There is a strong cultural diversity in Delhi and that is pretty much reflected in its music scene. With various genres of music being played at different places, you will be too spoilt for choice if your looking for a good gig. Mentioned below are Delhi’s best live music bars.
1. The Piano Man
Where: Vasant Vihar
This spot just screams jazz from every side. They have open jams on Wednesdays, apart from frequent collaborations with some world-class musicians (It helps that the owner is a jazz musician himself). No alcohol but the chai and grub is solid.
2. Turquoise Cottage
TC as it is popularly known, is popular for hosting several live music performances from time to time. This is a great place widely accepted as the best youth centric eating place in Delhi.
3. Valut Cafe
Where: Connaught Place
Eat, hangout, chill and make merry with life music at the famous haunt. This is a place that has stood the test of time and leaves no stone unturned to entertain its precious guests- you! F Block’s favourite hangout has plenty of chic vaults inside to sit at, and a rooftop dining option as well. The food and drinks are class apart here, try the spicy peri-peri chicken pizza for sure and wash it down with basil iced tea. Now that’s what we call being all cosmopolitan- live music is manna to the ears.
Where: Hauz Khas Village
Head onto Imperfecto – a cool place to hang-out for fun, bring your buddies and try the pasta, pizzas and risotto here or the famous pizza crust too. The ambience is very cozy and comforting, and the staff understands you right from the moment you walk in. If you’ve had a tough day or week, the live music here would beat the blues.
5. Blue Frog
The Blue Frog (blueFROG) in Mehrauli is one of the hottest club spots in South Delhi. The places, hosts everything, from international DJs, Indian artists, Sufi singers. Musicians perform six nights a week at the club. The place entices you with the best live music from around the world.
The major highlights of the place remain Euphoria, Reggae Rajahs, Rabbi Shergill, Midival Punditz, Sun Project, DJ Nikhil and others.
Where: Hauz Khas Village
They regularly host some pretty solid DJs and have been known to also have some acoustic gigs once in a while. With a usual fare of vaguely Reggae music playing in the back, Raasta isn’t a bad option.
7. Lodi – The Garden Restaurant
Where: Lodhi Gardens
The drinks and food are kind of steep, but they do host live music of a wide variety ranging from fusion to singer songwriters, so just pre-game a little and enjoy some good music in a nice environment.
8. Summer House Cafe
Where: Aurobindo Market
One of the best venues in recent times to catch some solid bands, DJs and even watch some stand up comedy. The place is pretty huge, plus you can avoid the Hauz Khas traffic, so it’s a win-win.