Soak up Mumbai's nightlife with a cold beer in busy Colaba, then head for Mumbai's best clubs in Bandra for a night of R&B. If you fancy peaceful nightlife in Mumbai, sip a cocktail in a rooftop bar overlooking the Arabian Sea. Join movie-mad Mumbaikers at city cinemas for a Bollywood film. Or for cultural Mumbai nightlife, take in a performance of classical Indian dance.
In Juhu, edge past discerning doormen to mix with Mumbai's celebs and wannabes. In Churchgate, nightlife centres round rooftop terraces with Mumbai views or live jazz attracting loyal locals. In Bandra, join swish Mumbaikers who prefer nightlife with style, where being seen is prime. If you're looking for varied Mumbai nightlife, head to Colaba for beers in earthy pubs or cocktails in sultry hideaways.
Closing times might be strictly regulated, but Mumbai makes the most of every hour. Descend into blood-red basements or retro music havens in Fort or Colaba to experience young locals' Mumbai nightlife, dancing to bhangra and R&B. Join Mumbai's clubbers in Bandra for an edgy mix of Hindi hits and house. For a taste of stylish Mumbai nightlife, spot the stars in sleek Juhu clubs among well-heeled locals.
You've danced to the beat and seen the posters: complete your Mumbai nightlife experience with a trip to a hit Bollywood movie at a Mumbai cinema - there are many around Fort and Churchgate. If you prefer more cultural nightlife, Mumbai has performances of Indian dance and music at the National Centre for Performing Arts. Track down one of Mumbai's regular music festivals to hear Sufi, jazzy or Hindustani sounds.