Mumbai is famously known as the city that never sleeps; although the corollary to that would be that it is the city-that-doesn’t-want-to-sleep-but-has-to-because-cops. The rules state that every Mumbaikar should be tucked into bed by 1.30 am – be it your birthday, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve or any similar event that threatens to contaminate the moral bedrock of the country.
However, despite the crackdown, there are a few places that by crook or by crook stay open well past the 1.30 am deadline, if only to satiate those post midnight hunger-pangs, most often brought on by a case of binge drinking. In honour of the upcoming inebriation this weekend, and all the others up until the new year promises, we take a look some of the best eateries that stay open until dawn. Whether you’re looking for a post-party hangover cure or just a good old-fashioned midnight snack, these places are exactly what a very bad doctor ordered. Most of these are known only to locals, are under Rs. 500 (less than $10 for a meal for two), and for their ramshackle appearance, very hygienic!