A Mumbai guide that highlights the best things to do in the city
High on chai
12 noon onwards Chai and Pakoda at a rainproof rooftop bar is probably the most romantic way to soak in the season. You can also sip the High on Chai cocktail, a mix of spiced tea with rum, and other cocktail infusions.
At: Toast Bistro & Bar, Church Road, Vijay Nagar Colony, Marol, Andheri (E).
7.30 pm Catch the play, Bade Bhaisaab that tells the story of a hapless elder brother who gradually gets unnerved by the rapid yet casual academic strides of his happy-go-lucky younger sibling.
On: June 25
At: R City Mall, Ghatkopar.
Game of skills
6 pm Use your strategic, logical and heroic skills and try your hand at international board games from Germany and UK, including building games, fantasy, science-fiction and war. Age limit 21 years.
On: June 25
At: 212 All Day Cafe & Bar, first floor, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla (W).
Cost: Rs 550 (includes 1 pint of beer and 1 appetiser.)
A poetic mood
7.30 pm to 11 pm Enjoy the art of performance poetry at an open mic organised by Soul Journal, a community build-up art project.
On: June 26
At: Tuning Fork 1st Floor, Hotel Unicontinental, 3rd road, next to Khar railway station, Khar.
Bar and band
7 pm Catch a live performance by Mihir Joshi in association with Artist Aloud. The singer will perform a variety of pop and rock covers at the gig.
At: Cafe Infinito, Naman Center C 31, Block G, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E).
Tribute to The King
7 pm onwards Catch entertainer Ben pay a tribute to Michael Jackson on his death anniversary. Don’t miss the close vocal and physical resemblance he bears to the legendary artiste. Enjoy tracks like Thriller and Hold My Hand.
On: June 25
At: Dublin Square, level 1, Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla.
11 am to 7 pm Check out the ‘Twisted Art Exhibition’ where 20 artworks by artists such as Hrishikesh Biswal, Alok Bal, Roshan Chabbria, Kanika Shah, Sajal Sarkar, Himanshu, Subrat Behera, Debraj Goswami, Jagannath Mahapatra and Dushyant Patel will be displayed. The eclectic group of the artists have captured the feeling of strangeness in their works.
Till: June 25
At: YIAMAS, 1st Floor, Ambico Ice Factory, 10–12, Cochin Street Ballard Estate.
Beer and grill
12 pm to 1 am Feeling grey? Cheer up with a Masala Chai Beer and a variety of piping hot grilled food.
Till: July 3
At: The Barking Deer Brewpub, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
12 am to 5 am Stuff yourself with Chicken Pakoda, Paya Shorba, Kebabs, Dum Biryani, Seviya Kheer, Shahi Tukada and Ruhafza Falooda at a Ramzan special midnight buffet
Till July 6
At: Wrapped, Four Points by Sheraton, Vashi.
11 am to 11 pm Try the BBQ Mutton, Spicy Chicken, or Mango Pizza and wash it down with lemonade, ice tea or hot chocolate.
At: 1441 Pizzeria, Andheri and Fort.
Rain and cheese
10 am to 1 pm Since it’s all about comfort food this season, Fondue is your fate. Pick from Roasted Red Pepper Fondue, Chopped Macaroni Fondue, the Four Cheese Fondue and Bacon Fondue.
At: Grandmama’s Café, Dadar and Lower Parel.
The desi deal
12 noon to 11.30 pm Binge on Papad Bhel (crispy bhel made by khichiya papad), Onion Mastana (onion bhajiyas with peri peri), Le Le Le 175 (cheese nachos made with Lays and the Dehli Belly an attempt to redefine the typical Delhi tava pulao).
At: DesiKlub, Maker Chamber 5, Nariman Point.
6 pm to 1.30 am Bite into Bombay Kheema Pav, or every Mumbaikar’s first love — a Vada Pav, in a Molecular avatar with dry gunpowder, green chilli and three different kinds of chutney. or try the Sex in the city cocktail .
At: Please Don’t Tell (PDT) Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
A bite of Asia
10.30 am to 10 pm Enjoy Korean, Indonesian, Malaysian and Burmese, offerings at an East Asian Festival. Indulge in traditional Rice and Curry Bar with favourites like Mushroom & Glass Noodle, Yellow Curry with Red Rice, Indonesian Coconut Curry with Wild rice, Burmese Eggplant Curry with Sticky rice and Jackfruit and Star Anise Red Curry.
Till: July 7
At: Foodhall @ Palladium, Level 3, Palladium Mall, Lower Parel.
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