bpb 1Up!

brown paper bag is celebrating its first birthday, and all you have to do to join in is bring a friend. Get one new person to subscribe to our weekly newsletter through this link (www.bpbweekend.com/birthday : be sure to have them subscribe only through this page, so we can keep track of your referral), and you'll get access to the bpb 1Up! pass, with discounts from brand partners listed below. Make a wish!

Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach

This five star beach front hotel is a sanctuary of calm, perfect for tourists and business travellers looking to temporarily escape the chaotic sights and sounds of the city. The central location, however, means that guests won’t be completely cut off. But Novotel doesn’t just cater to out-of-towners. The chic in-house restaurants and bars – Sampan, Olio, The Square and Gadda da Vida draw their share of Mumbaikars. With access to the bpb 1Up! pass, you can see for yourself, without paying a dime.

Plan B Entertainment

From turning snoozing night spots into pumping clubs and Wednesdays into the new Saturdays, this multi-pronged entertainment company has been shaping Mumbai’s party circuit since 2004. No matter what side of the entertainment track you’re on, these guys promise to “plan your mind.” Plan B has worked with some of the city’s hippest brands including Tetsuma, Ivy Bar & Bistro, Crepe Station, Enigma and Prive, for which they give bpb 1Up! an awesome freebie. 

HQ’s and Cafe Royal

A city favourite, HQ’s rose from the ashes last year with a new all-day English pub avatar. A mix of rock and jazz on the playlist, 15 types of beer at the bar, and Nintendo Wii nights, this is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day’s work. One level below, Cafe Royal is one of Mumbai’s oldest restaurants (1919), serving up Mumbai's best sizzlers, which are almost as hot as the HQ's/Cafe Royal bpb 1UP! deal. 

Nature's Basket

Nature’s Basket could well be the Breakfast at Tiffany’s of Mumbai – a comfort spot in the city that can cure even Holly Golightly’s blues and “mean reds”. From the most exotic cheeses, meats and international wines to the yummiest desserts and packed food, this authentic world food store has the best products in the city. And right now's a great time to shop at Nature's Basket, not only because they have a delicious stock of Christmas desserts but also because your bpb 1UP! pass gives you a great discount on purchases. Sweet! 


A chic business lounge by day and popular bar by night, Valhalla is a great place for work and pleasure. The restaurant’s tapas and sangrias are awesome, as are the spectacular flaming drinks. Don’t leave without trying the Isabella cocktail and the conversation-starting red velvet couch. The lounge has also just launched an elegant Sunday brunch, for which bpb 1UP! has a deal that's sure to brighten up your morning!


This free-spirited monkey moved into Mumbai’s wild partying scene a year ago, and has been innovating ever since. Part terrace bistro part indoor bar, the Bandra watering hole is as popular for its European gourmet treats, as it is for its signature cocktail pitchers; be sure to try the apple and date martini. We particularly love the interactive bar, where you can smash some fruits together and create your own cocktail. For a private session with the bartender, get your bpb 1UP! pass, quick!

China House Lounge

You can’t swirl a martini glass at China House without spilling your drink on a celebrity. This swanky nightspot is housed in Grand Hyatt Mumbai and frequented by the city’s swish set. Weekends here are always buzzing, but we recommend their newly launched Wednesday night gigs, featuring a stellar line-up that includes Jalebee Cartel and DJ Clement. the bpb 1Up! pass has an unbelievable deal for these super-hot nights!