This article was written in 2021.
Come the weekend, the best way to unwind from the hectic workdays is to head to a good restaurant to have good food, drinks, amazing music, and the company of your friends!
Hyderabad the city of pearls has slowly become the IT hub of South India, people from all over India have started to move into Hyderabad. People from various cities and cultures living together in one city. This has made Hyderabad a hub for talented artists as well! This has made the city really popular when it comes to live music events. Restaurants and establishments all across the city have started hosting artists, both local and international, to play at their venues.
If you look for establishments that host live music events, you'll see that almost every type of restaurant or establishment hosts these events at least once a week. You'll find fine dining restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, and clubs.
Moreover, live music events create such a good ambiance, it goes with every occasion! you can head to any of these venues with your friends to have a good time, you could head to one of these venues with your partner for a romantic date night, live music goes perfectly with delicious food and drinks! Ladies can also head to any one of these venues to have a fun ladies' night!
Today we will be looking at all the best restaurants and establishments in Hyderabad that host live music events!
Famous Cafe's that host live music events in Hyderabad
1. Heart Cup Coffee, Jubilee Hills
Heart Cup Coffee has been hosting live music events even before live music became a thing in Hyderabad. This cafe in Jubilee Hills is one of the most popular places in the area where you can head for cheap drinks, good food, and amazing music. This cafe has multiple outlets across the city for people to visit and enjoy. It's the perfect place with outdoor seating and a lot of other attractions like a DJ, Karaoke, and decent service. The staff is friendly as well. Talking about the food, they serve Chinese, Continental, Asian, Italian, and North Indian cuisines. The food tastes amazing, your taste buds will thank you for such a delicious feast! You could give their stuffed mushrooms a try, it’s one of their signature dishes and goes really well with any drink you opt for! Couple the amazing food with drinks from their bar menu and you've created to perfect mood for a party. One of the highlights of their bar menu is their beer tails, they have an amazing and refreshing take on serving beer, our favorite was the knockout beer tail which is a killer mix of rum, vodka, gin, blue curaçao, and beer! You should definitely give it a try! Heart Cup Coffee is every Hyderabadi's favorite place to hang out with friends during the weekend. Do keep a check on their social media handles to known which band or artist is going to perform so that you don't miss out! Also, do call them up in advance and reserve your tables so that you avoid the rush hour during the weekends!
INR 1300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. Hard Rock Cafe, Banjara Hills
When it comes to Live Music, Hard Rock Cafe is probably one of the most popular and happening venues in Hyderabad! Divided into 3 sections, including a restaurant, a bar area, and the retail rock shop. The restaurant section is a fine dining restaurant where you can indulge yourself with tasty American and Continental cuisine. The food is prepared in Authentic American style and tastes really good! The service could be a little better, but the wait is worth it! You should definitely try their Original Legendary Burger! It’s one of their bestselling food items and the crowd’s favorite, you can get the classic LIIT with this burger and you are sorted! On your request, they even make your LIIT extra strong so that you get the buzz quicker and last longer, the perfect way to get your evening going! Then comes the bar area where the live music events are hosted, Hard Rock Cafe is popular for hosting some of the best live music events in the city with having the best talents to perform at their venue. The crowd here is very classy and creates complete party vibes! The ambiance of the place is really nice and gets you in the party mood instantly. Lastly is the retail rock shop where you can purchase official Hard Rock merchandise. Hard Rock Cafe is one place that should definitely be in your must-visit places!
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. The Coffee Cup, Sainikpuri
If you're looking for a place to unwind away from the city traffic and hustle, The Coffee Cup in Sainikpuri is the perfect place! With a laid-back ambiance and great food, this place has become one of the top choices for people in Hyderabad to head to come at weekends. Talking about the place, it has a very calm and refreshing vibe with Sheesham wood furniture with greenery all around. The decor is rustic and gives a vintage feel. They are known to host amazing artists and bands locally for their live music events which happen every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Apart from these events, the venue also has Karaoke nights and a huge variety of books to choose from and read, making it a perfect place to visit even if you want some "me time". Talking about the food, they serve amazing street food and also dishes from Continental and Italian cuisines. Their Biryani is also something you should definitely try, it is prepared in true Hyderabadi style and all foodies will love the taste, couple it with a nice chilled cold coffee and you will not be moving from your seats for quite some time! Enjoy the good food and great music to make your evening amazing!
