Start Valentine's day on a sweet note at these first-date hangouts around Mumbai

Updated: Feb 11, 2018, 11:07 IST | Kasturi Gadge

Even as Mumbai continues to jostle for space, when it comes to first date hangouts, there's something for everyone. Take your pick

They say not all relationships are the same, so why should your first date be the same old movie and dinner? If you plan to make your first move towards a long-lasting relationship this Valentine's day, we have something just right for you. Read on as we have compiled a list of cool first date ideas that will help you set the right tone for your relationship.

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For history geeks
This may not sound like a "dating" thing for many, but history buffs are, well, one of a kind. Think moving from section to section, as you discover each other's leanings when it comes to these relics of the past. And, before you know it, you will have learnt a lot more about your partner, than you'd have bargained for on the first date.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) is an ideal choice in this regard. Not only it is a haven of history, it's architecture is a piece of art in itself. The lush green lawns are oh-so-rare in the city. Doesn't matter you spend your hours indoors or outdoors, or a mix of both, time is bound to just fly by. Word of advice: Skip the guided tour, and do your own thing.
Where: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya MG Road, Fort
When: 10 am to 6 pm
Entry: Rs 85 per person

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If you care for a background score
Music, at times, can be just the right thing to keep you company when you are with your special someone. Sometimes it can also help fill the silent gaps that are often associated with first dates. If attending gigs is something you both enjoy, then Finch is the place for you. Unlike other gig hangouts, this one has a quiet ambience, the right lighting and most certainly, you won't get trampled over by fellow music geeks. What's more, the entire bar here has been acoustically tuned to ensure the best sound quality, no matter where you are seated. And, they also have an entire Valentine's week planned with special songs themed around the day of love.
Where: The Finch, Shah Industrial Estate, Opposite to Huntsman Building, Saki Vihar Road, Ganesh Nagar, Marol, Andheri East
When: 6 pm to 1 am
Entry: Rs 3000 for two
Call: : 28578300

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For the ice cream lovers
Some of the finest dates in Hindi films are shown to be at Marine Drive, any time of day virtually. And, if a laid-back chat over ice cream is an idea you cherish, Bachelorr's is the place. This iconic food joint is a favourite among all ages, be it couples or singles. Grab a takeaway and just cross the road and take a stroll on Marine Drive promenade. You could also hit Chowpatty and set up a picnic by the bay, with a quick- fix meal. While at Bachelorr's, don't miss out on their legendary strawberry preparations that have been on their menu ever since their inception in 1930s.
Where: Bachelorr's, 45, Ext. Sattar Sea View, Dr Purandare Road, Chowpatty
When: 11 am to 1.30 am
Price: Rs 600 for two

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