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Does this happen to you? It’s a Friday evening and you’re
wondering where do you even begin planning your weekend? Look no further,
here’s a compilation of 6 Mumbai city guide websites that’ll help you scan
parties, restaurants, plays, comedy shows, events and so much more. C’mon
already, go ahead and get that weekend started!
Their magazine is colourful, pictorial, and a light and easy read. It’s just the thing to flip through while sipping coffee some afternoon at your local café. If you enjoy this, then you’ll surely like the website that carries the features from the magazine. It also covers more information listing everything from restaurants and cafes, to bars and pubs, shopping, events. Also watch out for a great weekly calendar of ‘Five things to do in Mumbai today’. Categorised by ‘what?’ as well as ‘where?’ that is specific locations within the city, to make it that much easier for you to narrow down your search.
This brand has become synonymous with the framed certificates seen hanging in restaurants, spas, clubs and other hang out spots. The website is a cross between a listings site and a city guide. It covers just about everything from nightlife to events, what’s happening around town and where to eat to movie listings and shopping streets. The site also has something called ‘bitch slapped!’ where customers who’ve been let down have voiced their opinion about an establishment that in turn is ‘bitch slapped!’ by Burrp…now how cool is that!
Besides Mumbai, it covers 11 other cities including Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Jaipur, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Goa, Chandigarh & Kochi. A weekly newsletter is available that comes right to your inbox
With a catchy, tongue-in-cheek voice, Brown Paper Bag lists the freshest happenings around the city, contests & discounts and even recipes from your favourite restaurants! The website also has cool, novel sections like ‘Feel Good’ and ‘Invent!’.
Subscribe to the site and you’ll have a couple of newsletters in your inbox each week telling you about cool new places to eat at, things to do, a weekend guide and lots more. Starting with Mumbai, BPB has also now launched its Delhi site! Now this is one site we’d like to see covering many more cities.
The home page immediately starts off by telling you ‘What’s Hot in Mumbai’ be it clubs, parties, food joints, and more. Making life easier for foodies, the website also lists restaurants according to some 100 different cuisines! This is not surprising as the parent company publishes the popular ‘Times Food Guide’ and the ‘Times Nightlife Guide’ each year, for which it seems they’ve done ample research.
Besides Mumbai, it covers 10 other cities including Delhi/NCR, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Jaipur, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Goa, Chandigarh.
Where’s the party, you ask? These guys will tell you. Food, drink and party are what Life’s A Party covers. Whether it is new restopubs, latest party scenes, concerts or party listings, this site covers them all for Mumbai and Delhi. The site’s got an electric, edgy feel to it. The Party Calendar on the home page is highly recommended for those wondering where to party next.
Covering everything from events, movies, restaurants, nightlife to getaways even (linked through Yatra.com), Buzzintown is a clean, easy-to-read website. One can also make bookings for events and movies right here.
This is one of the city guide sites that covers multiple cities – 19 to be precise - including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Jaipur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Goa, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Thiruvananthapuram. Phew!
Compiled by Surina Sayal
Compiled by Surina Sayal