The Best Bars In Kolkata, India

Photo of Ritu C. Poojari
9 February 2017

A buzzing, thriving city, Kolkata offers visitors an abundance of things to see and do, from extraordinary temples and architecture to wonderful restaurants showcasing the area’s culture and cuisine. As the sun sets, the city ups its game featuring numerous bars, clubs and lounges: here we explore the best bars that Kolkata has to offer.

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Bar, Pub, Pub Grub, Indian, $$$

Olypub is a vibrant bar incredibly popular among students and young people. Simple and minimal, Olypub is the perfect spot to hang out with friends after a studious night while enjoying a perfectly mixed drink or refreshing beer over some bar snacks.

Moulin Rouge

Bar, Restaurant, Indian, Chinese, $$$
Wine | © Brendan DeBrincat /Flickr
Moulin Rouge is one of the oldest bars on Park Street. With its red brick semi-circular entrance, Moulin Rouge is certainly eye-catching. The bar has a very classy atmosphere, with dim lights and regular live music sessions. The drink menu offers wine and cocktails and there’s also a food menu.

Regal Cinema Bar

Movie Theater
Wine glass
Wine glass | © Prabhu B Doss /Flickr
Regal Cinema Bar is one of the most sought after bars in the area. Centrally situated, Regal Cinema Bar is close to the Eden Gardens, Kalighat Kali Temple, Howrah Bridge and the Victoria Memorial, making it the perfect spot to head to after a day’s sightseeing. As well as the usual beers and soft drinks, Regal Cinema Bar offers a great range of spirits and liquors.


Bakstage has a music-themed interior, with vinyl discs adorning the walls and iconic pop stars printed on the seat covers. Bakstage is usually crowded, attesting to its immense popularity, and is the perfect place to grab a few drinks while listening to Jim Morrison and the Smiths.
Address: Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091, +91 33 30990571

Blue & Beyond

Bar, Restaurant, Indian, $$$
En fila
En fila | © Sandra Donoso /Flickr
Located in the heart of Kolkata, Blue & Beyond is a roof-top bar that gives a mesmerizing view of the Howrah Bridge, Kolkata’s iconic landmark. Living up to its name, Blue & Beyond is themed blue and white.

Someplace Else

Pub, Pub Grub, $$$
Trevor Peres
Trevor Peres | © Shane Henderson /Flickr
Someplace Else is famous for its 9 hour live music shows, hosting quality live music performances from famous bands all around the world. The bar is a must-visit for party lovers and those with a love for rock and roll, as it hosts numerous rock fests regularly. Full of energy and vitality, the bar is renowned as one of the most happening places in India.


Bar, Cocktail Bar, Cocktails, $$$
Luxury Cocktails & Bar Photos
Luxury Cocktails & Bar Photos | © Edson Hong /Flickr
Nostradamus is one of the classiest bars in Kolkata’s buzzing Park Street. With a chic black and red décor, the atmosphere is always vibrant and bustling while remaining sophisticated. The bar draws enormous crowds thanks to its tempting happy hour offers and talented bartenders who can create exquisite cocktail mixtures. Nostradamus is the place to go for a quiet evening, good selection of music and wonderful mix of drinks.

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