What used to be the Cellar in the 1970's, Delhi's first disco outside of a five star hotel, is now a suave hang-out which manages to keep the mayhem of Cannaught Place outside once you step beyond the door. With deep lounge sofas and brick walls lined with stained glass, hardbound and paperbacks, the atmosphere is reminiscent of the utterly relaxed sahib social clubs.
Corporates, artist-types and grave young things alike flock here to talk, drink, watch cricket matches, listen to classic or contemporary rock or just unwind. The only catch is that DV8 has become so popular that it's lost some of its restfulness.
You can't go wrong with the classic 50-old cocktails on the menu. The range of snacks is wide, with Mediterranean, Mexican, Chinese and south-east Asian dishes, all of which are brilliant. There's a fine dining restaurant upstairs.
Location- Cannaught Place, Address- 13 Regal Building, Contact no. - 41500693, Credit Cards- Amex, Visa, Master. Happy hours 4-8pm; buy one get one free, Cuisine- Continental, Malaysian, Thai, Chinese and Indian snacks, Cocktail pick- Sex on the beach Rs225, Beer Yardstick Pint Rs130 650ml Rs175, Timings- Noon-midnight Dance Floor; Rock Music