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The 10 best bars and pubs in Pondicherry

You’ll often find the enthusiastic people of Pondicherry hitting the town, looking for ways to enjoy and relax after a hard day’s work. From sports and karaoke bars to nightclubs and pubs, Mumbai offers great nightlife experiences in Pondicherry.

It’s called the Maximum City for a reason: there are few cities around the world that are quite so overwhelmingly dazzling, so feverishly non-stop, so blaringly in-your-face as Pondicherry. And the city’s nightlife scene is at the beating heart of that. From clubs and bars to live art and street theatre, Pondicherry party culture is diverse and scintillating.

Out of all the above mentioned experiences, the best ways to truly enjoy yourself in Pondicherry is by going pub hopping. Whether it is Pondicherry or the suburbs, we’ve hoped our way through the city to put together this list of the 10 best pubs in Pondicherry for a fantastic drinking experience.

Above all, Pondicherry bars and pubs are simply so exciting. These are the places that Pondicherry visitors go to wind down and up, to shed the stresses of life in a city with 9 million others. Here’s the lowdown on the City of Seven Islands’ finest dineries.

Best 10 bars and pubs in Pondicherry

1. Cosy Resto Pub
2. Crosskeys Resto Pub
3. Asian House
4. Heist Nightlife
5. The Storytellers’ Bar
6. WTF Resto Pubs
7.Cloud 96 Resto Pub
8. BricZ Resto Bar
9. Chitra’s Cuisine
10. Gravity Restopub & Hookah Cafe

Best bars and pubs in Pondicherry

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Cosy Resto Pub Pondicherry

1. 𝗖𝗼𝘀𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝘂𝗯

The Cosy Resto Pub is in a league of its own, and that too in an area that is intensely competitive. What makes the Cosy Resto Pub tick with Pondicherry tourists is the bar’s unique take on fusion food. Try the the Vada Pav Bao or the Tikka Tacos to know what we’re talking about.  At Cosy Resto Pub, alcohol is sold at competitive prices, which is yet another good reason to check out this quirky and upbeat bar in Pondicherry.

Brightly lit décor and an efficient layout bestow the space with a welcoming vibe. On the menu is a great selection of pocket-friendly beers, ranging from a Hefeweizen to an IPA that can be paired with the food served on-premise: wood-fired pizzas and fun appetisers like haleem samosas, ghee roast prawns and more. If you want to secure yourself a table, make sure to get here before 7pm.

  • Location:  Anna Salai, Pondicherry
  • Average Price for Two: Rs. 1000
  • Timings: 11.30 am to 1.30 am
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Crosskeys Resto Pub In Pondicherry

2. Crosskeys Resto Pub

A total gin-lover’s paradise; expect no less than botanical heaven from Crosskeys Resto Pub, which fuses its own house-made tonics with quintessentially Indian flavours and essences. Despite being a fabulously airy, eccentric bar, this place has also built up a bit of a rep for its nosh. The food menu has everything from small plates and appetisers to sharing dishes and burgers..

Crosskeys Resto Pub in Pondicherry is the right place to enjoy an evening out if you love drinking in a relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful decor, bar stools, wall frames and sofas upholstered in simple green leather adds to the easy going atmosphere at the pub.

  • Location:  White Town, Pondicherry
  • Average Price for Two: Rs. 1200
  • Timings: 11.00 am to 1.00 am
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Asian House Pondicherry

3. 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐇𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞

In Tamil, ‘madhu’ means alcohol and, to get it while on-premise, you must mime your order to the deaf-and-mute serving staff. You read that right. You might want to spend all night here or stop by to pre-game on your way to your favorite Friday night club but, either way, the venue earns extra points for employing the deaf and mute.

There are contemporary bars and then there’s The Asian House Pondicherry with its Bollywood-esque décor. The laid-back atmosphere is accompanied by a wide variety of food and beverages. If you love visiting Pubs Pondicherry with dance floor, you’ll be pleased with the Bollywood and DJ nights and karaoke options available here.

  • Location:  Mission Street, Pondicherry
  • Average Price for Two: Rs. 1500
  • Timings: 11.00 am to 1.00 am
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Heist Night Life Pondicherry

4. 𝗛𝗲𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲

On any given day, you will find patrons and the college going youth of Pondicherry enjoying a couple of drinks and playing pool at The Heist Nightlife as murals of Che Guevara and Bob Marley look on. Cheap beer, Old Monk, Kheema Pav, and ’80s classic rock music are a hit with most patrons of Heist Nightlife Pondicherry. First-time visitors beware, there is a no stag policy, so in case you’re going alone, you may be stopped at the gate by the tough looking bouncer.

Tapping into Pondicherry role as the Union Territory of India, here’s a bar with a finance-themed twist – and yes, it’s much more interesting (and much less dry) than it sounds. The Bar Stock Exchange ‘trades’ in alcohol, meaning that once its ‘market’ opens at 6pm, the prices for drinks vary depending on demand. High in demand? Prices will be high. Low in demand? Bargain booze.

