blueFROG: Mumbai

by Akhil Kalepu

Nov 23, 2014

© Olivier Le Queinec | Dreamstime


After opening in late 2007, Mumbai’s blueFROG has grown to be one of the best concert halls the city has to offer. Part of this success is due to the face that blueFROG is a chameleon of a venue, naturally transitioning from restaurant to lounge to club and back, all while featuring an eclectic range of music from around the world.


I had the opportunity to check out the club last summer when I went to see Talamasca, the French psytrance group. The location is a 6,000-square-foot space, a defunct warehouse in Lower Parel that has been redesigned with acoustics in mind. Glowing, circular booths called pods surround the stage and dance floor, rising up like an amphitheater and changing color with the music. The décor gives the place a very space-age look that is mesmerizing when the lights and music are going.


The back end opposite the stage is a full-length bar and open kitchen, though they are difficult to access when the place gets packed during peak hours. One of the great features of this venue is its weekend brunch, which costs $45 and is all-you-can-eat. Live bands are featured on stage, giving blueFROG a chill lounge atmosphere. There is also an international dinner menu, offering seatings at 8:30 and 10:30 pm, letting patrons enjoy the night’s headliners from their pod.


Talamasca put on a great show, only boosted by the audience filled with patrons of Mumbai’s psytrance scene. The design of the club was sonically noticeable, with its open design and acoustic paneling enhancing the superb sound system. BlueFROG’s popularity has resulted in large crowds, which became a nuisance once we hit peak hours. Thankfully, there was a mini-bar on the edge of the dance floor, which let me get drinks without wading through the crowd back to the main bar.


Be sure to check out blueFROG’s website for their calendar. The venue’s strength lies in its adaptability, showcasing genres that range from jazz to hip-hop to electronic. Cover charge is 300 rupees on weekdays, but will go up to 800 on weekends depending on the act.


blueFROG: Mumbai

Mathuradas Mills Compound

Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel

Mumbai 400 013, India

Tel 91 22 61586158



Insta Feed

Natural Attractions in Portugal

Make time to visit these great natural attractions during your trip to Portugal and you won't be disappointed.

Rental Cars Offer Flexibility for Business, Leisure or Both

Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.

See the Best of Ireland With This 12-Day Tour

It’s difficult to truly do Ireland justice with just one short trip. However, one tour is hoping to make an attempt at it, with a 12-day offering titled the Giant Irish Adventure by Vagabond Small Group Tours.

Top 5 / Asia
May 22, 2019

Top 5: Attractions in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan, is known for its natural beauty, temples and shrines. On your next visit, be sure to add these attractions to your list.

Work and Play in Italy

Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.

Tips / Travel
May 22, 2019

Most Scenic Train Rides in North America

North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.