New Delhi, India
Lair has been described as a modern speakeasy, but the arresting contemporary design makes the bar feel more like a reimagined film noir movie set than the typical Prohibition-era vernacular. Design studio Renesa leaned into the moody, mysterious aspect of clandestine bars with a minimalist and monochrome scheme marked by black concrete, glass, slivers of light and eye-catching geometries. The cocktail programme – available from the first floor, the second level is a dining room featuring pan-Asian cuisine – caters to a wide variety of tastes, from simple and approachable drinks on the level one section of the menu to high-end options on the level three side made with ingredients from around the globe. Eccentric drink presentations match the drama of the atmosphere; the two colliding to create a unique and memorable experience.
15, Market, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, Delhi, 110057