In recent times the varieties of whiskies in India have seen a huge influx of growth. The most popular bars in Mumbai offer a wide range of whiskies and innovative new cocktail concoctions on the regular. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a new enthusiast, we’ve got the perfect list of restaurants and bars to visit for your whiskey fix in Mumbai.
This place is frequented by whisky lovers for their heady cocktails served amidst the arty and quirky décor comprising local items of Mumbai. The bentwood chairs, wooden tables and blue tile bar take you back to the 80s making it an ideal place to leisurely sip away a cocktail or something on the rocks.
Must-haves: Whisky and coconut water - Pummel cocktail.
Cost for two: ₹1000
A colonial-era-inspired restaurant and bar, inspired by the iconic writer and philosopher Rudyard Kipling, serves up some lavish Indian delicacies and fine cocktails whipped up by expert mixologists. They stock over 100 whiskies and the menu includes a number of rare 30-year-old varieties as well.
Must-haves: Jungle Book (whisky, apples, oranges and spices), Kim’s Game (whisky, basil, oranges and passion fruit).
Cost for two: ₹4000
The impressive 28-foot-tall hydraulic bar attracts aficionados and newcomers alike. With over 50 bottles of American whiskies, single/ blended malts and Irish whiskeys, they have something for everyone. They also boast one of the city's best whisky sours with a dash of date syrup and bitters
Must-haves: Appleberry Rocks (Fresh apple muddled with Jim Beam bourbon), Monkey On Espresso (Monkey Shoulder whisky, espresso, coffee liqueur and sugar syrup).
Cost for two: ₹1800
This chic eatery/bar offers a wide range of Japanese whiskies and whisky cocktails. They draw inspiration from speakeasies. The contemporary Japanese preparations served here too have their roots in hole-in-the-wall ramen outlets and local party places. One can enjoy whiskies such as Hibiki 12-Year-Old and Toki Suntory. All their cocktails have a Japanese twist to them.
Must-haves: Umami Whisky Old Fashioned (honey and dark soy infused bourbon with ginger and star anise) and Dated Whisky Sour (a classic sour with deep date and crackle of pepper).
Cost for two: ₹3500
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Mumbai’s entertainment hub and lounge, known for being a restobar and a gaming arcade, they offer bowling and a clubby experience. The bar menu boasts a wide range of whiskies and delicious whisky cocktails. It is the perfect spot to indulge in world cuisine and beverages between gaming sessions.
Must-haves: ‘The Golden Haze’ (Galangal muddled with peach apple juice and topped with whisky) and ‘Spiced Old Fashion’ (bourbon whisky, cinnamon, orange, spiced bitters and sugar).
Cost for two: ₹1600
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