By Varshabh Iyer

A melting pot of people and culture, Powai is home to some of the swankiest pubs and bars in the city. From an ever flowing student population to a significant chunk of corporate crowd, the people of Powai are sure known to be thirsty! Be it a sombre Tuesday or a happening Friday, these pubs are flocked by the majority. Serving up signature cocktails and playing trendy music, Powai sure grooves every week – thanks to these legendary pubs that elevate the popular Powai experience.

1. Madeira & Mime:

Known for its interesting take on signature Italian and Chinese dishes, Madeira & Mime is known to sport a beeline of visitors all through the week. With craft beers, signature cocktails and their regular fare of spirits on offer, this place is the most popular Powai spot by far. Music that gets you grooving and a crowd that gets you talking, this gastro-pub offers comfort food to delightfully supplement your steady intake of alcohol. With dedicated smoking areas and a quick valet service on offer, people are known to frequent it post their initial visit.

Average Cost for two: 1400 with alcohol

2. Cavalry The Lounge:


Known in the Powai circle as the trendiest nightlife spot, getting a table at Cavalry is quite a task (for all the good reasons) Flaunting a huge dance floor, this place is ideal for a memorable celebration with your close ones. With live music on offer on most days of the week, this place goes overdrive post the 10 PM mark! The happy hours here are extremely popular, coercing many to experiment with bar menu. The management here follows a strict entry policy, and rightly so – ensuring no unfortunate trouble or nuisance created within the premises.

Average Cost for two: 1500 with alcohol

3. Rude Lounge:


Offering a scenic view of the beautiful Powai Lake, the Rude Lounge is a popular student favourite. With an airy rooftop and comfy interiors, this is the perfect spot to unwind after a strenuous week. The drinks here are reasonably priced and the food is nothing short of melt-in-mouth. Courteous staff and quick service ensure you have nothing to complain about. With live music and live sports screening, this place is packed on most weekends.

Average Cost for two: 1600 with alcohol servings.

4. Hitchki:


Adorned with fancy lights and interiors laced with vintage telephones and cameras, Hitchki is the newest pub to hit the shores of Powai. You’re greeted to an expansive bar area that stocks an interesting collection of wines and beers from the world. The bar serves some delightful cocktails and mixtures, in fancy glasses! With upbeat music and a great crowd on most nights, this pub undoubtedly promises you a magical night. The kitchen serves some fabulous takes on global cuisine with an Indian twist.

Average Cost for two: 1500 including alcohol

5. A Bar:


Nestled in the famed Renaissance Hotel in Powai, A Bar floors you with its breath-taking views of the Powai skyline. Designed décor, modern seating and some of the greatest scotch collections in the city – that surely defines the place in a nutshell! Known to host many informative single malt workshops, this place has a menu that would put many others to shame. This concept bar has some of the finest bartenders in the city, who rake up a storm behind the bar. Smooth cocktails, fine wine, classic scotch, delectable cuisine and mesmerizing views – what more do you want?!

Average Cost for two: 4000 with alcohol servings.