Spotlight: Li Bai, The Social Bar and Lounge


Spotlight: Li Bai, The Social Bar and Lounge

It’s the hottest lounge bar in Mumbai and reigns over the social scene from its lofty position on the 37th floor of The Palladium Hotel.  Walk in on a weekend and chances are the space will be packed with party people, so how do you stand out? By knowing the right people!  And by that, we mean the team at Li Bai, The Social Bar and Lounge who are responsible for the club having such a good reputation. Knowing them may just smoothen your way past the velvet ropes on a particularly crazy night and ensure that you have a great night at Li Bai. You can thank us at the bar!


Clive Aranha

Guest Relation Manager/Restaurant Manager

Working with the best in the industry for 6 years, Clive knows how to manage his lounge and Li Bai’s popularity simply prove the point.  Catch him keeping an eye on orders at the bar or at the entrance taking care of guests, but you’ll always see him with a smile on his face!

Favourite Drink: Libaijito.

Favourite Appetizer: Sizzling tiger prawns tossed in superior chilli sauce.

Kevin Oommen

Assistant Restaurant Manager

He may be the Assistant Restaurant Manager, but Kevin’s interest lies in molecular mixology. Besides earning his credentials working as a bartender and then team leader at other hotels in Mumbai, he has also taken part in the The Corralejo Margarita Challenge and the prestigious Diageo World Class.

Favourite Drink: Lower Mekong

Favourite Appetizer: Deep-fried prawn mousse with egg


Alok Choughule and Rahul Raghav


Proving their mettle at bartending challenges like Diageo World Class and The Corralejo Margarita Challenge (Alok), the duo are quick on their feet and whip up some delectable cocktails.  Hang around at the bar long enough an you’ll probably also catch them breaking out into a impromptu gig when the DJ plays their favourite songs—Fifteen by BlasterJaxx for Alok and Lion by Dannic for Rahul!

Favourite Drinks: Asian Mule and lemongrass and passion fruit mojito, respectively.

Jay Weather

Resident DJ

After establishing himself in London with his unique blend of house, progressive and electro music, this Mumbai resident returned home to play at Li Bai.  With collaborations and a record on the cards, DJ Jay is all set to take his music to the next level.

Favourite track:  Helium (Merk and Kremont Remix) by Chris Lake

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