Dehradun is a great place for day time activities, but that doesn’t mean that once the sun sets you should head back to your hotel and call it a night. Quite the opposite! Dehradun has a lot of pubs, lounges, bars and restaurants that are great places to visit for a night out on the town.
While these places are quiet during the week, the weekend sees it buzzing and full of life with tourists, youngsters and the after-work crowd flocking to these night spots to let their hair down and have a good time.
Best Nightclubs in Dehradun
1. The Great Indian Pub
Located on Rajpur Road, this is one of Dehradun’s best night time hangout spots. It’s popular with the young working crowd and offers a great al fresco seating area where you can catch an amazing view of the city.
The food and drinks are reasonably priced and the staff is very helpful. It gets a little crowded on the weekend, so do try to head there for an early drink and to watch the sunset. The pub is open from 12 pm to 11 pm and is open seven days a week.
- Location: Rajpur Road, Jakhan
2. Bristal Bar
This is a great place to grab a bite and a few drinks with family and friends. Located in Anand Vihar Colony. The vibe is pretty causal here and the food and drinks are quite reasonably priced. Their non-vegetarian fare is very popular.
Open from 10 am to 11 pm, if you’re looking for a chilled out place to grab a few drinks, Bristal Bar is worth checking out.
- Location: Krishna Nagar Chowk Kaulagarh Road
3. The DugOut – Best Sports Grill Bar & Lounge
If you’re looking to enjoy some great music, then do visit this bar and lounge located at Ballupur. While their drinks menu is limited, they do have a range of bar snacks and meals such as butter chicken, kebabs and a lot of other stand out Indian dishes.
The DugOut – Best Sports Grill Bar & Lounge also boasts of guests DJs who get the crowd going wild, so make sure you wear your dancing shoes. The bar opens at 10 am (head there for lunch to enjoy the food) and closes at 11 pm.
- Location: 7th Chakrata Road, Ballupur
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4. Black Pepper Restaurant
Located in Astley Hall, this is a restaurant with an interesting vibe! The setting is meant to resemble a cave and the food served here is really tasty. Some of the stand out dishes include the tandoori and continental fare. There is a well-done up bar and an equally cozy restaurant which is good for larger groups.
It’s one of the most happening spots to visit at night for some good food and great drinks (they have a wide selection). We advise you to book a table in advance.
- Location: Rajpur Road
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5. Hill Queen: Restro Bar Café
This is one of the oldest bars in Dehradun and it has recently been done up. It boasts of a clean and relaxed setting and it’s ideal for a couples night out. They have semi-alfresco section which is a great spot to see the city and enjoy the cool weather.
Friday night is all about the music, so if you’re looking for a dancing spot, do visit Hill Queen: Restro Bar Café. Do call and check if a live band is playing in advance – a night with live music here will make for the perfect evening outing.
- Location: Araghar Chowk, EC Road
6. Mirabilia Restaurant and Bar
If you want a calm and relaxed night out in Dehradun, then do visit Mirabilia Restaurant and Bar. The charming atmosphere includes a poolside view as well as soulful music and jazz tunes. The staff is knowledgeable and go out of their way to ensure you have a good time.
Mirabilia Restaurant and Bar is a good place to tuck into some delicious Continental food. Some of the must have items for dinner include their cheesy pizzas, garlic bread and pasta. End your night on a sweet note with their indulgent desserts.
- Location: Eastern Canal Road
7. The Tavern
If you are visiting Dehradun in a large group and are looking for a fun place to grab a few drinks with friends, then don’t miss out on The Tavern which is a favourite with locals as well as tourists. Here you will find reasonably-priced alcohol as well as some potent and creative cocktails.
It’s one of the more upmarket places to enjoy a night out in Dehradun, so while it’s not too expensive, it is a little pricier than some of the other joints we’ve listed. The Tavern is open till 11 pm.
- Location: Old Survey Rd, Vikas Lok Lane-1, Chironwali
8. Nirvana Party Lounge
The name pretty much describes what you’re in store for when you visit this happening night spot in Dehradun.
This place is popular for their Bollywood nights and the music is so upbeat that you can’t help but dance. It’s a good spot to check out on a Saturday night in Dehradun. It’s best to go in a group here.
- Location: Shiva Tower, Sahastradhara Road
9. Mussoorie Lights
This is one of the cutest places in Dehradun to enjoy a night out with friends. With a simple yet comfortable décor, this is a good place for families too. The restaurant boasts of cute picket fences, wooden décor and outdoor seating that lets you enjoy the cool Dehradun weather.
They even have few seats at the bar if you and a pal just want to head there for a few drinks. It’s a popular hangout for tourists and closes at 11 pm. Try to book a table outdoors for the best experience.
- Location: Rajpur Rd, Ashtley Hall, Chukkuwala
10. Town Table
This is one of Dehradun’s most high-end restaurants and it’s great for a romantic night out with your partner. It offers a beautiful candlelight setting with plush seating and ample space. They offer Indian, Chinese and Continental food, all of which is delicious.
While it is open during the day, it’s best visited at night when it has a much more rosy setting. It’s one of the more popular places to hangout at night in Dehradun so it’s best to book a table in advance.
- Location: Rajpur Rd, Hathibarkala Salwala
11. The Terrace
The Terrace is located at Four Points Sheraton and is an upscale and very popular hangout spot in Dehradun. Here you can enjoy a few drinks with your dinner on their stunning terrace that lets you enjoy the fresh air and peace and quiet.
They have a good selection of drinks as well and while the place is not cheap, it is complete value for money. It’s a popular hangout spot with tourists as well as couples looking for a good night out.
- Location: Rajpur Rd, Doon Vihar, Jakhan
12. QB Lounge
If you’re looking for a fun place out for your group, the visit this popular local night spot that lets you shake a leg. It offers a complete party vibe on the weekends and sees a lot of locals frequent the joint.
It’s an easygoing lounge, complete with dim lights and plush seating. They’ve got a well -stocked bar and offer a good range of cocktails too. The bar nibbles are good but not outstanding.
- Location: Rajpur Road, Jakhan
Dehradun offers great activities during the day and an equally fun selection of places to visit for a fun night out in the city.
So whether you prefer a quiet drink at a cozy restaurant, a few drinks at a lounge or to dance the night away, Dehradun has some good night time spots to check out. Let us know about your experiences in the comments below.