7 Freaky Nightclubs In Kolkata

Written By: Mehrosh Shamim

No matter the time of day, weekday or weekend, Kolkata never ceases to captivate visitors. While the city's famous buildings and monuments will keep you entertained throughout the day, Kolkata comes alive at night, when its numerous bars and nightclubs add to the city's attraction. Here is a list of some of the most popular nightlife destinations in the City of Joy:

1. Phoenix 

The main components that make it a popular party destination include live music, live sports broadcasts, a good selection of alcohol, and a culinary menu that provides Asian, North Indian, and Continental foods. Their Ladies' Evening on Wednesdays and Thursdays Jazz Nights both draw large crowds.

  • Cost For Two: INR 1800/-

  • Must Try: Premium Beers, Pizza, and Fries with Cheese

  • Timings: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday (5:00 PM to 12:00 AM), Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (5:00 PM to 2:00 AM), closed on Mondays

  • Location: Shakespeare Sarani

2. The Myx, Kolkata 

It's an open-air bar with a terrific mix of music, food, and drinks. The award-winning pub features silver-dominated décor and trippy lighting. The DJ here plays old-style Bollywood music. If you want to enjoy the best nightlife in Kolkata, this is the place to go.

  • Cost For Two: INR 2000/- 

  • Must Try: Dahi Kebab and Beer

  • Timings: 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM 

  • Location: Park Street Area 

3. Roxy

The location is well known for serving up some of the finest elegant cocktails. One of the main draws of the location is the presence of several well-known DJs here. Arrive early because the door policy can be strict and unpredictable.

  • Cost For Two: INR 2500/-

  • Must Try: Cocktails, Corona Extra, and Italian Combo

  • Timings: Monday to Thursday (4:00 PM to 12:00 AM) & Friday to Sunday (4:00 PM to 2:00 AM)

  • Location: Park Street

4. Tantra 

Tantra is the oldest club in Kolkata, which opened in 1999 and has remained popular over the years. International events, celebrity appearances, and fashion shows have all taken place here. The music is mostly Bollywood and Hip Hop. Mondays are off-limits.

  • Cost For Two: INR 3500/-

  • Must Try: Champagne, Fried Chicken Wings, and Rum with Coke

  • Timings: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday (4:00 PM to 12:00 AM), & Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (4:00 PM to 2:00 AM) 

  • Location: Park Street, Kolkata

5. Club Boudoir 

With a floor area of 6,000 square feet, it is one of Kolkata's largest and most expansive nightclubs. It's a branch of Dubai’s well-known French-themed lounge. On Thursdays, they host Ladies' Nights with unlimited drinks, making it a popular nightclub in Kolkata.

  • Cost For Two: INR 1500/-

  • Must Try: Vodka, Mini Pizza and Chicken Kebab

  • Timings: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM (closed on Mondays)

  • Location: Shakespeare Sarani

6. UG Reincarnated 

It has a 40-foot bar, a large dance floor, and a private lounge. UG Reincarnated is one of the best nightclubs in Kolkata, with 3D laser lights and a great selection of cocktails, spirits, and finger food.

  • Cost For Two: INR 1300/- 

  • Must Try: Beer, Potato Fry, and Vodka

  • Timings: Tuesday to Thursday & Sunday (8:30 PM to 11:00 PM), & Friday, Saturday (8:30 PM to 11:00 PM) 

  • Location: A.J.C Bose Road 

7. Someplace Else 

Someplace Else is a Calcutta-style British pub. You can listen to live music performed by bands while sipping drinks and nibbling finger foods. There is no better reason to visit Somewhere Else if you want to experience the nightlife in Kolkata. 

  • Cost For Two: INR 2400/-

  • Must Try: Sex on the Beach, Draught Beer, and Triple Rice Noodle

  • Timings: 4:30 PM to 2:00 AM

  • Location: Park Street, Kolkata

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kolkata safe at night? 

Kolkata is one of the safest cities in India, and ladies can wander out late at night without a worry. In truth, Kolkata has a reputation for being significantly safer than many other Indian cities, particularly for women.

What other well-known nightclubs are there in Kolkata that you can go to?

Here are some of the nightclubs in Kolkata: The Irish House (Ballygunge), Pour House (Salt Lake), Downing Street (Salt Lake), Perfect Place in Town (Salt Lake), Aqua (Park Street), Gold (JW Marriot Hotel).

Which bars and pubs in Kolkata are the least expensive? 

Visit Irish House, M Bar & Kitchen, Raize The Bar, Someone Else, Hoppipola in Mani Square Mall, Olypub in Park Street, and Traffic Gastropub in City Centre 2, among others, for the best nightlife in Kolkata at a reasonable price.

Why should you at least once in your life enjoy Kolkata's nightlife? 

We are all aware of Kolkata's culinary prowess and rich cultural heritage. The nightlife scene in Kolkata is picking up steam again, with a steady stream of new pubs, clubs, microbreweries, fine dining establishments, hookah bars, and discotheques opening up.

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