If you’re looking for the epicenter of nightlife in India, Mumbai might just be what you’re looking for. Here are some of the best spots to check out while visiting.
Fire ‘n’ Ice
This is one of the most popular destinations to dance it up while out in Mumbai. It plays mostly Bollywood based music, but you will also hear some Western songs. It also has a very large drink selection, including a variation of imports from all over the world. You will pay a hefty premium for this kind of drink, but if you want to dance it up, this is the spot to check out.
This is a lounge to just kind of kick back and enjoy a drink. There is some low key music playing and a DJ, but it isn’t really the get up and dance sort of music. It instead is something you can just groove to while enjoying a nice cocktail. So if the nightclub scene isn’t for you, consider stopping by Athena.
Hard Rock Cafe
Yes, it is part of the Hard Rock Cafe chain. However, it can be hard to find any real rock bars in the city. Thankfully, the Hard Rock Cafe has you covered. Yes, the drinks will cost more because you are drinking in an international chain. However, when you want rock, this is the best spot to go to. Plus, you can always pick up a t-shirt with the Hard Rock “Mumbai” tag on it, so if you collect the shirts, you better stop on by.
Trilogy is located at the Sea Princess hotel. What helps this location stand out from the rest is the lighting. There are individual, small neon lights that hang from the ceiling and wrap around pillars. It gives the effect of almost being under water and yet is truly beautiful to look at. The interesting lighting is something you won’t forget and helps make it worth at least a pop in, if you are interested in the nightclub type scene.
Sometimes after going to a club or just in the middle of the night you’ll get the cravings for some food. Instead of trying to track down some fast food joint, consider stopping by Midnite Cravings. This is a great joint with a wide range of food choices, including pizza. Yes, you can always pick up some of the street food, but if you’d rather sit down, enjoy a water or Coke and munch on pizza or another food, this is the spot for you to take in.
National Center for the Performing Arts
Not everything you do at night in Mumbai revolves around drinking, dancing or food. The National Center for the Performing Arts is a great place to start. If you have the opportunity to take in a show, make sure to do so.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Mumbai nightlife.