Mumbaikars, looking for a drink post-work? These bars are a walk from train stations
Head to these bars that are a walking distance from train stations for your post-work drink fix
Considering that Vakaoo is a sports bar, it’s no surprise that it has a door with a handle shaped like a cricket bat. Go there if you are in the area and there is a big sporting event on. Get a table and watch all the action unfold on giant TV screens.
Time: 12.30 pm to 1.30 am
At: Royal Shopping Centre, Borivali West.
Also check out: Samrat Resto Bar for no-nonsense drinks.
The lane to the right when you get off at Khar West station is lined with hip bars. Of these, 3 Wise Monkeys is popular for being the sort of place where you and friends can spend hours without burning a hole in your pocket.
Time: 12 pm to 1 am
At: The UniContinental, 3rd Road, off SV Road, Khar West.
Also check out: Quarter Pillar right next door for a similar experience.
This has a clutch of corporate offices, and the professionals there have a reliable option for sasta daaru — Booze on Moods. The bar has two small floors with wacky wall paintings, and gets packed quickly.
On: G K Marg
At: GK Marg, near Peninsula Business Park, Lower Parel.
Also check out: Ambience Bar and Kitchen right around the corner.
Cafe Oval gets its name from Oval Maidan, which it overlooks. The place sits right next to Eros Cinema, and has a steady clientele of movie-goers and the office-goers in the area who are looking for beer at dirt-cheap rates.
Time: 9 am to 11 pm
At: Khambatta Building, Churchgate.
Also check out: Mockingbird Cafe and Bar for a quiet drinking experience.
The doors of Rampunjab were thrown open to the public as far back as 1958, and since then, the place has built a loyal customer base that cuts across generations.
On: 11 am to 12.30 pm
At: Kavarana Terrace, Dr. Ambedkar Road, Byculla East.
Also check out: Renault Bar and Restaurant for old-world charm.
If you like a packed ambience, head to Maitri bar on weekends. The place gets choc-a-bloc.
On: 11 am to 12 pm
At: Narayan Niwas, Thane East.
Also check out: Red Rose for a men-only affair.
Located within a mall, Angrezi Dhaba is a sprawling rooftop bar that is done up in the manner of a — you guessed it — dhaba. It has kitschy décor, a mix-and-match menu, and cocktails that aren’t expensive.
On: 12 pm to 1 am
At: Nakshtra Mall, Dadar West.
Also check out: Gopal Krishna bar for take-away booze.
Deepak Bar and Restaurant has a menu with cheap priced alcohol and, surprisingly, a lengthy selection of ice creams.
On: 11 am to 12 am
At: Sai Jeevan, Mulund West.
Also check out: Apoorva Bar and Restaurant in Mulund East.
The malls close to Vashi station have a host of upmarket options. But head to Ambar Restaurant and Bar if you want to keep your drinks bill cheap, though for an out-and-out dive bar, the food is somewhat pricey.
On: 11 am to 12 pm
At: Vashi Plaza, Vashi.
Also check out: British Brewing Company for a posher time.
Recent refurbishments at Hariyali Restaurant and Bar mean that the place is now more gentrified, which reflects in the Mario Miranda-like cartoons on the walls and purple lighting at the bar.
On: 10 am to 12 am
At: BAD Road, near the bridge, Wadala East.
Also check out: Swagat restaurant, closest to the station.
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