India’s pub and restaurant scene has evolved a great deal over the past few years. So while there are themed pubs that cater to a niche section of guests that are aimed at offering novelty and excitement, there is also a growing focus on making the entire experience a pleasurable one for everyone. Pub owners and restaurateurs have realized that it’s the level of comfort, over and above the quality of food and drinks, that keeps some one coming back to a place again and again. Also Read - 5 More Test COVID-19+ in Dharavi, 2 of Them Attended Nizamuddin Event; Total Tally Soars to 22
India still remains a country where public spaces are restricted for women. It’s almost on a daily basis that we hear instances of female party-goers being harassed or molested by drunken men. There are hence, a number of factors that a woman has to consider before making all-night drinking plans. Mumbai, thankfully, boasts of a good amount of pubs and restaurants that allow single women to let their guards down, unwind and drink the night away. ALSO READ: Best Mumbai Restaurants with Happy Hours: Top 10 places for great offers on drinks in Mumbai Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown: Follow These Food Safety Tips if Getting Groceries Delivered
These are the top 10 pubs for single women from across Mumbai: Also Read - Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Mumbai's Dharavi Reports Third Death in Less Than 24 Hours; Area Sealed
With numerous branches all over the city, Pop Tate’s is pretty popular with the pub going crowds of Mumbai, most of whom are young singles looking for a fun night with friends. This place is great for a all-girls night out, as the quantity of food here is excellent and that’s what makes this place pocket-friendly for a group. The quality is great as well and happy hours have great deals, to allow heavy drinkers to drink the night away without feeling guilty.
Where: Shiv Shopping Centre, 5 1/2 Bungalows, J P Road, 7 Bungalows, Andheri West (+12 more locations)
Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 1600; Rs 130 for a beer pint
Contact: 022 26345666, 022 26342890
The Beer Cafe is one the hottest pubs in India for the youth to hangout at. In Mumbai itself, the pub has nine branches, which is indicative of its popularity among pub-goers. A chilled out place with great deals during happy hours and a fun peppy vibe is what makes this pub great for the ladies, looking to have some fun during their outing. Currently, they even have an offer going on at their Mumbai outlets, wherein people who drink the maximum amount will get heavy discounts on the liquor. ALSO READ: Mumbai’s top 11 most delectable chocolate desserts to indulge in during this Valentine’s week
Where: Shop 6-7, Ground Floor, Cambata Building, 42,Maharishi Karve Road, Churchgate (+ 8 more locations)
Timings: 11 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost for 2: Rs 1800; Rs 169 for a pint of beer
Contact: 022 30150852
Great food, chilled out and laidback ambiance and the best music- this is the USP of this international pub chain that has revolutionised the pubbing scene in India. The vibes of the place and the impromptu performances by the staff will get you happy drunk, even before you’ve had a lot to drink. It’s a great place for women to hang out and just unwind, leaving all their worries behind.
Where: Sharyans Audeus, Ground Floor, Opposite Yashraj Studios, Veera Desai Area (another one in Worli)
Timings: 12 noon to 1 am
Cost for 2: Rs 2500; Rs 250 for pint of beer
Contact: 022 33956238
Riyaz Amlani’s Social is one of the coolest pubs in the country right now. With the eighth branch opening in Versova this year, Social is attracting the monster’s share of pub-going crowds in the city, not just because of the ‘hatke’ concept of food and drinks, but also because of the quality that is consistent at every branch. The place is buzzing with youthful energy any time of the day but is especially happening on the weekends and during the nights, when they have various live music performances and even theater shows. The cocktails and food are excellent in quality and keep you coming back to this place time and again. ALSO READ: Restaurant review: Is the newest Social in Mumbai really worth your while?
