10 Best Rooftop Hotspots In Kolkata
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Spending the weekend in Kolkata? You're in luck because the City of Joy is also a paradise of fine dining and after-dark experiences. A number of rooftop spots with alfresco seating, sky decks and open-air bars have cropped up in the city over the last few years. 

While some of them are dedicated nightlife spots, some of them are versatile enough to cater to all kinds of crowds. While most rooftop venues in Kolkata have live music, shisha, signature brews and dance floors, there are also plenty of alfresco brunch spots and cafes that offer panoramic views of the city. So, whether you're looking for a luxurious themed experience or just want to dance the night away in the open air, you have plenty of options. Here's a look through some of the best rooftop spots in the city:

LMNOQ Skybar, Park Street 

The gastropub has a panoramic view of Kolkata's skyline and has both indoor and outdoor seating and quirky lighting. The rooftop set-up overlooking Central Kolkata is group-friendly and isn't too cluttered. The brand is known for its signature cocktails in tropical, seasonal and dark specialities along with some revisited classics, which were crafted by India’s first female Mixologist, Shatbhi Basu. The menu has a diverse line-up featuring Asian, Italian, and Indian favourites. Don't miss out on their Whistling Paneer, Americano Jhalmuri and Drunken Fish.

Address: Level 12, Celica Park, 24, Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Price For Two: Rs 1,700 (approx)

Timing: 12:30 pm to 1 am

Romaania, Bhowanipore 

The Mediterranean hotspot has a 100+ cover and is a great place for alfresco dining. Despite the touch of indulgence, the terrace seating is chic, understated and welcoming. The white Grecian archways, floral intervention, low seating and retro shutter-style windows add to the theme. The outdoor seating is suitable for couples as well as small and big groups. If you're planning to dine there, start at the bar and then move outdoors where you can also experience hookah. 

Address: 31, Elgin Rd, platinum Mall, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020

Price For Two: Rs 2,500 (approx)

Timing: 8 am to 12 am

Wafira, Chowringhee 

Located at the bustling Golden Parkk building, right opposite Metro Plaza, Wafira brings a lot to the table. The dining bar and lounge has muted seating along with wooden flooring and a smattering of greenery. There are also some cool pods you can choose for private seating, the joint is quite spacious and there are multiple set-ups so you can divide your time between indoor and outdoor areas. Don't miss out on their sushi menu and dim sums. 

Address: 13, Ho Chi Minh Sarani Rd, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Price For Two: Rs 3,000 (approx)

Timing: 5 pm to 4 am

Olterra, Park Street 

The Greek-themed hangout just opened the doors to its brewery and now offers five new signature brews, namely Odin’s Vit, Poseidon’s Pilsner, Yasigi’s Dubbel, The Stout Of Osiris and Ninkasi’s Nectar. Their outdoor seating area has some clever props and seatings which add to the modern Mediterranean theme. The terrace seating is not just great for nightlife but can also be used for brunches or work lunches. 

Address: 1, Sir William Jones Sarani, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (approx)

Timing: 12 pm to 12 am

What'sUp Cafe, Southern Avenue 

One of the most popular Southern Avenue party spots, What's Up first made waves for its jacuzzi sky lounge, where customers could soak their foot in water as they sat at their tables. The cafe has a multi-tier set-up which makes it ideal for small get-togethers or reunions. There's also enough room to dance, live music, Bollywood nights and some great cocktails. 

Address: Gate -2, 122/A, Southern Ave, opposite Nazrul Manch, Golpark, Hindustan Park, Keyatala, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029

Price For Two: Rs 2,000 (approx)

Timing: 12 pm to 12 am

Skai, Syed Amir Ali Avenue 

The 110-cover hotspot is located at Quest Mall and features a chic terrace lounge, alongside indoor seating. The outdoor space is intelligently designed to cater to both after-dark and daytime visitors. It's partially covered, which is great for the monsoon, and has stylised seating with elegant neutral notes and wooden flooring.

Address: Floor 6, Quest Mall, 33, Syed Amir Ali Ave, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017

Price For Two: Rs 3,000

Timing: 12 pm to 12 am

Roots, Chowringhee 

Roots has a 350+ cover and overlooks some of the most iconic Kolkata destinations, including Victoria Memorial and St Paul’s Cathedral. The outdoor area is sectioned into two parts; while one is a party-friendly terrace area and is great for dance nights the other is ideal for brunches, couple's dinners or private seating. During the day, there's natural light steaming into the jazzy indoor space as well, so you can start with an indoor table and move to the terrace. 

Address: 55, 55/1, Chowringee Rd, Elgin, Kolkata, West Bengal 700071

Price For Two: Rs 1,300

Timing: 12 pm to 1 am

Ozora, Kasba 

The Skykybar is located on the 20th floor of Acropolis Mall and offers a stunning 360-degree view of city; it's ideal both daytime brunches, alfreso seating, sun-downers and dinners. The sky deck is the best place for sunset meals, where you can also savour some shisha. Make sure you check out the kebabs and sizzlers along with the signature cocktails. 

Address: 20 Floor, 1858, Acropolis Mall, Rajdanga Main Rd, Kolkata, West Bengal 700107

Price For Two: Rs 3,000

Timing: 12 am to 11:30 pm

Hammer, Park Street 

Hammer is a cafe by day and can transform into a nightlife hotspot by night. Their rooftop set-up is eclectic and quite inviting in terms of colour and seating. it's also a great spot for setting up private parties for a group of around 30 people. The venue is well-known for its cocktails and signature mixes; try their Shanghai Martini, Twisted Sour or The Sour Tail.

Address: 6th Floor, 20G, Mother Teresa Sarani, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700016

Price For Two: Rs 1,300 (approx)

Timing: 12 pm to 12 pm

Capella, AltAir

The open-air restaurant is located on the 20th floor of EcoCentre and has a terrific view of the city. It has plus seating in wood tones and neutrals and s hint of greenery as well. It's ideal for alfresco brunches, buffet lunches and sun-downer celebrations and also boasts signature blends from its own microbrewery.

Address: Ambuja Neotia EcoCentre, 20th Floor, EM-4, Street No. 13, EM Block, Sector V, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091

Price For Two: Rs 3,000

Timing: 12 pm to 12 am