Budget-Drinking Scenes? Hit Up These 5 Bars For Drinks That Don’t Break The Bank

Sanchi posted on 22 September

The rains in Mumbai can be a mood dampener, but nothing lifts the spirits like an after work drink. When the cold and potent cocktails mix with the chatter of good friends, happiness lingers in the air and the week ahead becomes a tad bit easy.

With the influx of hipster bars in Mumbai, here are the top seven places to grab a drink {or five} without breaking the bank.

Social

When Colaba Social first opened its doors, everybody flocked to this bar to get a taste of what Delhi and Bangalore was raving! With drinks like L.L.I.I.T and Trip on the Drip, Social became known as the go-to bar for drinks with friends. In May 2015, it opened its Todi Mills outpost, much bigger {7,000 sq. ft.} than its flagship outlet. They also serve some delicious dishes like D.I.Y Bruschetta and the China Box.

Cocktails start at INR 320 upwards.

Casual Dining

24, Ground Floor, Glen Rose Building, Behind Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

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Monkey Bar

If you’ve read my review of Monkey Bar here, you know how fond I am of this Bandra Bandar. From desi cocktails to Indianised food, this gastropub hits all the right notes for a fun evening with friends. My recommendation: Copper Monkey and the Chocolate Pot De Creme.

Cocktails start at INR 320 upwards.

Bars

Summerville, Ground Floor, Junction Of 14th & 33rd Road, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Radio Bar

From the guys behind Silver Beach Cafe and Copa, comes Bandra’s newest haunt, Radio Bar. With elements like cassettes, vinyl records and microphones, it’s time to set our frequency to this retro joint.

Cocktails start at INR 375 upwards.

Pubs

355, New Castle Hotel, Khar West, Khar, Mumbai

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Hoppipola

It’s always Hoppi time here! Draw on the chalkboard tables, play UNO or Jenga with your BFFs and devour your cocktails. This bar promises only fun and hoppiness.

Cocktails start at INR 195 upwards.

Pubs

Ramee Guestline Hotel, 757, MD Ali Quereshi Chowk, S.V. Road, Khar, Mumbai

Doolally

This one’s a special mention for the beer-lovers {for some, nothing else matters}. Pune’s favourite brewery, Doolally is here in Mumbai and it offers its famous Apple Cider, Wheat Beer and Oatmeal Stout. They also whip up some delicious dishes.

Pints start at INR 250 upwards.

Bars

C 18-21, Dalia Industrial Estate, Near Fun Republic Mall, Off New Link Road, Andheri West, Mumbai

This recommendation was first posted on Little Miss Obsessed.