Let The Music Play: Our Guide To Cafes And Bars In Mumbai With Jukeboxes

    The good old days of going out, and listening onto the jukeboxes are long gone. Instead, now most of the bars and restaurants have their own set playlists or even a DJ. Since we’re a sucker for all things vintage, we have looked around for restaurants and bars in Mumbai that still have a functional jukebox, and yep, you can play your favourite classics on 'em!

    Sunlight Bar

    Sunlight bar has been almost every second south Bombay college student’s go-to bar – it is affordable, and ranks up to Janta or Gokul (it’s not a crowded as well). And even better is the fact that this bar has an old jukebox, playing most of our favourite songs.

    Play Me The Regulars: Though the jukebox is generally updated with the latest tracks, find classic bands like U2, or even Alisha Chinai’s indie classic, ‘Made in India‘. What else? They’ve got Bob Marley as well as Bollywood songs.

    Price: INR 10 per song

    Cafe Mondegar

    This landmark of a cafe on Colaba Causeway is still one of the few places in the city that has a functional, and the oh-so-colourful jukebox in the corner. Mondegar, on most days, though is crowded is still worth a trip. Check out our guide on why you need to go here.

    Price: INR 50 for three songs

    Cafe Ideal

    Cafe Ideal

    Girgaum, Mumbai

    This famous Irani cafe with its almost ancient jukebox has a mix of Bollywood, and English songs. With its envious location near the Chowpatty, and its boozy menu, the college crowd often gets a kick out of requesting songs off the jukebox. Get here with all the friends, and have a great time fighting over what music to play! 

    Price: INR 15 Per song

    Jamjar Diner (Bandra & Versova)

    Jamjar Diner

    Bandra West, Mumbai

    The All-American Diner in Versova along with its newly-opened outlet in Bandra, is known for three things – quirky decor, delicious menu and a jukebox that sits cozily inside the outlets.

    Price: Free of cost

    Cafe New York

    With its gorgeous tall Rowe Jukebox, Cafe New York has our heart, and musical soul. Apart from being a popular SoBo restaurant, its jukebox gets equal amounts of attention. Here you buy the token, flip the coins and get requesting the bands that were hugely popular back in the 70s.

    Price: INR 10 per song

    Cafe General @ Chowpatty

    Cafe General

    Chowpatty, Mumbai

    Cafe General at Chowpatty is great for when you’re on the hunt for affordable places to eat at, and decently prices alcohol. And the envious sea-facing location doesn’t hurt either. A popular spot amongst the college kids till date – the place exudes an old world charm, and the jukebox may have something to do with it.

    Price: INR 10 per song

    Kit Kat @ Marine Lines

    Kit Kat

    Marine Lines, Mumbai

    Kit Kat Nar is an affordable hangout place for college kids as well as office-goers. With its jukebox full of tracks, budget-friendly menu, and a TV that often screen matches, it may not be your typical neighbourhood bar, but it sure gets crowded on the weekends.

    Price: INR 10 per song