Kolkata (Calcutta) drinking and nightlife

Lounge in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Aqua

This luxurious yet laid-back open-air lounge allows you to nurse your booze while soothing your eyes on the dreamy waters of the neon-lit central pool. Dress for the evening to be allowed entry (no shorts or flip-fl…
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OlyPub

This grungy yet oddly convivial watering hole is a low-key Kolkata classic. The upper-floor bar has comfortable sofa seating, although the downstairs lounge with rickety chairs and boisterous drinkers is more atmosp…
Cafe in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Flury’s

Dating back to 1927, Flury's is an enticing art deco palace that's a real Kolkata institution. The best time to drop by is during breakfast (English breakfast platter ₹670), or in the evenings when you can just drin…
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Bikers' Cafe

A gold-plated low-rider motorbike in the window, helmet lampshades and a Clapton and Led Zep soundtrack set the tone in this youthful pub-diner. Mains include burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, steaks and sizzlers. There'…
Cafe in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Hard Rock Café

While it really needs no specific introduction, this newly opened branch of the global rock music–themed cafe brings some novelty to Kolkata's drinking scene. Requisite amounts of classic rock come through the speak…
Bar in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Hola

A new gathering spot for South Kolkata's hipster crowd, Hola's main draw is its live-music evenings, which take place several times every month and feature the city's established and upcoming indie bands. The atmosp…
Club in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tantra

Kolkata’s best-established nightclub has contemporary sounds throbbing through the single small dance floor and a somewhat cramped chill-out zone, appointed around a central island bar with an overhead observation b…
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Urban Desi

Pumping music energises this highly rated lounge-bar which serves a colour-changing mojito and an elderflower margarita among its long list of cool cocktails. Moroccan lamps spangle the lighting and big windows offe…
Lounge in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Phoenix

This stylish yet unthreateningly casual bar is most appealing on Thursday evenings when young local musicians perform jazz, blues and progressive sets (from 9pm). It's also one of the city's few nightlife spots to s…
Lounge in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Roxy

The in-house lounge bar at the Park Hotel, Roxy belts out boozy bellinis, caipirinhas and daiquiris as fast as its stylish patrons can down them. There's some lively music on the PA system, and the dramatic lighting…