There is Mumbai, in there, there’s town and then there’s Bandra. Everyone’s heard of her and her unique ways. The ultimate suburban hotspot for shopping, hanging out with friends, celeb spotting and yes, partying!
Bandra rings in the New Year of its own accord. From fireworks that set the Mumbai sky ablaze make for a spectacular view at Bandra-Worli Sea Link. For the simpletons who just want to go out and drink with friends, Quench and I Bar call for your attention. Parked between three fabulous eating joints and walking distance from the sea link, these bars are your best bet for a warm, fuzzy and fabulous New Year party.
The outdoor setting at The Daily is something that should not be ignored. Spacious with awesome music, alcohol and food that’s out of the world should be reason enough for you to spend your New Year with good friends at The Daily. Make sure to go all out on eating the sliders on their menu.
You can get in with the Mediterranean feel by having a gala time at Olive. Its outdoor court is a view waiting to be admired and perhaps spending time there will make your NY worth the while.
But a favourite party place to visit is Bonobo. Named after an endangered ape that lives in the heart of the Congo, this laid back but hip jungle themed bar has a fabulous cocktail list, outdoor rooftop dining area, and indoor air conditioned lounge area where the DJ spins tunes. It's one of the most popular bars in fashionable Bandra, and attracts an eclectic arty crowd that's a blend of locals and foreigners.
But if you want to do it the Bandra way, having a house-party arrangement under your sleeve is what you must do. Or better yet, get invited to one. Bandra organises the best terrace parties with Oceania Terrace and C'est La Vie as your best bet party at. Bandra-ites like to spend time with their close friends drinking and dancing through the night at home or on places like Bandra Reclamation and Carter Road.
Carter Road and Bandstand treat celebrating the 31st no less than a festival of its own. Food and fireworks are in full swing that makes it pass off like Bandra’s second carnival after Bandra Fair. These also guarantee that you will spot a celeb. Hail a Bandra-local auto and ask him to give you a celeb-homes darshan of Pali Hill Road and they’ll oblige. If you’re lucky enough that Salman Khan or Shah Rukh Khan are home, they will most likely wave out to the waiting crowd and wish you a star-studded New Year.
So, this NYE go on a Bandra pub crawl with your Yaars. For more details on the hippest places to party, click here.
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