From MMA fight nights to stand up comedy, we scout out the best of what’s happening in Mumbai.

FIFA, Father's Day & More This Weekend!
Friday, 13 June 2014 11:04


June 13: The Sassy Spoon will also be hosting a special week menu designed by Rachel Allen that consists of Irish Smoked Salmon with picked onion,caper horseradish cream & chives, Lamb chops with  rosemary smashed potatoes broccoli with parsley mint sauce and other yummies. The Rachel Allen Week will be culminating into a ticketed fundraiser dinner (Rs 5000/-) on June 20th for Goal Foundation. The Sassy Spoon will be giving a part of the proceeds of the week and the entire proceeds of the fund raiser event to Goal Foundation. 12:30-3:30 pm & 7:00 pm-12:00 am, : Ground Floor, Express Towers, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point, 22888222

June13: Bond with DJ Ruskin tonight at Nico Bombay tonight , over great cocktails and boutiques vintages! Nico Bombay, 105 Apollo Street, Bombay Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda, 9820152102, 10 pm onwards.

June 13: Fifa fever kicks off at The Barking Deer that will show at least one match live nearly every night at 9:30PM both in the pub and in the Jameson Loft screening room. Get a free basket of nachos with every purchase pitcher of their special tournament brew, "Kick Ass Kölsch" , Mathurdas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, call 61417400

June 13: Celebrate at Woodside during FIFA with special offers on beer pints for Rs. 395 onwards and beer buckets for Rs. 885 onwards. Call for Kamakazi and flavoured shots at just Rs. 275!Woodside-All Day Bar and Eatery Andheri, New Link Plaza, Next to Oshiwara  Police Station, Oshiwara Link Road, Andheri (W), call 30932030, During every FIFA World Cup match

June 13-30: Celebrate Hakkasan’s birthday with their special menu of Chicken & Prawn Shumai, Steamed Indian Salmon in Black Bean Sauce at other yummies at just Rs 1200 plus taxes per head from Monday to Sunday. Call 2644 444, Hakkasan, Krystal, 206, Waterfield Road, Bandra (W)

June 14:Drink Champagne during High Tea at The Taj Mahal Palace , where you be the first to preview Jimmy Choo’s 2014 pre-fall collection . Chef Oberoi and his team will craft a menu inspired by  fashion, that you can sip on, while slipping into some Choos. 4-6:30 pm, Taj Mahal Palace, Colaba, Rs 3000 a head, call Lesley D’Souza on 66653490 to reserve your table.

June 14: Get Complimentary services on personal styling, hair & makeup by Ranveer Singh’s and Sonam Kapoor’s stylists, Kayaan Contractor & Shereen Sikka. The stylists will provide one-on-one styling advise to women to help them discover their personal style in apparel, accessories, hair and makeup. To book your complimentary appointment for this complete styling experience, call 9821353812 or 9820308784 and reserve your slot with the stylists anytime between 12-4pm at bYSi’s store at Skyzone, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel.

June 14: Be your own personal FIFA Soothsayer - and get rewarded with a BIG Budweiser beer bucket! Predict the winner of each match showcased at the bar and be one of the lucky few to win the sweepstakes on closing at Big Bang Bar & Café, 3rd floor, Kenilworth Mall, Above KFC, Linking Road, Bandra West, call 26005858

June 14: FIFA fever at Road House Bluez in Andheri dictates a bucket of 5 beers for only Rs. 699 coupled with a portion of complimentary nachos only during match hours. Also on offer, exciting happy hours on domestic alcohol all seven days of the week. Ground floor, Tokyo house, J.P road, Andheri West, Near Andheri Sports Complex. call 9833398522 

June 15: Celebrate Father’s Day with Mexiloko! Upload a fun picture with your Dad on the Mexiloko Facebook page or upload the picture on Instagram and tag @mexilokoindia, Use the hashtag #GoingLocoWithDad and stand a chance to win a meal worth Rs.300!, 11 am to 11 pm, Bela Court Shop No 1, Bela Co-op Housing Society Ltd., 81A, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Colaba Causeway Road, 2202-3100

June 15: Chef Vicky Ratnani has curated exclusive "Pour Homme" flavours of marzipan for the Estonian brand, Nordic Kandie Magic, for Father's Day. Order a fabulous box for your dad- Nordic Kandie Magic is currently available on orders via email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  , and on Whatsapp: + 919699641112 . They ship all over India.

June 15: Pamper you dad at Bungalow 9 this Sunday, with a special 4 course meal at Rs. 1300/- plus taxes per person and add 2 drinks to it (Whisky/Beer/Mocktail)  just for Rs. 1550 + taxes per person, Bungalow 9, 9, St John Baptist Road, Bandra (W) Near Lilavati Hospital, call 9769899938.

