If there’s one thing you must experience in the city of dreams, it is the super popular Mumbai Nightlife. From trendy nightclubs to romantic restaurants and classic hangouts, Mumbai has it all. While most may prefer hitting the dance floor, others like to sing away at a karaoke bar with friends and lounge and unwind. If you are anything like me, then a hot cuppa chai and a long walk by the sea with a bunch of friends will leave you sorted. There are so many things you can do here with or without a budget, all you need is a good appetite for fun and you’re set.
We have picked the best of – Mumbai nightlife, late night hangouts and things to do at night in Mumbai, just for you!
Dance Clubs in Mumbai
1. Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe, known as HRC is one of those places that will make you fall in love with its ambiance. The guitars and the MJ jackets on the wall give this place a class apart edge. Apart from the juiciest burgers you will ever taste, HRC is also famous for its music. So if you are in the mood for some good Ol’ American food and rock music, you know where to head.
2. The Barstock Exchange
Here’s the deal with the Barstock Exchange, you get to lock down the price of your drink at the bottom of the curve. Once you do this, you spend your evening chasing down other drinks, mixing whatever you can to get to the bottom. Like the NSE stock exchange, this is a recipe for a good bender. The buzzing bar, youthful crowd and good food are what makes TBSE a winner when it comes to Mumbai Nightlife.
Oh, did we forget to mention – if you’re lucky, you may discover that an Old Monk will cost you as low as INR 17. Unbelievable, right? Which is exactly why TBSE is one place that you should not miss!
When we’re talking about dance clubs, this one definitely deserves a special mention. Considered as one of the most luxurious bars in the city, this sea-facing bar will woo you for your bucks. Set on the rooftop of the gorgeous Four Seasons Hotel, this place is the epitome of class and elegance. Indulge yourself in a cocktail session until the sun goes down and hit the dance floor once after.
4. Radio Bar, Bandra
If Bandra is your favourite area to hang out, then head to Radio Bar on Thursdays. Why Thursday you ask? Well, it’s because of their full-blown Bollywood night! This is one bar that is hip and born from a boombox! The rustic ambiance and groovy music make this a win-win among Mumbai nightlife lovers.
5. A Bar Called LIFE
Swanky and elegant this is one place that lets you slip into the party mood the minute you step foot here. With a motive that revolves around life, these guys will make you do have a time of your life. If you come in by 6 PM, you will notice that the drinks are dirt cheap. The rates keep increasing with each passing hour and then comes to a standby at 11 PM. This is to show that human lives are changing and you have no choice but to adapt to it.
The other reason why this is one place that’s worth a visit is because they have a new gig happening here every day. Once the gig is over, that’s when you hit the dance floor. A Bar Called Life is our favourite dance club when it comes to Mumbai Nightlife.
1. One too many – Regenzza by Tunga
This all day dining concept lets you choose from cuisines across Indian, Italian, Pan Asian and European. The posh and plush lounge bar is popular for its delicious burgers, wraps, pizza and desserts. If you are a seafood lover, then this is one place that you must visit.
2. Skyy by Ramada
If you are looking for a perfect rooftop restaurant in the Suburbs of Mumbai, then look no further. Skyy by Ramada is one of those places that will transport you to a whole new world. From impeccable ambiance equipped with beautiful fountains and ponds. Set on the rooftop of Ramada, this place will calm your senses. Live music, open bar, see-through kitchen and the smell of food wafting around, this is perfect for a quintessential date night.
3. Dome – Intercontinental
Another place we recommend when it comes to Mumbai Nightlife and open air lounge is the Dome. This terrace lounge at the Intercontinental is as dreamy as can get. Snuggle-worthy white sofas and a view of the vast ocean makes this lounge oh-so-romantic. Reach a little early and catch the seat next to the swimming pool to enjoy the magnificent view. Good days to visit are Tuesdays and Thursdays to watch the live saxophone performances.
