Night-Clubbing Rocking Research!
Have you ever heard of “night-clubbing rocking research” which goes on all night? I’m still jetlagging ( am an early bird) after partying all night with my young expert buddies who navigate me through Mumbais latest nightclubs.I love every jammed, crammed, noisy, heady moment (Please see photos, including the one I shot balancing one on leg and standing on a sofa.)
Vibrant, gregarious Anandita De’s enthusiasm is contagious, not much of a drinker, she has an incredible passion for dance and music ( learnt how to deejay from her friend the uber chic DJ Nihal Bhatia). Ever-gallant “Night rocker” Jivesh Bhojwani is not only instantly recognized but welcomed by the owners, managers, bouncers. He works all week in his family construction business and parties over the weekend with friends, Arwa Safri (works with Dior) businessman Mohammed Merchant, bubbly Alina Wadiwala, socialista Ronak Mehta.
Here’s a sneak peek into the forthcoming “Times Nightlife Guide 2013”
Hard Rock Café
We started off at Jivesh’s “favorite Pre-party” place. Whoa! Hard Rock is buzzing and packed. No entry fee and no cover charge here. Earnest the manager smilingly greets all at the door.
Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Ph: 24382888
Next, we checked out the drinks and Vineet Bhatia’s unusual starters at Mumbai’s very own F Bar which has sashayed in (of all places) into to the city’s latest high rise business district. It has it all … Fashion TV, 10,000 sq ft sprawling into restaurant, dance floor, terrace and a long line of clubbers waiting to get in.
One India Bulls, third floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, 91 22 6650 5820
We love it here and shake a leg at Mumbai’s first “oriental” ( laser-cut inscriptions of Chinese characters on metal wall panels et al) nightclub by dynamic Edward Wang. Ren (“people” in Chinese) is a smallish 2800 sq ft carpet space.,has a cozy feel to it and is packed.
Rs2,500 (cover charge per couple ) No guest list involved.
Ren by China Garden
Gabbana House, 15th Road, Khar West
Atlast! South Mumbai’s comatose nightlife has been injected with life…and a will to LIV. By invitation only, this signature statement night club powered by four mega-voltage owners with it’s glamorous ceiling et al sets up where “Red Light” used to be. Cant tell you more except that it was so jammed that I had to stand on the sofa on one leg…
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort,
Near Khyber Restaurant
Open Wednesday to Sunday
Note: We popped in and out of these nightclubs to check the buzz, the music, the crowd, the ambiance…to know the full details you’ll have to wait till “The Times Nightlife guide 2013” is on the stands.
Would you like to join me for lunch today (yes! Today) or lunch tomorrow? For “The Times Food Guide 2013” am doing my eatabout rounds in ANDHERI (West) and POWAII. Email me rightawayRashmi@rashmiudaysingh.com and email@example.com