InOnIt Guides: Gig Venues In Mumbai

There’s hardly anyone on the face of this beautiful Earth who doesn’t like music, and the those who don’t like it are usually ostracised. Most music lovers have a qualm between loving recorded music more or loving live performances more, or loving them equally. Nevertheless, here is our InOnIt Guides list of some venues across Mumbai city where you can catch a live gig or two.

 

B69 by BAJAAO: B69 by BAJAAO is a small part of the kvlt music scene in Mumbai. Every weekend, they feature live acts by bands from genres of metal, alternative, funk and rock.

Entry Fee: Rs. 200

Contact Number: 9320038513

Address: B69 by BAJAAO, Jaisingh Business Centre, Basement, Sahar Road, Off Western Express Highway, Parsiwada, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400099.

 

Hard Rock Cafe: The legendary Hard Rock Cafe may see a dwindling crowd as the underground and independent music scenes develop in Mumbai, but it still remains one of the better known venues in the city.

Entry Fee: Rs. 150

Contact Number: 022 24382888

Address: Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai, Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, Pandurang Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai 400025.

 

Blue FROG: In a very short period, Blue FROG made a mark on the list of live venues in Mumbai and has definitely made it to the top of the list. Apart from gigs almost every day, they also feature early sets and an in-house DJ.

Entry Fee: Rs. 300 post 9 pm

Contact Number: 022 61586158

Address: Blue Frog, D/2 Mathuradas Mills Compound, N.M. Joshi Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013.

 

Mehboob Studios: The famed Mehboob Studios has been home to the Bollywood industry for years, but it also has various miscellaneous gigs and is also home to the monthly/ bi-monthly Live From The Console gigs.

Entry Fee: Live From the Console – Rs. 150

Contact Number: 022 26421627

Address: Mount Carmel Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050.

 

Bistro Grill: A multi-cuisine restaurant that serves an occasional live act once a week, Bistro Grill isn’t a full scale venue but has a small stage for a live musician so people can enjoy a drink or a bite with some live music.

Entry Fee: Free

Contact Number: 022 32108585

Address: Bistro Grill, Bawa Continental, Opposite thesophical society, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu (W), Mumbai.

 

The Cafe: An open air cafe on the top of a hotel, The Cafe hosts an occasional act of upcoming musicians to provide some live entertainment for their patrons.

Entry Fee: Free

Contact Number: 9967667481

Address: The Cafe, Executive Enclave Hotel, 7th Floor, 331, Pali Hill, Dr Ambedkar Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050.

 

Amadeus: NCPA’s Spanish cuisine and culture inspired restaurant is known to encourage music with sets by bands from across the city.

Entry Fee: Free

Contact Number: 022 22821212

Address: Amadeus, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021.

 

F Lounge.Bar.Diner: The new addition to the city’s lounge collection, F Lounge.Bar.Diner lives up to its hype of being a fashionable and chic eatery for Mumbai which hosts different DJ’s over the weekends.

Entry Fee: Rs. 3,000 cover for couple/ stag post 10:30 pm

Contact Number: 022 66505820

Address: F Lounge.Diner.Bar, One India Bulls Centre, 3rd Floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road, Mumbai 400013.

 

Canvas: Canvas has fast become a lounge for young professionals to lay back after a long day at work. Apart from regular in-house and guest DJ’s, they have hosted quite a few musicians of international fame.

Entry Fee: Rs. 500 for stags post 9 pm

Contact Number: 022 43485050

Address: Canvas, Palladium, High Street Phoenix, 642 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013.

 

Out of the Blue: With the tagline of There’s Always Something Happening, Out Of The Blue is no dull place to be, and especially since one of those happenings is live music acts.

Entry Fee: Free

Contact Number: 022 26003000

Address: Out Of The Blue, Le Sutra Hotel, 14 Union Park, Khar (W), Mumbai 400052
Out Of The Blue, Level 1, Haiko Place, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai 400076.

 

Bonobo: Bonobo is one of the places you can rely on if you want to enjoy good music and have a good night, particularly if you are a fan of Electronic Dance Music. They have their own in-house DJ and sport quite a few acts during the week.

Entry Fee: Free

Contact Number: 022 26055050

Address: Bonobo-Bar.Love.Food, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400050.

 

Candies: More of a hub for youngsters to chill out during the week, Candies does host a few good upcoming musicians to entertain their audiences when they organise their occasional sales and bazaars.

Entry Fee: Free

Contact Number: 022 26424124

Address: Candies, 5AA Pali Hill, Near Learners Academy, Bandra, Mumbai 400050.

 

Amphitheatres:

Bandstand: With the only complain being that it is at the very end of Bandra and quite secluded when it comes to transport convenience, the amphitheatre at Bandstand fort is scenic, enclosed amid a hill on one side and trees on the other sides. It has hosted many concerts and musical events.

Entry Fee: Subject to event

Address: Bandstand Amphitheatre, Next to Taj Lands End, Bandstand, Bandra (W), Mumbai.

 

Dadar Chowpatty: In a secluded spot at the Dadar Chowpatty beach, the amphitheatre looks like a regal venue which has hosted many gigs over the years.

Entry Fee: Subject to event

Address: Dadar Chowpatty Amphitheatre, Dadar Chowpatty, Near Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai.

 

Carter Road: The amphitheatre at Carter Road is an open air stage, with limited seating. It is used by many people for events and has hosted live music on many occasions.

Entry Fee: Subject to event

Address: Carter Road Amphitheatre, Opposite Cafe Coffee Day, Carter Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai.

 

Hanging Gardens: Set among the luscious green of trees and shrubs, the amphitheatre at Hanging Gardens is an excellent venue for a blend of nature and music when live gigs happen here.

Entry Fee: Subject to event

Address: Hanging Gardens Amphitheatre, Hanging Gardens, B G Kher Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai.

 

*Entry and Cover charges are subject to change based on club and venue rules.

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