Aqua is a great lounge/bar at The Park Hotel by the poolside. The music is always good and the ambience is fabulous. Considering its open air though, the best time to visit is in winter.
Apart from Aqua, The Park Hotel also has a bar - Someplace Else - where they have live rock music every night.
Famous Bar and Clubs of Kolkata
Situated in the ITC Sonar Hotel, it's one of the ubiquitous international 'Irish' pubs, with a packed dance floor at weekends and different sections with contrasting ambience. A reasonable place to hang out if you're in the mood, but it's not cheap – a Guinness will set you back Rs300 or so.
ITC Sonar, 1 JBS Haldane Avenue, Kolkata, India
Telephone: (033) 2345 4545.
This hotel nightspot has a great selection of drinking and dancing venues: Someplace Else, an English-style pub with different live music every night, Tantra, a very stylish lounge bar and club, and Roxy, which is a classy cocktail bar boasting a fantastic beverage list as well as cigars to puff on.
17 Park Street, Kolkata, India
Telephone: (033) 2249 9000.
Clubs in Kolkata (Calcutta)
If you're in the mood for a quiet beer or whatever, this is a pleasant bar in which to unwind from the madness of the Kolkata streets outside. Small and intimate, it's very friendly, and centrally located, just around the corner from the Indian Museum and New Market.
Sudder Street, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Telephone: (033) 2249 1872.
Swish and cool, Roxy is located in the smart Park Hotel. It has a glamorous appeal, definitely for a special night out.
Park Hotel, 17 Park Street, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Telephone: (033) 2249 9000
The city also has a history of a strong 'club culture' - that is the private members' variety, rather than dancing. Visitors may sometimes be allowed in without a member. The Tollygunge Club is Kolkata's most famous. Visitors who wish to stay here get temporary club membership.
120 Deshapran Sasmal Road , Kolkata, India
Telephone: (033) 2473 4539.
Kolkata, 6 Camac Street, India
Telephone: (033) 3252 2900
Live Music in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Academy of Fine Arts
The Academy stages many performances of regional Indian live music throughout the week. As well as being an excellent art gallery, it's a great place to immerse yourself in traditional music and song.
2 Cathedral Road , Kolkata, India
Telephone: (033) 2223 4302.
Calcutta School of Music
Western music of many genres, from classical to jazz, is regularly performed here. Many of the concerts are staged by the students themselves, and there is a regular programme, primarily on Friday evenings.
Kolkata, 6B Sunny Park, India
Telephone: (033) 2461 5375.
The Park Hotel's rock music venue is Kolkata's prime site for live contemporary music, with the top local bands appearing on a regular basis. If it's guitars and drums that excite you, this is the venue to visit.
Park Hotel, 17 Park Street, Kolkata, India
Telephone: (033) 2249 9000.
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