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When the sun goes down, an entirely different side of the city is revealed. ShermansTravel experts sort through the dives and overpriced cocktails to show you the best bars and nightspots that really give a taste of the local vibe, while also pointing out the jazz clubs, theater performances, and dancehalls that travelers might not find on their own.

Mumbai Nightlife


Dance the night away at this hot new club and disco on the premises of the fancy Marriott in the northern part of the city.

JW Marriott, Juhu Tara Rd., 011-91-22-2693-3000,
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub

Hawaiian Shack

Madonna, Michael Jackson, and other ’80s pop stars rule at this dive-like bar with two locations: one in downtown Colaba and another in Bandra.

Pipewala Building, 4th Pasta Ln., 011-91-22-2202-0455
Tags: nightlife | dancing | dive bar


Spread across 10,000 square feet, this swish spot with plenty of eye candy is in trendy Bandra, housed in the same building as buzzing Asian restaurant, Seijo and the Souldish.

Krystal Building, 206 Patkar Marg, 011-91-22-2642-3006,
Tags: nightlife | trendy | nightclub


This flashy downtown lounge and club plays hip-hop, house and techno for a vibe that’s more Manhattan than Mumbai.

behind Radio Club, Shahpoorji Pallonji Building, 011-91-22-2202-8700
Tags: nightlife | dancing | nightclub | house music | hip-hop


See and be seen at this Buddha Bar-inspired hot spot that has got Mumbai’s glitterati lining up for its lychee and jasmine cocktails. Grab one of the second floor beds, outfitted in luxe organza and chenille, for maximum lounging comfort.

Pandurang Budhkar Marg; Bombay Dyeing Mills, 011-91-22-2438-3008
Tags: nightlife | smart splurge | lounge


A low-key hotel bar that’s known for its cucumber saketinis and Pan-Asian nibbles; the exposed brick walls and mosaic-style grating add to the warm mood.

Taj President, 90 Cuffe Parade, 011-91-22-5665-0808,
Tags: nightlife | hotel bar | bar menu

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