“Nightlife” is something which is important for every mega city. It is something which can define a particular city and it has seriously worked out for cities like Mumbai & Delhi. It is said that if you want to enjoy nightlife then you should definitely stay in Mumbai. For all those wondering what is the concept around Nightlife then let me tell you it is a form of entertainment which actually begins during late evenings. The major forms of Nightlife are Pubs, nightclubs, bars, live music and parties. This is a form of entertainment where you will find sophisticated crowds and the major rush happens to be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Many people suffer from a misconception that Kolkata doesn’t have a good night life, well in this article I will try to clear your doubts regarding this misconception. I cannot deny the fact that the nightlife in Kolkata isn’t as great as Mumbai or Delhi but there’s one thing that I can assure you that you would definitely have a good time. There’s a reason so as to why nightlife of Kolkata isn’t as great as Delhi or Mumbai. The majority of the population of Kolkata is of Bengalis and most families here are not into late night parties; as because they are into service sector and they prefer having an Rs.80 beer at home rather than spending Rs.200 on the same beer just to drink it in a high class disco or pub. But this doesn’t imply that the whole Kolkata is like this. In this article I will tell you about 10 best party places in Kolkata where you would surely love the nightlife and have a guaranteed fun night:-
10 Best Party Places in Kolkata
Photo by Moyan_Brenn
The first place which comes to my mind while talking about nightlife in Kolkata is Roxy. It is located in the restaurant hub of Kolkata, Park Street. The best part about Roxy happens to be the crowd which visits here, this place is always mentioned in the newspapers when it comes to nightlife in Kolkata. I will have to agree about the fact that this place is one of the most expensive nightclubs in Kolkata but trust me this place is worth every penny. The music played here is pretty great which one of the many reasons so as to why this is one of the most happening places in Kolkata. Like I mentioned above this place is always mentioned in the newspapers so the chances of your photos getting clicked and appearing on the newspaper is pretty high. This place deserves to be on the top of the list of 10 best party places in Kolkata.
Photo by Bruno Girin
2. Shisha – Bar Stock Exchange
If you are a teenager or your age is below 26 then Shisha is the place where you want to be. The reason I mentioned the age barrier is because the crowd which visits this place are of basically college students and you might feel a little odd one out if you are a little aged. This place got renovated a few years back and their renovation has really paid off. The concept they use is of a Stock exchange, the prices of the drinks vary from time to time just like a share of a company in a stock market. The best drink which you will across here is LIT (Long Island Ice Tea), trust me this thing would give you an amazing high and would make you fall in love with this place. They have added a little dance floor recently which has made this place even more happening. Make sure you reach at 4 or 5 in the evening because the more you reach late here the more costly it is going to get. It is located in Camac Street, which happens to be one of the poshest areas in Kolkata. All of the reasons mentioned above helped Shisha to make it to the list of 10 best party places in Kolkata.
Photo by BruceTurner
Tantra, Roxy, Aqua and Someplace else are situated in the same building, The building happens to be “The Park” which is a five-star restaurant; many celebrities frequently visit The Park so if you are lucky enough you might catch a glimpse of your favorite celebrity. Talking about Tantra, it is another place which guarantees that you will end up having a good time. This place is often visited by celebrities so don’t feel guilty while paying the cover charge for entering this night club, they generally allow people to take selfies with the celebrities visiting their night club; so you can show it off among your friends. Apart from the celebrities, one more thing that Tantra is famous for is live dance performance by professionals. If you visit it during the festive season like Christmas or New Year then you might get to see some pole dancing; the experience is really great.
Photo by electricnude
4.What’s in the name?
This is a new club which has recently been opened in Camac Street, Kolkata. This place follows the same idea of Shisha – Bar Stock Exchange. Though it is a little more expensive than Shisha; the ambience is really great, and the crowd visiting this place is very decent and at the same time they know how to have a good time. You can either enjoy the great bollywood songs or show off your moves on the dance floor or you can move to the rooftop and spend a quality time with your friends, family or loved ones. This is another place which really gets crowded during the evening so it is advisable that you visit it early in the evening like 5 or 6; make sure you go there with a partner because they are known to deny stag entries.
