The Best Crafts & Brews In Mumbai
Glimpse|February 2019

Unlike cities such as Bangalore and Pune, the microbrewery and brewpub business has been slow to get underway in Mumbai, mainly due to expensive real estate and unclear laws.

Aakanksha Juneja

However, it's been catching up over the last few years, with numerous new entrants. Here's the best pick of them all.

Thirsty City 127

Opposite Toit, Thirsty Beer has taken over what was Mumbai's first brew pub, the Barking Deer. However, the concept is very different. Thirsty was established in 2017 as a result of the owner's desire to share his passion for fresh Central European lagers with India's hip younger generation. Brewing was previously done in Bosnia until Thirsty bought the Barking Deer and started brewing there. Thirsty City 127 isn't just a microbrewery though. It's a funky concept bar that also has a killer cocktail menu and will host art shows, workshops, screenings and food pop-ups.

Address: Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai.

The White Owl Brewery and Bistro

The White Owl, Mumbai's second functional brewpub, got its brewing license in October 2014 (although it opened a year earlier). Its craft beer is served in distinctive jars with white owl eyes on them. The garage-like premises has exposed brickwork and an old bicycle hanging on a wall. It's hip and free-spirited, and is frequented by young professionals. Wholesome modern European cuisine is served, and some of it is quite creative. Try the craft beer popsicle! Special events and party nights are often held. However, if you want a night at home with friends, the White Owl has started offering take-home 5 liter kegs of beer.

Address: One Indiabulls Center, Tower 2 Lobby, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.

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