One, Two, Cha Cha Cha: Hit Up These Cafes & Restaurants In Mumbai For Social Dancing Nights

Jayati posted on 03 October

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Looking for a night out in the town, but want something exciting to do? How about grooving to jive, or try out some salsa moves. Even better, challenge yourself to Lindy hop? We’ve rounded up the cafes and restaurants in Mumbai that organise regular classes, followed by a fun dancing social. Sway your way to these places.

SamBar and Pub

With their Trippy Latin nights, SamBar is the place to be if you’re looking to get into the Latin groove. Here they have salsa, jive, and bachata every Tuesday from 9.30pm until 1.30am.

There’s no dress code, or the need to bring in your partner. Just go there, mingle and dance away to glory. The class is led by Rahul Handa, and walk-ins are accepted. The classes are free of cost, and have a lovely social scene going on here.

When: Every Tuesday

Timings: 9.30pm until 1.30am

Pubs

8, Vora Building, 3rd Road, Opp. Khar Education Society, Khar, Mumbai

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Shiro

When you’re purely in the mood for salsa, Shiro is where you need to be. Every Wednesday, 10.30pm onwards, they organise salsa classes which turn into a fun social dancing scene. Of course, a teacher would be there to guide you all right. Just make sure you don’t spill the wine!

#LBBTip: It’s free of cost.

When: Wednesdays

Timings: 10.30pm onwards

Lounges

Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, P Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai

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Café Zoe

The dance that originated in Harlem, New York has been around in Mumbai for a while now, and you can learn it at Cafe Zoe, Fun Republic, and even at Tonic, generally on Sunday. That’s right, hop your way to Lindy Hop, which begins as a workshop. Here they prepare with simple steps, and techniques, and basically amp up before the chill social afterwards. The workshop is for INR 200.

The fun begins when the floor is opened up to everyone, and everyone can join in to dance, and have a jolly good time. In fact, there’s be advanced dancers on the floor to teach you how to Lindy Hop your way.

#LBBTip: Sometimes they even have a live band.

When: Twice a month {Sundays} at Cafe Zoe, first Sunday of the month at Fun Republic Social, and once a month at Tonic

Timings: 7pm onwards

Casual Dining

Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai