May 11, 2018
Wink, the glamorous lounge bar of the opulent Taj President Hotel, is often cited as one of the best bars in India. Split into two distinct sections separated by a gauzy curtain, the main bar is a more chilled space peppered with sofas. The décor is stylish in an international way, all earth tones and low light, and the bar is very well-stocked with over 25 different vodkas from all around the world, 40 brands of whiskey, and a vast range of wines. Their bar tenders are internationally trained and skilled at preparing all manner of cocktails, classic and contemporary.
Their Wasabi Martini has an awesome little kick to it and their other signature Winktinis are worth trying too. It’s a busy, bustling space, lively and popular, with prices that are (very) steep by Mumbai standards. A drink in Wink will set you back a fair bit. But it’s the exclusive atmosphere that appeals to people, the pulse of the place, the see-and-be-seen vibe. The music is always cranked to a high setting, especially when the resident DJ is on duty, so it’s not the best place for an intimate chat it gets seriously packed at weekends but if you want to feel part of the city’s fashion pack, this is the place to visit.
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