Mumbai Nightlife

What to Do at Night in Mumbai

While going to a disco or drinking in a pub are part of the nightlife scene in Mumbai, most people prefer to drive around and eat at roadside eateries, and to stroll along the beaches.

Marine Drive, Chowpatty beach, Nariman Point and Fort Road are fairly active places at night with shops and restaurants open well past 23:00. If you are looking to go drinking and dancing, then here are a few places you can visit.

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Fire 'N Ice

This is the biggest nightclub in India. It can actually hold more than 1,000 people with ease. Fire n' Ice also has a house studio. It opens after 9pm.

  • Location: Pheonix Mill, Mahalaxmi, Central Mumbai
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Insomnia is widely regarded as the most popular night club in Mumbai. Frequented by film stars and spread over 5,000sqft of floor space, it is a place worth visiting for the experience.

  • Location: In the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, at Apollo Bandar, Colaba, about 30 minutes from central Mumbai.
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Not Just Jazz by the Bay

This is the only Jazz club in South Mumbai. Here, there are live performances by jazz, blues, pop and rock performers. Functional all seven days, it is open from six in the evening to two in the morning. You might want to avoid the Karaoke night on Monday. Otherwise if you are looking to see some of the best contemporary Indian and foreign artists perform, this is the place to be.

  • Location: Marine Drive, southern Mumbai, about half an hour’s drive from central Mumbai.
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Prithvi Theatre

If you are looking at taking in a play in this is where you should head. Mumbai has a fairly active stage life. This theatre is named for Prithvi Raj Kapoor, the head of the Kapoor family, often dubbed the Royal Family of Bollywood. The theatre is managed by a granddaughter of the veteran actor. They have both English and Hindi-language plays here. Book your ticket in advance as the more popular performances sell out very fast.

  • Location: Juhu Beach, northern part of Mumbai, about 30 minutes drive from Central Mumbai.
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Wankhede Stadium

To understand and enjoy the cricket craze that grips the nation, it might be a good idea to get a ticket for a day-and-night cricket match here. Security measures have been tightened up a notch, but the game is exciting enough and the enthusiasm that surrounds you can be quite contagious. If you are an Australian, expect to be told what your national cricket team is not doing right, by self-appointed experts in the stands.

  • Location: Churchgate, South Mumbai, about 45 minutes from central Mumbai.
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This pub is popular among the 'wanna be' starlets and expats. It has bright orange décor that really hits you the first time you visit. Another highlight of the place is the photography exhibitions that Zenzi hosts. So when you are tired of drinking, making conversation or dancing, just head over and check the photos out for a while. Some popular cameramen get showcased here.

  • Location: 183 Waterfield Road, Bandra West, very close to central Mumbai.
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