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.
If you want to be taken away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is a quiet little haven where premium malts and wines can be sampled and experienced in pure leisure. Situated within The Floatel, the Anchorage Tavern Lounge maintains a charming cruise-line ambiance: while the view of the Hooghly River is a constant reminder, there are also various artifacts, like the steering wheel on the ceiling, that add to this unique setup. The seating arrangement consists of wooden barrels with glass tops as tables and large black sofas. Apart from the premium spirits, you could also try some of the cocktails and mocktails that do not fail to please. Choose from the various Kebabs on offer to go with your drink, get a table at the open-air deck, and a good evening is bound to ensue.