Nightlife in Nainital

Nightlife in Nainital, one of the most beautiful hill stations in India is even more charming and vibrant. The pleasing weather, warm hospitality, and a good number of options to enjoy good food for a good mood. This beautiful hill station owns a good number of pubs and bars to enjoy a perfect night- out far from the madness of the metros and close to nature. Apart from visiting the pubs and restaurants offering scrumptious food, one can also opt to go for a walk or sit by the lakeside and enjoy the serenity with loved ones.

Nainital nightlife is dazzling enough for anyone to fall for it but equally safe. This quaint town has a look and feels that it is fascinatingly fabulous, to say the least. With the lovely weather here, offers an excellent respite from the blistering Indian summers, the available options for a fun nightlife make it a desirable destination for the party lovers as well.

This prized possession of Uttarakhand has evolved as the most visited tourist-centric city with several facilities to cater to the tourists' needs, it has still managed to keep the old charm and peaceful avenues to explore.

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What are the best things to do in Nainital at night?

1. Enjoy Sunset from the Tiffin Top:
Nightlife in Nainital begins with an awestruck feeling while enjoying the breath-taking view of setting sun from Tiffin Top. Tiffin top also known as Dorothy’s seat offers a magnificent 360-degree view of the town and surrounding hilly area. It is fascinating to view the daylight dim and the sparkling city lights glitter to welcome a pleasing evening ahead.

Location - Tiffin top, Ayarpatta hills, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Timing – 8 AM to 6 PM.

2. Sunset Boating at Naini Lake:
Enjoy a peaceful sunset view while boating at the Naini Lake. Boats are available for 30 minutes to 60 minutes ride. The sunset boat ride can be among the very first things to do in the list of Nainital nightlife.

Location – Naini Lake, Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Price –
-Gondola-like boats: INR 210 per hour.
-Boat ride through Nainital Boat Club: INR 350 per hour.
-Pedal boat: INR 150 per hour.
Timing – 6 AM to 6 PM.

3. Shop for local Souvenirs at the Tibetan Market:
Running parallel to the Naini Lake, mall road is synonymous with the city itself. Nightlife in Nainital begins here as it serves as the prime spot for culture, food, and shopping for the tourists.

Mall road is the go-to place for delicious food, especially heaven for momo-lovers. Other attractions include local craft, woolens, and artifacts. It is also the main market for Nainital’s special candles and other aromatic products.

Location – Mall Road, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Timing – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

4. Mall road shopping:
A go-to place for shoppers, this is the most popular street market in town. With a wide range of winter wear, souvenirs like pine woodcraft, bamboo fabric, Tibetan ethnic wear, and delectable Tibetan food.

Location – Tibetan (Bhotia) Market, Nanda Devi Path, Ayarpatta, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Timing – 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

5. Visit the Pubs and Bars with family and friends:
A good serving bar and restaurant makes most of Nainital's nightlife. One can spend some quality time with family and friends here while enjoying drinks, good music, and tasty treats. These pubs and bars make sure that travelers coming can have a great time and create the buzz of nightlife in Nainital.

Location – Most of these bars and pubs are located at Mallital, Nainital, Uttarakhand.
Price – INR 2000 and above for 2 people.
Timing – Lunch hours and dinner hours (till 10:45 PM/ 11:00 PM).

6. Bonfire at Corbett national park:
Jim Corbett national park is one of the major highlights near Nainital and can be summed up as an entire trip. But, one can opt to have the best version of Nainital’s nightlife with a quiet and peaceful night stay or can enjoy the cultural shows and crackling bonfires that are hosted by the resort.

One can indulge in some sparking drinks to quench the thrust and have some great time with the group at the in-house discos.

Location – Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, Nainital District, Uttarakhand.
Price – INR 3000 onwards.

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What are the best night clubs and bars in Nainital?