June 15: Head to Lake View Café this weekend for the Sunday Lunch Market at Renaissance, Powai. Check out their range of goodies from Sky Goodies, Maya Vastra, Tea Trunk, Urban Skinny and ISanctuary! 12-5pm, see more details here

June 15: Choose from Nature’s Basket’s range of exotic hampers or customize your own for your dad this Father’s Day by logging onto

June 15: Get super special dad cookies and cupcakes from the Ellipsis Bakery this Father's day and bring a smile to your dad's face! Ellipsis, B-1 Amarchand Mansion, 16, Madame Cama Rd, Colaba,  6621 3333.

Pizza Rolling & Making Class With PizzaExpress
Friday, 13 June 2014 10:45

What: Pizza Rolling & Making class with PizzaExpress, Colaba, call 7738934888/999 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register, Rs 1,599 per person.

Why: Play dough with your dear at the super fun bpb and PizzaExpress class this weekend! Here you’ll learn to make your pizza from scratch – with pre-approved dough from the restaurant, you’ll get to put your entire pizza together - at your own mini workstation, complete with ingredients.

For a sign up fee of Rs 1,599 per head, you will get a welcome drink (beer/wine/ aerated beverage), a starter to share, a special PizzaExpress dessert, plus, you get to take home what you make! Pie five!

When: Get over your crust issues on June 21, 2014, from 4 pm onwards.

Café Zoe Starts Live Sessions
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:55

bpb Bulletin: Fishing for weeknight plans? We have a live one!

Café Zoe starts Live Sessions every Thursday, starting June 12. Set up on the stage will be live music performances (soul RnB, Jazz, Latin and Funk), starting with R&B musicians Rohan Mazumdar and Karan Joseph, JJ and Ryan Sadri. The following Thursdays will feature artists like Loy Mendonca, Gino Banks and others. See schedule on their Facebook page.

This is part of Zoe’s move into the cultural space, a shift that will soon translate to fun movie nights, photo exhibits and live theatre performances. We’re waiting in the wings.

Getting there: Café Zoe, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Lower Parel, call 24902065, free entry. Every Thursday, starting June 12, 9.30 pm.

Head To The NCPA Cheer! Festival
Friday, 06 June 2014 10:52


What: NCPA Cheer! Comedy Festival 2014, featuring plays, sketches, live acts and improv performances at NCPA, Nariman Point.

Why: You’ve been such a thunder cloud lately. All your friends seem to think so. Prove them wrong with a weekend plan that involves lots of laughing at NCPA Cheer! A comedy festival featuring a play by Anuvab Pal (of The President Is Coming fame), along with a whole bunch of performances by Kunal Roy Kapoor, Anuvab Pal, Tanmay Bhat and Rohan Joshi. We’re looking forward to the Funny Women performance starring Anu Menon (aka. Lola Kutty), Aditi Mittal and Kaneez Surka.

When: LOL(a) Kutty on June 6 & 8, June 14 & 15.

Event Roundup: Jun 6-8
Thursday, 05 June 2014 19:42

June 6: Bond with DJ Ruskin tonight at Nico Bombay tonight , over great cocktails and boutiques vintages! Nico Bombay, 105 Apollo Street, Bombay Samachar Marg, Kala Ghoda, 9820152102, 10 pm onwards. 

June 6: KRUNK live presents BREED @ Bonobo ,with a  unique take on bass music, 10 pm onwards, Rs 300 per head, : Bonobo, 2nd Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W), call 2605 5050.

June 6: Learn to be a Teppanyaki Chef-at-Home with Palate Culinary Studio. Sign up for this class and you’ll learn how to make Chicken Teriyaki, Miso Salmon, Wild Mushroom, Teppanyaki Fried Rice & other Japanese yummies! 12:30pm-2:30pm, Rs. 2500 a head, Palate Culinary Studio, Ground Floor, Survodaya Co-Op Housing Society, Opp Society Stores, Behind SBI Bank, Santacruz (W), call 9322246080. 

June 6-8: Gallery Beyond presents URBAN CARTOGRAPHERS, an art show by three cartographers, all from Pune, Udaipur & Baroda who combined science, aesthetics, and technique, creating  unique maps. 30/132, First Floor, Great Western Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort, 11.30 am- 6.30pm.

June 7:Jay Weather and Saxophonist, Ryan Sadri come together for an  eclectic set of electro and progressive music at Li Bai. . Entry post 10pm is Rs 5000 for a couple/stag, full cover.Level 37, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel, For Table Reservations call  98676 24110.

June 7: Live From The Console returns this weekend with a screening of Shut Up and Play The Hits, followed by Sasha Chettri from Dehradun, and dance music duo Mosko aka Kavya Trehan and Moses Koul, from Delhi.Rs 250 entry, Mehboob Studios, Stage No.1, Hill Road, Bandra (W).

