While a regular “dress well and visit a fancy pub” idea is all good and nice, the real excitement lies in pub-hopping with friends. It is more like setting on a self-created adventure with your dedicated gang of chums.
However, as you board this train in excitement, remember that with pub-hopping comes a few rules (tips rather) that you must not forego. It includes all those basics that will help make your ‘pub hopping’ a grand success. So, if you are ready, then read ahead –
Plan an itinerary
The idea behind pub-hopping is to explore new places, maximize fun, and add an extra gleam to parties all in one night. So, to successfully carry out a pub-hopping, you first need to chalk out a plan. It will include the details of all the pubs and joints you will be visiting and the things that you plan on doing when there.
Know what you want
Before you move forward with pub-hopping, you have to have a clear idea of what you want your experience to be like. You have to decide whether you wish to move forward with the classic dance, karaoke and drinks routine, having a few drinks and then heading for a dinner, or drink till you drop. Plan ahead.
Know you budget
To visit a pub that can burn a hole in your pocket isn’t a smart idea. Therefore, it is best to know your budget and research about the existing prices in the pubs you wish to visit. You can also check out for the latest offers available to save some valuable bucks.
Share the schedule with all
Once the schedule has been prepared, remember to share the same with everyone in your group. This way the chance of anyone being stranded at a particular stopover will be reduced.
Book a table
The first thing that would have come to your mind when reading it would have been “where’s the fun in that?!” However, booking a table prior to a visit might actually be a smart idea in Delhi NCR. There might be a good chance that the pub you are visiting is already packed with people, who just like you, must have flocked there to have a nice time. Pre-booking will also save you of the hassles of having to queue for a table to get freed.
Plan a game
Planning games to spark up the entire pub-hopping experience is nothing new. You can either follow some of the old classics or plan a new game of your own. Treasure hunt, bingo cards, photo challenges, monopoly and pub poker are some of the many games you can try out on your next pub-hop.
Don’t start early
If you are out to enjoy a fun-filled night with your friends, it is important that you do not race to the boozing zone. Keep this in mind if you plan on covering a good number of pubs. The consequences of early and excessive boozing, even for an experienced drinker, can be unpredictable.
Do not drink and drive
Drinking and driving is not only an offence but also a foolish act. When drunk, you lose control of your senses. Besides, drunk driving is not just dangerous for those on the streets but also the driver. Again, getting held up for drunk driving, or getting into other sorry incidents can mean a bad end to your night.
While you can make plans based on what you or your friends’ preferences are, let us get you started with this pub-hopping list consisting of some of the coolest pubs in Connaught Place:
Drinks ahoy, mates!