Where: Rohan Plaza, 5th Road, S.V. Road, Khar West, Khar (+7 more locations)
Timings: 9 am to 1 am
Cost for 2: Rs 1200; Rs 100 for a pint
Contact: 022 65226324
Glocal Junction has been designed keeping in mind the young globalised Indian, who likes to experiment, yet stay close to her roots. What makes this place great for single women is the Wednesday Ladies night that goes the extra mile in keeping their women patrons happy and entertained. The ladies nights have a range of drinks including whiskies, rums, vodkas and cocktails on the house, besides a chance to avail of shopping vouchers, and even nail artists and pick and drop services for late nights. ALSO READ: Food Review: There’s a new Glocal Junction in town and we tried out their food and drinks
Where: Plot 57, Ground & 1st Floor, Morya Bluemoon Building, New Link Road, Andheri Lokhandwala, Andheri West (another one in Worli, Nehru Center)
Timings: 12 noon to 1 am
Cost for 2: Rs 1500; Rs 100 for a pint of beer
Contact: 022 33126723
Known for the longest bar in India, Escobar treats its women customers especially well. Every Friday from 9 pm to 11.30 pm, Escobar has a special offer for women wherein it offers them free kamikaze shots and Sangrias. The main attraction of the place is its open-air dining area, that offers a spectacular view, making Escobar an attractive option for an evening of casual drinks and conversation. You can always count on the crowds here to be upscale and posh. The music is always good, the staff is courteous and the ambiance is always lively, but especially so during the weekends.
Where: 4th Floor, VN Sphere, Turner And Linking Road, Linking Road, Bandra West
Timings: 7 pm to 1.30 pm
Cost for 2: Rs 2500; Rs 250 for a pint of beer
Contact: 022 30151383
If you want to spend a boozy night out with your girlies at some place classy, then the newly opened Baroke in Grant Road is an excellent option. The place serves unlimited free drinks including Red and White Wine Sangria, Mojito, Whiskey Sour, Cosmopolitan, etc, to women on Wednesdays. You can also let your hair down and dance the night away with the in-house DJ J-ME, who plays a mix of commercial and deep house tunes. The decor is elegant and the food is delicious and comes in generously large portions, making it a pocket-friendly affair, if you were to go in a group. ALSO READ: Baroke: A lounge in Mumbai that takes you back in time!
Where: Hotel Krishna Palace, 96/98, Sleater Road, Nana Chowk, Grant Road
Timings: 7:30 PM to 3 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 2300; Rs 190 for a pint of beer
Contact: 022 30151720
Famous for ‘spoiling your bad mood’, Rude Lounge in Powai is famous for hosting the hottest parties in town. If you want to celebrate your birthday in style, or just celebrate a raise or a promotion by treating your girlfriends to a night of food and drinks, then Rude is perfect.
Where: 8th Floor, B Wing, Supreme Business Park, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Timings: 11:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 1600; Rs 170 for a pint of beer
Contact: 022 30151460
PDT (Please Don’t Tell)
If you want to drink and not tell anyone, then PDT is just what you’ve been asking for. This Lower Parel resto-bar has been inspired from a New York restaurant and has classically nostalgic and rustic interiors from the 1920s, complete with a fully functional red telephone booth at the entrance. It’s especially known for its cocktails and international cuisine. They have happy hours everyday, from 6 pm to 10 pm and you can expect a sophisticated and chilled-out crowd at all times here.
Where: Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Timings: 6 pm to 1.30 am
Cost for 2: Rs 2000; Rs 150 for a pint of beer
Contact: 022 24900738, 91 8082738738
This one’s for all the beer and pizza kind of single ladies. Woodside has a mind blowing range of freshly brewed beers and some excellent pizzas to choose from. You might find the service a little slow on the weekends, but the wait is worth everything, as you’re going to end up fully enjoying your food and drinks. They have happy hours from 4 pm to 8 pm and some great deals for booze lovers. ALSO READ: Best Pizza Places in Mumbai for all budgets: Top 20 restaurants for pizza lovers
Where: New Link Plaza, Next to Oshiwara Police Station, Oshiwara, Andheri West (+2 more locations)
Timings: 11:30 AM to 1 AM
Cost for 2: Rs 1800; Rs 200 for a pint of beer
Contact: 022 26328963, 022 26336549
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