Celebrated yearly on March 27, the history of International Whiskey Day is closely linked to the history of the drink. This day has been around for many years, celebrating the spirit that has been enjoyed and revered since the 15th century. The origins of whiskey can be traced back to Scotland and Ireland, but now it is enjoyed all over the world. With its smooth taste, delightful aroma, and variety of flavors, it's no wonder why whiskey is such an iconic drink. We have collated a list of the best pubs in Mumbai to explore the world of whiskey with your friends and family together with unique cocktails, discounts, and exclusive deals through Eazydiner!
Located in the heart of South Mumbai at Atria Mall, South Bombay Bar is one of the go-to lounges for all SOBOites. The concept of South Bombay Bar is focused on fine dining during the day and a high-energy lounge bar in the evenings. Known to have great music, amazing food, and touted as the best place for bespoke cocktails, SOBO is a perfect place to visit with friends or on a date night. The Popcorn sour on their stellar menu featuring Bourbon Whiskey, Pop Corn syrup, Aquafaba, served with popcorn is definitely a heat winner.
Must Haves: Fish Lemon Butter, Pomoranza, Berry LIIT, Raw Mango & Lemongrass Soup, Blue Cheese Chicken Tikka, Smoked Goat Cheese Samosa
Cost for two: ₹ 1800
Often frequented by celebrities and known for its take on American comfort fare and decadent Sunday brunches, Bastian has grown to be a crowd favorite since it launched in 2016. Boasting a 28-foot-tall hydraulic bar, this fetching lounge bar is perfect for aficionados and first-timers alike. With over 60 bottles of American whiskies, blended Scotch, single malts, blended malts, and Irish whiskeys, even the fussiest of whisky snobs will find something to excite them. A masterpiece from behind the bar, their Appleberry Rocks Cocktail is infused with hints of raspberry puree, lemon juice and Jim Beam bourbon is a power-packed cocktail to indulge in.
Must Haves: Butter-Poached Lobster; Mud Crabs, Breakfast Tacos, Vegan Bagels, Man on the Go, Bastian Sour
Cost for two: ₹ 3500
Tori a term used in Japanese martial arts to refer to skills or techniques, and the mastery does shine through. Helmed by Chef Thomas Catley (known for his experience heading the team at Nobu London) and restauranteur Abhayraj Singh Kohli, Tori encapsulates an amalgamation of two contrasting cuisines — Latin and Asian — that are deeply connected in pages of history. Restaurants’ menus vary between lunch and dinner but serve an exhaustive drinks menu, with a mix of Asian and Latin American influences. It includes 14-15 types of sake, umeshu (plum wine), shochu (a Japanese beverage made of rice, barley and sweet potatoes), two special beers brewed by Bombay Duck Co--a rice beer that denotes the East, and a stout with notes of coffee that represents South America. A refreshing way to start your week, their lip-smacking Kyoto Sour drink features Jack Daniel No.7, lime, miso purée, matcha and beer foam, a wonderful concoction absolutely worth trying.
Must Haves: Truffle Sushi, So Far From The Sea, Bomb Alaska, Kimchi, Chipotle Pulled Jackfruit Taco, Tuna Ceviche, Salmon Tartare, Turnip cakes, D.A.F cocktail, Scent of Kochi cocktail
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Located in Fort, Mumbai Wakai is truly a gateway to luxury dining when seen through a Japanese lens that you must visit! Nestled in an age-old mansion in the bustling South Bombay area, this 2-storeyed building with the bright neon pink signboard sets the mood, promising its customers a premium, disruptive experience of Japanese cuisine. Serving some of the most exquisite dishes and cocktails in Mumbai, rest assured to have a great time. Start your meal with a glass or two of their boozy cocktails. If you are a person who enjoys whiskey cocktails, then definitely opt for Pomegranate & Grapefruit Whiskey Sour, which is as mellow as it gets with a fresh bite.
Must Haves: Blueberry Caiprioska, Wasabi Cornettos, Aji Amarillo Avocado Sushi, Grilled Artichoke Miso, Homemade 70% Nama Chocolate, Salmon Teriyaki
Cost for two: ₹ 3500
Located inside Juhu Hotel, Razzberry Rhinoceros has both indoor and outdoor seating but, in any season, outdoor is what continues to stay most popular. This beach bar is a perfect spot to witness a breathtaking view of the sun setting on the horizon. With a great variety of cocktails to choose from, we recommend their Cinnamon Whiskey mixed with Bourbon Whiskey, lime juice, and cinnamon syrup.
Must Haves: Passionate Sour, LIIT, Dark N Stormy, Glass Noodle Salad, Turkish Minted Falafel, Mutton Sukka
Cost for two: ₹ 3500
Perched on the 40th floor of the plush St. Regis Hotel, Asilo is one of the best rooftop bars in Mumbai that offers a spectacular panoramic view of the sea and cityscape. For those looking for private dining options, Asilo also offers cabanas and secluded sections. Foodwise, its menu is filled with exquisite and carefully selected dishes that are subtle yet daring. Serving exotic cocktails in a luxurious and stylish setting, try out Mudslide combined with Tennessee Whiskey, Baileys, infusion of Vanilla with coffee. With a one-of-a-kind view, this is one of the ideal spots for a perfect date night!
Must-haves: Chilean Seabass, Australian Crispy Pork Belly, Spicy Tamarind Tiger Prawns & Terriyaki Roast Potatoes, Vegetarian Tapas Platter, and ASILO Sunrise Cocktail.
Cost for two: ₹ 5000
India’s first speakeasy cocktail bar in Delhi opened its doors for Mumbaikars last year. The bar has a unique concept, translated right through its name. It is not like every other bar where you can just plan up and head over. To enter PCO, guests need a secret passcode and it changes every week. The new codes are forwarded to a list of regular patrons. While PCO does offer a tight selection of zippy cocktails to choose from, for those who land up at the bar feeling a bit adventurous, their cocktail menu is perfect to experiment with. An excuse to celebrate International Whiskey Day, try their Into The Barrel cocktail with this delicious combination of bourbon, sweet vermouth and amaro to give a wonderful depth to your drink! As a toast to the prohibition era, the bar stocks the best scotch whiskey collection, but is also keen to showcase India’s homegrown spirits.
Must-haves: Elderflower Spritzer, Yazu Sour, Beetroot Carpaccio, Goan Chorizo Pizza
Cost for two: ₹ 2000
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