Chennai has been home to several great resto-bars and each year, with new places opening up in different parts of the city, the number keeps growing. To put down all the resto-bars in one category wouldn’t be fair as they are scattered around town. We have decided to break it down for you location-wise so you know which area to scout every weekend. We’re featuring the spectacular stretch of East Coast Road in this listicle, and here are our top 5 picks for you:
East Coast at Madras Square
This place is tucked into a sweet little corner in Neelangarai and as you enter, you will feel the cosy vibes and the relaxing atmosphere. It’s a great place to unwind after a week, catch up with friends, eat delicious food and drink killer cocktails. Extremely popular among Chennai-ites, East Coast’s food is the highlight! You could order a pizza, steaks, Indian or Chinese food, everything is top-notch.
Looking for a place with delectable food, good cocktails and a sea view? Bay 6 is your answer to all these questions! The open deck is the place to be, the sea breeze, the cocktails and the overall vibe of the place will keep you hooked. It’s usually said that a place that offers good spirits will also offer great food, and that rings particularly true for this one.
Kokomo, Intercontinental Grand
Located in the luxurious Intercontinental Grand Hotel at ECR, Kokomo is a beach bar. The ambience is to die for, tables placed right on the sand, a food truck, shacks and the sea just a few metres away. Go there for a romantic evening and rest assured that it would be one of your best. A must-try are the shack grills, the seafood curries and definitely their signature cocktails!
Origin, Green Meadows Resort
The name comes from the alcohol gin and it’s known for its signature beverages with the same. The resto-bar situated inside Green Meadows at ECR is a quaint place for a night out. Their specialities are their cocktails, whether it is the XL pine colada or the negroni, each drink is perfectly concocted. Food-wise, they offer a range of options from global and Indian tapas to even Mediterranean and wok-tossed dishes.
Pintail Lounge, Sheraton Grand
Situated inside the plus Sheraton Grand is a restobar called Pintail Lounge that’s luxurious and upscale. The place is sophisticated and classy with a cosy atmosphere. From domestic to imported wine selections to crafted cocktails, this place has something for everyone’s tastes. It’s one of the best places to enjoy some fine drinks and delectable food with friends or family.
Hub at ECR
The Hub at ECR is a happening resto-bar brimming with partygoers. It’s known for its DJ nights which are quite the event. Priced a little on the expensive side, the Hub has a really good selection of specially infused cocktails in addition to the other spirits. Even food-wise, the place serves Indian, oriental and Italian grub options. The ambience, music, food and drinks will certainly pull you towards this one.
A regular among the locals, Kipling Cafe never disappoints. The people of Chennai have a special place for this one. It’s popular for its romantic and relaxed vibe. The scene here is very different from a regular resto-bar, the music is soft, the environment is chill and the overall experience is spectacular.