Home to government buildings harking back to the British Raj, and having undergone a renaissance as the cultural hub of Mumbai, Colaba quickly claimed the crown of ‘the place to see and be seen.’ Apt, then, that Social, fresh off its successes in Bangalore and Delhi, chose this thriving cultural hub to put down roots for the first time in the Maximum City.
Much like its two predecessors at the time, Colaba Social also makes a very strong anti-design statement and looks like it’s straight out of the Meat-Packing District in New York. Unfinished bare walls are eased in with plush leather sofas while skeletal table clamp lights add strong lines to the large communal tables.
With minimal intervention to the existing space, limited materials, and creative use of old furniture discovered in storage, this space keeps most of the old architectural features intact, retaining the property’s original floors, windows and doors. The only addition is the Cocktail Kitchen, which occupies pride of place. Don’t you love it when environmentally-aware comes with a healthy dose of hip?
With roots in the past and its vision set firmly towards the future, #ColabaSocial is the perfect blend of past and present where you can experience the spirit of South Bombay.