Leopold Café


Steeped in a history of sordid sex, drugs and arms trafficking since 1871, BarChick was disappointed (but not surprised) to find that none of the above still goes on. Gregory David Roberts’ book Shantaram has made this place all too famous - it's at the top of every traveller's checklist, so if you're shopping on Colaba Causeway and you’re thirsty, drop by and see where it all used to happen.

Do sit at the dingy bar upstairs (empty by day but pretty lively and loud with travellers and a FEW locals by night). Roll with the fact that the cocktail menu's not sophisticated, and tuck into their shot menu which is pretty inventive. The DJ behind his bullet proof screen with his mantra above his head "I think better when I'm drunk" seems to be true – the music got progressively better as he got progressively drunker and the bar got busier as the night wore on. This place is a little too famous and a little unauthentic, so if you're looking for the real Mumbai then head to Gokul.




Opp Olympia Coffee House, Shahid Bhagat Singh Road, Colaba Causeway, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India Tel: +91 22 2282 8185 / +91 22 2202 0131 / +91 22 2284 8054 / +91 22 2207 3362


Sunday 07:30 - 00:30
Monday 07:30 - 00:30
Tuesday 07:30 - 00:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 00:30
Thursday 07:30 - 00:30
Friday 07:30 - 00:30
Saturday 07:30 - 00:30



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