June 7: Sign up for Wine Tails with Sula Vineyards, where you can learn the basics of on wine tasting and wine making along with tips on how to buy wine. Rs 999 a head, 5-9 pm, La Patio, Andheri-8th Floor, Morya Landmark II, Opp Infiniti mall, Off New Link Road, Andheri (W).

Jun 7-8: Catch Yumcha Vie’s Live Music Nights featuring Mumbai based alt rock band ‘Brake Free’. Prior table reservations get a round of complimentary cocktails or mocktails. Yumcha Vie, 70-73 Underground, Phoenix Market City, Kurla, for table bookings contact 25141425.

June 8: EDM fan and haven’t bought tickets yet? Catch Dada Life at The Lalit, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (E). Doors open 4pm, tickets available here.

June 8: Get unlimited champagne, premium spirits, innovative cocktails and a large spread of global cuisine at the Seven Kitchens Sunday Brunch. For reservations call 6162 8422. Non Alcoholic Brunch – Rs 2100 (all inclusive), Sparkling Brunch- Rs 2700 (all inclusive), Champagne Brunch- Rs 3900 (all inclusive).

June 8: Hear Jerry Pinto speak on “Thinking About Words”, where he will explain to participants  how to mine your own story and hand out a beginners' toolkit, 91 A, Rani Baug, Veer Mata Jijbai Bhonsle Udyan, Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (E), 5pm. For more information, call 9833344173 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Advance Registrations:

July 23-29: Sign up for a Yoga retreat with Maud Chuffart of The Yoga House at Nimmu House in Ladakh! Call 9930050108 to register. 

Aug 14-21: Go trippin’ with The Backpacker Co’s Girlfriend Getaway trip to Japan that will include a Kyoto bike tour, Mount Fuji day trip and a seven day rail pass. Rs  69,000 + 3.09% service tax, for more details, see here. Sign up before 13th June 2014 for an early bird discount.

bpb & Salt Water Café’s #VeggiesAreRad Bar Night
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:12

Be gentle, chef. Even the artichoke has a heart. #VeggiesAreRad #GreshGoesGreen

Sure that cut of beef is awesome, but veggies need some love too. While they may be healthy, they’re also made all kinds of yummy in Salt Water Café, Churchgate’s new menu by Chef Gresham. #GreshGoesGreen

Come eat your veggies and drink lots of drinks with a special Bar Night at Salt Water Cafe, Churchgate, just for bpb people on Thursday, June 12 – Rs 649 (+taxes) for unlimited IMFL drinks, sangrias, Tuborg beer and straight drinks! Plus you get 15% off on your food bill.

There will also be jazz music, vegetables posing as other things, and tiny green stories waiting for you in pea pods! And yes, there will be meat on the menu as well.

June 12 is a Thursday, so round up your friends for dinner and drinks and start the weekend early! Limited tables available.

Getting there: On Thursday, June 12, 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm. To reserve a table call 7738934888/999 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Rs 649 + taxes for unlimited drinks. 15% off on dinner. Bar night will be held at Salt Water Cafe, Churchgate.

Woodside’s Late Night Beer Sessions
Monday, 02 June 2014 10:55

Yeastie boys, rejoice!

Woodside has launched Late  Night Beer Sessions every last Thursday of the month at 10 pm.

Apart from getting people together to appreciate and know more about beer and the beer making process, the point of the session is to bring together a community of like- minded people, to discuss a range of random topics from politics to cat memes.

Sessions will be charged at Rs 995 all inclusive and will include six tasting portions of beers- Gateway's White Zen, India Pale Ale and White Zen along with Yeast India Company's imports, Trooper, Old Tom and St. Erhard, with accompanying snacks.

Foam Sweet Foam?

Getting There: Woodside's Late Night Beer Sessions will be held every last Thursday of the month at Woodside Inn Colaba as of now starting at 10 pm, Rs 995 per head.

New Dive Bar: Shivan & Narresh Pop Up
Friday, 30 May 2014 10:52

What: Shivan & Narresh’s 2 Day Boutique at House Of Tales, 21 Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Kala Ghoda (Fort), near One Forbes Building, call 9820450693.

Why: So here's a new kind of dive bar to visit this week -  resort wear designers Shivan & Narresh will host a 2 day swim store at House of Tale's gallery space, where they will sell their new  Lucio Fontana SS14 collection. Amid bright orange spots or sea green swirls, you'll also get to meet the designers who will (life) guard  the store minus the high chairs.

When: Tuesday, June 3 from 3 pm to 7 pm and June 4, Wednesday 12 pm to 7 pm.

