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is a pub in Colaba
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. Located behind the Taj Mahal Hotel next to Regal Cinema
The Regal Cinema is an Art deco Movie theater located at Colaba Causeway, in Mumbai, India. Built by Framji Sidhwa, the first film to be aired at the Regal was Laurel and Hardy starrer The Devil's Brother in 1933.-History:...
, it is renowned for its cheap alcoholic beverages(mostly beer) sold almost at retail value(i.e without the extra charges added to alcoholic beverages in Mumbai if they are consumed in restaurants). Because of its low prices it is popular with the students of institutes in the area, achieving cult status with them. However it is also frequented by journalists, lawyers, researchers and businessmen who work in the South Mumbai
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area. Some journalists consider it be a gay hangout.
The restaurant seating is divided into two levels - the upstairs (airconditioned) section and the downstairs (non-airconditioned). These in turn are subdivided into smoking and non-smoking. With an emphasis on functionality rather than aesthetics, the lack of decoration is reportedly part of "its charm".