Piano Bar


4.7 / 5 0 / 5

May 11, 2018

The Piano Bar at the Oberoi Hotel in Gurgaon offers top shelf whiskies and cognacs, but it’s the fresh-ingredient cocktails and cigar bar that truly stand out.

A brightly lit, contemporary vibe with a Midcentury Modern undertone defines this open concept space  off the hotel’s lobby. Groups of local finance and dot com types mingle with hotel guests and dates beginning or ending their night, as jazz and contemporary pop sounds fill the air from the grand piano near the bar. A selection of over 200 fine wines is the highlight here, along with a strong selection of premium single malts, blended whiskies and Cognacs. Sit with a view of the hotel’s massive reflection pool, or adjourn to one of the few dedicated luxury cigar bars in India (seats 4 at a time), featuring high-end smokes and private humidor lockers for regular guests. Classic and contemporary craft cocktails—including seasonal specialties—emphasize fresh, local ingredients and sweet-and-savory culinary-themed concoctions, and small plates like kebabs, chicken tikka and veggie samosas round out the experience.