T+L Reports: Bombay Drinks
Published: April 2009
Six Degrees is an appropriate name for an after-hours hideaway in a city where everyone knows everyone. At this boîte in the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai's smart northern neighborhood of Andheri, socialites and suits play voyeur as they move to the bhangra beats of the resident DJ or hang out on the patio above the hotel's outdoor pool. Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot champagne (chilled to a crisp 6 degrees Celsius) or tangy caipirinhas pair well with the small-bites menu of curried crab cakes and watermelon sticks with feta. Singapore-based designer Carl Ettensperger—who helped lure the crowds to Kolkata's hip Park Hotel—has bathed the glass-and-steel bar in an orange-and-saffron glow and illuminated tables with boxy linen lamps, making everyone look like stars in a Bollywood production. Six Degrees, Leela Kempinski Hotel, Sahar; 91-22/5691-1234.