INR 800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad that host Live Music events
4. Altitude - Marriott Hotel, Necklace Road
Altitude is one of the finest luxury rooftop restaurants in the city. If you're planning on taking your partner on a romantic date, this is the perfect place! You have spectacular views of the Hussain Sagar lake from this restaurant while treating yourself to amazing North Indian and South Indian food with great ambiance and live music. Yes, Altitude is one of the very few fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad that invite very talented artists and bands to perform at their venue. If you like Jazz, then this place is just for you! They mostly host Jazz bands, occasionally you can see hip hop genre being performed here as well. Talking about the restaurant, you get a complete luxury experience the minute you walk in, with the marble floorings to the vintage furniture along with the huge windows which give you the beautiful view of the lake and the city skyline. There are various options of seating arrangements to choose from, the staff are very courteous and assist you with anything you require. The food tastes really good and with the live music playing, the best way to enjoy your food is to have wine. They have a nice collection of wine as well. We recommend trying the Altitude special - Rickey stone, It a refreshingly new take on the usual cocktails and really sets the mood going, couple them with their signature karampodi French fries and you’re in for a treat! All-in-all, this place is amazing and is definitely worth a visit.
INR 4000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Komatose, Gachibowli
One of the most popular restaurants in Hyderabad, Komatose is where you need to head if you like the combination of a fine dining experience and amazing music but can't spend a fortune for it. This fine-dining restaurant is actually not that hard on the pocket, because of which it is really popular! The interiors and decor are quite simple, yet completely elegant! The place is designed very carefully and strategically to ensure that no matter how loud the music gets, it won't make you uncomfortable! This restaurant hosts a variety of artists and bands both local and international. You will always find great talent playing at this venue during weekdays and weekends as well! They have both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. The outdoor area has a garden and cabanas to accommodate their customers, the outdoor section is used only for private parties for any special occasion, so you will need to book it in advance. Talking about the food, it is a multi-cuisine restaurant serving North Indian, Chinese, Continental, Italian, and Japanese. Their specialty is Sushi. They have a lot of options of sushi for you to choose from, our favorite was the Prawn Tempura. Talking about the drinks menu, it might sound crazy, but we recommend you to try all of their 7 deadly sins! They’re cocktails of different kinds and trust us, each sin is a treat to drink, you literally can’t get enough of it!
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Repete Brewery & Kitchen, Jubilee Hills
One of the best microbreweries in the city. Repete Brewery & Kitchen is a multi-cuisine fine dining restaurant that serves amazing food and even more amazing freshly brewed beer and other alcoholic drinks, we tried their Marzen lager beer, and trust us when we say this, we were 4 people and we ordered 3 liters and we couldn’t get enough of it! We re-ordered! It’s a must-try, please do try it when you visit Repete! These days people don't just want good food from a fine dining restaurant, but also good booze as well that goes well with their food. Repete Brewery does just that. They have taken the concepts of fine dining and brewery and fused them together to create this amazing fine dining restaurant cum brewery where customers can enjoy the best of both worlds! And to make things even better, they host quite a lot of live music events. When food, drinks, and music mix perfectly you have the formula for a perfect evening, which you will experience at Repete Brewery & Kitchen. Talking about the place has both indoor and outdoor seating options, the place is abundantly lit and the decor and interiors are really cool and funky, giving the place a retro cum modern diner. Once the sun goes down, the place becomes even more beautiful with the lighting. Talking about the food, they serve authentic dishes from Chinese, Italian, and North Indian cuisines. Their peri-peri prawn and caramel pudding are must-try dishes.
