5 things to do after nightfall at the best 15 places of Mumbai
In the dark of the night, when the rest of the country is snoozing, there’s one place that is wide awake under the stars. A City that Never Sleeps, Mumbai ensures that its dwellers enjoy the nightfall, in its own glory. With endless options to lounge, groove, party or play, there’s nothing you can’t do out of India’s very own New York.
We have dug out the top five nighttime activities across 15 popular places in the city, so you can enjoy the after-hours in its truest essence.
Eat, drink and chill at the resto-bars
Leopold, Colaba Causeway
One of the oldest cafes in town, Leopold in downtown Mumbai, still oozes that colonial charm, it had started with. It’s set in a classic café style seating with high ceilings, checkered linens, and wall paintings. With a traditional bar and a menu of the good old favorites, this café bar is the perfect place to eat, drink and chat away after a long day.
For those who like to grab a beer with a little pumped up music after a grueling shift or on a Friday night, Toto’s is the place to be. The grungy, garage theme adds a touch of punk to the place. With their no-frills, easy vibe, Toto’s makes for a great weekend night-out with your buddies.
Glocal, Andheri West
A new addition to the city’s nightlife, Glocal Junction sit in the right definition of uptown funk. The dimly lit, somber décor, creates a laid-back atmosphere, till they turn up the music and make it one of the most happening places in the Andheri suburbs.
Catch a live music gig
Not Just Jazz by the Bay, Marine Drive
Earlier a pizzeria with live jazz music, Not Just Jazz by the Bay, is living up to its rebranding. Now you can enjoy blues, jazz, blues and contemporary music from live bands at this sea-facing eatery in Mumbai’s famous Marine Drive.
Anti Social, Khar
If you dig on good musical mixes, Anti Social can fulfill your craving. With DJs from around the world playing eclectic compositions, this underground café-cum-bar is the best place in town to catch a live gig and groove to it.
Razzberry Rhinoceros, Juhu Hotel
After a four-year-long break, this lounge at the classic Juhu Hotel is living up to its original reputation. Get to hear the best live Jazz, blues, and electronic music while you enjoy the sea-view and a hearty meal.
Unwind at eclectic lounges
AER Lounge, Parel
Right in the middle of downtown Mumbai, on the 34th floor of Four Seasons Hotel, is the city’s favorite and most popular rooftop lounge. Sleek, chic and upscale, AER Lounge is the place you would love to go to for a romantic date or a special dinner. Enjoy the panoramic view of the city’s skyline from this all-white, glass-walled lounge.
Sitting across the Arabian Sea shore on South Mumbai’s Marine Drive, The Dome is the new offering of Intercontinental Hotels. Revamped with a Mediterranean look, this open-air lounge is as plush as it gets, with Michelin star dishes and cocktails under the stars.
Burn the dance floor at the Night Clubs
Tryst, Lower Parel
The most popular, hip and happening club of Mumbai suburbs, Tryst is swarmed by the twenties crowd. Known for its upbeat Bollywood and international music, we bet you can’t stop grooving.
Yet another nighttime hangout place in Bandra, Escobar offers a LONG bar and a terrace seating. The floors come alive in the late hours with funky and quirky Bollywood music.
Kitty Su, Andheri East
A regular celebrity haunt, this is one of the most sought-after nightclubs in the Mumbai suburbs. Located within the exotic Lalit Hotel, this luxurious and swanky club will make you feel like a star!
Brew an experience at breweries
Adopting the practice from its neighbors like Bangalore and Pune, Mumbai has hit the right note on the city’s newfound brewery culture. With an array of exclusive, artisanal beers, Doolally Taproom is just about right for beer patrons to clink the mugs on a weekend night!
British Brewing Co.
Enjoy the authentic British ‘pub’ experience at British Brewing Co., the new addition to Mumbai’s nightlife. With an unhurried vibe, great food and even great craft beers, BBC can surely make you put your feet up after a long day or a grueling week.