Mumbai drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Mumbai

Colaba Social

Colaba is the best of the locations of the hip Social chain, which combines a restaurant/bar with a collaborative work space. The happening bar nails the cocktails (₹295 to ₹450) – the Acharroska is the perfect East…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Mumbai

Doolally Taproom

This Pune transplant, the vision of German brewmaster Oliver Schauf, was India's craft-beer pioneer. The Bandra location debuted in 2015. The fresh IPA, tangy Belgian Wit and apple cider are staples among the weekly…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Mumbai

White Owl

Arriving on foot at this industrially bent brew-pub is an adventure (security gates, metal detectors, optical turnstiles – take a taxi!). Mumbai's freshest craft brews await inside though: a citrus bomb of a Belgian…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Mumbai

Woodside Inn

Colaba classic Woodside Inn's third outlet in the city is their most beer-focused yet – 25 taps in total easily makes it Mumbai's most exhaustive craft-beer destination (pints from ₹445). You can knock back many of …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Mumbai

One Street Over

With an emphasis on Prohibition-era craft mixology, this shotgun-style cocktail bar (cocktails ₹500 to ₹850), housed where high-class orgies once went down, is currently Khar's drinkery of desire. DJs spin hip-hop t…
Top Choice Bar in Mumbai

Harbour Bar

With unmatched views of the Gateway of India and harbour, this timeless bar inside the Taj Mahal Palace is an essential visit. Drinks aren’t uberexpensive (from ₹450/670/900 for a beer/wine/cocktail) given the surro…
Top Choice Lounge in Mumbai

Aer

Boasting astounding sea, sunset and city views, Aer is Mumbai’s premier sky bar. Drink prices are steep (cocktails ₹1000 to ₹1500), but that’s kind of the point. DJs spin house and lounge tunes nightly, including ov…
Top Choice Bar in Mumbai

Quench

Located in suburban Bandra, Quench is a small and cosy restobar that is a firm favourite hang-out for locals, even on weekdays. The ambiance is laid-back, with rock music playing in the background and walls adorned …
Cocktail Bar in Mumbai

Masala Bar

Take unorthodox ingredients like thyme foam, mudfig purée, orange-skin oil and sattu fizz, then shake, stir, cook or otherwise manipulate them along with alcohol using things like vacuum-sealing machines, rotovaps, …
Cafe in Mumbai

Bad Cafe

Thoroughly hidden down a quiet lane off Perry Cross Rd, this is the caffeinated stomping grounds of the Bandra cool and creative set. Co-owner and coffee fiend Amit Dhanani sources organic, 80% Arabica beans from So…