This cultural capital of India is also home to a thriving party scene. Diverse, vibrant and epic are the three words that will best describe nightlife in Kolkata. Fish, football and fun night outs are a passion for the people of Kolkata. From the most delicious food joints to the most happening nightlife, Kolkata has it all. To help you plan your evening better and party the night away, we have compiled a list of the best 12 bars and clubs to party in Kolkata. So, go on, hang out with your friends more often and make the most of your nightlife in Kolkata.
1. Retro Chic: Roxy
This massive bar decked up with retro glam interiors will swing you back to the 60s in no time. Relish the classy cocktails, the velvety interiors and the spin by their in-house DJs. Being amongst the best in Kolkata, Roxy is always packed during the weekends with a young crowd. They do have a cover charge but offers free shots for the ladies and unlimited drinks until midnight.
Location: 17, Park St, Taltala, Kolkata
2. Someplace Else Pub
A nightclub, a hub for live musical performances, Someplace Else is all this and more. Started in 1994 they have evolved and transformed themselves into a music lovers spot with a cult following like no other. There’s pretty much a new band showcasing their talent every night. If you are in town and if you are a fan of Hip Pocket, which is the city’s favourite rock band, don’t miss the chance to see them perform live. It’s a treat to have your favourite cocktail in hand with good music in the background.
Location: The Park, 17, Park Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata
3. Club Boudoir
Another one of the best and established nightclubs in Dubai has opened doors in Kolkata too. From the decor to the cocktails and the music, everything about this place is truly unique. Groove to the tune of their DJs and dance the night away. Club Boudoir is not only famous for their massive space and dance floor, but they also have signature cocktails like Cuban Frost, that is a must-try.
Location: Shakespeare Point, 3rd Floor, 40, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata
4. Shisha Bar Stock Exchange
Shisha Bar Stock Exchange is all about the chill vibe the place has to offer, fun drinking games you can play with your buddies and the sophisticated interiors. Although they have been functional since 2015, they recently re-launched themselves as a concept bar. The price of the drinks varies based on supply and demand, just like a regular stock exchange would. If you are planning to visit Shisha Bar, one thing is a guarantee, a night full of fun and entertainment.
Location: Westside, Block D, 22, Camac Street, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata
A perfect mixture of pub and nightclub, Phoenix is a pure resurrection of their predecessor Plush. This underground nightclub, located in Kolkata’s iconic Astor luxury heritage hotel, is the best place to enjoy a relaxed and happening party scene with your friends. From live Jazz music to the dance floor of Phoenix and their rare whiskey collection, Phoenix will rock your evenings unquestionably.
Location: Near Nightingale Hospital, 15, Shakespeare Sarani Rd, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata
6. Monkey Bar
Monkey Bar offers a spectacular view of the Kolkata skyline and a fun place for weekend lovers. The fusion food and their signature cocktails are the highlights of this establishment. Don’t forget to try a Monkey Bar favourite ‘Toast to Calcutta’, which is their take on Gimlet. This place is an excellent hangout for both friends and family with a fantastic fine-dining scene too.
Location: 901A, Fort Knox, 6 Camac Street, Elgin, Kolkata
7. M Bar Kitchen
This is one of the happening bar and restaurant with an International menu in Kolkata. Tucked away from the busy streets of Kolkata, this bar and kitchen serves delicious European cuisine and have a wide selection of drinks to choose from. This is one of the favourite spots for party lovers.
Location: 24, Park St, Park Street area, Kolkata
8. The GRID
A microbrewery with six of its own craft beer taps is truly a paradise for craft beer lovers. The Grid has a defined fine dining area, a unique beer garden, and an impressive 38-foot-long Lego Bar which is the longest in Kolkata. While at The Grid, you don’t have to restrict yourself to beers, they also have a vast selection of cocktails to choose from.
Location: Ground Haute Street Corporate Park, 86A, Topsia Rd, Seal Lane, Topsia, Kolkata
9. The Myx
The Myx has gained tremendous popularity in the last few years as one of the best open-air bar and nightclub. Unwind with your friends over a glass of The Myx’s creative cocktail mixture and finger foods. Their eye-catchy futuristic interiors are a mix of trippy lights, silver decor and a fantastic dance floor for those who want to groove to the music of their in-house DJs.
Location: 20G, Park St, Park Street area, Kolkata
This poolside lounge bar has an interesting collection of cocktails on their menu. If your idea of unwinding after a stressful day of work is grabbing a drink and relaxing under the stars, then Aqua is the place to be. They also have one of the best after-dark entertainment in town that is not to be missed.
Location: The Park Hotel, 17 Park Street, Kolkata
11. The Irish House
An Irish gastropub is one of the most coveted hangouts amongst the millennials. This is an all-day pub in Kolkata that has an interesting menu that goes beyond the regular finger foods and experiments with their cocktails.
Location: Quest Mall, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Located in the heart of famed Park Street, this pub has been around since independence and was known as Olympia Bar & Restaurant. Their beef steak and drinks are famous and affordable. If you are a tourist exploring Kolkata, Olypub must be on your list of places to visit for the heritage and history this place holds.
Location: 21, Park St, Taltala, Kolkata
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