Sidecar is an artisanal cocktail bar run by the passionate team of Yangdup Lama and Minakshi Singh, who’re also behind the award-winning bar, Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy.
Currently #47 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2021 and #14 on the list of Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022, we are proud to be referred to as a bartenders’ bar. The bar team makes most of the flavor extractions in-house including our own bitters, syrups, grogs, and tinctures – all with the single-minded devotion to producing some of the finest craft cocktails in the country.
Located in the bustling hub of Greater Kailash II in Delhi, our intimate bar is split over two floors with the intent of offering varied experiences as the evening carries on. On the first floor is an easygoing day space with a bookstore by Hachette where guests can browse, read, and buy a curated list of books. For a caffeine kick to go along with your favourite book, we’ve got an exquisite variety of tea and coffee. We partner with homegrown brands that share our vision and try to focus on letting their products do the talking.
On the second floor is our star attraction – a beautiful bar running across the main wall and holding a place of pride in the room. Packed with exciting ingredients, innovative concoctions, and signature cocktails (some classic, some seasonal and most craft), the bar also showcases zero proof and low proof drinks as well as carries forward the very popular “Whatever you Say” concept from our sister concern, Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy. Led by award-winning and renowned mixologist, author and co-owner of Sidecar, Yangdup Lama, the bar is a hub for guest shifts, spirit launches and cocktail sessions.
The main room also boasts of a live band area, periodically hosting resident and guest bands playing music that is a mix of blues, country and rock and roll. The soundtrack is meant to blend in the background and complement your drinking experience, not overtake it. There’s also a mix of engaging activities that we enjoy as a team and as bar patrons – quiz nights, book readings, workshops, and more.
The kitchen keeps pace with the alchemy at the bar by dishing out wholesome classic bar fare, presented in a modern classic way. With a mix of global eats, and a special nod to comfort dishes from Asia and Europe, the menu has seasonal specials, fresh salads, light eats, wholesome grills, and bowls that help soak up all the cocktails you are bound to order.
As a conscious effort, we are working on reducing our carbon footprint, saving our oceans and being as eco-friendly as possible. That’s precisely why we try to use seasonal and local ingredients, and only offer steel straws for all our drinks, while also reusing all bottles for the in-house purees and tinctures our team makes by using techniques like fermentation and dehydration for processing.
We hope to see you at Sidecar very soon!