Harbour Bar at the Taja Mahal Hotel claims to be the first licensed bar in Mumbai. The bar opened in 1933, and its vintage origins can still be felt in the Art Deco inspired décor and furnishing. Harbour Bar’s strong and characterful personality is seen in its luxurious and plush interiors, making it the perfect place to relax and feel pampered. The most enticing part of the bar is the spectacular view of the Gateway of India, which guests can admire as they relax and unwind with the large selection of drinks offered in this classic bar setting.
Address: Hotel Taj President, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, +91 22 6665 3366
Anything mentioned in a novel, especially a bar, becomes a must-visit by default, and so it goes for Leopold Café on Colaba Causeway, which was featured in Gregory David Robert’s book Shantaram. Leopold Café is a popular bar situated right in the famous market of Colaba Causeway, making it a must-visit spot among shoppers, college-going students or professionals who wish to unwind for the evening. Bustling and friendly, Leopold Café is the perfect place to go to relax and chat.
Address: S.B. Singh Road, Colaba Causeway, Mumbai, + 91 22 30151919
Café Mondegar is a must-visit for those who have a fascination with cartoons and illustrations, and love for the great Indian cartoonist Mario Miranda. Café Mondegar is his legacy, with old cartoonish style illustration on the walls, the faded furniture, the jukebox in the corner of the bar and the checkered floor all creating a sense of nostalgia. Good music and good vibes is what Café Mondegar is all about.
Address: 5-A, Metro House, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Near Regal Cinema, Apollo Bandar, Colaba Causeway +91 22 2202 0591
With the perfect combination of aqua green and muted grey, Woodside Inn is a classic bar. With black and white photographs adorning their walls, high bar stools lining the vintage stylized bar corner, and wooden furniture from floor to ceiling, Woodside Inn is a good place to relax. Situated directly opposite the Regal Cinemas, Woodside Inn is a great spot to hang around after watching a drama-filled Bollywood movie.
Address: Wodehouse Road, Near Indian Mercantile Mansion, Opp. Regal Cinema, Colaba +91 22 2287 5752
If beaches and sea breeze are your idea of a good time, then rooftop paradise, BayView Bar is the place to go, and if not, BayView is the place to go even so. The bar has a splendid view of the Arabian Sea. The best time to visit is in the evening, as the sun sets and the twinkling lights of the city are reflected magically on the shore, bringing the starry night below your feet for a brief moment.
Address: 25, Kerawalla Chambers, PJ Ramchandani Marg, Opp. Radio Club, Apollo Bunder, Coloba +91 22 2282 1089
Gokul Bar has a broody appearance, with exposed brick walls, dimmed lights and a low ceiling. Its atmosphere belies its appearance, however; the bar has the liveliest and most enthusiastic crowd anyone will ever come across. College students are the bar’s most common patrons, which makes the ambiance all the more affable. Situated in the heart of south Mumbai, Gokul Bar is very popular for its pocket friendly boozing.
The Irish House
The Irish House is one of the classiest bar to be found in south Mumbai. It resembles more or less an authentic Irish pub you might come across in Dublin, with the green interiors and wooden furniture. The Irish House is a great place to party, with its welcoming and youthful ambiance and the witty posters of quotes hanging all over the walls. With lively music, reasonably priced drinks and a huge screen to cheer for your favorite team, The Irish House is a local favourite.
Address: Above Royal Oak Banquet, Rampart Row,, 30, K Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda +91 22 4915 0001
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With its London-style look, the brick walls and shady lights of Headquarters set the mood to entirely relax and forget your worries with a delicious drink. Headquarters is a place for those who prefer privacy and peace, and are not huge fans of crowds. This can be seen in the singular seating and private corners. Located opposite the Regal Cinemas, Headquarters is a perfect place to unwind after a long day’s sightseeing.
Address: 166, MG Road, Regal Cinema, Colaba, Mumbai, +91 22 30151570
Indigo Delicatessen is where quality meets price. A restaurant-bar, perfectly marrying excellent food with a delicious range of drinks. From the smiling faces of the courteous staff to the high walled wooden interiors, the bar is a simple and beautiful place that feels like home. With dim lighting and cool drinks, Indigo Delicatessen is the perfect plan for an unruffled evening.
Address: 5, Ground Floor, Pheroze Building, Chhatrapati Shivaji Mahrishi Marg +91 22 6655 1010
Voted as Best European/Global Cuisine in the Times Good Food Awards 2013 and 2012, listed in the Miele Guide to Asia’s 500 Best Restaurants, and the Best Restaurant In India by Time Out Food Awards, The Table has earned its place in the heart of food and drink lovers. With elegant interiors and a piano-theme of black and white stairs and flooring, The Table looks like a musician’s abode. The Table offers intimate, secluded tables, ideal for visitors who want to enjoy the lavish décor as well as their privacy. Beautifully decorated with sheer curtains and beaded upholstery, The Table is a unmissable bar in the heart of Colaba.
Address: Ground floor, Kalapesi Trust Building Opp. Dhanraj Mahal,, Below Hotel Suba Palace, Apollo Bunder Marg +91 22 2282 5001
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