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The City of Joy Kolkata becomes even more joyful come sundown. The cultural epicentre of India is doubly alive at night with live music, clubbing hotspots, boat rides and a whole lot of midnight food joints.
Wondering how to enjoy Kolkata’s vibrant nightlife? Look no further. Follow our guide, hit the best night haunts and have the time of your life.
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Caption: Jam House
Feel the melody and sing along at Jam House, one of the best places in Kolkata to enjoy live jam sessions and karaoke nights.
Even though no alcohol is served here, the place is packed with the musically inclined all through the week. While you’re jamming, feast on Italian, Chinese and Continental cuisines.
Where: 1 AJC Bose Road
Timing: 7 am to midnight
Average cost: Rs. 2000
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Caption: Visitors at a performance
A legend in Kolkata’s live music circuit and a veteran at that, Someplace Else is the most established live music cafes where famous musicians including Indian Ocean and Parikrama have performed.
Where: The Park
Timing: 4:30 pm to 2 am
Average cost: Rs. 2400
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Caption: The ambience at the restaurant
A gastropub with karaoke nights, live music bands and unplugged sessions along with a regular DJ act, Monkey Bar is an exuberant joint for the night owls.
The rooftop bar offers spectacular views of Kolkata skyline and has a full bar with multi-cuisine meals.
Where: Camac Street area
Timing: 12 am to midnight
Average cost: Rs 1200
Bars & Pubs
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Caption: The bar
If you’re in the mood for a hardcore night of partying, head on to The Myx, penthouse nightclub which has a cool blue dark ambience.
The music is curated to play a different genre on different days. One floor has a huge bar and a big dance floor while the other is a lounge.
Where: Park Street are
Timing: 8 pm to midnight
Average cost: Rs. 1500 for two
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Caption: The lounge
A favourite night spot of the young and the hip crowd of Kolkata, Nocturne checks all the boxes in the night party list, food, drinks, dance and a super classy ambience.
Enjoy DJ nights, hookas, and a spacious dance floor with the best sound system, outfitted in an elegant decor.
Where: Theatre Road
Timing: 6 pm to midnight
Average cost: Rs 2000 for two
Street food at night
For midnight hunger cravings, visit this popular eatery that is open 24/7.
The dhaba is famous for its chicken bhartas, naans, kebabs, and other savoury non-veg and veg meals. The service is super quick and the place is always buzzing with foodies and locals.
Average cost: Rs. 500 for two
Balwant Singh’s Eating House
Open till 4 in the morning, this is one of the most famous midnight eateries in all of Kolkata. The famous food innovation sold here is doodh cola which is a mixture of milk and coca-cola. The place serves only vegetarian food, and is well-known for its paneer masala and paneer tikka as well as aloo parathas.
Average cost: Rs. 400 for two
Howrah Bridge by night
This landmark bridge of Kolkata, the city’s second identity, is even more stunning at night when it is illuminated in yellow lights. Take a few artistic photographs of the bridge, walk along when the traffic has ceased and just soak in the spectacular night sights of Kolkata from the bridge.
The Fairy Horse
Book a romantic (or solitary) ride aboard the Fairy Horse. The psychedelically decorated carriage takes you on a ride that lasts for about 30 minutes, you’re given soft drinks, refreshments and a red carpet treatment. The carriage will pick you up from where you’re located and you can ride the nearly empty streets of Kolkata at midnight, spend a quiet and enchanting evening with your favourite songs aboard the carriage.
Where: Anywhere except Park Street and military areas
Average cost: Rs. 8500 per ride
Evening boat rides
Several operators organize evening cruises that ride on the Ganges and go to Belur Math, ferry rides are available from Bagh Bazaar and private boat rides can be taken from Fort William. The mesmerising sights of shimmering lights on water with the Howrah Bridge in the backdrop is a memory to savour.
Where: Princep Ghat, Babu Ghat, Fort Williams
Average price: Rs. 500 to Rs. 1500
The city wooes you at night just as it charms you by the day. If you wish to experience a completely relaxed and comfortable stay in Kolkata, you’d have to be smart about where you stay. Pick Treebo Hotels if you’re looking for budget hotels in Kolkata city as they have best-in-class hotel rooms with complimentary breakfast, wi-fi and clean rooms with a 100% quality stay within affordable rates.