A good cocktail list with bartenders spreading good vibes is what makes the cut for a great bar. A “good cocktail list” is subjective but for us it is about the choice of drinks, seasonality, ingredients and of course the bartender on the other side. Let us look at our go to list of bars in Mumbai.
High up in the air at the Four Seasons Hotel, the AER is open-air and known for its views as much it is for its cocktails. Modern take on classics has usually been their mantra.
Helmed by Chef Alex Sanchez, the restaurant showcases a drinks menu which is Mumbai inspired. With a lot of home-made bitters and mixes, the Americano offers an experience. Try their Horniman Sour.
Having been crowned the best restaurant in the country, the Bombay Canteen has been living up to the standards even on the cocktail side. Fresh juices, fancy mixes and a great vibe is what you should expect.
The first licensed bar of Mumbai spanning almost 9 decades deserves a visit to soak in the old-world glory with an evolving menu whilst some legends like “From the Harbour Since 1933” are a permanent feature on the cocktail list. It is inside the Taj Mahal Hotel.
House of Nomad
This bar at the Taj Lands End kind of signalled the hotel group’s intention to deep dive into the world of modern drinks culture and it has been earning all the adulation from the time it opened its doors a few years back.
An Asian diner, Koko is known for its thought leadership in the cocktail circuit with use of bold ingredients like the broccoli juice, to Anantmool to parmesan syrup et al. Great place for an Aperitivo evening.
A kitchen laboratory more so, the Masque is known for its progressive cuisine with Indian inclination. The cocktail menu compliments the luxury dining experience well with a to the point approach whilst making an impact.
Vibrant, easy, chill are some words that are top of mind when it comes to O Pedro a space which is Goa inspired and the same reflects in its drinks with ingredients like the toddy, triphal, kokum etc.
A modern Indian restaurant of Dubai fame, the Tresind offers you a culinary experience worth every buck and at the same time they ensure the cocktail list heightens the dining experience with its on the table cocktails, the old-fashioned list and more.
Perhaps the go-to dimsum place in town, Yauatcha an all-day diner is busy all day long with its Yum Chas and more. A well-stocked bar greets one at the entry and the cocktail list with a global perspective, but Asian overtones will leave you happy high.