Bollywood hangouts, rooftop bars, grungy holes in the wall and more are what you will find in India’s most cosmopolitan city, aamchi Mumbai. To taste the jazzy and spunky atmosphere that this city has to offer you need to hit the right spots. Here are Mumbai’s best late-night venues…
Aer, Four Seasons
The open-air rooftop bar sees more air-kissing than any other nightclub as this Bollywood star-magnet is a favorite of South Mumbaikars. Situated on the 34th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel you can enjoy beautiful cocktails with a stunning view of the sea on one side and city lights on other. Aer is open only Thursday to Saturday so plan accordingly.
A restaurant during the week that turns into a lounge on weekends! Amadeus is one hotspot for the South Bombay crowd where you can enjoy live music and DJs in the low-lit lounge on weekends and come weekdays enjoy the beautiful Spanish cuisine in this award-winning Spanish restaurant.
Looking for some not-so-expensive fun time with cheap martinis, pints of Leffe, salami pizzas…hit the laid-back Elbo Room where retro is the name of the game. The music is bent towards retro pop and it is on Wednesday’s that guest DJs play rock from the bygone eras of 70s, 80s and even 90s. If football and cricket are your passion then too you can hit the Elbo Room as the owner sets up a temporary outdoor screen for these sporting events.
Olive Bar & Kitchen
The soft-white, candle-lit Mediterranean restaurant is popular amongst Bollywood actors and Bollywood wannabes and the locals of course. There’s no such dance floor, but the tables are cleared to make a makeshift dance floor and music turns from lounge to house music until the wee hours of the night (depending on the police totally).
Looking for some high-profile company, Blue Frog is the place to be. Good food, drinks, high music and live performances. The egg-shaped seating arrangement gives this high-end club a different feel and so does the high-profile visitors.
Located at the Hotel Grand Hyatt, China House is alive and kicking to music even at 3 in the morning. Fridays are jam-packed with youngsters grooving to music as DJs from Delhi come down to China House to give it a music twist. Planning to visit this posh nightclub, remember to dress not too casually and include a few of your girl friends as entry could be denied to a bunch of stags.
Earlier known as Prive, Alibii plays host to the most glamorous and exclusive parties in town. The décor is the high point here as Alibii is designed keeping the seven deadly sins in mind. Two sound-gyrating hydraulic cages and 7 private booths, each symbolizing the 7 deadly sins Alibii is the place to be if you don’t shy away from committing some sins.