May 11, 2018
There are plenty of upscale bars around India with an ornate Colonial feel and a collection of fine whiskies, cognacs and armagnacs. But the Polo Lounge, frequently at the top of Best Bar lists for New Delhi, takes things to the next level. Just off the lobby of the Hyatt Regency, the decor is dark woods, comfy wingback chairs and polo-themed decor, just enough modernist touches to keep it from feeling stodgy, with a professional, friendly staff. A huge range of vintage and rare single malts dating back 50 years or more. You’ll also find unusual bourbons, Japanese whiskies and fine vintage Champagnes, along with inventive cocktails. The Exotic Delight features vodka, lychee, fennel dust and a candied rose petal, or the Spice Crate with orange liqueur, dry vermouth, coriander and bitters. There’s even a section of the menu featuring cocktails centered around unusual bitters.