The heart of Mumbai?s suburbs, Bandra is the ultimate meeting point for college youth and young professionals across the city. The area is jam packed with bars and pubs of different themes, styles, and price points?all catering to the need of Mumbai?s tired and thirsty working crowd and clamouring to stand out from the hundreds of options available. Almost any Mumbaikar you meet will be ready with which watering hole in Bandra is their favourite. While every establishment has their own pros and cons, we have nailed down some of the popular and often-visited pubs in Bandra that will not leave you disappointed should you decide to pay a visit
Big Bang Café
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While the name itself stirs up a number of ideas (depending on whether you?re an astronomy lover or TV aficionado), the Big Bang Café does its very best to serve up a nice ?Bang? to all its visiting customers. The first thing that stands out about the café is the quirky décor, highlighted by the funky lighting and surrounding foliage. First-time visitors will be charmed by the welcoming ambiance, reminiscent of top fine-dining lounges. However, the novelty will wear off soon, leaving you coming back solely for their amazing spread of finger foods. The alcohol menu leans a bit towards the pricier side, but the service is quick and cocktails are prepared excellently, warranting the high rates. Some recommendations for finger foods are their Chicken Popcorn and Mexican Nachos.
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The youngest establishment on this list, Eddies has done very well to carve up a solid reputation as one of Bandra?s popular ?chillout bars? with the old-school-bistro décor and genial ambiance that is signature to so many such bars across the city. Unsurprisingly, the place is frequently packed with youngsters and junior corporates looking for an inexpensive drink to drown out work stress. The food is decent, and their pastas and sliders are some of the highlight dishes. You can also opt for some Fish ?n? Chips or Chicken Greek kebabs, which will go perfectly with a large peg of Signature Whisky. Of course the bar menu is decked with all standard domestic and a few favourite imported brands as well. Next time you?re in Bandra and looking for an affordable place to knock back a few drinks, Eddies is the place to be.
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When it comes to tiny and quaint pubs that give you a private setting to enjoy a boisterous drinking session with few friends, few places in Bandra can match the experience provided by Quench. Located in the Posh Reclamation Area of Bandra, the establishment has just six tables each of which can seat a group of four?it goes without saying that you must not visit this place with a large group. Where Quench lags in terms of size and space, it makes up for with its high quality of food. The Roasted Chicken and Alfredo Pasta is lip-smacking delicious and the dishes are all reasonably priced. Another highlight is the fantastic music, which consists mostly of classic rock and pop. We can only hope that Bandra comes up with more places like this.