This article was written in 2021.
Hyderabad is named the IT Hub of South India, meaning you have people of different walks and backgrounds, and cultures residing in Hyderabad because of the numerous work opportunities available here.
Due to this reason, the nightlife of Hyderabad is very happening, every weekend you will find everybody looking for the next best place to hang out with their friends and finding a place to relax and unwind.
And let's all agree on one thing, we all love alcohol! We will find any reason to just pop open a couple of bottles of beer and have fun. No one will ever say no to alcohol and party!
But what if it's the month's end and you cannot afford to go to fancy clubs and pubs and bars. What would you do at a time like this?
Well, that's why exactly why today will be looking at some of the most affordable places you could head if you're in the mood to get a drink or two and get away from the stress and busy workdays!
So let's get right into it!
Most affordable pubs in Jubilee Hills
1. By The Bottle
By The Bottle is one of the most happening places in the city when it comes to nightlife. The establishment has a great ambience, really tasty food, both indoor and outdoor seating, their bar menu is carefully curated and the cocktail menu is refreshing and on point! They serve Continental, North Indian, and Chinese cuisine on their food menu. The dishes taste really good. We recommend you to try their peri-peri prawn and chicken tikka pizza, they are its signature dishes and also a crowd's favourite. Talking about their bar and cocktail menu, you should try their Bloody Mary, the bartender makes them really mean, which is exactly what you need to get yourself grooving! The décor and atmosphere are so opulent and luxurious that you'd never guess this is a budget bar from the outside! The area is extravagant, with modern chic-looking furnishings, a false ceiling on top with lights hanging below lighting up the place, a massive bar counter, and enormous windows leading to the outside seating area. When you step outdoors, you'll find tables and chairs right up to the railing, with views of the beautiful city skyline! With the lights on, the site becomes even more gorgeous as the sun sets and the city comes to life. They hold live music events on certain nights, as well as DJ nights, karaoke nights, and ladies nights, which offer fantastic discounts on their food and beverage menu. All-in-all a must-visit place even if you aren't broke!
INR 900, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. Tiki Shack
Tiki Shack is a rooftop bar with one of the best ambiences you could find in a bar in Hyderabad. Tiki Shack is popular among the younger crowd. This rooftop bar is styled after shacks in Goa and will give you the same vibes, with the ceiling filled with lights and modern chic-looking wooden furniture. It features both indoor and outdoor seating options, as well as an in-house DJ that plays really wonderful music to get you in the mood for a great party! They even have a portion of cabana-styled shacks where you and your friends can sit back, relax, and enjoy nice food and drinks while listening to music. Their walls are painted in a variety of colours and have wacky wall art that adds to the atmosphere. They have happy hours every day from 5 pm till late at night for you to enjoy the food and drinks at great discounts. Talking about the food, they serve Continental cuisine. The crispy corn they serve is absolutely delicious and will go perfectly with any drink you choose to order! Talking about the bar menu, you have all the classic cocktails and the best one of them will definitely be the long island iced tea!
INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. Social Monkey
Social Monkey is the place to go if you want to enjoy Hyderabad's nightlife and make your weekend exciting and unforgettable without worrying about the bill. The location is really distinctive, and it is quite possibly one of the most lively spots in Hyderabad, as the name suggests. On different days of the week, they have different events. Weekends usually is Bollywood night and live music. We went to Social Monkey on a Saturday night for Bollywood night, with low hopes and were pleasantly delighted! Their in-house DJ was fantastic, and he had us dancing on the dance floor to his beats! The atmosphere of the site changes dramatically after the sun sets and the lights are turned on. As more and more people arrive, the place begins to come alive! With white wooden furniture, sky blue elements in the design throughout, a large outdoor seating part overlooking the KBR National Park, eccentric wall art on the walls, and a massive bar counter with their emblem in the centre, this place is also one of the most picturesque. When it comes to food, they serve both North Indian and Continental cuisine. During happy hour, they have an Rs.99 food menu and an Rs.139 bar menu which is amazing, you can get delicious food like Margarita Pizza and Buffalo Chicken wings and a whiskey sour cocktail and you're sorted!
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INR 900, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
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4. The Tilt Bar Republic, Gachibowli
Tilt is Gachibowli's newest addition, and it's already a hit. Gachibowli is also renowned as Hyderabad's IT hub, and as a result, you'll find individuals working at all hours of the day, some till late at night. Tilt seized the opportunity presented by a shortage of venues to go after work. The venue is a casual dining restaurant with a bar that serves North Indian, Italian, and Continental cuisines. The interiors and decor of this place are very vibrant and colourful with a lot of wood and chrome work. The wooden furniture, wooden flooring, leather chairs all give Tilt a very rustic yet elegant look. They even have a small dance floor if you really are grooving with the music played. When it comes to their bar menu, they provide a wide selection of beers, as well as international and domestic brands of whiskey, rum, gin, vodka, and wine. The cuisine is delicious and well worth your money, particularly the chicken tikka and egg Manchuria! For Rs. 850, you can have a nice lavish unlimited dinner buffet and for Rs. 1500, you can opt for the unlimited food and drinks buffet. This is the perfect place to get sloshed and having delicious food without worrying about your wallet at all!
