The one thing that Gurgaon is popular for is the culture of BYOB joints; commonly known as ahatas. These places let you – as the phrase suggests – carry your own poison while they provide you with a rather chill ambience, with great food and music for you to enjoy yourself. Works especially well if you don’t want to opt for fancy restaurants with overpriced alcohol and cocktails. And here’s a list of the best ahatas to visit and chill in Gurgaon.

1. Wangchuk’s Ladakhi Kitchen

Location: A 218, Supermarket 1, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon 

Cost for two: ₹700 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 1 PM to 11 PM

If you like experimenting with food, head to Wangchuk’s Ladakhi Kitchen. They offer delicious Tibetan and Nepalese cuisines made with love and affection and this place is a huge hit amongst foodies. Check out this place, if you are in Gurgoan.

2. Knight Rider Junction

Location: Near Ansal Valley View Towers, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road

Cost for two: ₹1000 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 11 AM TO 12 AM

The rooftop setting of this place is gorgeous and elegant looking. Come here with your gang for a weekend scene, with some theka-bought booze. It is situated far away from the hustle bustle of the city which makes it a popular stop for the youngsters, who don’t mind going for a long drive. It is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and there is ample seating arrangement for all. Also, it serves authentic Italian dishes with some Indian snacks to munch on along with your booze.

3. The Friends Republic

Location: Rajesh Pilot Chowk, Golf Course Road 

Cost for two: ₹600 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 6 PM to 12 PM
If you are looking for the perfect place to unwind this weekend, head to The Friends Republic. You can come here with your friends and a pint, to relax and catch up. Their outdoor setting is super comfy and attractive. They serve delectable North Indian and Continental cuisines that you will enjoy hogging on. This place will give you a shack-like dinning experience that you probably might have experienced in Goa. And, guess what? The wine shop is just next to this cafe, making it the perfect BYOB place in Gurgoan.

4. Plan B

Location: Opposite City Court, DLF Phase 3 

Cost for two: ₹600 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 2 PM to 12 AM

Plan B has chic interiors and an open terrace, with green plants all around. It offers North Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines, that you can order and have with your alcohol. They also have good music and a decent crowd. And it is located adjacent to a well-stocked liquor shop. Perfect isn’t it?

5. Outback

Location: Near Audi Showroom, Golf Course Road 

Cost for two: ₹600 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 2 PM to 12 AM

Outback is one of the oldest BYOB places in Gurgoan. It has a causal dining space, overlooking commercial buildings and it offers North Indian and Continental cuisines at pocket-friendly prices. So, visit this place with your partner or friends, to have a blast. Outback is a huge hit amongst couples who want to spend some alone time. It has a nice, soothing ambience and an easy-going vibe. Need I say more?

6. The Village Shack

Location: Moulsari Road, Near Moulsari Arcade, DLF Phase III 

Cost for two: ₹900 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 2 PM to 12 AM

If you are planning to relax and chill with your friends after a long day at work, head to The Village Shack. This BYOB place is located behind Cyber City and it is known for its shack kind of setting. It has a vibrant, cosy ambience for couples and friends, to sit and chat all day long. It serves scrumptious Chinese, Continental and Indian cuisines so, call up you friends and make a plan right away.

7. Club 47

Location: AIT Chowk, Golf Course Road, Sector 54, Gurgaon 

Cost for two: ₹800 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 5 PM to 12 AM 

Club 47 is a small little chic place that is perfect for hanging out and catching up with your friends. It has a welcoming ambience, a unique theme and it is good value for money. And they serve appetising North Indian cuisines that you can order and have with the poison of your choice.

8. Pablo – The Art of Food

Location: Opposite Paras Downtown,Golf Course Road 

Cost for two: ₹800 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 12 PM to 11 PM 

Pablo has cosy interiors and a vibrant outdoor setting that can instantly grab eyeballs. It overlooks high rises and sky scrapers that add to the beauty of this place. This BYOB place is refreshing, airy, spacious and amazing. It serves snacks and North Indian dishes that are flavoursome.

9. Terminal 1

Location: Opposite Teri Farms, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road, Baliawas, Gurgaon 

Cost for two: ₹1000 (approx) 

BYOB: 12:30 PM to 11:30 PM 

Terminal 1 is another famous BYOB restaurant in Gurgaon. It has a rooftop seating area that resembles the deck of a ship which is quite unique and gorgeous to look at. It has a laid back kind of vibe, enough to lure you back here, multiple times. That’s not all. Terminal 1 is worth visiting for its quirky menu too.

10. Machan

Location: Near Leisure Valley Park, Sector 29 

Cost for two: ₹900 (approx) 

BYOB Hours: 1 PM to 12 PM

Like Outback, Machan was one of the first places in Gurgaon that started the BYOB trend. This place is nicely done, it is spacious, the decor is attractive and everything about this place feels right. It is charming and they specialize in North Indian, Chinese and bar Food. Come here with your friends or loved ones for an unforgettable experience.

BYOB restaurants have gained immense popularity in the last few years and they are here to stay.