Perfect Kolkata Nightlife Experiences To Take In The Land Of Joy 'After Hours'

Kolkata Night Life | Places To Visit In Kolkata At Night

Once known as the party capital of India, the nightlife of Kolkata took a hit after several political and women-related crimes in 2010. Popular for the safety of all-night parties, the city soon had an 11 P.M. curfew introduced as a safety measure. However, it is only for so long that you can keep Kolkata away from enjoying itself in the night. Most places have an extended curfew now and nightlife in Kolkata is a force to reckon with, again. So let your hair down and paint the town red! If you’re in Kolkata even for the weekend, make sure you don’t miss out on these places after hours.

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Here is the list of 14 Perfect Kolkata Nightlife Experiences To Take In The Land Of Joy 'After Hours'

1. Someplace Else, Kolkata - For the Classy Ones Nightlife of Kolkata

This is a fantastic idea for a classy evening out. This British-style pub is a favourite haunt for Calcuttans. Live music, mostly western rock, played by bands, great drinks and great finger food! Want to delve into the Kolkata nightlife? No reason to say no to this one.

Address: The Park Hotel, 17 Park Street.
Phone: 033 2249-9000.
Open: Monday to Thursday - 4 P.M -12 A.M in the night Friday to Sunday - 4 P.M – 2 A.M in the night

2. Tantra, Kolkata - Best nightlife in Kolkata for party animals

In Kolkata, Tantra is a synonym for partying. Whenever someone says, “Let’s go dancing”, the answer is always Tantra! Plush, upmarket and spread over a sprawling 5000 sq. feet, this is the place to spend Friday and Saturday nights. Have fun, and thank us later!

Address: The Park Hotel, 17 Park Street.
Phone: 033 2249-9000.
Open: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 8 P.M – 2 A.M. Thursday, 8 P.M to midnight. Sunday, from 5 P.M to midnight. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

3. Balwant Singh's Eating House, Kolkata - For the Love of Midnight Parathas

One has to be an early bird for this one. If you’re done partying early, you could fill your stomach up for the night in this joint. Make sure you try their trademark Doodh Cola in the summers. For the ones with a midnight craving for tea, this is the place to be! The best bet for a meal at Balwant Singh’s is Aloo paranthas. Reasonably priced and irrationally yum, this nightlife in Kolkata is for the foodies. 

Address: 10/B, Harish Mukherjee Road, Near Elgin Road Gurudwara, Bhawanipur, Kolkata, West Bengal 700025.
Phone: 09903975361
Open: 7.00 AM to 12.00 AM

4. Shisha Reincarnated - Nightlife in Kolkata For the Love of Hukkahs!

Originally, Shisha was opened as a hookah bar in 2003. However, it was later revamped and is a full-fledged bar and lounge now. The upmarket appeal is a thumbs up about this place. This is the place to go if you carry the party demon in your soul!

Address: 6th Floor, Ivory Block D, 22 Camac Street, Kolkata.
Phone: 033 2281-1313
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday – 6 P.M – 12 A.M; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 6 P.M – 2 A.M.

5. Aqua, Kolkata - For the Lounge Lovers in Kolkata

Another genius addition to the night by the Park Hotel, this poolside lounge may be your calling for a weekend outing different from every other. Savour the delicious finger foods and sit by the open air pool while the in-house DJ spins some great music. Make sure that you pay this newbie to the nightlife in Kolkata a visit!

Address: The Park Hotel, 17 Park Street.
Phone: 033 40049000, 033 22499000
Open: 12 P.M – 12.00 A.M

6. The Bridge – Floatel, Kolkata - For the Romantics in Kolkata

This is that place where you can propose to your woman under the stars after a night of partying together in Kolkata. The Floatel, situated in Howrah Jetty, is one of those places where you can snap millions of pictures and get lost in the mesmerizing beauty of Kolkata nightlife. The stars, the river, the beautiful setting will make your heart sing! Let Lionel Richie complete the mood of the evening.

Address: Floatel Hotel, 9/10, Kolkata Jetty, Strand Road, Dalhousie BBD Bagh, Kolkata
Phone: 033 22137777, 033 22137778
Open: 24 hours

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7. The Royal Calcutta Turf Club, Kolkata - For the Ghost Busters

This one is NOT for the faint of heart! A derby maniac from the British Raj named George Williams had a beautiful white horse called Pride. She was known as the “Queen of the tracks” for her string of wins at the time. However, as she aged, she’d started slowing down. One beautiful morning, after having lost the Annual Calcutta Derby the previous day, she was found dead on the tracks. Drive to the course on Saturday nights, and you might see the beautiful Pride coursing through the tracks! If you’re one for hauntings, visit the South Park Street Cemetery after hours or Nimtala Burning Ghat on the night of Kali puja. Locals claim that the angry chants of the Aghoris awaken the Goddess of the Night and hundreds of spirits on this particular night of the year. Here's a twist to your Kolkata nightlife adventure.

8. Jai Hind Dhaba, Kolkata - For the post-party Snacks in Kolkata at Night

Fancy some char-grilled Tandoori chicken at 1 A.M? No problem. Drive or take a cab down to Jai Hind Dhaba in Bhawanipore and treat your taste buds to a lovely surprise! The authenticity of this North Indian food joint, affordable prices, not to mention the 2 A.M closing time make it a fantastic haunt for midnight snacks. Jai Hind is perfect for post-party dinners too!

Address: 41/1A, Sarat Bose Road, Near Bhawanipur, Kolkata.
Phone: 033 24769033, 033 64178433
Open:11.30 A.M to 2 A.M

9. Nocturne - Perfect for Party Animals

Located at Kolkata, Nocturne is a well-known restaurant famous for the party animals to enjoy the best nightlife in Kolkata. Nocture entices the party lovers to live the night to the fullest. With the best music, top-notch sound system, no one can stop you from dancing to the beat. Also, it has a special space in the basement for smoking and hookahs.

10. Roxy - To Enjoy the Retro Fame with Classy Cocktails

Tucked away in Taltala, Kolkata, Roxy is a contemporary hotel bar with a wide array of cocktail and wine menu. Roxy also epitomises the style and marvelousness of the 60s. Therefore, if you are willing to make your nightlife in Kolkata classy with the 60s retro fame, then Roxy is just for you.

11. The Junction - Railway Junction Structured Bar Theme

Rooted in Belvedere Road, Kolkata, The Junction is the favourite place for many youngsters. The bar with the unique railway-theme offers a high range of fine wines, cocktails and other liquors.

12. Backstage - For all the Rock Music Fans

Renowned for the best rock music and disco, Backstage pub is perfect for raising a toast with your loved ones. Along with the classy interiors, Backstage offers a variety of cuisines. Nightlife in Kolkata is incomplete without visiting this place.

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13. New Market - Best Place for Shopaholics

Any shopaholics out there, The Kolkata's oldest and very famous New Market fulfils all your shopping dreams. New Market is such a place where you can find anything and everything. Night time is best for shopping in New Market as street vendors sell the items at a reasonable price. Shopping at the New Market at night is the best way to experience the nightlife in Kolkata for the shopaholics.

14. Turf street - For all the Sports Freak

Here is an end to your mid-night cravings of playing football and cricket. With the aid of Turf Street, you don’t have to put a full stop for playing your favourite games at night, isn’t that great. So, sports lovers now you know where to enjoy the perfect nightlife in Kolkata.

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If you’re in the city of Joy, make it an affair to remember with the nightlife of Kolkata! After all, the city does have a lot to offer after hours. Got additions to the list? Add in the comments section below! :)

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