Here are my top 10 picks for a rooftop rendezvous in Mumbai!
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I love sipping on a drink at the beach under the shining sun. But nothing beats a bar perched up top of the city with panoramic views. Today I’m going to take on a ride through the best rooftop bars in Mumbai that offer the best experiences, boozy drinks, jaw-dropping views and unmatched vibe! When you visit these rooftop bars it’s the best of both worlds – the best drinks paired with the best views – I’d say take all my money! I’ve curated a list of the top 10 rooftop bars in Mumbai, some are downright swanky and others are down to earth, go ahead take your pick.
My Favourite Rooftop Bars in Mumbai
The Marina Upper Deck, Colaba
Always start with the classic! The marina upper deck is the rooftop bar at sea palace hotel, located in Apollo Bandar Colaba. The deck is open for outside guests so don’t miss a chance if you are in the area. The panoramic views of the Arabian sea and the many heritage buildings greet you at the top! A great place to bring your friends & family to show the pulse of Mumbai. And equally impressive for locals to experience Mumbai nightlife with a breathtaking view!
Cocktails start at Rs 500 & beer is at Rs 290
Roofberries Rooftop, Bandra
The cocktail menu here would leave you bamboozled! They have a unique berry-flavoured menu, yes thats a first for me. This affordable rooftop bar is a great place for a sundowner with your gang. They also offer a curated menu that pairs well with the drinks.
Cocktails start at Rs 650 & beer is at Rs 370
Oh, another classic. For many of us, Social has become the key answer to “where do you want to meet?” After all, it has great food, good music, affordable drinks, and a fun ambience – what more could one ask for? The Versova social ups the game by giving you a stunning rooftop experience! The bar is perfect for unwinding over drinks in the wee hours of the night add some rainfall and this may as well be a scene straight from a Bollywood movie.
Cocktails start at Rs 390 & beer is at Rs 150
The Green Affair, Breach Candy
This is a special one! It is the first all-vegan rooftop bar in Mumbai. At a time when brands are still struggling to make products accessible to the plant-based audience, The Green Affair is acing the game. If you are in the mood for some classic cocktails with a twist this is the place for you.
Cocktails start at Rs 500 & beer is at Rs 290
Opa! Bar & Cafe, Sakinaka
If want to go rooftop but want it covered, this is your jam. Opa is located in Sakina, very close to the Sakinaka metro station. It is a great spot if you are in the mood for some tunes to dance to and in general a fun-nighter with your friends. Opa offers an exhaustive list of drinks at an affordable price. Go on and bring your bunch to Opa!
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1522 – Bar & Kitchen, Chakala
Nestled in the midst of the bustling industrial & commercial areas, 1522 is just the place to go after a long workday. This one is very easy on the pocket and has both covered & open areas to chill at. Airy & super spacious, 1522 also hosts a lot of live-music nights. Some days parties go on till the wee hours of the night if you are in the mood for that visit 1522.
Cocktails start at Rs 450 & beer is at Rs 270
Asilo, Lower Parel
Asilo means heaven in Spanish. And if you are a sucker for city lights & classics then, my friend, Asilo is your heaven. Located on the top of St. Regis this one is a great place for a date night or when you are in the mood for some classic cocktails. Be sure to make reservations in advance, especially if you are going on a weekend. So the next time you want an uber-luxe rooftop experience, you know where to go.
Cocktails start at Rs 800 & beer is at Rs 500
Bayview Cafe, Colaba
Looking for a rooftop bar with a chill vibe in south Bombay? Bayview it is! I’m not sure what I love about this place the most. Perhaps the fact that it is such a casual place to enjoy a beer. Or the beautiful view of the bay dotted with boats. Maybe both! Try and reserve a sea-facing table in advance, they get booked super fast. They only serve beer and wine.
Breeze Lounge, Powai
At Breeze, you are greeted by the sights of Santorini! This greek themed rooftop bar in Mumbai is one of the most visited in Powai. At night the place offers dim-mood lighting with a beautiful view of the Powai lake. This one particularly is a great pick to have a drink in the monsoon. Not to say you shouldn’t visit it otherwise! But the pitter-patter of the rain mixed with Breeze’s ambience will be just the vibe you need.
Cocktails start at Rs 540 & beer is at Rs 290
Here drinks are served with a side of Instagramable hues of the sunset! Dome is on the rooftop of Hotel Intercontinental and is open to visitors. You must make a reservation before visiting since the place is almost always fully booked, more so on weekends. Dome makes for a great place to feel that quintessential Bombay grandeur.
Cocktails start at Rs 1250 & beer is at Rs 550
Hope you liked my list of the best rooftop bars in Mumbai. Which one are you going to next? If you are looking to spend a night out in the city that never sleeps, read my post on things to do to experience Mumbai nightlife.