7 Best places to dance, drink and party in Mumbai
Updated: Jul 8, 2018
A night at Tryst is like attending a spectacular light show, where more than a million color-changing LEDs poke out of almost every corner and bright green absinthe potions swirl around in glasses. If you've got the bucks, you're in the spotlight. The focus of this futuristically designed club is elevated VIP tables with a minimum billing of almost $400 (Rs 25,000) each (The King Table dictates that you spend at least a lakh (over $1,500)), with a personal butler and your own bouncer to boot. Two special VIP tables -- Den 1 and Den 2 -- even have gadgets built into table tops that will display your name, a personal message and your customized menu for the night.
"It's a great way to impress your date," says co-owner Rajiv Tandon, who's busy prepping Tryst for the upcoming party season with powerful air conditioners, a fatter hip-hop track list, a glossy new dance floor and if you can believe it, more lights. Many more lights.
Where: Phoenix Mill Compound, High Street Phoenix, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West
Trilogy’s first level is filled with red couches and a fancy wooden bar giving it the looks of a fancy bar. It’s shimmery ceiling amps up the glamour there, which is only amplified with its huge dance floor on level two. It’s lively ambience and club music is a total hit with the young crowd.
Where: 969, Juhu Tara Rd, Airport Area, Juhu, Airport Area, Juhu
Recently buffed and polished for its post-monsoon opening and soaring 34 floors over the real estate cauldron of midtown Mumbai, this rooftop bar and club at the Four Seasons Hotel affords the city's most iconic views, including the Haji Ali mosque, the Mahalaxmi racecourse and the Bandra-Worli Sealink. Here is where well-to-do expats go to end a hard work week and also where fashionistas break out their best party frocks and high heels, which tap along with tunes the popular DJ Shaan spins.
We suggest you get a Lady Boy (white rum, coconut syrup, kaffir lime) cocktail or a Falling Indian (white rum, rose syrup, sambuka), along with a thincrust pizza to soak it all up. While weekend nights resemble a Mumbai club scene, Aer cuts early birds a break with great happy hours from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day (yes, Sundays too), when all cocktails are half price and where you can watch the sun go down over maximum city.
Where: 1/136, 34th Floor, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli
Formerly Hype -- which unabashedly billed itself as "the country's first luxury nightclub" -- Matahaari opened with the same exclusive clientele in mind. Kitted out like the famous spy's boudoir, the club also features a VVIP room separated by a bookshelf that hides a secret room complete with a smoking area, loungers and a private bar. Despite the fact that it's located inside a mall, which at first glance would seem an odd choice of address, Matahaari is proving a hit with the kind of A-listers that made its predecessor Hype such a success.
Where: Level IV, The Atria Mall, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli
5. Kitty Su
Kitty Su’s Halloween and New Year Parties are the talk of the town, but even on a regular weekday, you can expect it to be to a haven for party animals. This lounge bar has seven different levels, each one appealing to a different set of people — if you’d like to have some cocktails by the poolside, head to their Aqua Zone, but if you want to dance the night away, head to their dance floor.
Where: The Lalit Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East, Chakala
6) Club Sirkus
Located inside the famous Hotel Sahara Star, Club Sirkus is spread over an area of 5000 square feet. Complete with glamorous lighting, a lively dance floor and a great drinks menu, Club Sirkus is great for an explosive party night. Every week, from Wednesday to Saturday, they have various popular DJ’s coming with electro, trance, Bollywood music and more.
Where: Hotel Sahara Star, Opposite Domestic Airport, Santacruz East
7. China House Lounge:
So the experiences you can have at China House are varied. You could be turned away right at the door for not being dressed appropriately or for being a group of stags -- or you could get in and have yourself some pricey but yummy cocktails -- like the Bonnie Beb made with Dewar's, apricot brandy, apple juice and Assam tea -- and some fun dancing.There's something for everyone at this club housed at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where new DJs visit every Friday and shutters go down as late as 3 a.m. Special mention for the seriously happy bartender Oster Fernandes, who takes requests for impromptu cocktails that aren't on the menu, even when the bar is packed. And by packed, we mean packed.
Where: Kalina, Santacruz East, Grand Hyatt, Near Western Express Highway