Tacky backpacker den or legendary drinking hole? Probably a bit of both in our opinion. Bouncing back after the terror attacks – we knew Leo’s wouldn’t be down for long, afterall, it has been open since 1871 – it’s now serving up beer and peanuts to the masses once again.
Leopold’s Cafe & Wine Bar is a kind of right of passage for anyone after a good bar in Mumbai to down a pint here. There are mocktails for those who aren’t drinking and an impressively long cocktail list for those who are – take our advice and go for a Rope Trick or a Mocking Bird. There’s a good range of draft and imported beers to choose from too.
If a man comes up to you and asks if you’d like to be in his next blockbuster, don’t brush him off if the idea (secretly) appeals – Bollywood scouts for Western extras scour this place regularly for fresh talent. Easy to find, located right on Colaba Causeway, for better or worse, Leo’s is a landmark in it’s own right.