1. Snow view Bar – Snow View Bar is one of the busiest among other famous pubs and bars in Nainital. Thanks to its location the tourists can enjoy a wonderful Sunset and snow crowned peaks and head to the bar for some excellent selection of drinks served accompanied by tasty food.

2. Viceroy Bar – A part of the Manu Maharani Hotel, The Viceroy is known for its ambience and interiors along with the stunning Lake view to enjoy with the widest range of drinks and a mind blowing collection of good wine. It is a perfect place to enjoy the Nainital nightlife on a cold evening with some great drink options.

3. Stella Bar – This quient Bar, at the Naini Retreat Hotelis a lovely place to enjoy the nightlife in Nainital. The never disappointing liquor menu and prompt staff, makes Stella a great place to enjoy a frosty evening with good music and the delightful Kumaon cuisine.

4. The Courtyard Bar – Housed at the Shervani Hotel, the courtyard Bar is a great place to see the fun colors of Nightlife in Nainital. This bar is famous for the range of alcoholic and non-alcohol drinks and home to major international brands.

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Where can we eat in Nainital at night?

1. Zooby’s Kitchen -Zooby's Kitchen is a casual dining restaurant serving a variety of delicious preparations. Praised widely for the stylish food presentation offers tasty and hygienic food.

Price – INR 500 for 2.

2. Moti Mahal - Serve the Asian and Indian cuisine with vegan options in this place. This is a family restaurant, appreciated for the friendly services and palatable food.

Price – INR 900 for 2.

3. Pots and Stones Café –
An artsy café located near the lake, offers a great view and scrumptious continental and Italian food, beverages, and classic desserts. Visiting this cafe is the best option to explore the Nainital nightlife or to know the stories of the tourists coming from various parts of the world.

Price – INR 1000 for 2.

4. Embassy Restaurant –
This place is always packed and serves Indian, continental, and Chinese cuisine. Beautiful ambiance, prompt services, and warm hospitality makes it one of the most happening eateries in Nainital.

Price – INR 600 for 2.

5. Café De Mall - This Chic and urban cafe is a hot spot for the street shoppers to relax, after a shopping spree at the Mall road. The multi cuisine cafe welcomes everyone with a detailed menu with a cup of Hot Chocolate to enjoy the peeping view of the Naini lake on a soothing evening.

Price - INR 300 for 2.

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Where can I go to Nainital with my family at night?

1. Restaurants, Bars & Pubs After spending the day sightseeing, Nainital has many a good number of restaurants and pubs, which is totally safe to visit with family to enjoy the scrumptious food and a good drink menu to savor on. One may need to be careful with the elderly members or kids in case visiting a pub or a loud music place.

2. Mall Road – Being the hot spot and shopping destination, Mall road is always crowded, well lit, and full of energy at night hours also. The street is also packed with food joints to shop and eat and chill with the family.

3. Lake Sidewalk – The lake goes parallel to the mall road and makes a fun spot to chill with family, enjoy some munching and a great view. With nice weather and good lighting this lakeside spot also serves as a beautiful backdrop for some family photos.

4. Cafes –
There are several good cafes like the Café de mall, I heart café, pots and stone café which offer light snacks for kids as well and have a great ambiance to enjoy a cold evening with family.

5. Tibetan Market – A bustling shopping street with ample options to shop from Tibetan artefacts, woolens and souvenirs. The street is also a famous hog spot with delicious local and Tibetan delicacies being served to have a great time with family.

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Do night clubs in Nainital have an age-limit?

Yes, most nightclubs allow people who are 21 years old or above.

Can we go to Nainital lake at night?

Yes. Since one side of the lake goes parallel to the mall road and is covered via a boundary wall with ample lighting, it is safe to go to the lake. However, it is advisable to avoid the secluded lakeside areas at night.

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Can we get local buses or transportation facilities in Nainital at night?

Yes, Local transportation by cabs, rikshaw can be found at night, though the rates will be higher than the day charges and the frequency at night will be less.

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