~11 new bars feature in this year’s list, as compared to 2022.~

~Cobbler & Crew – Pune steals the show by bagging four awards – Best Bar Team, Best Work in Sustainability, and Highest New Entry.~

~Aashi Bhatnagar Wins the Best Bartender Award.~  

~In its fourth edition of 30BestBarsIndia, the award recognizes a category on zero-ABV and continues to shine a light on India’s evolving beverage culture.~ 

Delhi’s Sidecar walked away with top honors once again at the 4th edition of 30BestBarsIndia, the country’s most prestigious bar ranking and awards platform, at a ceremony held on 15th of January at Taj Cidade de Goa Heritage. Besides being ranked India’s #1 Bar for the second year in a row, it also walked away with the Best Independent Bar Award and the Best Cocktail Menu Award – for Arq, a menu inspired by quintessential Indian ingredients.

Pune’s Cobbler & Crew (#2) took home 4 awards this year – Highest New Entry, Best Bar Team, Best Bartender (Aashi Bhatnagar), and Best Work in Sustainability (along with Pune’s Soy Como Soy). Notably, Pune also captured the People’s Choice Awards – with Elephant & Co. Kalyani Nagar (#47) deemed People’s Choice Best Bar and TOIT awarded People’s Choice Best Microbrewery or Taproom.

Cobbler & Crew at 30BestBarsIndia

Bangalore bars stepped into the spotlight as well, with ZLB 23 – The Leela Palace (#6) bagging Best Bar Design. It was also awarded the Best Hotel Bar alongside Copitas – Four Seasons Hotel (#4). The city’s favourite watering hole, TOIT (#29), was the winner of the Best Microbrewery or Taproom Award. 

PCO New Delhi was this year’s Highest Climber – jumping eight spots to #12. The Best Restaurant Bar went to Gurgaon’s Comorin (#11). The Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Menu was awarded to Chennai’s Pandan Club, for its innovative storytelling and presentation of Zero ABV drinks. Additionally, AD Singh, Founder & MD, Olive Group of Restaurants was honoured with the Industry Icon Award while Polo Lounge, Hyatt Regency Delhi took home the Timeless Bar Award.

Vikram Achanta, Co-Founder, 30BestBarsIndia says, “The anticipation for the awards increases year-on-year, and this year, we saw noticeable jumps in the list. Eleven new bars made their way into the top 30 list, showcasing the pace at which Indian bars are innovating. As standards continue to increase in the industry and global eyes watch India’s beverage landscape evolve, bars need to continue pushing boundaries across cocktail programs, adopting new techniques, and enhancing bar talent to stay relevant.

Radhakrishna Nair, Co-Founder, 30BestBarsIndia added, “Many rankings this year were closely fought affairs, especially among the top bars in the country, with very few votes separating them. Every year, we re-evaluate our award categories to stay relevant with what’s taking place in the bar landscape, both nationally and internationally. It is in keeping with this strategy that we introduced the Best Non-Alcoholic Cocktail Menu award this year to recognize bars that are making strides with zero-ABV drinks.”


Appended is the Top 30 List:

  1. Sidecar – New Delhi
  2. Cobbler & Crew – Pune
  3. Lair – New Delhi
  4. Copitas – Four Seasons Hotel, Bangalore
  5. Hideaway – Goa
  6. ZLB 23 – The Leela Palace, Bangalore
  7. The Bombay Canteen – Mumbai
  8. HOME – New Delhi
  9. Masque – Mumbai
  10. Slink & Bardot – Mumbai
  11. Comorin – Gurgaon
  12. PCO – New Delhi
  13. Hoots’ – New Delhi
  14. Americano – Mumbai
  15. Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy – Gurgaon
  16. PCO – Mumbai
  17. Slow Tide – Goa
  18. The Bar – The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata
  19. Whisky Samba – Gurgaon
  20. Bob’s Bar – Indiranagar, Bangalore
  21. Native Cocktail Room – Jaipur
  22. O Pedro – Mumbai
  23. Olterra – Kolkata
  24. Windmills – Bangalore
  25. Pablo’s – Goa
  26. Joseph Bar – Goa
  27. Ekaa – Mumbai
  28. The Library Bar – The Leela Palace, New Delhi
  29. TOIT – Bangalore
  30. For The Record: Vinyl Bar – Goa

ZLB 23, Bangalore at 30BestBarsIndia

Jury Vote

  • Best Independent Bar – Sidecar, New Delhi (#1) 
  • Best Hotel Bar – ZLB 23 – The Leela Palace, Bangalore (#6) AND Copitas – Four Seasons Hotel, Bangalore (#4) 
  • Best Restaurant Bar – Comorin, Gurgaon (#11) 
  • Best Microbrewery or Taproom – TOIT, Bangalore (#29)  
  • Best Cocktail Menu – Sidecar, New Delhi (#1)

Technical Jury Vote 

  • Best Bartender: Aashi Bhatnagar, Cobbler & Crew, Pune (#2) 
  • Best Bar Team: Cobbler & Crew, Pune (#2) 
  • Best Bar Design: ZLB 23 – The Leela Palace, Bangalore (#6)

30BestBarsIndia Decision  

  • Timeless Bar – Polo Lounge, Hyatt Regency, Delhi 
  • Industry Icon – AD Singh, Founder & MD, Olive Group of Restaurants 
  • Best Work in Sustainability – Cobbler & Crew, Pune (#2) AND Soy Como Soy, Pune 
  • Best Non-Alcoholic Bar Menu – Pandan Club, Chennai 

People’s Choice Awards  

  • People’s Choice Best Bar – Elephant & Co. Kalyani Nagar, Pune (#47) 
  • People’s Choice Best Microbrewery or Taproom – TOIT, Pune 

Other Categories 

  • Highest Climber – PCO, New Delhi (#12) 
  • Highest New Entry – Cobbler & Crew, Pune (#2)

About 30BestBarsIndia: 

Co-founded in 2019 by Vikram Achanta and Radhakrishnan Nair of Bar 30 India LLP, 30BestBarsIndia aims to raise awareness about the rising standards of Indian bars and beverages nationally, and on international platforms. 30 Best Bars India’s rankings of the country’s best bars in the previous three editions in 2019, 2021, and 2022 have included well known bars that have gone on to be part of international bar ranking lists over the last four years. To see the full list of bars and their rankings in 2019, 2021, and 2022, please visit: https://www.30bestbarsindia.in/.