By: Urusha Mhatre

Welcome to the city of Mumbai. One of the most vibrant hubs in all the country, this city of dreams is the comfortable abode for one and all. This city literally never sleeps, and we have proof of that. Mumbai is known to us as the city where dreams come true, however; it is also famous for another reason. It is India’s nightlife capital, guys! There is a never-ending array of options to choose from at this place and trust me, the list is long. Take a break from the irritating long traffic that doesn’t seem to get over in the city and look at the incredible beauuty that this city beholds. Below is the list of options you can try the next time you’re in town.

01. Glaze at the queens’ necklace from the marine drive

The best way to spend a few hours in Mumbai at night is to just sit back and relax at the famous Marine Drive. The area is close to a wide-open beach, dotted with roadside stalls, where you can give your taste buds a treat with relatively inexpensive food. Marine Drive is a famous area and is quite a popular spot to watch the sunset as well.

02. Have a stroll at juhu beach

Juhu Beach is considered as one of the most celebrated attractions in Mumbai. Many film shootings have taken place here over the years, and that is why tourists from all over the country visit this place. Gaze at the stars, let the cold water play with your feet or indulge in wonderful munchies at various food stalls, a night at Juhu Beach cannot go wrong.

Must-try items: Vada Pav, Pani Puri, Bhelpuri and Sevpuri

03. Go bar hopping

Mumbai is home to some of the best bars in India, these offer visitors with a variety of experiences. From typical local bars to gastropubs and breweries, you will find all kinds of bars in Mumbai. Popular places for bar hopping are Colaba, Bandra, Lower Parel, Andheri, Mulund, and Malad. If you are looking for a bit of nostalgia, iconic bars in Mumbai to visit are Leopold’s Cafe, Cafe Mondegar, Gokul, Toto’s Garage Pub and the Olive Bar & Kitchen. Those looking to have some fun can visit bars such as Bar Stock Exchange, Irish House, Harry’s Bar and Tamasha to dance the night away.

▪ Closing Hours: While most bars close by 1.30 am, there are some that are open till 3 am.

04. Eat at Amar & Bademeiya at night

If you are looking for scrumptious yet affordable food in Mumbai, then Bademiya & Amar are the perfect spot. Since the eatery is open till late hours, night crawlers can satiate their untimely hunger pangs here.

• Location: Colaba & Juhu

• Timings: 1 PM to 3 AM

05. Go for night cycling tours

When it comes to exploring the beautiful landscape of Mumbai at night, what could be a better way than going on a cycling trip! You can go pedaling across the city and discover new streets and heritage sites. First-timers can use this as an opportunity to enjoy the refreshing sound of ocean waves while burning a few calories. The must-see tourist spots in Mumbai at night include Nariman Point, Marine Drive and The Gateway of India.

06. Ice cream at bachelors

For a flavorful late-night experience, you can have ice-cream at Bachelorr’s. A favorite among people with sweet tooth, it is the best place to hang out post dinner. Being a roadside joint, it might be difficult for customers to get parking space, so taking a walk or using public transport is more convenient to reach the shop.

Timing: 10:30 AM to 2 am