If your idea of nightlife includes hitting a bar for drinks and socializing, then our Mumbai guide is just what you want. Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Mumbai for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like Bayview Bar to busy places like Enigma that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Colaba area? No fear - we share all the facts!


Sometimes smaller is better. Part bar, part restaurant, Busaba attracts a more discerning class of drinker in search of privacy and sophistication. The compact bar is well stocked with international spirits and wines, and the glazed terrace is...  Read More

Ivy Bar & Bistro

Attracting a growing crowd of North Mumbai socialites, the Ivy Bar is cool but casual, as you might expect from the team behind the Chateau Indage wine label. Wine is a recurring theme at the Ivy – maps of wine regions are painted on the...  Read More

H20 The Liquid Lounge

A very cool lounge bar attracting very cool people, just off the main strip in Khar. Bar staff bathed in neon blue light spin cocktail shakers while artificial waterfalls trickle down the walls. This is a place to relax in good company. There...  Read More

Vie Lounge

The sunset view is the principal drawcard at this chichi bar overlooking Juhu Beach. A wooden deck reaches out towards the beach beneath gently swishing palms, while DJs spin the kind of beats more commonly associated with Rimini and Ibiza. It's...  Read More

Hard Rock Café

Well, it was only a matter of time. The international Hard Rock Café chain has arrived in North Mumbai, bringing the full American theme bar experience to the west coast of India. If you've been to a Hard Rock Café before, you know what to...  Read More

Polly Esther's

The nightclub at the Gordon House Hotel attracts crowds of disco divas and John Travolta aficionados at weekends. Like the hotel, the club is upbeat and forward-thinking, while the soundtrack is pure old-school – reggae, soul, rock, Motown and...  Read More


Irish theme pubs are popular the world over, and Mumbai is no exception. Green leather sofas and stained glass panels add a shamrock hue to this convivial watering hole, and the bar has draft Guinness and a good range of Irish whiskies. At...  Read More

Bayview Bar

In the lobby at the Oberoi Hotel, the Bayview is a faithful recreation of a colonial bar, with a full range of single-malt whiskeys and Cuban cigars. This is a watering hole for connoisseurs, and evenings feature live jazz music. Snack on treats...  Read More


During the racing season, from August to April, the bar at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse is crowded with gamblers celebrating big wins or drowning their sorrows after backing the wrong horse. With windows looking out over the turf, this is an...  Read More

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