A Guide to Mumbai’s (Bombay) Nightlife

We’ve all heard the cliché, ‘Mumbai is the city that never sleeps.’ Living up to its slogan, there are countless spots that make Mumbai’s nightlife what it truly is – vibrant and boisterous. For you to make the most your nights here, we’ve listed hotspots that host the finest parties and the best gigs in town.

Night Clubs



Location: Hotel Sea Princess, Santacruz

Located in the posh suburb of Mumbai, this club has a lot more than the sea-view to offer. In the cram of Mumbai, Trilogy has the luxury of housing an enormous dance floor, a couple of lounges and a smoking room. Besides the deep house music the Watermelon-Basil Martinis and a big hit among the regulars.


Location: Atria, The Millenium Mall, Worli

Mumbai is synonymous to Bollywood and if you’re looking to party like the stars, Hype is the place for you. This clubbing bliss was started by renowned celebrity and DJ, Aqeel Ali so don’t be surprised when you see members of the film fraternity and Page 3 personalities alike, dance to thumping Bollywood dance mixes.



Location: Krystal Building, Bandra West

Royalty is known for its spirited crowd and high energy levels. This club in the Bandra suburbs plays mainstream EDM music in one room and underground music in the ‘Red Room’. The bartender dishes out delightful LIITs which you will fall in love with from the very first sip.


Location: Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel

Tryst has the feels of a club from Vegas. Lots and lots of lights, innumerable colour changing LEDs and green absinthe potions in dainty hands is a scene straight out from Tryst. The best-dressed youngsters in town groove to mainstream EDM music and after a couple of flaming shots most things are a blur.


Bars & Lounges



Location: The Four Seasons Hotel, Worli

High up on the 34th floor of Four Seasons Hotel, resides the chicest rooftop bar in Mumbai, Aer. An evening of excellent cocktails, electronic music and one of the best views of the city and the sea – Aer should be your first option for a date.


Location: Kamala City Mills Studio, Worli

It’s the international chain of Hard Rock Café, and this one at Lower Parel isn’t a disappointment. The American theme bar with upbeat music, rock iconography is a sure favourite among many music enthusiast and metal heads.


Live Music



Location: Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel

When it first started in December 2007, blueFrog revolutionized the scene of live music in Mumbai, today every musician in the city dreams of playing a gig here. Artists like Anoushka Shankar and Soweto Kinch among other famous international performers have presented shows adding to the increasing popularity of the place.


Location: Hill Road, Bandra West

Mehboob studio was founded in 1954 but it wasn’t until 2010 that it was available for other events other than shooting Bollywood movies. Since then, Mehboob studio is known for hosting twice-monthly Saturday nights that bring to you amazing Console gigs and great indie music.

Think we’ve missed out on some hotspots? Let us know in the comments below.

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