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The Storytellers’ Bar Pondicherry

5. The Storytellers’ Bar

The Storytellers’ Bar, a newcomer in the buzzing White Town, Pondicherry area, is all about food and drink. At The Storytellers’ Bar, you can take your pick from small plates, soups, platters, and salads. If you are someone who goes to pubs just to relax with a drink in hand, order a quirky cocktail at The Storytellers’ Bar Pondicherry. Our pick would be either the Calm Suntra (gin based) or the East India Company (Bourbon Whiskey based) cocktail.

The Storytellers’ Bar Pondicherry has been supplying local bars with craft beers for years. In 2021, they took their mission a step forward by opening their own flagship taproom and serving Pondicherry Visitors an entire range of beers along with seasonal specials. The relatively cheap prices attract loads of people so expect the space to get extremely loud and crowded starting 7pm.

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WTF Restopub Pondicherry

6. 𝗪𝗧𝗙 – 𝗪𝗮𝘆 𝗧𝗼 𝗙𝗹𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗼 𝗣𝘂𝗯

A tribute to human nostalgia, you’ll want to constantly come back to WTF Resto Pubs In Pondicherry, if only to remember all the fun times you’ve had here (while making new memories, of course). Warning: leave your car at home, as it’s very hard to find parking around here. Once inside, revel in the awesome music, garage-style décor, cheap beers and delectable bar food.

To go with the ambiance of the place, we suggest you sample on their salad or light bites. They have a unique cocktail section called WTF Resto Pubs In Pondicherry Botanical Mixology. Top picks from here are Tennessee Terracotta (a Jack Daniels-based cocktail) and the Paloma, a concoction of gin and GTT syrup.

  • Location:  Heritage Town, Pondicherry
  • Average Price for Two: Rs. 1000
  • Timings: 7.00 pm to 12.00 am
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Cloud 96 Resto Pub

7. Cloud 96 Resto Pub

Cloud 96 Resto Pub is an old-school bar at MG Road Area Pondicherry. In addition to constantly being packed and staying open until 11am, there is one more thing that makes the venue stand out: the neon walls. The pool table and scribblings on the wall complete the look. Wear white and you will be reflecting light all over but do pay particular attention to the bar, where the hottest indie artists are usually found hanging out.

Polished chairs, a big wooden sign board, and sleek partitions make Old Wild West a quintessential Cloud 96 Resto Pub. On the menu you’ll find various steaks, tacos, chicken wings, and other popular American dishes. Old Wild West offers its patrons a decent selection of cocktails and plenty of other alcoholic beverages. Our favourites from the drinks menu are the Mexican cocktails.

If you are looking for some good deals, visit during the happy hours (12 pm to 8 pm).

  • Location:  MG Road Area, Pondicherry
  • Average Price for Two: Rs. 1000
  • Timings: 11.00 am to 11.00 pm
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BricZ Resto Bar

8. BricZ Resto Bar

BricZ Resto Bar outlets work like the stock market. Prices of alcohol keep fluctuating depending on demand. To get your alcohol at the best price, always keep one eye on the big TV screen above the bar and the other on the BSE app to know when to buy your next drink.

Usually crowded with Pondicherry tourist, find the cocktail bar inside PR Inn Hotel, Kamaraj Salai, Pondicherry. The stunning interior is perfectly matched by the dolled up cocktails, concocted by award-winning mixologist Andrew Pearson. Order a Bee’s Knees, a Negroni, an Old-Fashioned or ask the bar masters to whip up something different.

The place tends to get crowded between 9 pm and 11 pm, so either get here early or visit post 11 pm. Stag entry isn’t allowed at the bar. They are very strict about this when they have big offers.

  • Location:  MG Road Area, Pondicherry
  • Average Price for Two: Rs. 1000
  • Timings: 11.00 pm to 11.00 pm
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Chitra's Cuisine, White Town, Puducherry
Chitra’s Cuisine, White Town, Puducherry

9. 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗿𝗮’𝘀 𝗖𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲

Chitra’s Cuisine in White Town offers great deals on alcohol. With no fancy décor to boast of, this pub prides itself on the unique concept of bidding for alcohol. As far as food is concerned, expect it in generous portions at Chitra’s Cuisine.

Social Offline locations are co-working spaces throughout the day that turn into bars post-sunset. Within Pondicherry alone, there are multiple each one quirkier than the next. Fun cocktails and a good selection of bar bites make these venues particularly appealing. Add to that the live music performances by local talents and you’ve got yourself a guaranteed fun time.

So, on your visit, don’t forget to tag along your friends and yes, your bargaining skills too.

Gravity Restopub & Hookah Cafe
Gravity Restopub & Hookah Cafe Pondicherry

10. Gravity Restopub & Hookah Cafe

Gravity Restopub & Hookah Cafe is a three-storey establishment that serves Prohibition-era cocktails. Some recipes date back to the 1880s and refer to fictional characters and movies. You can even order a sugar-free cocktail!

Gravity Restopub & Hookah Cafe in Pondicherry has since long been a favourite for many suburban locals. Decorated with movie posters on the wall and plants all around, this pub has a relaxed and chilled out vibe. The excellent music, the yummy food and the amazing drinks are what make Gravity Restopub & Hookah Cafe one of the coolest pubsin Pondicherry.