Bar legend Yangdup Lama and business partner Minakshi Singh’s bar Sidecar has become somewhat of a household name in India. Spread over two floors, it is, to all intents and purposes, a classical all-day venue. The first floor houses a cafe and library for those seeking an easy afternoon, while the second floor is where you’ll find the main bar, complete with a full cabinet of spirits, a lively playlist and the occasional live band and pub quiz on some evenings.
Positioned as a ‘friendly neighbourhood bar’ in the style of a speakeasy in the heart of New Delhi, it boasts of a noteworthy selection of signature cocktails, odes to classics and beautiful iterations of their namesake, the Sidecar, as well as a great food menu to accompany the drinks, the chief of which are the sticky ribs.
Lopsang Galchen Lama helms this bar team, a long-time collaborator of Yangdup, and delivers a timeless drinks programme injected with touches of modernity through technology and contemporary technique. The bar attracts an eclectic mix of the city’s finest: creatives, entrepreneurs, techies, corporates and anyone who appreciates a good drink from The Best Bar in India, sponsored by Amaro Lucano.