Budget-Drinking Scenes? These Affordable Bars Will Not Burn A Hole In Your Pocket

Sanchi posted on 25 January

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The workload from your office that might demand you put in extra hours can definitely be a mood dampener, but nothing lifts spirits like an after-work drink, even on a weekday. 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.

Wit h the rather fancy bars making their way into Mumbai, we have rounded off a list of some of the most affordable bars in the city where you can go and grab a drink without burning a hole in your pocket. Chuggit?

Social

When Social first opened their doors in Mumbai, everyone flocked the bar to get a taste of what Bengaluru and Delhi were raving about! With drinks like Shimla Mirch Martini and their popular Bob's Bong L.L.I.I.T, Social became the go-to bar for drinks with friends (we'd go alone too). Today, Socials is spread across 10 outlets in the city. We love the Todi Mills outpost, it's spread over 7,000 sq. ft. (wow!). They also serve delicious food, be it finger food or main courses; you might want to pair it with your favourite drink and have a gala time (in your tummies too).

Cocktails here start at INR 295. 

Casual Dining

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

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Monkey Bar

If you know us, you'd be aware of how much we love hanging around Bandra and we found Monkey Bar, an absolute gem to dine and wine at. From desi cocktails to Indianized food, this gastropub hits just the right notes for a chill evening with friends. We loved the Saat Rasta (it's a legit drink) and the Chocolate Pot De Creme With Salted Caramel (oh drool).

Cocktails here start at INR 320 approximately.

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 Radio Bar. With elements like cassettes, vinyl records and microphones, it’s time to set our frequency to this retro joint.

Cocktails here start at INR 425.

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 here start at INR 295.

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 also in Mumbai and it offers its famous Apple Cider, Wheat Beer and Oatmeal Stout. They also whip up some delicious dishes. Don't forget to try their House Fries; they never disappoint.

Pints here start at INR 200.

Bars

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

Janta Bar & Restaurant

If you're not for fancy, lit places, and just want to sip on your beer post work, head to Janta Bar in Bandra. Inconspicuous, yet legendary this bar is filled with a mix of young and old people. If you walk in and see no space, don't fret because Janta allows people to share tables, which also means you can make new friends over a drink. How's that for an idea?! Their Chicken Pahaadi Kebabs are a must-try. 

Casual Dining

78-A, Pali Naka, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West, Mumbai

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Gokul

Yet another place in Mumbai that will take you on a trip to the 90's with its ambiance. Head here a a few quick drinks and some complimentary chakli with schezwan sauce (perfect chakna, if we may say). And while you're headed out, hit up Bademiya for their legendary rolls. Just perfect, isn't it?

Casual Dining

10, Tullock Road, Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai

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This recommendation was first posted on Little Miss Obsessed.