4. True Tramm Trunk
Andheri may be a true beer hub in Mumbai but Juhu still likes to party into the wee hours of the night. TTT is one such pub that lets you do that with a combination of quirkiness and the quintessential Indian flavours. True Tramm Trunk does not only give you a bang for your buck but is also a place that will make you lose track of time. TTT is also quite popular for serving the deadliest Long Island Iced Tea in town. What’s even better, this is one LIIT that does pack a punch. Lounging and chilling could not get any better.
5. Play – The Lounge
If you’re up for mixing your dinner with some crazy, boozy, drinking games then Play – The Lounge is for you. The surprising feature here is their line-up of exciting drinking games – King’s Cup, Alco-hockey, Chess with Shots, Ludo and Shots and so much more. Beer pong is one of our favourites.
1. White Owl
The best of Mumbai nightlife is incomplete without live music and unlimited beer. The White owl is the epitome of that. This is one place that will spoil you with its good music, great food and drinks. The rustic decor, the Irani styled chairs and mirrored table tops will give you the right feels. The distinctive White Owl is also one of best microbreweries in the city. The minimalistic style and charm will make this one place that you will want to visit again and again.
2. Barking Deer
Located in Mathuradas Mills, this is one uber stylish brewery. With an all-day restaurant and a glitzy ambiance, this warm brew pub is oh so welcoming. The best part here is that the minute you enter, the aroma of the brewed crafts beer will light you up. What’s even better is the fun events and games that take place at the Barking Deer Brew Pub. This place is also well known for their kickass burgers, so don’t forget to try that out.
1. Soul Fry, Bandra – Monday
If you would like to try out Goan cuisine and sing like no ones watching then Soul Fry in Bandra is for you.
2. Copa Juhu – Tuesday
Copa is one of those pubs with a contagious vibrant energy. Their Karaoke nights are usually on Tuesdays with a lot of other fun things in store. The songs played here are mostly English, you could ask for a personal favourite. The swing chairs, the casual warm lighting, and a post-office crowd, this place is as chilled out as can get. The food is delicious and is a bang for your buck. Plus, they even have hookah to get you hooked! Karaoke starts 9 PM onwards.
3. Woodside Inn, Andheri West – Wednesday
Woodside Inn is as lovely as it sounds, with cute outdoors and picture perfect indoors making this apt for you to unwind and relax. They have karaoke nights every Wednesdays. If Britney Spears, My Way or The Highway is your jam, then this is where you should head to. Although suggestions are welcome, this is what you will get to hear quite repeatedly. The laid back and rustic ambiance, and the wide variety of beers they offer makes this an apt Wednesday night scene.
4. Road House Bluez – Thursday
This cafe is popular for its delicious Kebabs and relaxed ambiance. They have Karaoke nights every Thursday and is feasible for people living around Andheri. Plus, these guys serve free popcorn as Chakna! Who would say no to that, right? The booze and food here are wallet friendly making this cafe a binge-worthy place. They also have special gigs happening every now and then. If you and your friends are looking to go all crazy then there no place better than here to do just that.
5. Tight House, Borivali – Friday
This is one hidden gem in Borivali which is warm, cozy and gives you a close-knit community vibe. Karaoke here is on Friday nights and we recommend you book your table in advance. The night here can get a bit overwhelming because of the crowd. No, we’re not kidding. The trick is to get there as early as you can. And by early, we mean 8.30 PM. You don’t want to squeeze yourself through the crowd to get a decent spot, do you?
6. Merlin’s, The Orchid Hotel – Saturday
If you are still looking for a Karaoke gig on a Saturday night then Merlin’s is where you should head to. A part of the five star rated The Orchid Hotel, this karaoke bar is a higher alternative if you have the budget for it. So if you’re looking to unleash the singer within you, then this where that can happen. What’s even better, the karaoke here carries on till 1.30 AM in the night.
