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Drifters' Cafe

Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
+91 98160 05950
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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International, European, Italian, American, Indian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Go there even if you don't intend to eat, just grab a bottle of beer and enjoy your Saturday night listening to live music at this beautiful cafe. I'm sure you will not be disappointed. Infact will come out smiling.

Thank shruti2811
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is neet and clean, looks very western. Coffee was abit burned, all the rest was great. Music was also lovely! The only thing is the price. Almost twice than other places..

Thank GoPlaces655804
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Was an Average cafe with average food and drinks. Rooftop cafe was the only thing which we liked. Food is average and there are many good cafes you can try over Drifters cafe.

Thank Cosmopolitan814975
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Recommended by locals as the place to go for Western style food. We had the chicken rosemary and stuffed chicken. Revisited for fish and chips, mutton burger, etc. All delicious, and nice ambiance too!

Thank karlha1
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I visited the place for drinks while i was travelling solo. The drinks come cheaper than what i expected. The food i ordered was nice too. The place doesn't offer a scenic view though.

Thank ManasM199
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

A really good time and good food! Waiter Suraj did great job and acts always professional. Ambience and music are fantastic. As a westerner I totally recommend this place, just ignore the stupid reviews from the unhappy Delhi people here on TripAdvisor, they hate them...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 5 July 2018

it was a great experience visiting Drifters cafe while in Manali. We had ordered pizzas and burgers ......and they were just excellent. Location is right on the main road , ambience is beautiful and staff very co operative. Pricing is reasonable and service quick and...More

Thank rajneeshmathur
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We have been dining at this restaurant for a few years now, but following our recent visit, feel that the standard has deteriorated somewhat. We were also surprised to see a notice stating a 10% discount off the bill for customers who write a review...More

2  Thank the-marmite-kids
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Ask anyone and they all suggest to eat here. The restaurant lives up to its promise. Must eat here once.

Thank JagdishAgarwal
Reviewed 20 June 2018

You will mostly find this place full of people, lively, happening... Home stlye but nice food is served. MUST VISIT...

Thank Chandresh J
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tanya s
18 November 2016|
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Response from Himnit | Reviewed this property |
500-600 tops
Museli W
18 April 2015|
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Response from NishantSingh | Property representative |
Hi..we serve locally brewed apple cider. Happy Drifting!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 14
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manu Temple Road | Old Manali Village, Manali, Manali Tehsil 175131, India (Formerly Drifter's Inn and Cafe)
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Himachal Pradesh  >  Kullu District  >  Manali Tehsil  >  Manali
  • Phone Number: +91 98160 05950
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Serving a great selection of all-day fare from American, Continental and select Indian cuisine, along with dedicated breakfast, lunch and dinner items, and a fully stocked bar, Drifters’ Café is best known for its vibe that allows you to achieve a lot by doing nothing at all.Walk in any time of the day, and you’ll find that time takes on its’ own pace. Take your pick from a selection of exciting board games, relax in the comfort and warmth of fireplace on a cold snowy day, browse on our free WIFI, swap stories with fellow travelers from around the world or just laze around with a book from the library or while listening to some of the best music in town. Post sunset, the Café takes on a different flavour. You could be seated next to a singer from Latin America, a banker-on-a-break from Europe, a journalist from Russia or even an exotic dancer from the Middle East. We run day's special menu during summer months. We even extend our Cafe service on the first floor Sun Deck during sunny days.We often have different themed events happening in the Cafe, like Live Acoustic Music, Karaoke, Quiz Nights, Live Electronic Music & more. All of it contributing to making your evening a fun experience. Ask any regular visitor to Old Manali, and he’s bound to tell you “Drifter’s Inn and Café is where the action’s at!” At the risk of sounding a bit immodest, no, he wouldn’t be exaggerating.
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