We love the rains, we hate the rains. It’s a complex relationship, but we’ve found a way to deal with it – Mumbais’ best rooftop bars. We went out into the rainy wild and found the rooftop bars in Mumbai which offer us a sheltered vantage point to enjoy the rains and have a drink while we’re at it.

Jamjar Diner

Jamjar is pretty popular amongst the ‘burbies for its colourful decor and innovative desserts {Mess In A Jar, Flower Pot Surprise}. We’re planning on cuddling up with some coffee to watch it pour. Head here for a good meal, as well as if you’re planning to go shopping at one of the neighbouring markets.

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Photo source: Jamjar Diner

The Marina Upper Deck

The Marina Upper Deck is a dream for people who like to gaze at the sea from afar, since it boasts of a full view from Gateway of India to The Radio Club. Since it’s an open-air rooftop cafe, they have a makeshift roof that protects and doesn’t hinder the view.

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Photo source: The Marina Upper Deck

Mehman Nawazi

How about eating greens while surrounded by greens? An all-vegetarian menu, that’s exactly what you’ll get at this Powai restaurant. It’s situated on a carved hill and provides one with a bird’s eye view of the Powai Lake and Hiranandani Gardens. Though not revered for the food, this place seems to be a good escape from the chirpy {read loud} side of Mumbai.

Photo source: Mehman Nawazi

Photo source: Mehman Nawazi

Aer at Four Seasons

Located at the Four Seasons hotel rooftop, this bar has an amazing view of the sea and the city. You may want to head here if you don’t mind shelling out extra for the view and glimpses of celebrities that frequent the place. We’ll visit for the inter-galactic feel this bar has.

Photo source: Aer

Photo source: Four Seasons

Escobar Tapas Bar

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Photo source: Escobar – Tapas Bar

The longest bar in India and one of the longest in Asia, Escobar spells out class with its teak furniture and well-made cocktails. The outdoor seating provides for a look at the busy streets of Bandra but comes equipped with a terrace bar. Meant for those who like to keep their drinks close and Bandra closer.

The House

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Photo source: The House

Located near Rock Beach, this place known to take you back to Goa with its prettily lit terraces that overlook the waves hitting the rocks. Friendly staff and prices that don’t hit your pocket in the face. Is this literally a house?

Featured photo source: Four SeasonsĀ