Day or night, weekday or weekend, Kolkata never fails to fascinate travelers. With its historic monuments, iconic landmarks, gardens, parks, bazaars, and mouth-watering cuisine, the city will keep you engaged all through the day. The night, however, will show you a different face of the city with the many pubs and nightclubs in Kolkata adding to its nocturnal allure. Once you step out of your hotels in Kolkata, you will find many places to wind down over a few drinks, great food, and amazing music.

Want to know where to experience the nightlife in Kolkata at its best? Here’s a list of some of the most happening night hotspots in the City of Joy.

1. Phoenix

Phoenix, Kolkata

Phoenix | #1 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Live music, live sports screenings, stunning light installations, a good range of spirits, and a food menu comprising Asian, North Indian, and Continental dishes are among the key factors that make Phoenix an ideal spot to experience Kolkata’s cool party vibes. Once you have had a couple of drinks, you can hit the dance floor and find your groove. Their Jazz Nights on Thursdays and Ladies’ Nights on Wednesdays are also great crowd pullers. 

  • Location: The Aster Hotel, Camac Street Area
  • Timings:
    Tuesdays – 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
    Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays – 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
    Thursdays and Sundays – 5:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 1800

2. Roxy – The Park

Roxy - The Park, Kolkata

Roxy – The Park | #2 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Located inside the Park Hotel, Roxy counts among the top nightclubs in Kolkata with its retro glam décor and energetic party vibes. The music spun by their DJs ranges from Bollywood to Hip Hop and you can break healthy sweat on the dance floor till late in the night. The amazing assortment of alcoholic beverages and finger food served here will pump up your energy. If you are planning a night out with your gang of gals, make sure to attend their Ladies’ Nights on Thursdays. 

  • Location: Park Street Area 
  • Timings: 5:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 2500

3. The Myx

The Myx, Kolkata

The Myx | #3 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Topping the list of pubs in Park Street Area, The Myx is an open-air bar that offers you a great mix of music, food, and drinks. The award-winning pub is owned by one of the most popular DJs in the city, Vicky Metharamani. The two-level pub boasts silver-dominated décor complete with trippy lighting. The first level features a spacious dance floor where you can shake a leg with your buddies. If you want to relax and enjoy your drinks, the lounge bar on the mezzanine floor is ideal. 

  • Location: Park Street Area 
  • Timings: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 2000

4. Nocturne

Nocturne, Kolkata

Nocturne | #4 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

A popular name in Kolkata’s nightlife scene since 2010, Nocturne offers you the best clubbing experience in the city. It is a bar, lounge, and a nightclub all rolled into one, with high-tech facilities like P3 LED screen, Co2 canons, and state-of-the-art sound systems. While here, you can relax over some drinks and hookah in the basement or head off to the level above to try some new dance moves as the DJ keeps playing grooving music. With a satisfying range of finger food, beers, cocktails, and other spirits, Nocturne makes for a place to live the night.

  • Location: Shakespeare Sarani
  • Timings:
    Monday to Thursday, and Sundays – 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
    Fridays and Saturdays – 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 2000

5. Club Boudoir

Club Boudoir, Kolkata

Club Boudoir | #5 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Located about 100 meters away from Nocturne is another popular nightclub in Kolkata called Club Boudoir. And yes, you guessed it right – it’s a branch of Dubai’s renowned French-inspired lounge. Spread over 6,000 square feet with a pulsating dance floor and fully-equipped 35-feet-long bar, this award-winning club promises you the best of drinks, food, and music. Their ravishing Ladies’ Nights with unlimited drinks on Thursdays make it a favorite hangout spot for the female partygoers in the city.

