Is there anything worse than suddenly realising it’s a dry day, and seeing all your plans come to a screeching halt? But don’t worry. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. We have rounded up a list of bars that remain open in Mumbai even on dry days – though there’s no guarantee, this is a good list for when you want to try your luck. {We also have a list for post-one AM drinking, in case you’re a night bird.}

MRP, Dadar East

Photo: MRP via Facebook

Photo: MRP via Facebook

MRP is a four-star property that serves alcohol on dry days. It has a retro-chic design and board games on every table {spin the bottle,deck of cards,dice}. The bar offers a number of house cocktails land a must try is their Molecular DSLR {vodka, litchi, lyche, caviar, passion fruit and coconut milk} – served in a DSLR lens shaped glass. Their food menu has MRP mezze, honey Fries, cottage Cheese shawarma, wonton nachos and chilli oil coca pizza.

Reflections JW Marriott, Juhu

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Photo source: LAFoodie via Flickr [CC Y 2.0]

As all five-star properties have the license to serve alcohol on dry days, {except election day}, Reflections at JW Marriott could be one of the options you could explore in case you direly need to go out or your birthday falls on a dry day {bummer but hey, we saved you}. Along with cocktails like martini, cosmopolitan and Jager Bombs for the brave, they have tikkas and finger food to gorge on.

Sai Prasad, Andheri

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Photo source: Kaicho20 via Pixabay [CC0]

We give you shady {but useful} with Sai Prasad bar and restaurant on the Western Expressway. If you’re not into shelling out a bomb just ’cause it’s dry day, this is it. A watering hole off the highway in Andheri, it serves Chinese and that cheap alcohol. They don’t let you drink on the premise, however you can pick up a parcel from here. A trip for two can be completed under INR 800.

Harbour Bar, Taj Mahal

Photo source: The Taj Mahal Palace

Photo source: The Taj Mahal Palace

Now, if you want to take fanciness a notch higher with a sea view on a dry day {not so dry now, is it?}, Harbour Bar is your best bet. If your pockets can take it, pair up their cocktails and other drinks with a tune avocado yuba roll or cajun spiced prawns.

Hornby’s Pavilion, ITC Grand Central

Photo courtesy: ITC Grand Central

Photo courtesy: ITC Grand Central

Sipping a glass of whiskey while gushing about the dreamy, old world charm of Millsquare {it has a fountain} doesn’t seem too bad on a dry day. They have signature dishes like potli samosas, mezze platter and dal kebabs.

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