8 Places for a Unique Night Out in Kochi, India

Charishma Thankappan

Unlike the other big cities in India, Kochi lacks what can be called a great ‘nightlife’ in conventional terms. While the city does sleep early, with most places shutting down by around 10-11 pm, there are nonetheless, ways to enjoy the city after dark. From having fun in regular pubs to catching a dose of culture, here are eight unique ways you can be out and about in Kochi past sundown.

Indulge in late night snacking at Thattu Kada

Thattu kada or small shack-like stalls that sell cheap snacks and street food are a common sight all around Kerala. They are known for their delicious fare dished out at the cheapest rates. Get a kick out of the late night stalls that spring up in different parts of the city. Rejoice in the delights of parotta and beef, kappa biryani, chicken fry, and much more.

Cost for two: Rs 150 (£2)

Thattu kada: A quick solution for a heavy stomach and light pocket

1. Drink the night away at a waterfront in Mattancherry Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Indian

Perhaps the best place to down a drink or two, Mattancherry Bar at Vivanta by Taj – Malabar, Cochin, located in Willingdon Island is the perfect picturesque place to appreciate alcohol. Lounge by the banks of the backwaters in the company of charming live music. The great service adds even more to the experience.

Cost for two: Rs 2,000 (£24)

Open till 11pm

Happy hours: 6 to 8pm

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