From the 34th floor of a Four Seasons skyscraper to Deltin’s floating vessel, these open-air lounges —and their spectacular views—are worth a trip across the Indian subcontinent.
A luxury lounge is more than a hangout away from home; it’s usually where you expect an evening mesmerizing beyond measure. An exquisite ambience does wonders for our mood, especially when blanketed by a boundless sky and scintillating starlight.
We have marshalled an opulent list of luxury open air lounges for when you want to kick back with your single malt and feel free under the open skies.
- AER Lounge and Bar, Four Seasons Mumbai
This incredible 34th floor rooftop bar offers one of the finest views, and their sunset happy-hour champagne-by-the-glass adds to the opulence. This is India’s highest rooftop bar, located in the Four Seasons, with a spectacular view of the city and the Arabian Sea. A Sunset Happy Hour Menu with half-priced cocktails is but a bonus. A collection of jazz and rock tunes keep you grooving deep into the evening.
- SkyBar, Deltin Royale, Goa
SkyBar, an under-the-stars, open-to-sky sanctuary perched on the Level 5 of Asia’s grandest floating Casino- Deltin Royale, reinvents Goa’s nightly leisure. Impeccably placed on river Mandovi, this uber luxe sundeck venue dissects a bustling view of Panjim’s cityscape and the serene modesty of Res Magos village. The setting is paired with an exemplary dining experience and a motley of beverages to choose from. The Skybar augments experiences with the Royale Sundowner – which hosts Moulin Rouge & Burlesque Nights, Indie Pop Nights and Cirque du Soleil from Friday to Saturday.
- Dramz Whisky Bar, Mehrauli, Delhi
An impressive list of whiskies, coupled with a stellar view of the Qutub Minar makes Dramz one of the best rooftop bars in the city. Dramz also holds a wine cellar, a dining room and a cigar room should you fancy a tipple, a posh nosh and a smoke.
- High Ultra Lounge, World Trade Centre, Bangalore
Located in suburbia, HUL rooftop bar is the highest and largest F&B space in Bengaluru. The venue sits atop the World Trade Centre – Bangalore at 420 feet high, making it the tallest point in South India giving its guests the literal feel of being ‘at top of the world’. With a panoramic view of the neighborhood, the 30th level rooftop bar also comes with a reseved space for private gigs and offers lip-smacking food and tongue-twirling beverages. The theme of the destination is “timelessness – things that never go out of vogue’’.
- Paasha, JW Marriot, Pune
Pasha is a famous rooftop lounge & restaurant perched above JW Marriot, Pune. With its pristine white and wood décor, this 24th floor bar is minimal for the most part, and is embellished with a great view, and a fun cocktail menu. The ambience and the décor is awe inspiring with both indoor and outdoor seating. Kebabs and their incomparable Dal Pasha are the two things that you wouldn’t want to miss out.
- Asilo, Mumbai
This multi-cuisine Rooftop bar is glamorous if it were an adjective. It is set on the highest location in Mumbai (40th floor) Alfresco. The décor would be the first thing you would notice in the dimly lit surroundings. The crowd, ambience and music is what raises its bar. The food is delicious and the collection of cocktails is worth a share.
- Kylin Sky Bar, Ambience Mall, Delhi
Located on the terrace of Kylin Premier, Vasant Kunj, Kylin Sky Bar presents itself as an extravagant place to indulge under the stars and around an ambush of city lights. The Kylin Sky Bar has been the winner of the Times Nightlife Award for 2 consecutive years. The menu of the bar is luxuriant as well as detailed, and boasts of a premium collection of liquor and wines. This place provides happy hours every day and special nights like a retro night on Thursday and ladies night on Wednesdays.
- Skyye, Bengaluru
The Skyye Bar, placed on the 16th floor of UB City, is an upscale, chic and vibrant property that offers global dishes and inventive cocktails. At night, the view of the city from this roof-top lounge is stunning. The ambience, with options of inside and outside seating, is spectacular . Skyye also includes a lit dance floor.
- Dome, Mumbai
Dome is an internationally recognised sky bar at the rooftop of Hotel Intercontinental, Mumbai. This lounge boasts of a lovely view with an even lovelier ambience. The coloured pool-with-a-view on the top deck enthralls every guest. The collection of cocktails, premium wines, liquor and cigars is exemplary to say the least. Evenings of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, are most popular with a renowned flute and saxophone player playing soulful tunes to charm your soul.