Ranked as the richest state of India, Maharashtra assuredly brings you luxuries and splurging of all types. Most of which can be spotted across the lavish staterooms and restaurants of the world-class hotels dotted across the state. Some of the Maharashtrian cities that dominate the culture of intemperance are Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nasik. In these cities, I discovered coherent themes, trends and connoisseurs alike! These luxurious lounge bars balance a standard of luxury with an embrace of reform. While on the gastronomic front, they offer everything from regional flavours to the best continental you can taste in India. Take a look!
Tiqri, Taj Santacruz, Mumbai
Tiqri is one of the most coruscating luxury lounge bars in Mumbai, inside the new runway view property of Taj Hotels. It gets its name after its majestic Tiqri wall art that embellishes its propinquity. Tiqri is a famous (yet lost) Rajasthani traditional mirror art that produces an illustration, with thousands of mirrored pieces. The gigantic tree of life inside Tiqri is a subtle reconstruction of this lost art form, and by placing it inside the restaurant, Tiqri has created an ambience that lets you relive the folkloric while you dine in the comfort of the most modern setting. The restaurant otherwise stars coquettish orange club chairs facing the spanning buffet bench. I have relished both authentic Maharashtrian flavours, and the European fare of favourite classics at Tiqri and each dish on their menu is a must-taste article.
THEORY ‘The Experience’
THEORY in South Mumbai is an experiential bar-restaurant where you can taste some of the most authentic European flavours on small or big plates. That’s right, bringing the small and big plate culture to Mumbai, Theory lets you decide the serving of your dishes, and no matter how small some of the items may appear, their rich taste ensures your tummy is full of nutritional ingredients. The dim-lit interiors of THEORY are well-lit with vintage music that embraces the sounds of the 1980s deftly, infusing its retro magnetism while engineering something that excels pastiche. The organic concoctions summon the beachside nostalgia from the Mediterranean. For your first visit, try their Gin Cocktail with one of the palatable European specialities.
Oasis Swim Up Bar Pune
The Oasis swim-up bar inside the premises of the Corinthians in Pune is indeed a spring of joy worth immersing in. All you have to do to get a drink is to swim up to the pool bar! Those who want to skip taking a dip can choose to sit by the pool and enjoy the Egyptian surroundings. The Corinthians in Pune is India’s very own little Egypt, and Oasis Swim Up Bar its muse. It’s quite a unique vibe to experience as you enjoy a cocktail in the pool while sighting the Egyptian architecture all around. The menu is just as refreshing! To conclude the pool bar experience, step out, pat dry and relish a Mediterranean seafood salad at the poolside Oceanus cafe.
Playboy Club, South Mumbai
For an ‘exclusive’ night out and gastronomy experience – hit the Play Boy Club dwelling in the quiet premises of Birla Centurion in South Mumbai. This club, however, follows an invite-only culture and lets you in only when you are invited or are accompanied by someone who’s on the guest list. Having said that, once you step inside this extravagantly luxurious club, you are bound to experience a nightlife scene that thrives in most PBC’s around the world. From the menu, try the delectable finger food and the creative cocktails – all of which will be served, by waitstaff dressed as bunnies. Sounds exciting? Well, rest assured, PBC’s UFO lights, vintage music and lavishly grand interiors are bound to add comparable drama to your evening.
Oak Lounge Pune
Oak Lounge is inside Marriott Suites Hotel at Koregaon Park, one of the poshest localities in Pune. This lounge bar has been, set up to cater the corporate executives, business professionals and everyone else who wants to unwind from a busy day at an elite spot. Instituted in the heart of Koregaon Park, downtown Pune, this nightclub hosts the most sophisticated ambience of the town and offers, a range of beverages and food choice over some fantastic music. Oak Lounge is open until late midnight and is also a preferred after-party venue.
Club B, Mumbai
Sheathed in utter luxuries of novelty, Club B is Mumbai’s newest extravagant bar-restaurant established inside the Kishore Kumar bungalow in Juhu. This ‘bar restaurant’ draped in timeless interiors confers a spellbinding menu that has the potential to turn any ordinary event into a precious celebration. Club B is a perfect place to grab a brunch with friends, plan a proposal or that intimate dinner you have been promising, your partner for long. This bar restaurant illustrates the finest luxuries in the town, and their service is just as impressive.
Play The Lounge, Mumbai
Play The Lounge in Mumbai is a perfect lounge bar for those planning a perilously fun night! This newest gaming hotspot in Mumbai takes drinking to another level with its interactive drinking games. All that while, an advanced lighting system with 16 mn flickering options set the right mood to win. From interactive drinking games to an incredible food menu, Play The Lounge is a perfect escape to relish good comfort food with a touch of sports craze.