TrilogyGo to: Trilogy
Where: Hotel Sea Princess, Juhu
Why: Mumbai's newest hot spot, by the Tham Brothers (previously of Henry Tham at Colaba), is spread over 4,000 sq ft split into two levels. While the lower level is designed to look like a lounge, a bright red staircase leads you to the LED-lit 'club' area. The music is a mix of house, techno and some hip hop. Book a table in the VIP section - they come with waist-high champagne flutes. Also try the fruit cocktails, which are Trilogy's speciality.
HypeGo to: Hype
Where: Atria, Worli
Why: Spread over 7,000 square feet, this night club was opened by celebrity DJ Aqeel in December 2009. With an A-list crowd, opulent décor (the club's ceiling is studded with 1,200 diamond-shaped, crystal lights) and international DJs playing global music, there's not much you won't like. Look out for Hype's fabulous champagne list!
PriveGo to: Prive
Why: Owned by Mumbai restaurateur Aditya Kilachand (who is also socialite Shobhaa De's son) and Chateau Indage'sVikrant Chougule, Prive started out as a members-only club, and it still is on Saturdays. But otherwise, Mumbai's party people can spend the night hob-nobbing with other beautiful people and sipping on champagne, for a hefty price. The sexy atmosphere is enhanced candle-lit water bodies and elements of red thrown in.
Go To: Blue Frog
Where: Lower Parel
Why: Blue Frog is best known for the wide range of live acts they get in to perform as well as for the optimum sound and the overall ambience that one gets to experience at this venue. Blue Frog also prides itself on its bar and the food that it serves, and also on the Sunday Brunch - which is a popular feature of the club. It thus aims at providing not only the young but also families a complete entertainment experience.
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
Go To: HARD ROCK CAFÉ
Where: Worli, Mumbai
Why: Isn't it just so cool that Hard Rock Café picked Mumbai to open its first café in India? And why not? The city is always alive and brimming with energy.
HRC, as it is better known, is a MASSIVE place located in the heart of Mumbai and is a brilliant venue for live gigs. In fact, there are live acts twice a week - Alternate Tuesdays and Classic Thursdays - while the rest of the week has music by the in-house DJ. The space is huge and thus gives musicians ample scope to run around and actually *perform* for their audience.
Though the pricing is a little erratic, the food quality is excellent and so is their bar section, offering a wide range of drinks and mocktails. Couple that with an ever-helpful staff and you're good to go!
All in all, HRC is the place to be if you want to simply unwind after work or party with your friends with great music and food to give you company.