Happy hours are here again. Happy hours were always there. There are lunch services and there are dinner services but it is the intermittent time period of 04:00 to 07:00 PM in most of the places, where the Happy hours are on the roll. Attractive offers, 1 plus 1 offers on alcohol and sometimes, a special menu is what makes happy hours a talk of the town. And, there are some places, where the happy hours are packed with happy people.
It is often seen that happy hours are an attraction for office goers, who manage an early exit, especially on a Friday. They join towards the fag end of the happy hours, order their drinks and end up having a great Friday night. We usually see happy hours on weekdays only, from Monday to Friday. For college goers, above 18, this is a golden opportunity for a get together over some drinks and food.
Here is a quick run on some of the best happy hour deals in Kolkata.
The Fatty Bao, Camac Street Area, Kolkata - It is "Drinkathon" at The Fatty Bao, Kolkata on all 7 days from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM. The offer is 2+1 on the liquor menu on the entire range of cocktails available. Fabulous cocktails with an Asian influence and also pre-batched cocktails are the top attractions here.
The best cocktails to select from are Cool Ade - made with gin, cucumber and cauliflower, Fruity Peachy Lemonade - made with Gin, green tea, lavender and lime. Passion Mule is a very popular one, which is made with white rum, homemade ginger ale, mango and passion fruit or one can go for The Elixir - made with Bourbon whiskey, maple syrup, apple and pear. Other than these, the regular liquors, single malts and beers are also available with the offer.
Time - 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM all days
The Irish House, Quest Mall, Ballygunge - Walk into this pub from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM on any day and enjoy the offers on 1+1 offers on alcoholic beverages. They have an impressive range of cocktails and mocktails to select from to quench your thirst in these happy hours. Try out some beer cocktails or the mules or the Irish trash can, which is one of the most popular ones. There are also other cocktails which one should try out if feeling adventurous. In case you would also like to enjoy the food, then pick up from the lavish spread which has got community platters or the pizzas or the grills
Time - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM all days
The Lords and Barons, Park Street Area, Kolkata - The swanky cafe cum night club in Park Street has the "Hour of 69" from 02:00 to 08:00 PM from Monday to Thursday. It is an offer where alcohol and drinks start at a price of 69.
It has an impressive range of cocktails like Whisky Sour, Flavoured Martini, Caprioska, Daiquiri, Cosmopolitan to name a few
Time - 02:00 PM to 08:00 PM on Mondays to Thursdays
Traffic Gastropub, Chinar Park, Kolkata - This has got a no refusal menu for the drinks. The "No refusal menu" starts from INR 49. This menu comes with a wide range of drinks from Whisky, Gin, Rum, Vodka and house beers.
There are various shots like - Bubble, Funky Monk, Lick my Peach, Purple Lady, Kill Me Quick and not to forget Tequilla.
Beer Glasses Clinking
There are also 11 different types of cocktails to select from the impressive menu.
Time - 12:00 to 05:00 PM, drinks starting at INR 49
The Shooter Rail
The added advantage here is the non-conformist and quirky menu with some signature dishes.
One can select from various cocktails and mocktails and either at the restaurant or enjoy the breeze at the rooftop restaurant for a perfect evening and that is what happy hours are meant to be, isn't it?
Time - 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM all days
A true blue Kolkata foodie, Anindya loves cooking and eating his Kosha Mangsho. Anindya weaves stories around food as he believes exceptional food is an emotional experience. Previously a restauranter, now a passionate photographer and traveller, he runs a successful blog called Pikturenama and contributes to other publications.