INR 1600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Vertigo - The High Life, Banjara Hills
Vertigo is one of Banjara Hills' most popular venues. Many people flock to Vertigo when the weekend arrives and they need to rest and relax. This rooftop hangout is known for throwing some fantastic parties and having a good time. They have an in-house DJ and present a variety of live music events! So you and your friends will undoubtedly have a wonderful time! Talking about the interiors and decor, this rooftop outdoor seating lounge bar has an all-white decor with sky blue accents and lavender lights, which really bring out the best in the place and make it look very picturesque. They have cabana-styled seating options also available which we recommend you call in advance and reserve for your group! They serve Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Continental, and North Indian cuisines, to name a few. Your taste buds will appreciate you for such an incredible feast of flavours and ingredients because the cuisine is so good! Their bar menu includes about everything you'd expect to find in a bar, including a coffee and drink menu. They also have an incredible offer where you can have unlimited food and beverages from their set menu for Rs. 1299, which includes at least four starters and eight to nine different drinks from which you can order anything! Does this sound like a great option for you? Go there and have a good time!
INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Jonathan's Kitchen - Fairfield by Marriott, Gachibowli
Jonathan's Kitchen is one of the best casual restaurants you can head to if you love Italian food! This fine-dining restaurant is really popular for its Sunday Brunch. For just Rs. 1500, you get the entire lavish spread of the buffet plus unlimited drinks of certain brands. What else do you need to make your Sunday's even better? You get to dine in one of the finest restaurants in the city, feasting on delicious food, and getting sloshed without having to worry about the bill. The food served is Italian on the spread and you can find all possible dishes from authentic Italian dishes like Bruschetta, to the simplest Italian dishes like Margarita pizza which will all be cooked till perfection and served to you at your table! Along with a wide variety of whiskey, wine, champagne and gin to choose from to satiate your thirst!
INR 1800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best affordable bars in Hyderabad
7. Club 8, Begumpet
Club 8 is one of the earliest gastropubs in Hyderabad which is still quite famous. This gastropub in the busy locality of Begumpet is known for playing old-school rock music and serving delicious food to its customers. Apart from rock music, these venues are recognised for hosting live music events and bringing in local talent to perform. There's also an on-site DJ and a dance floor where you can let your inner party animal loose! They also offer valet parking and have a large parking lot. The staff is quite pleasant and always willing to assist you with whatever you require. The ancient wooden furniture has a great vintage look to it. The interiors of this establishment are simple, with soft leather sofas, subdued lighting, and a warm atmosphere. On the menu, they have Chinese and seafood dishes. The meal is delicious, and you should definitely try their pepper chicken if you go. The bar menu is quite ordinary as well, you will all domestic brands of whiskey, rum, and beer and a few international brands as well. The menu, both food and bar are priced very reasonably. This is a good place to hang out with your friends and have a great time without having to worry about the bill.
INR 600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. Madhushala Bar, Himayath Nagar
Madhushala Bar, one of the area's oldest pubs, has been a popular hangout for a long time. Madhushala's pricing is quite inexpensive when compared to the other bars in the region. There is a wine shop on the ground floor, and those who like to drink outside their houses can go upstairs to the bar area. You will find all domestic and international brands of whiskey, beer, rum, and gin here at MRP! The interiors of the place are like any bar you'd expect, there are well-cushioned tables and chairs for you to sit and enjoy your drinks, ample lighting in the room, the service is very fast and the staff is friendly as well! The ambience is quite nice, once people start coming in, you can hear the gossip of other people from across the room. Talking about the food, they serve tasty Indian Chinese fast food to their customers. The food menu is also quite reasonable.
INR 600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. Bagara, Secunderabad
Bagara is a small little restaurant cum bar in Secunderabad which is famous amongst college-goers and bachelors who can't afford to go to fancy pubs and clubs. This bar cum restaurant has been operating here for the last 25 years and has a lot of regular customers who have been coming here since then. They have a good collection of domestic brands of whiskey, beer, and rum. The service is quite nice; after a few visits, the staff will recognise you and accompany you to your normal table, where you will receive your usual order! They serve alcohol on MRP itself. When it comes to the restaurant itself, they have good, well-cushioned tables and chairs for the seating arrangement, wallpapered walls, and adequate lighting throughout and light music playing in the background as well. They serve North Indian and Chinese cuisine. They specialize in seafood and the food taste really well!
INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
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10. Club Rouge, Jubilee Hills
Club Rouge is the place to be if you want to party all night long! This is one of the best clubs in Hyderabad, and it's the ideal place to sample the city's nightlife. You might think it's a tad pricey, and you'd be right! But don't worry, since they have fantastic specials and discounts every day from 12 to 7 p.m. during their happy hour. You get almost all drinks on the menu starting from Rs. 69! You can get easily sloshed without having to worry about the bill! Plus the ambience of the place is really nice and you would really let loose and relax and have a great time if you visit Club Rouge. The place has wooden flooring, wooden furniture, exposed pipes on the ceiling, dim lighting, a dance floor, an in-house DJ and a huge bar counter at the centre of it all!
INR 950, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps