Discovering India’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene

Discovering India’s Underground Hip-Hop Scene

From silent discos to hip-hop dance clubs, ‘Thug Life’ has trickled down to the nightlife culture in major Indian metropolitan cities. Here are 5 rad venues, across Delhi and Mumbai, to help you channel your inner Wiz Khalifa...

1. Social Offline, Versova

There is nothing we don’t love about the Social chain. They make the most potent drinks (their LIITs are insane!)  and they take the concept of avant-garde food very seriously. If you’re planning to sit, chill and nod your head to the beats of some Lil Wayne or Eminem, this place is perfect for you.

Add-On: They have a beautifully-lit terrace with music playing, just incase you’re in the mood for some laid back chilling.

Address: 1311/2, Plot B, Savitribai Jotiba Phule Road, Versova Link Road, Versova, Andheri West

Timings: 9 AM to 1 AM

Price: Rs 1,300 for two (approx)

For Bookings: Call - +91 8655026123

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2. True Tramm Trunk

Did you know that the name of this venue is inspired by how the words ‘too damn drunk’ sound when you’re literally sloshed for words. Their music gets you in the mood for some moves, in no time.

Add-On: They have some classic cocktails worth trying that are not only easy on the pocket but, will also get you ‘True Tramm Trunk’.

Address: Next to Options Showroom, First Floor, V.L. Mehta Road, J.V.P.D. Scheme, Juhu, Mumbai

Timings: 6:30 PM to 1:30 AM

Price: Rs 1,500 for two (approx)

For Bookings: Call - 022 33715958

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3. Summer House Cafe

If you’re looking for a club that accommodates a lot of people but is still never too crowded then this is the place to be. When the bass drops, the temperature rises, the sweat kicks in and the grind gets real.

Add-On: It also has a spacious open-air terrace that plays breezy pop music, in case you want to escape the energy!

Address: 1st Floor, DDA Shopping Complex, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Timings: 12 noon to 12:30 AM

Price: Rs 2,000 for two (approx)

For Bookings: Call - 011 33106147

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4. Whisky Samba

You know what’s awesome about this place? Their amazing bar! It’s bottles and bottles of alcohol, as far as the eyes can see; courtesy: their smart decor tactic of a glass ceiling. This place is a must-visit for every cocktail and whiskey lover.

Add-On: Its wine-and-dine ambience magically transforms into a party place, on the weekends, that makes all your favourite street dance movie sequences come to life. The DJ has an amazing collection of classic hip-hop music that never gets old.

Address: Plaza Level, Two Horizon Center, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon

Timings: 2 Noon to 4 PM, 6 PM to 1 AM

Price: Rs 3,000 for two (approx)

For Bookings: Call - 011 33107734

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5. The Electric Room

Want to rage all night? Who would have thought that a quaint place like The Lodhi will have a club this cool?

Add-On: The events manager for TER curates the most unique music experiences and post 12am, you’re bound to find most of the cool crowd in Delhi headed here.

Address: The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Timings: 9 PM to 5 AM

Price: Rs 5,000 for two (approx)

For Bookings: Call - 011 43633333

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6. XXO, St. Regis

Want to drink with a view of the beautiful Mumbai skyline? Look no further from XXO at St. Regis.

Add-On: You will not only love the view but will also crave more of the drinks and food. Since it is one of the most popular places in Mumbai, you might even spot your favourite celebrities!

Address: The St. Regis Mumbai, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Timings: 7 PM to 3 AM

Price: Rs 5,300 for two (approx)

For Bookings: Call -022 61628422, 022 61628000

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