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Anupriya Bedi Jul 04 2014

Which are the best nightclubs in Chennai?

Reema Bhalla Jul 04 2014
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A lot of people in India are taken aback if someone says that Chennai has a very hip and happening nightlife. Here’s a list of the best nightclubs in Chennai that will make you reevaluate your image of Chennai as a very sedate city that goes to bed by ten. At the nightclubs listed here, the nightlife in Chennai doesn’t stop till the wee hours of the morning.

Leather Bar

Located in The Park, Chennai, the Leather Bar is fashioned in a manner to pay tribute to the city in itself, as the “city of leather”. The mentioned idea can be seen in the interiors--rich black leather floor, seating, suede walls, et al. It is a great place to listen to exclusive DJ mixes. Also the terrace is a brilliant place to enjoy the sultry night air of the city with a couple of drinks.

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Chennai’s offering to those who like to party in exclusivity, Pasha in The Park, Chennai, is a great place to head to with a close-knit group of friends. Essentially designed as a lounge, the place makes enough room for people who want to break into a dance as the night descends. Recliner divans, long, richly-coloured curtains simply add to the ambience following a Persian theme.

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10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street is one of the most popular lounge bars in the city. Check out other similar lounge bars in Chennai. The best part about the lounge bar is that the setting is informal and you can completely let your hair down here. The bar offers a range of unique blends and classic cocktails and there is enough room for some moves on the dance floor later.

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The nightclub located in ITC Sheraton Park, Chennai is spread on three levels. Psychedelic lighting and ornate interiors form the core of the basic theme of interiors of Dublin. It serves north Indian and Chinese starters, which are excellent accompaniments with drinks.

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The Flying Elephant

Multi-cuisine specialties are the USP of the restaurant. The fine dining space in The Flying Elephant also allows you to unwind to some Motown and Classic pop music. The classic restaurant spans seven levels and has enough room for anyone who wishes to jive through the course of their evening supper or dinner. There are five live kitchens which serve Indian, Turkish, Teppan, South East Asian and Western cuisines.

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Located in The Raintree Hotel on St, Mary’s Road, the nightclub is recommended for people who want to throw a party on a small scale. This not only makes Havana a popular nightclub but also one of the best nightclubs in Chennai. The space is small, but there is a dance floor. Drinks don't have an extensive range but one can gorge on finger foods of a diverse range. The added attraction to this place is that Collywood celebrities are spotted here from time to time.

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Majestic blue interiors are the highlight of H20, in Harrisons, which has an overall funky ambience. Speaking of the interiors which are dominated by the colour blue, the designer sofas are also a major attraction. The bar is well stocked with a wide range of spirits. The seating faces a dance floor, done up in the shape of cubes with differential lighting.

Zara Tapas Bar

Zara Tapas Bar in Gopalapuram, has a lively ambience and wonderful yellow lighting. They make for the perfect ingredients for a great drinking session with friends. The place serves Italian food and a wide variety of seafood and finger food options.

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365 A.S.

365 A.S. is named after the location of the hotel, which is 365 Anna Salai in the Hyatt Regency, Chennai. The lounge bar is a great place to grab drinks in a formal atmosphere. The interiors are charming, with reclining and comfortable arm chairs, and a cosy ambience. The floor-to-ceiling windows give you some stunning views of the city, looking out through the frangipani trees.

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Done up in a minimalist fashion, Pulse also follows the theme of understated appeal of Zen Garden Hotel, which is a business hotel. The place is well stocked with a range of scotches, whiskeys, cognac, wines and champagne; typical choices of a business soiree. The place is a little compact, which shouldn’t however stop you from jiving to the music, while you unwind with a couple of drinks.

These are some of the best nightclubs in Chennai. Even so, they are great nightlife options that have something to offer to suit everyone’s budget. So as they say, ‘dance the night away,’ or ‘just chill.’ Cheers!

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