7. The Little Door, Versova – Sunday
Imagine a good scrumptious Sunday brunch with some good Ol’ Karaoke. Versova is a perfect combination of delicious Sangria and pop music. This brunch will treat you to a lavish feast of exotic Greek, Italian and Spanish delicacies. There’s no better way to spend a Sunday than indulge in some singing and binging. Mumbai nightlife does not get better than this.
Other Things To do in Mumbai
We all know Mumbai for its glamor and nightlife that overpowers any other city in India. There is so much more beyond the glamor that this city holds along with a penchant for creating memories. Memories and experiences that fit the taste of the ever-changing and whimsical populace.
If you don’t feel like whiling away time at the pubs or nightclubs, then Mumbai will spoil you with choices that go beyond the nightlife in the traditional sense. Here’s a list of options that include exploring the best of street food, adventure and other things to give you that memorable night.
“There is no sincerer love than the love of (street) food.” – George Bernard Shaw
1. Carter Road Khau Galli
Located near Bandra Promenade, this is one place that is an explosion of flavors and aroma. From shawarmas to frozen yogurts, sweet cupcakes and fresh waffles this Galli has it all. Must try places here include – Carter’s Blue, Kepchaki Momos and Lassi Te Parrontthe.
2. SNDT to Cross Maidan Khau Galli
Call it a popular hangout if you will, but this is one Galli that is best for that late night munching that you crave. Manchurian Rice, Cheese Paneer Frankie, and the Bombay Sandwich are popular here. Some of the must try places here are Hans Ras Mandir, Lenin Pav Bhaji Centre, and Raju’s Chinese.
3. Ghatkopar Khau Galli
If vegetarian food is what you are looking for then Ghatkopar is where you should head to. The variety of dosas includes Cheese Burst Sada Dosa, Thousand Island Dosa and Ice Cream Dosa! Also, when here do try out Jinny Dosa, Sai Swad Dosa and Hot Spot.
4. Mohammed Ali Road Khau Galli
If you are a meat lover then Mohammed Ali Road is your heaven, this meat haven will leave you spellbound with the sheer plethora of food. From Tikkas, Naans, Kebabs, and mouth watering Malpuas, there is something for everyone. Must try places here are Bademiyas, Noor Mohammedi Hotel, Sulemaan Usmaan Mithaiwala.
Sail near the Mumbai Harbour on a Macgregor sail yacht. Your sailing will start from the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba from where you will head to the Mumbai harbor. Once you reach the Mumbai harbor, you will have one hour to sail around and another hour as anchorage time. If you are looking for a sundown experience then this is one thing you cannot miss in Mumbai.
Enjoy a night of stargazing and camping by the Vaitarna lake. Spend your night gazing at stars and the dark skies of Maharashtra. This is one experience gives a whole new meaning to the term Mumbai nightlife.
The day in the fastest city in the country, Mumbai starts at night. There is something so beautiful about this city during the night time. So if you are looking at going beyond the regular Mumbai Nightlife to explore the city then this is for you. This adventurous cycling experience covers a distance of 25 km around the coast. The cycling starts from Colaba, passing through Nariman Point, Marine Drive, Girgaon Chaupati, Worli Sea Face, Shivaji Park, Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahim Dargah and ending at the Bandra Band Stand.
Naneghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range near Junnar in Pune. The pass was a trade route between Kalyan and Junnar. This was an important trade route, as it connected harbor of Sopara and Kalyan to Junnar and Paithan. During this trek, you start ascending the Naneghat at 8 PM and camp overnight at Naneghat Caves.
Experience the uniqueness of camping near Pawana Lake. It is an ideal place for camping. Enjoy the beauty of full moon with Moonlight Kayaking. Experience a night of camping and bonfire beside the lake with food and Barbeque setup.
Do you think we have everything covered? If there are places that we missed out then do comment below and tell us!
Also, with the IPL season coming up, we have a lot of clubs, pubs, and bars that are live streaming India’s most beloved cricket league.