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.
Virgose promises to be a great start to a fun-filled evening. Situated within the Hotel Hindustan International, this lounge has a fully equipped bar to get the good times rolling. The premium spirits available are complemented by a number of Oriental and Italian specialties. To keep the momentum going, Virgose has a live International band churning out great tunes every evening. You can also book one of the Private Dining Rooms available. The stylish, yet comfortable sofas tend to encourage long conversations and the stylish decor is bound to make you want to stay forever. However, if you want to take the party elsewhere, you can always hop into HHI Underground.
The Irish House is a popular restaurant chain in major metro cities of Indian. Known for their stylish décor, upbeat music and a variety of beers on the menu, this place should be on your go-to list when you visit Kolkata. With their wooden furniture and their extravagant menu, you cannot go wrong. In case you feel hungry, try the Grande nachos, Grande fries along with some lovely drinks that have been the popular favorites of this place. Ambiance is casual and just perfect for an evening out with friends.
Afraa means white in Arabic, and is clearly the thematic undertone at this Kolkata lounge. The wooden flooring, plush white leather seating and minimalistic decor, is complemented by a 180-degree view of the city. With perfect lighting to add to its visual appeal, Afraa boasts of an assortment of International spirits, sumptuous global cuisine and the best in-house DJ. It occasionally hosts live performances by renowned artists, in addition to a range of participative events.
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.
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.
One of the hippest clubs on the party radar in Kolkata is Tantra. This cool hub located within Park Kolkata is nothing but class and elegance spread over 5000 square feet. With 2 bars, a spacious dance floor and private space called 'Santra Room', the entertainment options are endless. Funky music, cognacs and cigars combined with unique theme nights; the party at Tantra never seems to get over. The club also hosts fashion shows, jam sessions that are well attended by national and international A-listers. For further details on the latest events, call ahead.
If dinner with a little bit of entertainment is what you have in mind, Trincas is just the place for you. All the other restaurants on Park Street have been unable to continue the tradition of live music and cabaret that once was the accepted and celebrated norm here. But, the live acts at Trincas reign supreme even today. Needless to say, it is absolutely adored among tired office-goers from around the area. It also happens to be one of the few restaurants serving pork preparations in the vicinity. The menu includes Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes and happy hours are there in the evening. This is a perfect place for some time out with friends, especially if you plan to hop into Someplace Else or HHI Underground later.