Situated opposite Maharaja, Peter Cat dates back to the 1960s and is one of the first restaurants to feature in the Park Street restaurant hub. The decor and the staff project the bygone era and the restaurant maintains its long-standing reputation of quality till date. A queue outside the white stucco facade of this restaurant is not an unusual sight; with space being the most pressing problem of the eatery, guests are frequently forced to wait on the pavement outside. Once you're inside, be prepared to brush a few shoulders as you make your way through the narrow aisles between the tables. Also, make sure you place your order quickly as it takes a long time for it to get to your table; but once it does, there is no way you will regret waiting for it! The restaurant features preparations from the Indian and Continental cuisines. The Cello Kebab here is legendary and would be the most recommended dish on the menu. The restaurant also serves a variety of cocktails and has an impressive wine list too. Remember: if the queue at Peter Cat is too much for you to handle, you can always turn the corner and walk to Moulin Rouge or Mocambo.
Some clubs rely on publicity, while few try to lure patrons with happy hours. Someplace Else does not get into all this; this English pub has been hosting excellent live music rock concerts for over 15 years and each night has been a grand success. Many talented rock bands and rock artists have debuted here; the crowds appreciate and encourage each performer with great enthusiasm. Drinks like draught beers and margaritas, further pep up the mood. If you are an ardent fan of rock music and want to mingle with other buddies who share this passion, join in at Someplace Else located within the Park Kolkata.
The Basement is the place to be when you're looking to spend an enjoyable drinking session with friends. Hidden beneath the Samilton hotel, this is where, entertainment, arts and spirits get together to provide patrons with a memorable experience. Never short of energy, this bar keeps the mood alive with great music and occasional live bands, comedy shows and stage plays. Its well-stocked bar boasts of some of the finest local and imported spirits, along with an impressive collection of beers and wines. Walk in during happy for some added bonuses, special drinks and discounted prices.
Notwithstanding the unusual name, Xrong Place is just right if you're looking for a good time. Featuring Chinese and European cuisine, this place prides itself on some great coffee and innovative mocktails. The earthy decor is enchanting with pictures of Hollywood stars like Marilyn Monroe and Sylvestor Stallone donning the walls. With reasonable pricing and prompt service, Xrong Place guarantees a great experience.
This is Kolkata's version of the real Moulin Rouge in Paris, complete with the trademark windmill at its entrance. Although it has no cabaret performances today, it was known to be much like the original, albeit less extravagant, in its golden years. Around the 1960s musical soirees were the norm and the entire place would resound with laughter and celebration that would continue till the wee hours of the morning. The sense of nostalgia may not touch upon a first time visitor, but the interiors do hold precious clues to the past. With Indian, Continental, Chinese, French and Italian preparations on offer, Moulin Rouge is a great place for a good evening out with friends even today. The Fish and Chips perfectly compliment drinks and the Chicken Tetrazzini is a highly recommended main course option. The lack of live music is a definite letdown, but the restaurant never lets you down when it comes to good tasting food.
Touted as one of the best bars in Kolkata, Nostradamus is in a league of its own. The bar is a classy place with a stunning red and black setting that remains sophisticated to the tee. Crowd here is maddening and you will see that weekends are always full, with a lot of buzz. They have happy hours and a bar, which is always stocked with the best of drinks. Bartenders here deserve a special mention for their efforts in mixing some of the best cocktails.
Mansukh Bar & Restaurant is located very close to Chandni Chowk metro station. It is about a stone throw distance from Paradise Cinema Hall. It is primarily a bar-oriented restaurant that serves good quality food as well. Its Paneer Labbadar is among the customer’s favorite. This place is mainly for alcohol lovers, so if customers don’t plan to drink then this place can become a wrong choice. It is a small restaurant and therefore can get suffocating and unpleasant at times. The menu is affordable that does not fall too heavy on your pockets.
Just like its name suggests, Sunset Bar in Kolkata is for people who like the live music scene every once in a while. The bar is done up in grey muted tones with a blink of purple lights thrown in at regular intervals. There are comfortable sofa tables and chairs or you can take the dining tables with proper chairs for a fine dine. The beverage list boasts of popular spirit labels, while their cocktails are sure to entice your palate. Even food is nice, there are many varieties on the menu, which is the plus point here, and the service is also quick.
Mocambo may not look very interesting from the outside but it has been a city favorite since 1956! Situated in the famed Park Street, Mocambo serves Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. However, once you step inside you'll notice Continental be the most favored option. The 'Chateaubriand', 'Fish Florentine', 'Devil's Crab' and 'Fish a la Diana' have been local hits for the longest time now. The restaurant has an impressive wine list and a variety of other spirits; steer clear of the cocktails though. The interiors maintain a curious sense of old world charm and the warm hues create quite a comfortable setting for an enjoyable meal!
Sample the taste of the 60's at Roxy. Brick and glitz come alive under the blue lights as the oval wall shines in the back drop. The bar stacks a wine list that is inclusive of international names that are both vintage and new. The obsession with cocktails is well catered with martini, champagne cocktails and long island tea. A DJ is stationed at one end of the bar and he cranks up the volume as per the mood of the seated public. Nightlife at the Park Kolkata just got a step of jazz to it.