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City Secrets: Globetrotter Hometown Hot Spots

Bombayites have long been known to work hard and play hard. Colaba Social?the new Mumbai branch of a shared work-space/bar-restaurant model first tested out in Bangalore and Delhi?allows them to do both in the same spot. Read on as three of our favorite globetrotters reveal their favorite hometown hot spots.

We asked three of our favorite globetrotters to share the newest hot spots in their home towns... 

 

MUMBAI: Colaba Social

Glen Rose Building, Ground Floor, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai

 

 

 

Bombayites have long been known to work hard and play hard. Colaba Social?the new Mumbai branch of a shared work-space/bar-restaurant model first tested out in Bangalore and Delhi?allows them to do both in the same spot. With its brick walls, folding chairs, clever semi-industrial fittings and a playful menu that combines comfort food, fried bar snacks and full meals, Social may at first seem scattered; in fact, it manages to capture the frenetic pace and the touch of madness that make Mumbai so compelling. Whether you?re a freelancer holding a meeting, an nine-to-fiver unwinding after work, or a visitor passing through India?s largest city en route to something else, Social offers the same promise that Bombay has for centuries: The chance to feel at home for however long you stay.  MS

 

 

 

 

ISTANBUL: Geyik Roastery & Cocktail Bar

Akarsu Cad. K?l??alipa?a Mah. No:22/A Cihangir, ?STANBUL

 

Geyik Roastery & Cocktail Bar is one of the hottest new places in Istanbul?s Bohemian Cihangir area. This little bit of everything destination is pretty mellow in the morning when breakfeast starts around 11am, but beware, by 5pm this joint is hopping with the hippest happy hour in town. AK

 

 

 

 

NEW YORK CITY: Dirty French

180 Ludlow Street, nr. Houston Street

 

Sean MacPherson?s latest downtown hotel the Ludlow is also home to Major Food Group?s newest restaurant Dirty French.  Yes, its true the men that brought us Parm, Torrisi Italian Specialties and Carbone, the home of the most expensive plate of pasta in the city, are now serving up French bistro style cuisine with a decidedly exotic edge. Expect bold flavors and a slightly tarnished antique bistro look. This will be the hot ticket this Fall beginning with New York Fashion Week. KC