Event Roundup: May 30- June 1
Thursday, 29 May 2014 18:48

May 30: Catch Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game and Germaine Dulac’s The Seashell and the Clergyman. . Entry is free but seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis. Chatterjee & Lal, 01/18 Kamal Mansion, Arthur Bunder Road, near Radio Club lane, Colaba. Tel: 022 2202 3787. For details, see here

May 30: Head to Godrej Culture Lab’s Friday Fundas to listen to Jinal Shah, the global digital director JWT, talk about “Geographies of the Heart: How ‘Digital’ Is Transforming the Indian Immigrant Experience”. Entry is free but requires mandatory RSVP by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Hubble, First Floor, Plant 13 Annexe, Godrej & Boyce, Vikhroli (East). Visit for details.

May 30: A wide spread that appeals not only to the vegetarian palate but also to meat connoisseurs alike, Two One Two Bar & Grill has started a prix fixed lunch that priced at Rs. 750 all inclusive.The menu will comprise soups, salads and mains. 12pm to 3pm, Monday to Saturday, 750 per person all inclusiveGround Floor, Lotus Cinema Building 12/A Hornby Vellard Estate, Nxt To BMW Showroom, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, call 24941994.

May 30: Head to Villa 69, for a fashion flea market with vendors Feisty Fox, High Priestess, All that jazz, Radical,Vanity store, Disha, Sentiment Chocolates. 30/C,Paradise Banquets, opp PVR cinemas, Juhu Circle, 5pm onwards

May 30: Catch NDTV & Film journalist Samar Khan, stunning South African model, Gabriella Demetriades and Gaurav Batra, director at Dish Hospitality. with  an evening designed around them from different walks of life playing their favourite tracks in the house at Daddy’s MyPod Night at Olive Bar & Kitchen, 14, Union Park, Khar (W), 10 pm onwards.

May 30- June 1: Catch La Folie's Choux Pastry Festival  at the patisserie, the dessert counter will be filled with colourful, professionally created choux treats in shades of pastel and metallic. Individual Profiterole choux buns priced at INR 90/- and Eclairs at INR 120/-, mini individual St. Honore desserts at Rs 180/-,16 Commerce House, Rope Walk Lane, Next to Trishna Restaurant, La Folie Patisserie, Kala Ghoda

May 31: Watch three films about being on the road Pramod Pati’s Trip, Ruchir Joshi’s A Mercedes for Ashish and Sherna Dastur’s Manjuben Truck Driver at the FD Zone, . Films Division, Stage 2 Building, R.R. 2 Theatre, Sixth Floor, 24 Peddar Road, Diagonally opposite Jaslok Hospital. Call 2351 0461, 4 pm onwards.

May 31: ‘Boveda presents Frisko featuring Distrct Fifty with Kris Correya + Kini Rao + Abhishek' , who intend to ‘drop some eclectic house tunes set to make the night unforgettable’. Boveda, G 04, Morya Landmark 1, Off New Link Road, Andheri (W), for details call6708 0858/59 or log on to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 9 pm onwards.

May 31: Walk into The Bakery at Salt Water Cafe, Churchgate and you’ll be hit by the smell of freshly baked bread. Discover interesting Italian-inspired items like the Ciabatta twist, buttery croissants and scrumptious whole wheat and multi grain breads.

May 31: Get on your bidding hat and head to Bidding Night at Ground Zero, where everyone will be asked to bid for their drinks. The highest bidder takes them all! The fun lies in the fact that no bids are revealed. Ground Zero, C'est La Vie, 164, Hill Road, Bandra (W),9320433233

June1: A combination of exciting popup stores and brunch at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Center Hotel awaits you!. Check out the fun flea market and indulge in yummies at the Brunch, Lake View Café. Renaissance Mumbai, Powai, 12 pm-5pm, call 6692 7550.

#SpotTheMini - A Treat Trail
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 11:49

What:#SpotTheMini – a Mini Cooper (they prefer to call it ‘MINI’) full of free treats for you at Bandra and South Bombay, to track the Mini follow us on Twitter on @bpbmumbai and on Instagram on @bpbweekend.

Why: So we have a band (of brothers) now, and we’re hitting the road on June 4 and 5! Pretty accessory label Pipa+Bella; homebaker The Vanilla Bean Bakery and bpb’s Dessert Box come together in a MINI to give you a bunch of free treats. Spot the silver convertible and red MINI on the road (track their location on @bpbmumbai on Twitter & @bpbweekend on Instagram) and get free dessert from The Vanilla Bean Bakery + discount vouchers for Pipa+Bella and bpb’s Dessert Box. Mini mart!

When: June 4 (1 pm -7 pm around BKC, Pali Hill, Carter Road, Bandra Reclamation) and June 5 (1 pm - 7 pm around Churchgate, Colaba, Nariman Point, Kala Ghoda).

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