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The Best Cheap Bars In Mumbai For A Tipple

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Enjoying a drink at a pub or a bar in Mumbai rarely comes cheap. Alcoholic beverages at most pubs and bars in Mumbai can be heavy on the wallet. Luckily, there are some gems, that offer drinks at great prices and, some of them are downright cheap. If you love drinking and are always on a budget, or are looking to save a few bucks on drinking out, these cheap bars in Mumbai, are where you should be.

Alps Bar & Restaurant

Alps Restaurant and Bar
Alps Restaurant and Bar

Located in the by-lanes of Colaba, Alps is a friendly  Bristish-esque bar famous for its cheap draught beer and fish and chips. There’s nothing fancy here, just a few tables, beer and wine, and good light tit-bits on the food menu. Look out for the fancy retro posters and  one of Bob Marley. Stick to tradition and order the try the fish and chips, the dish is an Alps favourite.

  • Location: Colaba
  • Average Cost for two: Rs. 700

Gokul

Gokul Bar, Colaba
Gokul Bar, Colaba

An oldie but goldie, Gokul is where you’ll find college students, government officers, and the office going South Mumbai crowd enjoying an after-college or an after-work drink.  From friendly banter, to politics, sports, and the latest stock prices, there’s free information available at Gokul. There’s a lot of chatter around Gokul, and you’ll find waiters hustling through the narrow space between tables, serving customers. Beer is cheap here, you can actually get a pint for Rs.90.

 

  • Location: Colaba
  • Average Cost for two: Rs. 1200

Janata Lunch Home

Janata Bar
Janata Bar

The drinking place for the “Janta” of Bandra, Janata is a dingy, low lit bar that’s low on decor, but high on wallet friendliness. Booze here is pretty reasonable, you get hard drinks by the quarter and chakna. The shezwan sauce served here is so good that people literally ask for it with even when they’re nibbling on papad or chakli. Evenings can be noisy, with local youngsters dropping in, but its quite fun to eves drop on the chatter at Janata. Parking can be a problem, so avoid driving down to the place. If you’ve studied in ST. Andrew’s, it is likely that you will meet an ex-classmate at Janata.

  • Location: Bandra West
  • Average Cost: Rs 1200

Asiad

For the college students of Vile Parle, Asiad is a haven during bunked lectures or birthday treats. The bar offer drinks at wallet-friendly prices and food here is relatively affordable. Take your pick from Chinese or Indian delicacies. Popular snacks include masala papad and boiled chana – the go-to Indian accompaniments for drinks. In the evenings, getting a table can be a hassle and there is no table reservation system so aim to get there early.

  • Location: Vile Parle West
  • Average Cost for two: Rs. 700

 

Cafe Universal

Cafe Universal
Cafe Universal

From the outside, Cafe Universal will remind one of those French Cafe on a Parisian boulevard. But inside, the bar sports a simple look and has that homely feeling. On an average day, you’ll find local townies sipping on beer and relishing Irani food. The cafe has a good choice of fries and Indian appetizers to go with your drinks. Do not miss out on the free peanuts that comes with your beer. If you’re high on proteins, and love beef, they do an amazing beef chilly.

  • Location: Ballard Estate, Fort
  • Average Cost for two: Rs. 1,000

Yacht Resto Bar

Yacht Bar
Yacht Bar

This old-school Bandra joint is an iconic place to grab a few drinks after shopping on Hill Road. A much-loved and very reasonable place to get your drinks and food through decades, Yacht had a reputation for being one of the cheapest bars in Mumbai. It used ot be dingy and dark, but recent renovations has breathed new life into the establishment that is now frequented by even more couples and tourists than before.

  • Location: Bandra West
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1,000

Toto’s Garage

Totos Garage, Bandra
Totos Garage, Bandra

A local Bandra favourite, at Toto’s Garage expect tons of ’80s rock,  grunge music, dingy lighting, and cheap booze. The food menu is typically Indian with a few pub and finger foods available . Toto’s Garage has interesting decor, there’s a replica of a car suspended mid-air, plenty of number plates, and posters donning the walls.

 

  • Location: Bandra West
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1,000

Bottles

Bottles-7-Bungalows
Bottles-7-Bungalows

There isn’t anything fancy about Bottles, but the place does have a cozy ambiance. Seating is comfortable, and there’s decent nibbles and tit-bits to go with cheap alcohol. Most of the alcoholic beverages on the menu are IMFL classics such as Old Monk, Royal Stag, there’s also a few varieties of beer that you can choose from. Bottles is a nice place for when you want to chill out with friends.

 

 

  • Location: Andheri West
  • Average Cost: Rs.800

Honky Tonk

Honky Tonk Malad
Honky Tonk Malad

Located in Orlem, this place is a blessing as it has indirectly replaced the 20th Century Bar that was an iconic place to grab beer in Orlem. Beer and wine are the only two beverages on the menu, you’ll get Kingfisher, Bira, Heineken, and Tuborg. There’s plenty of combo meals to choose from, the place self service, so its easy to order and there’s no problems when you have to split the bill when you’re with friends, just grab what you want and pay for it.

  • Location: Orlem, Malad West
  • Average Cost: Rs. 1000

These are some of the place, we consider to be our favourites for when we want to grab a few drinks when we’re on a budget or are broke, Do you love the places we’ve mentioned in our list of the cheapest bars in Mumbai? If yes, tell us which or if not tell us why, and which are your favouite ones in your suburb or city. We would love to hear from you.

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