Guwahati city is the heart of Assam, and like the heart, the city is lively and always ready for a fun time with companions and loved ones. Like major cities, Guwahati offers a wide range of lifestyle activities from shopping to food and games.
It is one of India’s top tourist attractions and also home to many music festivals. With all that said, if you’re looking to grab a drink with or without your mates, you’re in the perfect place.
‘Making merry’ is a part and parcel of the indigenous culture in Assam, and Guwahati city offers a wide range of places for travelers and natives to grab a drink or two ‘to and fro’ from what’s getting you going.
So, if you’re in the city, never fear because you’re never too far away from finding a place to eat and drink.
Here is a list of some of the best pubs you can hit to grab some food and drinks!
Urban Mantra is another place where Live music sets the scene for customers looking for a place to chill and vibe with the good times. This place is also known for its food, which isn’t extravagant yet delicious non the less. A good place to grab a bite while drinking.
Location – Six Mile, Kahanapara, Kamrup Metro
Nuts & Brew
Nuts and Brew is the city’s premier microbrewery. Spanning two floors with a beautiful terrace. Nuts and Brew is dedicated to providing a one-kind dining experience with gourmet food, delicious cocktails & more. Hosting regular live events with local & international DJs & bands. It’s the place to unwind, socialize and party with friends. Step into an experience that will keep you coming back for more.
Location – Downtown, Dispur, Kamrup Metro
Bulls & Beers
Bulls & Beers is one of Guwahati’s own all-in-one-themed pub/retro-bar. It has a retro vibe yet tellies to watch sports matches. It offers a very good selection of food from burgers to a full Indian meal to Italian and Chinese. The price is set to a moderate extent.
Location – Dihang arcade, GS Road, Tarun Nagar, Kamrup Metropolitan
Uptown Escape is a Retro-bar located in the very commercial streak of GS Road in Guwahati. It serves continental as well as oriental cuisines in a gourmet manner with an assortment of liquors and cocktails at a moderately reasonable price. The Ambience is warmly lit with a cozy atmosphere that can cater to both families and peers.
Location – ABC, GS Road, Kamrup Metro
Underdogs is a very well-known franchise in India that is themed around sports. The place is enormous and fitting for a large crowd. As it is well known for hosting game nights, which has made it a much-appreciated addition to the city’s pub scene.
Location – Central Mall, GS Road, Kamrup Metro
Hard Rock Café
Hard Rock Café is a newly opened franchise in the city. Another much-appreciated addition. Now Guwahati has an ambiance that is offered in the major cities of India and international cities as well.
Located – Zoo Road, Kamrup Metro
The Octave is a high-end luxury bar and restaurant, located within the equally luxury hotel, Taj Vivanta. Set out to be ultra-glamorous, it is undoubtedly an expensive experience on setting foot on its grounds. However, it is by far the sole retro-bar that offers the most unique experience in the city because of its specialized menus and drinks made by distinctly skilled curators. The Value of the experience is set by standards of the international hotels with imported food and drink items.
Location – Taj Vivanta Hotel, Khanapara, Kamrup Metro
So, these are some of the best bars & retro-bars in the city, in an ascending order with various price points to cater to the mood and taste of different types of people who might be interested in the city’s culinary and drinks scene. The city has undoubtedly much more to offer, however, this list although limited is a good place to start without taking someone keen on having a pleasant time through a confusing path.