INR 2400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best pubs and clubs that host live music events
7. Coco's Bar and Grill, Banjara Hills
Coco's Bar and Grill is a Hawaiian-style bar situated in Banjara Hills. It's one of the oldest rooftop bars in the city. The interior and decors of the place are very similar to beach shacks in Goa and will make you feel like you're in Goa sipping on your cocktails and beer and having a good time! Coco's Bar and Grill is also one of the earliest places to host bands and artists to perform live music. They mostly host artists and bands who play Bollywood and rock and roll music, so if you're into that then this place is best for you and your group. Talking about the food, they serve a variety of dishes from Italian, Continental, and North Indian cuisines, try their signature dish - Cajun fish and Barbecued shredded lamb. Talking about the booze, they have quite a lot of cocktails available, we will recommend starting with their Green devil cocktail, that’ll get you into the party mood, next would be their Long Island Beach Party to get you grooving and then woo-woo to keep the party animal in you awake! You can then move on to the usual beers and whiskey once you’re done dancing and back to your table ready to eat your delicious food. The service is a little slow, but it won't be as much of a problem because you'll be busy vibing to the live music and having a fun time with your friends. But we do recommend you to reserve your tables in advance if you're planning to visit them during the weekends.
INR 1700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. Air Live, Jubilee Hills
Air Live is a premium lounge cum pub in the heart of Jubilee Hills with amazing views, great live music, and a great ambiance. The place is very picturesque, you will find a lot of people posting pictures on their tagging the place. When it comes to live music, this venue is the most happening. They usually host bands and artists who perform Bollywood songs. Air Live is a luxury bar so you can expect great service, the place looks absolutely stunning, being a rooftop bar, they have both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements. Most of their live music events happen in the outdoor section. The venue comes to life once the sun goes down and crowds start to come in. They have 2 large white screens as well, so if there's any sporting event going on, they will stream it as well. Talking about the food and booze, they serve North Indian, Asian, and Continental cuisines. The food is a total knock-out for anyone, each of their dish is prepared with perfection and they taste delicious and you can also inform the staff how you would like your food if you have any preferences, and they would happily convey it to the chef, you can try their cheese jalapeño, they go perfectly well with any drink you order. Their bar menu is also very elaborate with almost all brands of international and domestic alcohol available to you. Their cocktail menu has all the classics and some new refreshing ones as well, give their coffee liquor a try, it definitely is a new and very nice tasting cocktail of theirs! With good food, booze, and great Bollywood live music, there's nothing that could go wrong and ruin your perfect evening with your gang!
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. The Moonshine Project, Film Nagar
Another gem in the city of pearls, The Moonshine Project is one of the best places you could head to with your group to have a good time and unwind from the hustling routine. The Moonshine Project has a reputation for hosting a vast number of different gigs on their venue, be it stand-up comedy, karaoke nights, poetry nights, open-mic, and Live music. There isn't a day where there isn't a gig happening at The MoonShine Project. They have been hosting very talented artists for a very long time, because of which customers of their like to visit them again and again. Talking about the place, it has a very modern and industrial look to it with the bricked walls with amazing wall art on them, to the exposed piping on the ceiling, to the modern furniture for the seating arrangement, and a huge podium for bands and artists to perform on. They even have a fully decked bar counter that serves a variety of drinks to their customers. You'll often find the customers vibing with the band or artists and singing along with them creating a very soothing and chill ambiance. This place should definitely be on your list of must-visit places, just keep a tab on their social media handle to know when your favorite artist or band is performing! Do try their BBQ chicken wings when you visit The MoonShine Project, they taste amazing and are very soft and tender on the inside.
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Late-night establishments that host live music, Hyderabad
10. Zero40 Brewing, Jubilee Hills
When it comes to nightlife in Hyderabad, you will be spoiled with choices, but one name that will always be among the top in that list will be Zero40 Brewing. This microbrewery in Jubilee Hills is the go-to place for all beer lovers. This high-end pub cum lounge is also known for hosting some of the best locally sourced talent when it comes to Live Music. Talking about the place they have done a really good job. The place looks absolutely stunning, the way they have used lighting brings out the metallic grey interiors perfectly. The industrial look of the place gives it a very raw feel which only adds to the beauty and the ambiance of the place. The food menu here although is limited, the dishes taste really good. Their pizzas go perfect with their beers, especially their butter chicken pizza! With their happy hour menu, you can easily get sloshed without having to worry about the bill! Open till 1 am, this place is perfect for your late-night hangouts with your group!
INR 2400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps