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Just moved to Guargaon - help me find a decent bar

Hi there, looking for advice from other expats who live in Gurgaon. I'm 32 and just moved here from London with a colleague and will be staying about 18 months. High on the list of places to find is a decent bar, not too flashy. Dare I say we're looking for somewhere like a British pub to chill out in after work. Can anyone help?

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#2
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Hmm if its sector 40 then maybe i can help you, my sister stay there..
#3
| Senior Member
Kinda depends what you mean by decent!

Okay, in terms of faux english pub, there is Geoffrey's inside the Palms hotel, although I have a feeling you might need to be a member to get in.

Another popular place (not at all pub-like, despite the name) is The Fox inside the Vatika building on MG Rd. Its okay, a funkier bar type place, fairly corporate - watch out for the karaoke twins that perform regularly.

There is a bar called Fizz, or Buzz, or something similar, above the citibank cashpoint in Galleria market. Much cheaper than the others.

While its a restaurant and not a bar/pub, Earth is a favourite. Its Italian, great ambience, good food, behind Galaxy Mall at the 32nd milestone. They have quite a range of beers and some half-decent wine.

Dinesty, near to Palm's hotel has a bar at the front of the restaurant - you can have a beer and order dim sum snacks.

Good luck!
G1
#4
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Travfor India - we'll look at anywhere in Gurgaon!

Thanks girlone, some good suggestions there. Definitely will work our way through the list over the next couple of weeks. much appreciated.
#5
| I like cheese
Well, woe is me, I've just quit drinking to lose weight and I've finally found a watering hole.
#6
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I know you said you weren't looking for flashy, but if you and your friend are both female, I would recommend that you go to a hotel for safety. I know that I have been to the Fizz by myself in the past and not felt safe after dark.

You might try the Bristol on MG road. I went there one night and they had cricket on the TV and a mix of whities and Indians. Very relaxed. I wasn't into, but that's just cause I don't like tv or sports [cry]
#7
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let me know if you find anything CLOSE to a pub

we're in similar situations, but you're few weeks ahead of me and you're staying longer than me. i arrived march 14th and i too am looking for anything that might resemble a bar/pub.

let me know if you have any luck in your search. maybe everything is in delhi..??
#8
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There is hope

Thanks for your replies everyone. We tried The Fizz which was good for chilling out on a Saturday afternoon. Not the most sophisticated place and they could do with more parasols though, but I'd go again.

Geoffreys at The Palms is like a theme bar - part Cheers, part a Disney version of a London Pub. However, it's a decent place with good food. You do have to be a member, a guest of the hotel or a guest of a member to get in.

The Fox at Vatika Place is good. More of a restaurant than a bar but great food. Amusing live music too.

There is a bar at Dinesty Chinese restaurant at Times Square where you can have a drink and some tasty dim sum.

And finally, the bar at The Trident Hotel is in an amzing setting. Pricy but cool.

Still to check out 32nd mileston but we'll get there.
#9
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Glad you're finding your way around SRobin.

'Amusing' is one word I'd use to describe the music at The Fox, although I can think of plenty of others!

32nd milestone is actually pretty good - Galaxy Mall has a great SE Asian/Chinese licensed restaurant called The Monk - more of a Saturday-lunch-whilst-shopping place. Really yummy food at a decent price. And of course, Anokhi for the shopaholics.

G1
#10
| Maha Guru Member
since you r in gurgaon try south delhi pubs and bar they are far better and quite near to gurgaon as well.
#11
| Senior Member
i've been in delhi 7 months. searched high and low for anything resembling a british pub. it doesn't exist, i'm sorry!

i've heard rumors of one at the indian habitat centre but you need to be a member to use it...
#12
| Saurabh Vig

There is a good one

Originally posted by: SRobin View Post

Hi there, looking for advice from other expats who live in Gurgaon. I'm 32 and just moved here from London with a colleague and will be staying about 18 months. High on the list of places to find is a decent bar, not too flashy. Dare I say we're looking for somewhere like a British pub to chill out in after work. Can anyone help?


Hi Robin,
Next to the MGF mall on the Mall road there is TGI friday.. which serves good stuff.. plus the crowd is good.. but its a lil steep, but the beer is cheap and if you can catch it during happy hours even better, the deal in india is that if a restaurant serves alcohol it becomes a bar so maybe stop by at a quiet restaurant and enjoy the wonderful food with a drink if that excites you.
#13
| Saurabh Vig

Originally posted by: rachelinindia View Post

i've been in delhi 7 months. searched high and low for anything resembling a british pub. it doesn't exist, i'm sorry!

i've heard rumors of one at the indian habitat centre but you need to be a member to use it...


Geoffereys at Ansal Plaza is teh closest you can get
#14
| Senior Member

Originally posted by: rachelinindia View Post

i've been in delhi 7 months. searched high and low for anything resembling a british pub. it doesn't exist, i'm sorry!

i've heard rumors of one at the indian habitat centre but you need to be a member to use it...


I think the bar at Piccadelhi in the PVR Plaza building in CP markets itself as a British style pub. Havent been there though..
#15
| Senior Member
Reference to the OP
Some options in Gurgaon/DLF area are Buzz in DT mall, Last Chance in one of the malls..I think Sahara. East 101 in the Global Park (Gilette Building),Odyssey in Sahara Mall is more of a nightclub but nice for a drink on their terrace weather permitting, Rodeo in Metropolitan Mall...to name a few.