Chennai is not exactly known for its nightlife. Sure, it has its Pubs and Bars, but compared to other cities, it is more conservative. On the other hand, Restaurants in Chennai are increasing in numbers and growing in popularity, which goes on to prove that Chennai’s food culture is way more popular than its drinking culture. So to get the best of both the worlds, over the last 4 to 5 years, many Restobars have popped across the city that gives you the touch of nightlife with all the booze, music and the party mood and at the same time serve lip-smacking delicacies to satisfy your hunger pangs. Here is a list of 7 most happening Live Music Bars in Chennai that have people talking
#1. Bay 146
A Restobar located in the iconic Savera Hotel in Mylapore is known for its great selection of cocktails and drinks. The ambience is a great combination of natural touch and modern interiors, giving an overall luxurious look.
Bay 146 has a great food menu and people flood in for their Pasta, Paneer Tikkas, Fish dishes and Calamari Rings, and an extensive range of Mocktails and Cocktails to accompany with.
Bay 146 is never quiet. It is either humming with soft songs or it comes alive with the party tracks. They regularly host Live Music Performances, DJs, Stand Ups, Singer Concerts, etc.
Zomato Rating: 4.0
#2. 10 Downing Street
A very popular hangout spot among the party goers. As the name would suggest, it has that British backdrop in its ambience. The continuous music and the very feel of the place makes the ambience even more lively.
The place is a popular lunch and dinner spot serving great vegetarian and non-vegetarian combos. The combos have many varieties and are served with a choice drink, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
The place hosts live match screenings, Live Music by some great artists, DJs to make your feet move and have a great time while you eat and drink.
Location: T. Nagar
Zomato Rating: 4.1
#3. Sera – The Tapas Bar & Restaurant
A one of a kind bar in Chennai that has the Spanish ambience, Spanish interiors and a great collection of Spanish food. With 2 locations in Chennai, it is a great spot to try if you are looking for something unconventional and different.
The Spanish cuisines include the many short eats that are a great companion to the selection of drinks that are available there. The music lifts up the tempo of the place that hits you as soon you enter the Bar which lifts up the mood and the spirits.
The menu includes a great collection of vegetarian, non-vegetarian, seafood and desserts, with a big list of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to choose from.
Location: Gopalapuram, Ampa Skywalk
Zomato Rating: 4.3
#4. US 101 – Be-A-Sport
Yes, it’s in the name, US 101 is one of the best sports bars in Chennai with its cozy and dark ambience, making it a great place to enjoy the game day with great food and drinks.
With the US style interiors, the food served there has a continental influence and is a great option to go for. The continental favorites in the Bar include Buffalo wings, Pizzas, Burgers and a whole lot other items to go for in their extensive menu.
They have a great Bar menu as well with the good collection of Shots, whiskeys, vodkas, mocktails and other variety of alcohol.
Apart from the Matchday screening, they host regular Live music performances and DJ nights too.
Location: T Nagar
Zomato Rating: 4.1
Previously called the ‘Plan B’, Glee is a great option to hang out and to party after a long busy day. It has a relaxing and comforting ambience with great options in food and drinks.
Located in the middle of the very busy Greams Road, it is a peaceful escape amidst the chaos.
There in house Pizzas, Cheese Balls and Chicken wings are favourites among the regulars and they have a great collection of Brandy, Whiskey, Gin and Vodka too.
Their regular live music sessions are a treat to attend and their DJ nights are lit with the offers they have on drinks to enjoy the party with.
Location: Greams Road
Zomato Rating: 4.0
#6. The Flying Elephant
Great food, a well-stocked bar, and an amazing ambience are what sums up the experience in The Flying Elephant. This luxuriously crafted bar is a great place for a party night with energetic music, DJ sessions, and Live music performances.
The food menu is known for their Continental, Turkish and Italian delights, and their desserts like Tiramisu is a heavenly option to go for.
The Bar menu has an extensive list of alcohol that keeps you pumped all night for their DJ sessions and Live music.
Zomato Rating: 4.5
#7. The Velveteen Rabbit
The Velveteen Rabbit is a happening place in the city if you like parties, fun and a thrilling evening. They regularly host live music and DJ parties, with their Bollywood Nights every day being a popular hit.
Apart from their Continental Menu, they also serve local chats with a great list of Drinks as sides.
The décor is cozy and the ambience is soothing and welcoming.
Location: RA Puram
Zomato Rating: 4.4
Apart from these, Chennai has some great places for a fun evening of music, food, and drinks, if you know where exactly to look for. From affordable to luxurious, the options are plenty. Which is your favourite musical getaway in the city?