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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 (from ₹295) – the Acharroska is the perfect...

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Third Wave Coffee Roasters

A mecca for hardcore java heads, this temple to the arabica bean has a multitude of gourmet-coffee combos, including espresso classics, quirky cold brews like coffee colada (with coconut water and the sweetener...

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Cafe Mojo

The decor is a dark cosy English pub, the clientele young and up for a late party, and the novelty is the e-beer system. Each table has its own beer tap and LCD screen: you buy a card (₹500), swipe it at your...

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Koinonia Coffee Roasters

Mumbai's best speciality coffee is served in this tiny Third Wave coffeehouse in atmospheric Chium Village. Single-origin Indian estate coffee is roasted in-house with a top-end Probat roaster. It comes...

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Independence Brewing Company

A California-trained Indian master brewer oversees the craft at this trendy new Andheri West taproom from Pune-based Independence Brewing Company. Nine of the 10 taps are devoted to IBC brews, like four-grain...

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Toto’s Garage

A highly sociable, down-to-earth local dive done up in a car-mechanic theme, where you can go in your dirty clothes, drink draught beer (₹200 a glass) and listen to classic rock. Check out the upended VW Beetle...

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Brahmin's Coffee Bar

This terrific darshini (South Indian cafe) is famous for its filter coffee (₹16). There are only four food items on the menu: idli (fermented rice cakes), vada (deep-fried lentil savouries), khara bath (semolina...

Top ChoiceMicrobrewery in Hyderabad

Prost Brewpub

A highly popular, cavernous brewhouse with five tap beers, including an English ale and a stout, plus cider. There are several zones, all stylishly lit, including ample outdoor space and an extensive...

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MOB

A stylish, sociable Belgium beer house that draws a refreshingly mixed-gender, mixed-age crowd. Try a 'beer platter' for a sample of four choice brews, while on the menu you'll find good fish satay (₹350), fiery...

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Moksha Restocafé

Community cafe popular with a hip young Vizag crowd, with distant sea views from its terrace. There's fine coffee, including espresso options, and good juices (try the minty lemon). On the menu you'll find...

Top ChoiceJuice Bar in Mumbai (Mumbai)

Haji Ali Juice Centre

Serves fresh juices and milkshakes (₹50 to ₹400), mighty fine falooda and fruit salads. Strategically placed at the entrance to Haji Ali mosque, it’s a great place to cool off after a visit. Try the Triveni, a...

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Coffee Cup

Excellent neighbourhood cafe and creative hub that's a magnet for East Hyderabad's arty crew. Offers a fine selection of interesting coffees, teas, snacks and meals (try a loaded jacket potato). There's stand-up...

Top ChoiceMicrobrewery in Mangaluru (Mangalore)

Spindrift

The city's premier microbrewery is a big space with indoor and outdoor seating; the acoustic artists, indie bands and DJs create quite a vibe on weekend nights. Beers on tap (from ₹230) include wheat beer,...

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Frosting

One of the city's most attractive cafes, occupying an elegant villa in an upmarket corner of town. It's a relaxing spot for an espresso or a glass of wine, with an attractive AC interior, a garden and a menu of...

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Biere Club

There's a continual buzz about this multistorey temple to craft beer, which always has a guest beer or two on the blackboard. You'll find plenty on the menu (platters, burgers) to nibble while you sup.

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Thirsty City 127

The former space of Mumbai's first microbrewery has been revamped into a slick craft beer and cocktail destination under the direction of Indian beer maven/visual artist Vir Kotak. The striking space catches...

Top ChoiceCraft Beer in Pune

Independence Brewing Company

Reserve a table in the outstanding beer garden at this industrially hip craft brewery – Pune's finest – and you'll swear you're in California. The eight taps change often – look out for the Four Grain saison (a...

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Cafe Zoe

Exposed brick and railing dominate the bilevel hipster hideaway inside a redeveloped cotton mill at Mathurdas Mills Compound. Forty wines by the glass, along with strong, well-mixed cocktails (₹700 to ₹1200) –...

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Bonobo

This bar champions underground and alternative music. DJs spin drum and bass and electronica, big beats and funky tech-house, and musicians play folk and blues. There’s a great rooftop terrace and...

Top ChoiceMilkshakes in Calangute & Baga

Keventers

Had enough of the Kingfisher? Keventers, the famous Delhi milkshake maker, has set up in Goa and on Tito's Lane no less. The hole-in-wall joint serves up classic milkshakes in its signature glass bottles, or...