Mumbai Bars open till 5 am on December 24, 25 & 31.

2017 is coming to its end, but with it begins the party season. From the Christmas weekend to the 31st night, it’s one big long-lasting party. For those who don’t want an intimate family affair, you have good news coming your way!

The state home department, in consultation with the excise department on Thursday, made an announcement which allowed the permit rooms to host Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties till 5 AM, as opposed to their usual deadline of 1:30 AM. Not just that, the issue also allows liquor shops to stay open till 1 AM on 24th, 25th, and 31st December.

This news has brought the necessary cheer in the life of many youngsters who wish to party the night away with their friends.

An official said, “It’s the time of the year when everyone wants to have a good time, so we allowed this timing extension. It also helps promote Mumbai as a tourist destination. We have asked the police to deploy extra personnel on these days.”

However, you can’t pop the bubbly yet! Because while the state notification has issued this notice, the police is yet to give the bars and pubs clearance. You can start to get dressed in the interim as your party hubs scramble to get clearance for your parties.

Looks like, it’s going to be a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, indeed. Cheers to that!



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