Where and what of the festive season – Part 2

Hello my fellow party monsters!

As promised I am back with part 2 of the most happening places to visit this festive season in Mumbai. Keeping in mind the ambience, crowd, food, alcohol quality and cost. So what are you waiting for? Read on and make those reservations now!

Aer Lounge, Four Seasons Worli

This roof top location is perfect for a candle light dinner as well as for throwing a party. The lounge is on 34th floor of the Four Seasonโ€™s hotel and has a spectacular view of the city, specially at night. The H shape of the lounge gives it the privilege of having 2 separate bars and if you rent the place for a party you can have separate DJs playing on each side too! Slightly expensive but there is good variety of drinks, however the food is not top notch considering itโ€™s a part of a 5 star hotel. Cost for 2 with food is around Rs.5500.

Bonobo, Bandra Linking Road

Another open air pub in Mumbai with a see through glass wall dance floor. What I like about this place is that it gives both options, to relax, sit and chat outside while drinking. And once you are ready to break a leg ๐Ÿ’ƒ you can always pop into the the dance zone. During weekends and Wednesdays this place is buzzing and it is quite difficult to find a table unless you have made reservations. Cost for two with alcohol is around R.2500.

photo courtesy – Zomato.

The Daily Bar and Kitchen, Bandra <
sually our last pit stop on a weekend pub crawl. This tiny place is always brimming with awesome music and crowd alike. Known for the special cocktails and sangria, and a varied range of salad, pasta and pizzas. Cost for 2 with alcohol is around Rs.3000. The Sunday Brunch of 5 course set menu with flowing mimosas, bellini and liquor is quite popular. Cost per person for the brunch is Rs.2000 plus taxes, and Rs.1200 plus taxes without alcohol.

photo courtesy – The Daily Bar and Kitchen

Cafe Churchill, Colabaot many know of this hidden gem in Colaba. It’s a major rager with all South Mumbai habitats the so called “townies” when it comes to English breakfast, European and Paris dishes. Also a favourite among the foreigners staying in the nearby Taj Hotel in Gateway, Colaba. It opened its doors to Mumbai in 1986 and not much has changed since then, except the prices. The seating is old school with simple wooden chairs and sofas for the bigger tables. The soup and dessert of the day is something to look forward to. Authentic and old school this place can sit a maximum or 20 to 25 at one go. It is difficult to find a place during weekends and wait time can be around 20 to 40 mins. A favourite among the old and younger generation both, this is the only place in Mumbai that still serves Pallonji’s famous raspberry soda ๐Ÿ˜‹. This place does not serve alcohol but they have desserts to die for! Cost for 2 with dessert and cold drinks is around Rs.1200.

Cafe Mondegar, Colaba

This famous joint needs no introduction! From being an integral part of the novel Shantaram written by Gregory David Roberts, to witnessing the terrorist attacks of Nov 2008, this place has stood through it all. The retro pub is famous for the caricature graffiti art, adoring the interior walls and life size jukebox. You can expect Indian and American fast food and main course dishes. Hard liquor is a no go here however you do get wine, beer and yummy milkshakes. Cost for 2 with alcohol is approximately Rs.2250.

Happy holidays ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™Œ

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