Gin and Tonic is a simple yet classic cocktail that has had unwavering popularity since colonial times. This diverse and refreshing beverage pairs well with almost everything possible and remains light on the stomach as well. Though the classic version of this juniper elixir is most consumed, mixologists and bartenders these days have come up with a barrage of diecious and potent variations of this drink. And what better a way to celebrate International Gin and Tonic Day than to order this cocktail at some of the best bars in Kolkata!
Spread over 2,750 sq.ft. this quirky gastropub, has almost as much natural light as the first outlet in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The menu is well curated with locally inspired dishes and some international favorites. The use of local ingredients in the food and the cocktails like Gondhoraj and Rose is also a major plus point.
Must-have G&T: Tomesh Collins – Gin, Lime, Murabba, Sweet & Sour mix and Tonic water
Other must-trys: MFC Monkey Fried Chicken Burger, Mangalorean Chicken Indad with Rice, Mustard Grilled Fish, Chandrajis Mutton Curry and Cheesy Pao Bhaaji
Cost for two: ₹ 1700
This swanky yet opulent American brasserie, named after a New Orleans' classic cocktail – Sazerac serves some of the finest food and drinks. The 28ft bar, monochrome flooring ambiently lit interiors with the electro-jazz music add to the charm of this place. The menu celebrates American classics like Steaks, Hasselback Potatoes, Wings and Burgers. They also have outdoor seating where you can enjoy good Shisha.
Must-have G&T: Make My G&T Sazzy – Gin, Orange Marmalade, lime juice, Peach Syrup and Kaffir
Other must-trys: Truffle Mushroom Sourdough Toast, Spicy Chicken Dimsum, Hasselback Baked Potatoes, Tenderloin Steak Board and Goan Chorizo Pizza
Cost for two: ₹ 1700
One of the sector V’s most happening bars, this pub is spread across two levels with a bar as long as an alleyway is all set to wow its patrons. The booth seating on the upper level is ideal for big groups and get-togethers, the pub grub and craft beer here is on point and this watering hole is also a frequented place for live match screenings.
Must-have G&T: Silky Bitter Orange – Gin, Orange Liquor and Tonic water
Other must-trys: Garlic Cheese Bun, Five Spiced Chicken Dumpling, Wasabi Prawn and Brewhive Fried Chicken Basket
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
As you enter One8 Commune, the mellow glow of vintage chandeliers is nostalgic and offers a warm welcome. The vast 4500-ft resto bar with an LED lit signature of Virat Kohli leans in further to the opulent vibe. Warm and earthy hues of rust, olive green and blue adorn the interiors looks amazing! The arched windows, vaulted ceiling, and green foliage is an ode to Kolkata’s Victorian era. The elaborate menu boasts multi-cuisine and regional dishes that you cannot get enough of.
Must-have G&T: In House Gin Concoctions Created For Everyday of the Week
Other must-trys: Mushroom Googly Dim Sum, Burrata and Toast, Keema Puff and Signature Laksa
Cost for two: ₹ 2500
Bringing eclectic Caribbean vibes to Kolkata, Raasta is here to give you an experience like no other! With unmatched Caribbean cuisine, potent cocktails and amazing live gigs and performances, you are in for a treat! The outlet is spread across two floors and has a laid-back vibe. The interiors are rustic and tropical blending with earthy patterns of the signature Raasta colours — red, yellow and green, paying tribute to Bob Marley.
Must-have G&T: Bahama – Elderflower Syrup, Lime Juice, Cucumber, Gin and Tonic
Other must-trys: Angry Bird Pizza, Barbados Platter, Jambalaya Prawns and Goi Cuon
Cost for two: ₹ 1400
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