Top 10 Popular Pocket Friendly Pubs in Mumbai
A city like Mumbai, where life never really takes a break needs a source to slow down and unwind. Thankfully, it is blessed with hundreds of pubs throughout that offer bubbly beverages that are sure to cool you down and get you relaxed. While many of them are sure to dig holes in your pocket, there are quite a few which will go light on it.
Mumbai has some of the finest bars in India, and some of them even brew their own beer! The pocket-friendly nature of many of these pubs drives thousands there every year and it is common to find these places packed all day long. Some of the best pubs that go light on your pocket are listed below.
1. Café Mondegar
This age-old café is still a favorite among many. The retro rock music here goes perfectly with the interesting graffiti on the walls and the beer costs just Rs.220 for a mug! What more do you need? This place is always bustling with energy and the Indian breakfasts are very popular among Mumbaikars.
Where: Corner of Colaba Causeway, next to Regal Cinema, Colaba
2. Café Universal
French décor welcomes you into this café near Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Wooden beam ceiling, butterscotch walls and cozy interiors make this place an old-school relaxation haven. Their burgers and tandoori items made our day and the Kingfisher draughts are available for as low as Rs. 160!
Where: 299 Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Adi Marzban Path, Ballard Estate, Fort
This bar and restaurant is super cheap and is filled with foreigners and teens, who come here looking for cheap booze. The best part about Gokul is that it is right opposite Bademiya, which is the perfect place to devour some delicious food before or after drinking. The rolls at Gokul are definitely worth having too.
Where: Ground Floor, Nawaz Building, Kulaba, 10, Tullock Road, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
4. Pop Tate’s
This local chain of bars is present almost throughout the city. We absolutely loved the food here, which is perfect for the Indian palate. From sizzlers to pastas, every kind of dish is made to perfection here. The amazing happy hours from 2:47PM to 7:42PM are the best times to visit this place, when you can get some reaaaally cheap booze!
Where: Kamala Mills, Malad, Vikhroli, Saki Naka, Vashi, Thane, Andheri, Mulund
This basic place may not have a fancy ambience, but what is does have is super cheap booze and food that makes it a college student’s heaven. The great service and nibblers with the drinks make this a must-visit. The cheapest drink you can get here is Rum for Rs. 80 only!
Where: 16, Shiv Shopping, JP Rd, Near Bon Bon Seven Bunglows, Andheri West, Mumbai
6. Bar Stock Exchange
Prices start as low as Rs.17 at this BSE, which is livelier and more action filled than the actual one! The prices of drinks vary based on demand and this can only mean full house every single night. The food here is equally good and it is common to find this place filled with youngsters and corporates alike.
Where: Andheri, Bandra, Colaba, Lower Parel
7. Old Wild West
This classy looking restaurant is designed to resemble a typical Texan diner and has some fiery Mexican food. A rodeo bull is placed in the center if you wish to take this adventurous ride. From Mexican food to refreshing beverages, all kinds of items are available during the happy hours here.
Where: Trade View Building, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Asiad is THE place to find a reasonably priced glass of beer. With all sorts of Indian cuisines in place, their system makes drinking and eating cheap and cheerful. This place is popular among all students thanks to it being light on the pocket.
Where: Arif Mansion, Opposite Prime Mall, Irla Market, Vile Parle West, Mumbai
9. Café Oval
Overlooking the Oval maidan in Churchgate, this café is decades old but is a haven for cheap beer and snacks. Dating back to 1934, this café is a history book in itself and most of the staff here has been working for more than 15 years.
Where: Kambatta Building, Maharishi Karve Marg, Churchgate, Mumbai
10. Janata Lunch Home
Situated near the Pali Naka, this is one of the most famous drinking destinations in the city for cheap liquor. Most of the times, it is common to find this restaurant packed with people. The seafood here is perfect and we love it!
Where: 78A, Pali Naka, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pali Hill, Bandra West
We hope that after going through this article, you won’t have to run around or keep scrolling through endless pages to find cheap and affordable liquor in Mumbai. If you have been to any of the places listed above, do let us know your experience in the comments below.
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