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Shimla Nightlife Guide to Shimla Clubs, Bars Cinema

Shimla Nightlife Guide to Shimla Clubs, Bars Cinema

Shimla Nightlife Shimla Structure Lit Up At Night 

Although the club scene here in Shimla is nearly non existent, there are plenty of other night activities to make your nights just, if not more, enjoyable than your days.

In the Christ Church area is the Ritz complex. Here you will find Shimla’s cinema showing the latest Bollywood films along with the occasional imported blockbusters. Also in the Ritz complex is the Footloose Disco, Shimla’s only nightclub. Expect to be inundated with the sounds of Bollywood and their film soundtracks. Footloose Disco is usually open till late during the weekend, so for a fun night out, hit the ‘town’ on a Saturday for the best turnout.

For a calmer evening, consider Devico’s bar located below Café Coffee Day. They serve beer and cocktails in a casual atmosphere. Alternatively check out “Rendevous”, just a one minute walk from Christ Church, found just across from the Alfa Restaurant. It is a restaurant/bar with a comfortable ambience. And to compliment your drink are the familiar sounds of Bollywood tunes.

A more elegant venue for a drink in the evenings is the Lobby Lounge of the Chaura Maiden. It is open twenty four hours in the atrium of the Oberoi. During the winter months they often have the fire going to make the place as cosy as possible. Drinks are very reasonably priced in Western terms.

To add a bit of culture to your drinking experience, why not try some of the locally brewed wines and cider. Popular flavours include apricot, plum and apple with ginger. Also, for the more adventurous, in areas where Tibetan culture is predominant, try their rice wine, also known as Chang.