Grid is a mammoth 10,000-sq feet bar with a modern industrial feel spiked with artificial greenery. You’ll know why it’s called The Grid as soon as you walk in. The décor is grid-like – funky asymmetrical staircases (not the safest when you’re tipsy, though) and giant grid frames. Located conveniently — halfway between Salt Lake and South Kolkata — it’s the perfect mid-way meeting spot for friends who love across the city from each other.
The bar has various levels. If you want to stand close to the bar and dance, the ground floor where the entrance is should be the best place. Want to sit down and enjoy some snacks while you drink and pull on a hookah, head to the levels above. The highest room is ideal for a party because it’s usually empty.
Unlike other bars which have tiny, poky smoking rooms, the smoking room at The Grid is a spacious balcony-like glass room that overlooks the bar downstairs. It has tables and seating so you’re not uncomfortable when you smoke.
The Grid is one of Kolkata’s few microbreweries. They have a list of freshly brewed beers. They serve Hefeweizen, Porter, IPA and a Blonde Ale and even let you sample them before you pick your poison for the night. Definitely try going for the weekend brunch available from 12 noon to 4pm - it's always crowded so make sure you reach super early! Besides that, the menu offers Continental, Italian, North Indian and Chinese food as well as a lot of quick bites that you can munch on along with your drink.
All you 90s kids, you’re in for a treat. The music here is right up your alley. Linkin Park to Pussycat Dolls, they have all the tracks you love from back in the day. If it’s your buddies birthday, you can request them to flash a personalised ‘Happy Birthday’ message on the screens above the bar.