Yep, another city, another Irish theme pub. But! There’s something oddly comforting and twee about the green leather sofas and stained glass panels at Mumbai’s Irish pub, the imaginatively named Dublin Bar, that makes a drinker feel instantly at ease. The shamrock hue extends to the drinks menu, as one would expect – draft Guinness, ales and a good range of Irish whiskies – so for homesick drinkers jonesing for a taste of the Emerald Isle, it could be worse.
The Dublin Bar is also good for watching sports on the plasma screen, playing cards and combining a lunch with some well-pulled pints. Busier at weekends than during the week, Dublin attracts a mixed crowd of exec’s, leisurists and a smattering of Mumbai’s smart set all piling in to enjoy the Celtic ambience, or something close to it anyway.