Tucked away behind a secret entrance below Perch Wine Bar is Hoots’ – a cocktail room like no other in the city of New Delhi. As authoritative as it is restrained, the bar occupies a central position in the city’s craft cocktail scene, being one of the first to introduce a world-class cocktail programme in the locale. The interiors are dark and brooding, creating a very private and exclusive ambience for guests looking to enjoy a quiet drink away from the madness of the city. The design and lighting is designed to highlight the bartender and draw the guest’s attention to the craft of the drink.
A selection of cigars and cheese platters complement a layered and complex menu of 25 cocktails which consist of iterations of five classics and some signatures. Hoots’ attracts the city’s well-heeled and well-travelled, those who have a taste for craft, fine spirits, luxurious cocktails and privacy. It is recommended you try the No. 5, Hoots’ take on a gimlet with gin and palo santo cordial, while you sit back and sink into the darkwood surrounds and watch head bartender Sahil Negi chip away at a block of ice in what can only be described as meditative practice.