For Mumbaikars, ‘work hard party harder’ is a motto they adopt early on in life and one that they stick to very diligently throughout. Weekends are the time to party for the city’s youth, be it any time of the year and there are overwhelming amount of restaurants, pubs and bars to cater to their needs, in every corner of this sprawling city and its suburbs. Where to hangout on the weekends is a question that is perpetually on the mind of an average Mumbaikar.
However, we don’t have the money to party in style all the time. That’s why Happy Hours were invented. Be it a casual after-work hangout, or an all-out Birthday bash, or a long due treat for your ‘big’ promotion, you need Happy Hours to break even. Even if that means you’ll have to drink at 3 pm in afternoon. ALSO READ: Best Hookah Places in Mumbai: 15 of the best sheesha restaurants and lounges across the city
Here are the top 10 places with happy hours offering great discounts on drinks and food:
1. Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock Cafe hardly requires any introduction. The chic interiors coupled with great music and a hip ambiance has made this chain of pub cafe extremely popular amongst the urban youth. In Mumbai, Hard Rock is located in two locations and both their outlets are hot property on the weekends. Their happy hours are pretty standard from 5 pm to 8 pm and their deals on booze include all domestic/premium domestic booze within 150 bucks and all imported alcohol and cocktails, within Rs 200.
Where: Wadia International Center, Bombay Dyeing, Pandhurang Budhkar Marg, Worli
Happy Hours: 5 pm to 8 pm
Cost for 2: Rs 2500
Jugehead’s is the best place to visit for all Mumbai beer lovers, with a large appetite for the golden bubbly. They have a unique one plus one offer on everything from pitchers to towers during the happy hours. The vibe is casual and the decor is a colourful, funky kind. The place is meant for a get together with your old college buddies. It’s a great place for catching up over drinks. Their food is quite good as well with generous portions and a good helping of cheese.
Where: 103/104, De Mall, Veera Desai Road, Veera Desai Area, Andheri West
Happy Hours: 12 PM – 09:45 PM (Mon – Thurs) & 12 PM – 08:45 PM (Fri – Sun)
Cost for 2: Rs 1600
3. 212 All Day Bar and Cafe
With the chill vibes of a typical American diner as well as their menu, the 212 All Day Bar and Cafe is a great place for food and drinks. They have an outdoor seating area and during their happy hours, they have a flat 50 per cent off on almost all drinks from champagne to cocktails to beers. All Day’s pizzas are also very popular. They also have an all inclusive 3 Course Express Lunch at Rs 499, which includes salads/soup, burgers/sandwiches/flatbreads and desserts.
Where: F-97, First Floor,Phoenix Market City, LBS Road, Kurla
Happy Hours: 4PM- 8PM
Cost for 2: Rs 1500
4. Rumours Lounge
If you are looking for a relatively quieter weekend brunch/drinks hangout, then Rumours Lounge is THE place to go. Rumours’ al fresco overlooks the Powai lake with the Sun shining on its sparkling waters. However, their indoor seating is also a great option. Their happy hours are much longer from Tuesday to Sunday and they have a two plus one offer on select drinks including several whiskies, vodkas and tequilas. Right now, they have a special one plus one offer going on, which is applicable on all domestic drinks, all day long!
Where: A S Marg, Near Marine Shipping Corporation, Opposite Powai Lake, Powai
Happy Hours: 11 AM to 12:30 AM (Mon), 11 AM to 7 PM (Tue – Sun)
Cost for 2: Rs 1500
5. MRP-Modern Asian Bistro
Located in Dadar East, MRP is a great place for board game enthusiasts and also those who love drink games. They have something called the Gaming Shots used for playing fun games like the drunken jenga, darts and foosball. They have great offers on pitchers. The more the merrier holds even more true at MRP as larger your group, the more heavily your drinks will be discounted. ALSO READ: Best Pizza Places in Mumbai for all budgets: Top 20 restaurants for pizza lovers
Where: 20, Dharamputra, Pritam Estate, Dadar East
Happy Hours: 12 Noon – 3 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 1300
6. Mighty Small
Mighty Small inside Smaaash at Lower Parel is a great place for a late lunch. They have quirky food options like the Pav Bhaji fondue, and a pretty elaborate drinks and cocktails menu. Their milkshakes and desserts are also quite popular, but who thinks of those things on a boozy Saturday evening right?
Where: City Studio, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills Compound, Gate No 4, P.B. Marg, Lower Parel
Happy Hours: 5PM to 8.30PM (Mon – Fri)
Cost for 2: Rs 1000
7. Beer Cafe
The Beer Cafe has branches in several cities including Delhi and Pune. The Mumbai outlet in Khar is a great place to hangout on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Their beers are always chilled and their happy hours go on all day long! Their beer based cocktails are quite popular and our personal favourite is the blue flip, which has passion fruit and blue lagoon with the beer giving it the much needed fizziness. Beer Cafe is running a special offer for women, where they’re offering 2 free drinks on Wednesdays, until February 2017.
Where: 538, Hotel King’s Place, Khar West, Khar
Happy Hours: ( Monday to Sunday) All Day
Cost for 2: Rs 1800
Zoobar has indoors as well as al fresco seating areas but we prefer the indoors (for a change), because of their jukebox playing retro English songs. Their happy hours are quite long and their meals are quite filling and sumptuous. We recommend you visit Zoobar on Sundays for their brunches which include a selection of unlimited drinks and vegetarian or non-vegetarian food for different prices. They also have a student’s discount on food.
Where: 1st Floor, Liberty Lodge, DJ Road, Above Mcdonalds, Vile Parle West
Happy Hours: 12 Noon to 12 AM (Mon) , 12 Noon to 8 PM (Tue – Sat)
Cost for 2: Rs 1700
9. Rude Lounge
Rude Lounge in Bandra is a typical party place with their full bar and low tripy lights. They have great deals on booze although their food portions are not quite satiating. They have a Christmas party on December 25th, where they serve complimentary wine and cake to all the guests, as well heavy discounts on booze. Their happy hours are divided into 2 parts- from 11.30 am to 7 pm, they have a 1+1 offer on selected IMFL and from 7 pm to 12 midnight, you get 2+1 on imported drinks besides the 1+1 on IMFL. ALSO READ: Best Breakfast places in Mumbai: Top 20 eateries from all over the city
Where: 31, Opposite Globus Mall, Hill Road, Bandra West
Happy Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:30 AM – 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 1600
10. Reunion Bar and Kitchen
Reunion Bar and Kitchen has alternative Hollywood and Bollywood karaoke nights. But that is not the only great thing about this restaurant, which is hot property in Mahim. They are known more for amazing offers on beers and other liquor anytime of the day, than anything else. On Saturdays, they have buy 2, get one free offers on most drinks. Although their food is average, the drinks and the ambiance make up for it, and the place is great value for money, nonetheless.
Where: 204, Ground Floor, Sai Niwas, LJ Road, Near City Light, Dadar Shivaji Park
Happy Hours: All Days of the week, through out the day
Cost for 2: Rs 1250