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The best pub in Mumbai you cannot miss

Thinking of doing a pub crawl in Mumbai? You are spoilt for choice. Maharashtra’s state capital is suffused with pubs. If you are thirsty and thinking of chugging glasses of beer, there’s a pub or bar on every main road and some nice, cosy ones tucked away in the inner lanes. But which is the best pub in Mumbai? Well, tastes vary. To each her or his own. The beer, ambience, the food and the music make it place visiting a place again and again. Some prefer a vibrant and boisterous place, others, a quieter, classy atmosphere. But in Bandra and Colaba, the best pub is uncontested: it is Effingut. With the best craft beers in Mumbai, lip-smacking food and the most chilled-out ambience, no wonder it’s the favourite bar of the ‘with it’ set. Blessed with the divine – or devilish – presence of its mascot Borrel (that’s the name of the bearded dude) Effingut offers a wide range of craft beers from ciders to ales, from lagers to stouts. There are sweet variants and bitter ones that range from the mildly bitter to nearly karela level bitter. The pub prides itself on its delicious food, the menu offers a wide variety of starters to desserts. But let’s be honest here: people visit Effingut for the beers. And the pub offers a staggering array of beers of differing IBUs that reflect the bitterness of the beers. The lower the IBU, the less bitter the beer, and vice versa. Thus ciders and meads are typically sweet (and hence have a low IBU) whereas some of the stouts and ales are quite bitter. All the beers are Effingut are quite special, but the crowd has its favourites: Traditional English Ale: For an authentic English Ale experience, this earthy flavour is a perfect selection. It has just the right amount of crisp bitterness mixed with spicy hop flavours. Dunkelweizen: This is a German delight characterized by its dark colour and malty richness. The creamy and full-bodied brew has the comforting flavour of banana and cloves, which leaves you feeling euphoric. Like most weizen-style beers, it has a grainy and bready flavour underlying the beer. Hefeweizen: Awarded as India’s best, this Hefeweizen is an escape from the heat outside. The roots of this beer lie in Bavaria and date all the way back to the middle-age. Its light and frothy texture has been a favourite ever since. The taste of banana, cloves and a hint of bubblegum from the yeast fermentation is a German delight. Peach Ginger Mead: Known to be the oldest drink to mankind, even finding mentions in the ancient Hindu scriptures, this mead is made with 100% organic honey we collect ourselves from the foothills of the Himalayas; it is beautifully balanced with lemon and a zing of ginger. This is a perfect drink for a hot summer day! Marzen: Traditional Oktoberfest beer, also known as the Marzen, is a very old and popular beer. This beautiful lager, brewed in March and lagered in cold caves over summer, ended up being called as the "March Beer - Marzen".

Indian brown ale: The Indian Brown Ale is one of our master brewer's favourite. It is hoppy, bitter and moderately strong like an IPA but has a beautiful caramel, toffee and dark fruit malt character.


Mango jalapeno IPA: Made in collaboration with Gerorge Jacob, an alumnus of Brewlabs, UK, where our master brewer, Manu Gulati also went to study brewing. The mango-jalapeno collaboration was specially made for Tapped 8.0 and ended up a big hit amongst the beer connoisseurs. Kokum: A Maharashtrian spice that is known to have many culinary as well as medicinal benefits. The Kokum mead is made out of the variety that is found near the beautiful coastal region of Ratnagiri. The tartness of the Kokum is balanced by the sweetness of honey. As the night progresses, so does the demand for our great beers. And while every night rocks at Effingut (dry days don’t – ha ha) there are some nights more special than others at Effingut. Tuesday nights, the pub has a highly popular quiz (at Colaba, especially). We are always surprised at the knowledge of our patrons and end up parting with free beers as prizes.Wednesday night is Ladies Night. They get beers on the house and are quite thrilled with it. Effingut encourages creativity, and our Thursdays are band nights - local bands and local artists such as Vernon, Nathaniel and many others have performed in our outlets in Mumbai and Pune. On Fridays, our in-house DJs get into action. With their beats and grooves, they soon get the entire pub tapping their feet and banging their heads. No one is immune to their wizardry. And on Sunday nights, we go retro. Music from decades past blares, and the crowd gets nostalgic. So, to come back where we started: find the best bar in Colaba .If you haven’t been here already, make it a point to join us in Bandra or Colaba. Cheers

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The best pub in Mumbai you cannot miss  

Thinking of doing a pub crawl in Mumbai? You are spoilt for choice. Maharashtra’s state capital is suffused with pubs

The best pub in Mumbai you cannot miss  

Thinking of doing a pub crawl in Mumbai? You are spoilt for choice. Maharashtra’s state capital is suffused with pubs

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