Recommended Places to Hang Out in Mumbai

Wondering where to go? A quiet & quaint spot or a high-energy high place to let your hair down? Laila & gang recommend the following places to hang out in Mumbai.

Wink is an elegant nightclub with bartenders trained by the best. The music starts off soft and slow and gradually builds up to high energy beats by midnight. The bar offers a large range of international spirits, wines from 150 countries, rare whiskies, flavoured vodkas, cocktails and cigars. Try the Wasabi Martini and Japanese Slipper from the bar or the Strawberry Lassi mocktail. Cocktail snacks from the sushi counter like Temaki Sushi, Ika and Kani Kam are a big draw as is food from Thai Pavilion and Konkan Cafe. Contact details

Essel World
Mumbais pioneer amusement park is just a ferry ride away at Gorai village. Essel World is open 365 days from 10 am to 7 pm. With over 34 rides and games in categories adults, children and family, it is a fun destination for all thrill seekers. Mumbais first ever 3,400 square foot ice skating rink set at 5 degrees Celsius is housed here. Rikis Rocking Alley is a new fun zone with 6 bowling lanes, pub, dance-floor, cafeteria and gaming kiosks. Weekend rates tend to be higher and the park is available for private parties and events. Contact details

24 x 7
One of the better coffee shops among luxury hotels for its ambience and variety of cuisines. One always comes to expect a certain quality of food and service before selecting a 5 star coffee shop, and 24/7 at Intercontinental, The Grand does not disappoint. The pure vegetarian will have to be content with the array of starters in the buffet but the meat lover just cannot resist the sushi and the lobster. Another must-have is the clay oven pizza. Contact details

Polly Esthers

Polly Esthers has been a hit with all English retro loving party people since its inception. The nightclub is shut on Mondays and is a large space with a big dance floor. Weekends see a huge crowd and an entry fee is charged. The rates for food and beverages are reasonable and the music is a mix of Pop, Rock, Soul, Reggae, Motown and Disco. Wednesday nights are Hip Hop nights. Call in to check for other special events held regularly at this club. Contact details

Inorbit Mall
Looking to crown the King of Malls in Mumbai? Sorry the title is already taken. Inorbit is the undisputed king of malls in Mumbai and every shopper will tell you the same. Whether it's the brand mix that draws the customers or the fabulous food court that tickles their taste buds or better still the impeccable service and staff; Inorbit seems to be the mall that everyone is talking about and continues to. From Ritu Kumar's garments to Twinkle Khanna's interior store White Window; Park Avenue Woman, Van Heusen, Hi Design, The Bombay Store, Raymonds; you name the brand and it's under the Inorbit umbrella. The food court too has big names with Pot Purri, Only Parathas, Birdys, Barista, Pizza Hut, Rajdhani, Ruby Tuesday and the list goes on. Want to take a break? Go surf the net, use wi-fi, get photo copies done; guess what? You can work and play at this suburban mall that has thousands thronging every week. Contact details

Café Xo – The Lounge Bar
A comfortable, fun lounge bar in the most unlikely location with good food as well. Café Xo is easy to miss but once there, is a place to unwind, relax, meet friends and hang out. The bartender mixes a range of cocktails that include names like Blue Kamakaze, Belly's Button, Bull Frog and Cough Syrup. In addition to flavoured hookas, they also serve vodka shot hookas. Naughty Hours are when you can get a buy one get one free deal. The Dahi Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Tava are excellent and the buffet spread are great for office goers in the area. Contact details

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