While there is a gamut of bars and bistros in Mumbai to visit, here’s a list of our favorite places that keep us waiting for the weekend all the time. Feel young and go wild—without really burning a great hole in your pocket! Sophisticated, lively yet affordable is what we’re talking about. Let’s have a look at the list that would guarantee you a great weekend!
Located in Kala Ghoda, Bandra, Kamala Mills, and Andheri—145 all-day café and bar is that groovy café that’s quirky yet not that loud. The signature 145 twist to most of their dishes brings out an interesting menu! They have absolutely great bar deals, global comfort food and is the place that is often visited by celebrities—cricketers and actors! Their weekend gigs give out an ultimate and wholesome nightlife experience. Also, all hail their new newly introduced healthy menu which is a brand new addition to their eclectic choice of cuisines. Good music, draught beer, great food—when are you visiting 145 next?
Must Haves: Kale and chickpea salad, loaded nachos, lotus stem chips, 145 signature cotton candy, butter chicken bunny chow.
Modern décor, a huge dance floor, a pool table, and a foosball table is what describes TAP! The menu of the bar food here is exhaustive and yet so affordable. TAP is the answer if you’re craving a great night out with friends! This TAP room surely attracts the office goers and all kinds of enthusiastic hop heads! By midnight everyone’s dancing—shake a leg and groove to their contagious music! Good times guaranteed.
Must Haves: Cocktails, finger food, pizza, chilli chicken.
Our absolute favourite, Younion is Zoravar Kalra’s latest bar in town and boy it’s good! The ambience and décor is uber swish, quirky and oh so youthful! There are tons of corners to get that perfect group selfie/photo opportunity! Younion serves around 200 varieties of shots which is A LOT! They also serve unique and interesting cocktails. It’s always buzzing with a lot of people around. The food here definitely deserves a mention. Lip-smacking food & super innovative menu. Whenever you’re here, you’re sure to have a fab evening.
Must Haves: Cocktails, shots, cheesecake, flatbreads, desi tapas.
This rooftop restaurant and bar is a must-visit as it opens you up to such a great view of Powai! It’s massive, extremely spacious and has super comfy seating. Nothing is better than being here on a breezy evening. You would never get tired of having their usual bar bites and finger food. RUDE has a relaxed and chilled out vibe and is surely a great hang out place with friends and fam!
Must Haves: Bruschetta, chilli chicken, chilli cheese toast, sizzlers.
A desi twist to the contemporary bar is what True Tramm Trunk is all about. Their full-on dramatic and filmy menu of drinks and food will have your heart! Their Juhu outlet has a rooftop, comfortable shamiana seating and live music—Wednesdays to Sundays. They also serve herbal hookah, what a perfect hang out space for a famjam! Wednesdays at True Tramm Trunk are celebrated as #WastedWednesdays where all drinks (60 ml), cocktails and pint of beer are served for Rs. 99 only. Now that’s quite something! The way their cocktails are served and named in total desi style is quite interesting. Their cocktails are extremely potent and interestingly made. You’ll love the street style snacks served in this posh set-up. Heading here anytime soon? You better do!
Must Haves: Chicken seekh kebab, jhal muri, tharra cocktails, desi sliders.
This Irish themed restaurant and bar is where you’d want to end up after a long day at work! The beer barrels at The Irish House literally call for you over the weekend. It’s a spacious bar, the walls are adorned with witty beer quotes, murals, memorabilia and clocks. The ambience is so green, so Irish! Watching cricket matches, football matches on their giant screen whilst enjoying a drink is a must. Their Game of Thrones game night and celebrations on St. Patrick’s Day—drinking green beer and doing green jello shots has been next level! Their unconditional happy hours, hearty bar food menu and power lunches make this place our ultimate weekend party destination.
Must Haves: Grande nachos, mac and cheese pasta, jalapeno and cheese fritters, chicken tender.
This is our list of the best bars in Mumbai that call for a great weekend. Let us know your favorites in the comments section below!
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