Even as Bandra and Juhu are sprouting new drinking places every other day, town has some very special watering holes as well. We take a look at some of the most popular and iconic pubs in South Mumbai ? and understand what makes them so special.
1. Cafe Mondegar, Colaba:
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Located right at the start of Colaba Causeway, Café Mondegar is special in many ways. The vibrant walls, painted by the iconic Mario Miranda, are truly spectacular. Always packed with a motely bunch of hardcore Bombay people and hipster tourists, Café Mondegar is the perfect place to enjoy a drink at any time of the day.
2. Woodside Inn, Colaba:
Here?s a timeless drinking option! Woodside Inn, with its classic, sophisticated vibe, is perfect for when you want to enjoy some good conversation and great food with your drinks. A special mention for the excellent service too.
3. Irish House, Kala Ghoda:
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This is one of the newer watering holes that has become quite the rage?Irish House is a cross between a pub and a club. On any Saturday night, Irish House will be packed with the city?s young and hip crowd dancing anywhere they find space to the top hits of the season. Even so, the vibe and ambience is exactly like a traditional Irish pub.
4. Harbour View, Apollo Bunder:
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The drinking spot with the most spectacular view! Harbour View is one of the city?s better kept secrets. Perched on a rooftop right opposite the Apollo Bunder harbour, this no-fuss place is perfect for intimate conversations against the setting sun. Do keep a look out for the magnificent yachts bobbing in the Arabian Sea!
5. Ghetto, Breach Candy:
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Another one of those old favourites that never fails to disappoint. Ghetto is casual and easygoing?perfect for a relaxed night out with friends. The walls pack in some very interesting graffiti, do grab a marker and scribble some of your own!
6. Cafe Leopold, Colaba:
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Perhaps the single most well-known watering hole in town?Café Leopold is truly a timeless institution. Immortalised by Greggory Roberts in his book, ?Shantaram,? the café is always buzzing. You will find an eclectic crowd of varied nationalities enjoying their drinks here. Sit back and soak in the vibe.