Featured Photo by divya_
Privy is located in one of the most prime areas of Kolkata which happens to be in Bhawanipur. It is located in Forum mall which is one of the oldest and most visited malls in Kolkata. Privy is definitely not very big when compared to other popular night clubs like Roxy, Shisha or Tantra but the crowd visiting this place is really awesome and it won’t be wrong to term them as “Party Animals”. If you visit it during the weekdays then it is more like a pub or bar. You will find this place more fun when you visit it during the weekends. They remove all the tables and turn their dining cum drinking area into a dance floor. The weekend DJ visiting this place is also pretty good and ensures that people visiting Privy get their moneys worth. It deserves to be int the list of top 10 best party places in Kolkata.
Photo by peretzp
The 6th place to make it to the list of 10 best party places in Kolkata is Someplace Else. Like I mentioned above this place is located in “The Park” in Park Street along with Roxy & Tantra. This place isn’t meant for people who want to party. It is meant for all those who actually prefer talking and enjoying live music rather than hitting the dance floor. The ambience is really great and the crowd visiting here is pretty sophisticated. When you visit this place you will notice that the people visiting this place are matured adults rather than the usual College students which you find everywhere. So, if you are a person who prefers listening to music rather than shaking your body on the dance floor then Someplace Else is the place where you want to be. Everyday different bands visit this place so make sure you call them up and check so as to which and when that particular band is coming. If you are lucky enough then you might even get to hear your favorite band.
Photo by fictures
7.10 Downing Street
10 Downing Street is located in the office hub of Kolkata, Salt Lake. This place has recently been opened and has surely made a good impact in a very short span of time. The major rush in this place happens to be on Weekends. The people who are working for their respective companies enter this place after their long tiring day and hope to reduce their work stress by dancing through the good Bollywood songs played by the DJ here. This place is a little economical compared to other pubs mentioned on this list. The actual crowd starts visiting this place after 9:30, so make sure you reach here accordingly. This place definitely deserves to be in the list of 10 best party places in Kolkata.
Photo by wolfsavard
The 8th place to make it to the list of 10 best party places in Kolkata is Underground. It is located in Camac Street and is a part of Hindustan Hotels. Until a few years back this place was one of the top 3 nightclubs in Kolkata. Due to new places popping up and lack of renovation; Underground is losing its relevance everyday. But this doesn’t mean that the place doesn’t deserve a good experience, the service, food and drinks are still top notch. It is just that due to Stock exchange concepts and other similar stuff; the crowd which used to visit Underground drifted towards other nightclubs.
Photo by ornello_pics
Hoppipola is another new nightclub which has recently been opened. It is located in two places as of now, one is in Acropolis Mall (near Ruby hospital) and the second is Mani Square (situated in Kankurgachi). This place serves drought beer and other cocktails in a very fashioned manner. The music played here is pretty awesome and guarantees that you will end up having a good time with your friends. The best part about this place is that it is loaded up with board games and other games like Foosball. They don’t charge you for them which makes this place even more enjoyable.
Photo by michael pollak
The last nightclub to make it to the list of 10 best party places in Kolkata is Pour House. This has recently been opened in Kolkata and is situated in Salt Lake. Unlike other Salt Lake pubs, this is not surrounded by service sector employees rather it is crowded with youngsters. Since it is loaded with youngsters all the time it provides college students an exclusive discount when they show their College ID. This place is really expensive but the crowd and music makes it worth spending your hard earned money.
I hope that I was able to clear your misconception regarding the night life of Kolkata. There are numerous numbers of places which I won’t be able to mention here. Some more notable places worth a mention in this list are Beer Republic, The Great Booze Story, Oly Pub, Shimmers & TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday!). Make sure you visit all these places mentioned in this list, and I am pretty sure you will end up having a great time.