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If it is a bar where you can take your family and your friends, enjoy the ambience as well as the food and drinks, it is none other than Monkey Bar in the city. It has a stunning view of the Kolkata skyline with its major monuments, cool music, a small but cosy outdoor terrace and some great food. The menu created by 'Chef Manu Chandra' needs no introduction. 'Shaami Sliders with Small Buns with toasted Sesame Seeds loaded with juicy Shaami Kebab, Eggs and Onions and homemade Mint Chutney' is simply phenomenal. 'Kerala Beef Fry' is an inspired dish with slices of beef roasted with curry leaves and southern spices and served with soft bao in the form of an Uttappam. You cannot stop yourself from continuously munching on 'Tempura Fried Peppered Calamari' while sipping on to your favourite 'Mangaa', a Vodka and Aam Panna concoction.
Kolkata is a city hugely associated with fantastic gastronomy and lovely handlooms and yet lately visitors are more drawn towards the nightlife offered by the city than anything else. They are swapping dimly lit legendary Kolkata restaurants for stunning little bars that seems to have enamored every party-loving Bengali for miles. A little off the busy Park Street, into a wide lane shooting off at the left is a trendy watering hole many nocturnal crowd head to for a good time. Tagged locally as ‘Monkey Bar’, this fun cool space is where you can take your family or friends for a night into town. Climb up to the 9th Floor, 6, Camac Street Area, to join in the fun going on at the Monkey Bar.
It is one of those places that flawlessly combines an excellent bar selection with drool-worthy grub, leaving you panting for more. While you tap your foot to the cool music being played at the Monkey Bar, chug down a drink or two picked from a vast selection of booze offered at the bar. Pair your malt or vodka with beautifully spiced Kerala Beef Fry from the bar’s delicious multi-cuisine menu. The bar lays out quite a feast, dig heartily. Continue nibbling on, Mobar ribs, ghee roast bao, corn & cheese nugget, laal maas phulkas tacos, samosa chaat, thela wala mutton seekh and butter chicken kulcha. Once you’ve whetted your appetite move onto the mains. An array of pizzas, burgers, pastas and curries can be chosen from to enjoy a fuller meal.
Share a dessert with your companion to wrap up your evening. An apple pie cheesecake crumble or masala chai eton mess would sorely pamper your sweet tooth. As you enter Monkey Bar, you find yourself in a spacious sun-lit room with a row of tall windows running across one entire wall, flooding the room with ample of sun in the day and quite a view in the evening. Most coveted seats in the house are the ones near to the glass wall so you can drink in the amazing Kolkata skyline while you eat. Sleek industrial design is chosen for decoration, keeping the room casual and modern. Drinking at Monkey Bar is steeply priced but worth it.