The Best Breweries In The City That Never Sleeps: Mumbai

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In recent years, there have been plenty of breweries and brewpubs that have mushroomed over in the city of Mumbai. What’s best than to celebrate the end of the week by chugging some of the best stouts, ales and lagers at some of the best breweries in Mumbai! Nothing, right? So, after looking at the different breweries in Bangalore, we bring you some of the best and unique breweries in every nook and corner in Mumbai:

Gateway Taproom

Location: Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex

Started by young entrepreneurs, Gateway Brewing Co. is a cross between a microbrewery and a commercial beer brand. It is known to be one of the best breweries in Mumbai and it creates unique beers from local ingredients that are then supplied to pubs across Mumbai.

Along with its popular craft beers, Gateway Taproom at BKC also serves beer cocktails and lip-smacking food to go along with your drinks. Try Grape in My Side Car, Jim’s Stout, Ginger Lemon Radler, and Gin Zen, from their rich collection of beer cocktails. Add grilled fish skewers, tuna crostini, melon feta carpaccio, bacon-wrapped sausages, chicken schnitzel, and tenderloin burrito with your drinks to create perfection! Don’t forget to check out their collection during the Oktoberfest!

Brewbot Eatery and Pub Brewery

Location: Morya Landmark 1, Off New Link Road, Andheri West

This easygoing brewery loves robots, hence its name. Known for its casual feel and its original brews, they have a special Hoppy Hour offer where they supersize your beer and get you a 550ml one, while you actually pay for a 330ml one. Yep! With their good selection of wheat beers and IPAs, you can also get a lot of scrumptious and delectable dishes including an amazing variety of tacos, pizzas, and chicken wings and juicy chicken sliders.

In case you like favour darker beers, try the Black Mamba. This British-style oatmeal stout is an absolute delight! And if you’d like to opt for something smooth and light, try their Botwork orange or Skywalker.

Independence Brewing Company

Location: Boolani Estate Owners Premises, New Link Road, Andheri (West)

This pub brewery in Mumbai offers a large selection of craft beers that includes Belgian Wit, Beer Flight, Summer Gruit Ale, Four Grain Saison, Ixcacao (nitro beer), and Method to Madness Oaked IPA.  This Pune import is one of the must-visit destinations for every beer fanatic in Mumbai. Added bonus is their delicious food; try their Mushroom Chilli Fry, Peri Peri Chicken Skewers, Tenderloin Chilli Fry and Chicken Samosas along with their interesting brews.

Doolally Taproom

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Location: Bandra, Andheri West, Colaba

Doolally Taproom is one of the most famous beer joints in Mumbai and is known for their Belgian Witbier, heady oatmeal stout, and ciders. You’ll be pleased to know that this isn’t just someplace where you have your drinks and leave; it also offers board games to make your visit memorable. The cherry on top is that it is a pet-friendly brewery, so if you happen to have a pet then, at Doolally Taproom will also make sure that your beloved pooch has a great time along with you!

We’ll recommend their Mango Cider, Dunkel Lager, Smoked Porter, and Rauch Bier and among the food options, pick their Chilli Garlic Dumplings, Kolkata Style Roll, Kosha Murgi, and Buff Steak!

Toit Brewery

Location: Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel

Bangalore’s favourite, Toit Brewery is known for fresh and scrumptious beer served in tall glasses. Don’t miss the different range of seasonal beers at Toit which come in a gamut of interesting flavours such as Harvest Ragi Ale, Spiced Pumpkin Ale, Mango Ale, Jackfruit Ale and more. With refreshing interiors in bright yet muted colours of yellows, blues and browns, the newly opened Toit in Mumbai has become one of the bustling hangouts in South Mumbai. Trying the Chevallier Bitter, Toit Weiss, Kilnaleck Re, ‘Basmati Blonde’, ‘Tintin Toit’, and the ‘Dark Knight’ is a must! Favourites in the food menu are classic onion rings, BBQ Chicken Wings, Smoked Salmon, Pandi Spare Ribs, Kerala Beef Fry and Spicy Chicken pizza (all wood fire pizzas basically!).

The White Owl

Location: One Indiabulls Center, Lower Parel West

The White Owl has an amazing array of locally handcrafted beer made from ingredients from around the world in traditional and new age styles. You can sample their versions of Belgian Wit, Irish Red Ale, German Hefeweizen, American Pale Ale and many more – a total of nine varieties. Wash down a tiring day or chill post office hours with not just their best thirst quenchers but also their yummy desserts such as craft beer popsicle, Cheesecake with Strawberry Compote and Apple-Pear Crumble with Ice-Cream.

The Barking Deer Brewpub

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Location:  Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West

Newbies can pick this place as the menu here explicitly describes each and every beer ( from colour to its taste), which helps in selecting with greater authority. Adding to that, they also tell you what dish it tastes best with. Try their Flying Pig Belgian Wit and their amazing burgers along with great finger food to make your night (or afternoon)!

Why don’t we make some ‘pour’ decisions together at these breweries in Mumbai? Do let us know about your experiences in the comments below!

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