Drop in for after-hours thrills at paintball arena in Juhu
Who said Mumbai's nightlife is restricted to boozy sessions and movies? As a new, open-till-1 am paintball arena launches this
week, here’s where you can enjoy after-hours thrills
Get on a kart
Bored of beer pong challenges? Slip on a helmet, get into an electric kart and race your friend to the finish line on a multi-level track at a skykarting arena launched last year. Get an adrenaline rush as you dodge several barriers placed on the track, which are easy to manoeuvre for beginners and pros. To feel like you're in a real version, keep a tab on your lap timing via a feature on the kart (15 for adults and 10 for kids). The space, offering five- and eight-minute sessions, is open to all above four feet in height. While there, also check out indoor virtual reality games like Finger Coaster, Walk The Plank and Jurassic Escape.
Time Until 1 am (all days)
At Smaaash, Kamala Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
Cost '599 (after 5 pm; weekdays) onwards
Aim and strike
Had a tiff with your boss but don't know how to remove your frustration after a tough day? Go bowling. Imagine them as pins and knock them down with 20 balls of various sizes available at Amoeba Bowling Alley & Sports Bar. The space features 12 alleys and offers a game of 10 frames and 20 balls. If you get tired by the play, get your energy levels up with an array of continental, Indian, tandoor and Chinese eats, along with beer, cocktails and mocktails.
Time Until 11 pm At Level 1, Phoenix Market-city, Kurla. Call 7700988987 Cost '320 (after 5 pm; weekdays) onwards
Walk into the war zone
Get your friends together for a night of heavy-duty gaming, where you put on your masks, get armed with air guns and strike the opponents at a 10,000-sq ft indoor paintball arena in Juhu. Open to all above 12 years, it launches on December 1. Operated by OWG, the space can accommodate 12 players at a time and offers 30 minutes of play time. "The staff is trained under APBF (Asia Paintball Federation) guidelines," says Ranjeet Patil, its founder. The team will open another arena at Marine Drive next year.
At OWG Paintball and Adventure Sports, C/o JVPD Ground. Cost '500
Also try: Headrush's paintball arena in Powai.
Time Until 9.30 pm
At Hakone, Hiranandani Gardens. Call 7303490007 Cost '320
Get thrilled, 7D-style
You may have watched a 3D movie or enjoyed a 4D ride in a theme park, but have you ever experienced seven dimensions at one go? The 7D Adventure Ride is a 15-minute power-packed VR experience that will make you shiver with effects of snow and rain, smell several scents, sit on the edge of your seat as it moves to make you imagine walking in a jungle, and also, get you laughing with virtual butt-tickling mechanisms. "We use German-made machines, so, the seat movements are smoother," explains Rima Pradhan, senior vice president -- marketing.
Until 10 pm At Second floor, Viviana Mall, Eastern Express Highway, near Jupiter Hospital, Thane. Entry '180
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Skip the drinks-after-work routine with your colleagues and go on an escape room adventure instead. Put your heads together to solve a bank heist or decode sealed crypts.
Time Until 9.30 pm At The Amazing Escape, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel. Call 9004242044 Cost 699 (five to seven players; weekdays) onwards
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