Aer – Nightlife in India
Biceps, chest hair and Amazonian women fill this Bollywood-star magnet, but don’t be put off by the air-kissing gloss. On a Friday night, South Mumbaikars flock to the open-air rooftop bar on the 34th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel. Cocktails at sunset are popular, with the city’s lights on one side, the sea on the other, and a laid-back crowd moving in between – but by midnight you’ll have to weave around a dancing mob to get to the bar. Dress up or dress down, but leave the trainers at home.
Recently buffed and polished for its post-monsoon opening and soaring 34 floors over the real estate cauldron of midtown Mumbai, this rooftop bar and club at the Four Seasons Hotel affords the city’s most iconic views, including the Haji Ali mosque, the Mahalaxmi racecourse and the Bandra-Worli Sealink.
Here is where well-to-do expats go to end a hard work week and also where fashionistas break out their best party frocks and high heels, which tap along with tunes the popular DJ Shaan spins.
While weekend nights resemble a Mumbai club scene, Aer cuts early birds a break with great happy hours from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day (yes, Sundays too), when all cocktails are half price and where you can watch the sun go down over maximum city.
The open air lounge is divided into smoking and non smoking sections with seamless jigsaw shapes in white blending with other outdoor furniture to form the seating area. A state-of-the-art sound system and a live DJ playing jazz, funk, world and club music every night add to the high-energy feel,
Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar and is complemented by an avant-garde design that is both contemporary and minimalist. The sense of space makes it suitable for even large groups. Plus, it’s a good place to relax. Professionally trained bartenders craft exclusive and even personalised blends of fresh fruit and champagne on request. The lounge bar is cooled by refreshing breezes and the service is firmly focused on creating the warmest of welcomes. A cover charge of Rs 1,500 per person applies from 8 PM onwards which is redeemable on the bill. The dress code allows smart casuals and ethnic attire but discourages shorts, sleeveless T-shirts, slippers and open shoes on men. Valet parking is provided.