  • Location: Shakespeare Sarani
  • Timings: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am; closed on Mondays
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 1500

 6. Tantra – The Park

Tantra - The Park, Kolkata

Tantra – The Park | #6 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Another property at the legendary Park Hotel, Tantra was launched in 2000 to cater to the hardcore party animals in Kolkata. From two swanky bars, a hangout zone, and an effervescent dance floor to interiors complete with neon lights and an extensive menu of spirits and finger food, everything about this place is Wow. It is one of the most amazing nightlife places in the city to party, especially on weekends when the whole place comes alive with Bollywood to Hip Hop beats.  

  •  Location: Park Street Area
  • Timings: 7:00 pm to 12:00 am; closed on Mondays
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 3500

7. Privy Ultra Lounge

Privy Ultra Lounge, Kolkata

Privy Ultra Lounge | #7 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Whether you are looking for a club with dance floor in Kolkata to shake a leg, a cool lounge to catch live sports screenings or a place to have a great time with friends over some drinks and hookah, Privy Ultra Lounge fits your bill. Located on the fourth floor of Elgin Forum Mall, the place also serves lip-smacking food from Chinese, Continental, and North Indian cuisines. Keep your engines filled so that you can keep dancing to the trippy music played by the DJs.

  • Location: Elgin Road
  • Timings:
    Wednesdays and Fridays – 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
    Other days of the week – 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 1500

8. Gold – JW Marriot Hotel

Gold - JW Marriot Hotel, Kolkata

Gold – JW Marriot Hotel | #8 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

The list of nightclubs in Kolkata cannot be deemed complete without Gold, one of the premier clubs in the city. Located inside JW Marriot Hotel, the place offers you great music spun by talented DJs, delectable finger food plated up by expert chefs, and a fine range of creative cocktails and drinks prepared by adept mixologists. With its cosmopolitan design complete with a touch of amazing golden lighting, Gold really glitters.

  • Location: Science City Area
  • Timings:
    Wednesdays and Thursdays – 6:00 pm to 2:00 am
    Saturdays – 6:00 pm to 4:00 am
    Fridays and Sundays – 6:00 pm to 12:00 am
    Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 2200

9. UG Reincarnated

UG Reincarnated, Kolkata

UG Reincarnated | #9 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

UG Reincarnated is the upgraded version of Underground, one of the earliest nightclubs in Kolkata. Located inside Hotel Hindustan International, this nightspot in the city boasts of a 40-foot-long bar, a spacious dance floor, and a private lounge where you can have a great time with your special ones. With 3D laser lights and a great assortment of cocktails, spirits, and finger food, UG Reincarnated lives up to its legacy.

  • Location: A.J.C Bose Road
  • Timings:
    Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays – 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm
    Fridays and Saturdays – 8:30 pm to 1:00 am
    Closed on Mondays
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 1300

10. Someplace Else – The Park

Someplace Else - The Park, Kolkata

Someplace Else – The Park | #10 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

When you want to experience the pulsating nightlife in Kolkata with a heady mix of drinks, food, and live music, Someplace Else is your best bet. The pub, which is housed within the Park Hotel, hosts live music performances in the evenings. Their wooden-paneled interiors, dim lights, and tiled floors add to the classic British pub ambience. The party animals in Kolkata swear by the drinks and grubs served here. No wonder, partying at Someplace Else counts among the best things to do in Kolkata at night.

  • Location: Park Street Area 
  • Timings: 4:30 pm to 2:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 2400

11. Aqua – The Park

Aqua - The Park, Kolkata

Aqua – The Park | #11 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

A poolside lounge and bar located within the Park Hotel, Aqua promises you a cool and more relaxed nightlife experience in Kolkata. The poolside ambiance of the place is just amazing and you can chillax with your gang in the gazebos, sipping on your favorite poison and munching on some finger food. The sundowner parties held here are crowd pullers, and the in-house DJs at Aqua are known for spinning groovy music.

