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Mumbai’s Top 5 microbreweries Every Beer Lover Must Visit

Love beer? Head over to these microbreweries for some craft beer scenes

29 Jun, 2022 by Surabhi Sharma

Love beer? Head over to these microbreweries for some craft beer scenes

Long, hot days are here again. Mumbai’s heat is unreliable and thank god for beer, it always saves the day. In the last couple of years, there are numerous breweries and pubs opened all over Mumbai, serving some great beers and ciders. So, if you are bored with having the same old options, its time for you to try out some of these velvety and smooth craft beers at these microbreweries that we have listed for you today. Whether it’s day or night, these places will surely lift up your spirits and help you make everlasting memories.

Gateway Taproom, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai

Founded in 2011 and nestled in the heart of Bandra Kurla Complex, Gateway Taproom is one of the first microbreweries in Mumbai. Named after the iconic Gateway of India, this is a space where you can explore & savor their award-winning brews along with scrumptious European cuisine. Check out the variety of craft beers this place has to offer as per your palette. Along with a wide range of beers, Gateway Taproom also serves beer cocktails and delectable food that pairs well with your drinks. The fact that the focus here is not just beer but the food as well, you can drop by for dinner after a long day at work, lunch meetings or of course date nights!

Must Haves: Doppelganger, White Zen, Mosaic, Sidecar, Paprika Lamb Sliders, Smoked Scamorza Spaghetti, Beer-a-Misu and Orange Custard Tart

Cost for two: ₹ 2300

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Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Western Suburbs


2200 for two approx

Doolally Taproom, Andheri West, Mumbai

India’s oldest and first microbrewery, originally from Pune, has 4 taprooms in Mumbai: Andheri, Kemps Corner, Khar and Palm Beach Road and is widely popular for serving one of the best tap beers in the city. They were the first company in India’s independent history to be granted a microbrewery license. Established in 2009, this microbrewery is instrumental in making craft beers popular in Mumbai. Though they serve a limited beer menu comprising ciders, ales, lagers and stouts, all the options are of exquisite quality. The taproom features a laid-back historic décor and offers board games for the people to spend some relaxed time.

Must Haves: Belgian Witbier, Apple Cider, Smoked Lager, Oatmeal Stout, House Fries, Craft Burger Chicken and Crunchy Kaffir Lime Fried Chicken

Cost for two: ₹ 2400

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Andheri Lokhandwala, Western Suburbs

Cocktail Menu,

1800 for two approx

Independence Brewing Company, 7 Bunglow, Andheri West, Mumbai

With a mission to offer an extensive range of beers since 2011, this microbrewery is the go-to brand for craft beer connoisseurs in the city. Independence Brewing Company is one of the breweries in Mumbai that serves special home brews. Their long list of homebrews includes Belgian Wit, Rice Lager, Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Apple Cider, Mango Cider, Belgian Tripple, IPA, Chocolate Stout and Brazilian Lager. The two-level place is defined by the high ceilings, sleek, striking wooden furnishings and eclectic décor. Head here for a great time!

Must Haves: Cilbir, Prawn Ajillo, Blueberry Pie, Mushroom Chilly Fry, Tenderloin smash, IPA, Band Wit, Very Strawberry and Oryza Lager

Cost for two: ₹ 2000

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Toit, Lower Parel, Mumbai

Tucked away in one of the mill compounds in Lower Parel, Bengaluru’s Toit opened its doors to Mumbai’s beer fanatics in November 2017. It serves one of the largest varieties of craft beers in India. The beers are famous for their unique flavors, refreshing aromas and hoppiness. Apart from refreshing brews, Toit also has an elaborate food menu to accompany your beer. The airy space is split into different levels, allowing you to pick from cozy booths, high tables for after-work drinks, regular tables or even hang around by the large boat ashtray (the biggest in town apparently). Toit is one of the few microbreweries that are pet friendly. Yes! You read it correctly, you can get your furry friends along and sit back, relax and enjoy your beer without worrying about leaving them behind. Just a few rules to follow and your pet can accompany you for spending some good quality time.

Must Haves: Tintin Toit, Basmati Blonde, Dark Knight, Toit Weiss, BBQ Madras Mushrooms and Kerala beef fry

Cost for two: ₹ 1600

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Drifters Tap Station, Linking Road, Bandra West, Mumbai

This brewery stands out for its large range of Eastern European-inspired handcrafted beers. The beer-loving duo Nayan and Sheetal Shah have been crafting interesting brews for Mumbai using centuries-old brewing techniques of the Czech Republic. Honza Kocka, a Czech Master brewer from Prague brew at Drifters, his experience will lend authenticity to each regional beer recipe. Consistency is key in this industry as he uses traditionally processed Czech malts derived from four generations of business to deliver the same quality in every batch each time. This 2,200-square foot outlet with rustic interiors and décor, radiates an unmatched energy that will help one unwind in style. The outlet has an indoor and outdoor section with 100 seats where the ground floor gives a vibe of a beer garden and the first floor has comfortable interiors featuring a big beer tower with 12 taps and a hand-painted brewing process in the entire double-height staircase. Craft beer lovers in Bandra can now indulge in the signature taste of Drifter’s beers like the Belgian Wit, German Lager, Cream Stout and more!

Must Haves: Czech Pilsner, Vienna Lager, Cream Stout, Apple Cider, Sichuan Chilli Prawns, Harissa Hummus and Bil Lamhe Chicken

Cost for two: ₹ 2000

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