A Few From Mumbai We Loved
Mumbaikars know how to party? they like high decibel music and they like to dance. There are many swanky clubs here in the city and LiveInStyle hand-picked a few of the best.
Tryst - 462 Phoenix Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Ph: 6661 4366
The club boasts futuristic interiors with glass, mirrors and over 16 million coloured led lights. An evening at the club is like attending a spectacular light show. The focuses at Tryst are the elevated VIP tables with a minimum billing of Rs 25,000 each. The tables come with a personal butler and a bouncer to boot. These tables have screens built into table tops that display the customer name, a personal message and a customized menu for the night. The club entertains guests with popular dance anthems and international club music like Hip-Hop, RnB and varied genres of house music. If you've got the bucks, you're in the spotlight. It's a great way to impress your date,says co-owner Rajiv Tandon.
Trilogy - Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu Tara Road, Santracruz (W). Ph: 2646 9500
Trilogy is a nightclub with a sea view. Their interiors are sexy, psychedelic and futuristic. The red couches are comfortable. It is a good place to catch a glimpse of a celebrity. Needless to say, Trilogy affords more than a sea view. There is a wooden bar on level one and a glittering red staircase scattered with lounges that leads to a humongous dance floor above it, a rarity in Mumbai. And another speciality, they have a smoking room. Bartenders in fedoras hand out martinis, grooving to music. The crowd has teeny-boopers and office executives.
Aer- The Four Seasons Hotel, 114 Dr E Moses Road, Worli. Ph: 2481-8444
Aer is on the 34th floor of The Four Seasons Hotel in Worli. This rooftop bar and club affords the city?s most iconic views, including the Haji Ali mosque, the Mahalaxmi racecourse and the Bandra-Worli Sealink. The open-air lounge creates an atmosphere of chic relaxation high above the bustling streets of Mumbai. Every monsoon, this lounge gets a different look, adorning a canopy and windscreen, giving the guests a memorable experience. The poisons to try there are Lady Boy (white rum, coconut syrup, kaffir lime) cocktail or a Falling Indian (white rum, rose syrup, sambuka), along with a thin-crust pizza. Aer cuts early birds a break with happy hours from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm every day.
Blue Frog Mathuradas Mills Compound, NM Joshi Marg, Lower Parel. Ph: 4033 2300
Blue Frog changed the live music scene in Mumbai. With its egg-shaped seating booths, state of the art acoustics, high-tech LED screens, good food and great drinks, the club exudes an ambience of fun. Founded by an eclectic bunch of musicians, admen and filmmakers, this concert hall, recording studio, dance floor, restaurant and bar with a stage in front has hosted an impressive line-up of home grown and international artists, including sitar player Anoushka Shankar, African pop artist Angelique Kidjo, British saxophone player Soweto Kinch and many more.
Hype- Atria, The Millenium Mall, R1, 4/F, Dr Annie Beasant Road, Worli. Ph: 2481 3799
This is the club for partying Bollywood style. "It's the most exclusive place in Mumbai - the clientele is exclusive, the decor is exclusive, even the alcohol is exclusive," says the club's famous founder and celebrity DJ Aqeel Ali. Hype is popular as the country?s first luxury nightclub, claiming a huge area of frolic and fun. The fact that it?s located inside a mall, Hype, has only gained in favour with its patrons since opening in 2009. The music is house, hip-hop and Bollywood chartbusters and remixes. It?s a great place for a huge crowd and entry is through guest-list, but there is also an option of open to all cover charges.