Mumbai has loads of nightlife options – from hole-in-the-wall beer bars, exquisitely chic lounges and brash, multilevel superclubs to fabulous theatres, live-music spaces and gallery crawls. Wednesday and Thursday are big nights at some clubs, as well as the traditional Friday and Saturday; there’s usually a cover charge (and – be warned – the 25% liquor tax means bills can bring sticker shock). Dress codes apply so don’t rock up in shorts and sandals. The trend in Mumbai is towards resto-lounges as opposed to full-on nightclubs. The live-music, theatre and performing-arts scenes, meanwhile, are getting better every year, with some great festivals adding to the offerings.