Philly Cocktail Bar, 1 Tippling Place, has a Pop-up in Mumbai

One of the cocktails 1 Tippling Place is serving in India

One of the cocktails 1 Tippling Place is serving in India

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Philadelphia cocktail bar, 1 Tippling Place, named one of the 24 best cocktail bars in America by Food & Wine Magazine, is hosting a pop-up in Mumbai, India. They’re serving their finest cocktails to a city with an almost non-existent cocktail scene.

Owner of 1 Tippling Place Anne Frey and mixologist Myles Carroll have been at Olive Restaurant in Mumbai, India during the second annual Mumbai Cocktail Week, which began on March 14th and continues through tomorrow. The restaurant is a popular bar in the Bandra neighborhood of Mumbai, where many Bollywood stars live.

Carroll is mixing up some of his signature craft cocktails made with fresh juices, house-made syrups and bitters, and hand cut ice. Also featured in some of the drinks is Bluecoat Gin, a Philadelphia favorite.

How does a Philly bar end up in Mumbai for a week? For one, Penn students from India often visit 1 Tippling and have told Frey about Mumbai’s need for good cocktails. Being a former performer and Bollywood fan, Frey took a trip to Mumbai, where she met the owner of Olive Restaurant and proposed the idea of bringing 1 Tippling to the city.

The week has been a success for 1 Tippling, and one fest-goer called them “the best bar Bombay has seen.” Frey says that they had been asked to do pop-ups at other locations in India.

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