There are bars and cabarets at Chowpatty Beach and Colaba Causeway. Juhu Beach is the place travellers who love to party head to, as there are several trendy pubs, discos and bars here. Cabarets are usually found on Grant road, but these spots are only for men. The Ghetto, near Breach Candy, is where the artsy, yuppie theater types hang out at night. Nightclubbing is very popular in Mumbai with Copa Cobano, with its Latin music and tequilas, and The 1900s, at the Taj Mahal Intercontinental, being popular joints.
Mumbai is the home of the biggest movie industry in the world. Visitors should certainly watch one of the famous Bollywood movies in one of the city’s gigantic cinema houses. Visitors can catch a movie at the Regal in Colaba, Eros opposite Churchgate Station and also at several other cinema houses, as even most villages in India have a small cinema within walking distance.
Shopping is an extraordinary affair, as there is so much to choose from and at incredibly cheap prices because of the favourable exchange rates. Textiles, handicrafts, designer clothing, leather goods are all great buys and can be purchased from several retail shops.
The Chor Bazaar is the place to go if you are looking for antiques, but be prepared to bargain and look out for fakes! Phillip’s, at the corner of Madam Cama road, is a reputable antique retail outlet, but prices can be a little steep. Books are very cheap here and bookstores are well-stocked with the latest novels from all genres.
Churchgate, Nariman Point, the central bazaars and Crawford Market are great places to enjoy meals of pao bhaji (flat bread stuffed with meat and vegetables), bhelpuri (puffed rice with deep fried vermicelli, potatoes, chilli paste, tamarind and many other Indian spices) and vadai (the Indian version of the doughnut). Chowpatty Beach is known for its food vendors, who are supposed to serve the best quality food of all of Mumbai’s food vendors. There are also many good restaurants and cafés at which to enjoy Chinese, local or Italian cuisine.