  • Location: Park Street Area 
  • Timings: 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 3000

12. M Bar Kitchen

M Bar Kitchen, Kolkata

M Bar Kitchen | #13 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Touted as one of the best pubs in Kolkata, M Bar Kitchen has been attracting partygoers ever since its establishment in 2014. The interiors of the place are done up in an eco-friendly and contemporary manner, using natural stones, raw wood, and glass. Their food menu includes European and Italian items in addition to a few desi fusion nibbles while the fully equipped bar, which is 26 feet long, won’t fail you no matter what you favorite poison is. Make a beeline for the dance floor as soon as the DJs start playing music, ranging from Bollywood beats to international tracks.

  • Location: Park Street Area 
  • Timings: 5:00 pm to 12:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 2700

13. Shisha Bar Stock Exchange

Shisha Bar Stock Exchange, Kolkata

Shisha Bar Stock Exchange | #13 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

These days, every city in India has at least one bar or pub that operates on the concept of stock exchange. For Kolkata, it is Shisha Bar Stock Exchange. The prices of the drinks here are never constant, but keep changing based on the demand and you need to be watchful to get the best deals. With its ghetto-style interiors, drinking games, talented DJs, a decent dance floor, and hard-to-ignore party vibes, Shisha dominates the nightlife in Kolkata and how!

  • Location: Camac Street Area  
  • Timings:
    Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays – 3:00 pm to 12:00 am
    Fridays – 3:00 pm to 1:00 am
    Saturdays – 3:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 1500

14. Monkey Bar

Monkey bar, Kolkata

Monkey Bar | #14 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

Does your idea of a great night include creative cocktails, fusion food, amazing views of the city, fantastic rooftop ambiance, live music, live sports screening, and a fun crowd pulsating with energy? Monkey Bar has all these and more. Located on the 9th floor of Fort Knox building, this famous gastropub offers stunning views of the city and you can even catch a glimpse of the Victorian Memorial from the rooftop. From the brick walls and interiors lit with natural light to food and drinks, everything here has a dash of local flavor. Don’t leave the place without tasting ‘Toast to Kolkata’, one of their refreshing and potent signature cocktails.

  • Location: Camac Street Area  
  • Timings:
    Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays – 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
    Fridays and Saturdays – 12:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 1500

15. The GRID

The GRID, Kolkata

The GRID | #15 of 15 Best Nightlife in Kolkata

If you think the GRID is just another microbrewery dotting the cityscape of Kolkata, here are a few facts to consider. For starters, it is spread over a humungous area of 10,000 square feet and serves you 100% natural house brews on tap. In addition, they serve a fine range of spirits and delicious dishes from Continental and Italian cuisines. And, hold your breath, the bar at the GRID is touted to be the longest in Kolkata and is made of 72,290 Lego blocks. And guess what they call it? The Lego Bar!

  • Location: Topsia Road   
  • Timings:
    Mondays to Thursdays and Sundays – 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
    Fridays and Saturdays – 12:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Average Cost for Two: ₹ 2000

Other Must-Visit Nightlife Places in Kolkata

The nightlife in Kolkata is not limited to these 15 names we have listed above. From low-key classics like Olypub to quirky new entrants like Barf Soda Paani, there are many other pubs, bars, and nightclubs in Kolkata, each of which promises you a unique experience. Here are a few additional recommendations from us:

  • The Irish
    House (Ballygunge)
  • TGI Friday (Elgin Road)
  • Hard Rock Café (Park Street Area)
  • Olypub (Park Street Area)
  • Traffic Gastropub (Chinar Park)
  • Pour House (Salt Lake)
  • Downing Street (Salt Lake)
  • Barf Soda Paani (Park Street Area)
  • The Lords and Barons (Park Street Area)
  • Perfect Place in Town (Salt Lake)
  • Backstage (Salt Lake)
  • Echoes (Topsia Road)
  • Five Mad Men (Salt Lake)

The best thing about Kolkata is that the more you explore the city, the more you fall in love with it. The same goes true for its nightlife too. So, get ready to fall in love with the city and its nightlife hotspots where happy hours and tipsy moments await you.