The state government eased restrictions on restaurants and bars in the city. Now your favourite haunts will remain open at 50% capacity until 10 pm.
Whether it’s happy hour with colleagues or cocktails with friends who work in the same area, a cool soothing drink post-work is the perfect way to unwind. We’ve curated a list of 10 bars and restaurants you can visit after a long day, working from home or at the office!
In Kala Ghoda is the new South East Asian restaurant, Plural; they follow a sustainability-first approach. Leftovers from the kitchen, like mushroom trimmings are often used as mushroom dust for drinks. Try their ‘Sucker Punch’ drink, with spiced rum, fresh pineapple juice, Campari, in-house lemongrass syrup or sip on ‘Run of The Dill,’ a herbaceous gin-based martini.
The Table, Colaba
For all those working in the business district of Nariman Point and its surrounding areas, The Table is ideal hangout spot. Known for its fabulous food, the drinks too are shaken to perfection. Loads of gin brands find their way to the menu, and the wine and liquor list is extensive. Low-alcohol cocktails made with Chandon Brut, Prosecco are also great options for the ones watching their intake
The cocktail pictured above claims to taste like monsoon in a glass; it’s made with wheatgrass, lemon juice and bitters, house-made almond syrup, Bacardi White rum, and a hint of lemongrass. For those who love to experiment with flavours and ingredients head to Masque. The restaurant was also one of only two places that made It onto the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2021 list.
KOKO, Lower Parel
Located in the happening area of Lower Parel, this Asian restaurant is known for its signature cocktails. Not just classic combinations like Negronis and G&T’s, their bar also serves up Sake Spritzers. Another KOKO speciality is the Tom Yum Cup, a vodka cocktail version of the popular soup; it’s made with galangal, madeira, lemongrass, lime, Thai chillies and kaffir. The restaurant even delivers their KOKO concoctions, such as the ‘KOKO Bellini,’ a peach flavoured drink, Floral Spanish G&T, and South China Iced Tea.
This foodie haven within the hustle-bustle of Bandra has a long list of drink options. Their Pisco-based cocktails are the real stars of the show. Appropriately named ‘ShereKhan’ the herbaceous drink is made with tiger’s milk, a Peruvian citrus-based, spicy marinade and Pisco. For teetotallers, a house made Horchata, a traditional rice-based Mexican drink, or the Peruvian Chicha Morada made from purple corn is also on the menu.
Cin Cin, BKC
Quite literally translating to mean ‘cheers’, Cin Cin serves up drinks that taste as good as they look. Sip on edgy cocktails like an Espressino, an Italian concoction that’s inspired by a strong glass of cold coffee, blended with coconut water, homemade vanilla syrup, rum and whiskey, or their Gentleman cocktail, mixed with house-made grapefruit liqueur, cinnamon and Tequila! The Italian joint even has an outdoor seating area for those who prefer al-fresco dining.
O Pedro, BKC
Bestowed with names like ‘Mr. Fernandes Fancy Drink’, the cocktails on the menu at O Pedro are bound to be amazing. The Fancy drink comes with Paul John whisky, kokum infused rum, tirphal tincture and sweet vermouth. The Goan-themed restaurant is also armed with chilled craft beers, just what you need post-work.
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This new all day community cafe & bar is creating quite the stir (literally). Serving up craft cocktails, their menu includes options like ‘Too Late to Go Oo-Long’ a concoction of vodka, chamomile and oolong tea, orange liqueur, elderflower, and vermouth. The boho chic interiors and food options of sandwiches and pizzas are the perfect fuss-free accompaniments to unwind after a long day.
If you want to be soothed by the salty breezy air of the Arabian Sea, head to Cecconi’s at Soho House in Juhu. the restaurant boasts an extensive wine list, so enjoy a glass of wine with view. Sip on their Bellini’s, or Cecconi’s Specials like a spritz with gin, chinotto, prosecco.
Woodside Inn, Multiple Outlets