Totally Hooked: The Best Hookah Bars In Kolkata

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We know that Kolkata is crazy for shisha and the hookah culture here is extremely predominant. So get hooked as we uncover the best of the best hookah bars in Kolkata.

Tyre Patty

This vegetarian-only hookah café is always packed with young people. Their ‘tyre’ theme gives the café a fun and attractive vibe. Along with the wide variety of hookah available, they serve café-style food. Dig in to the Italian sizzler and Mexican Bullet which 

Beer Republic

Say hello to one of the city’s most happening breweries which not just serves up great hookah but also their own self-brewed beers (you have to try their wheat beer!). The hookah is strong and lasts long. The paan flavoured is popular among regulars – you might want to give a shot. You can order your hookah light, mild or strong depending on what you prefer.

The Drunken Monkey

Live music, great crowd and relaxed vibe has made Drunken Monkey one of the favourite hookah bars in the city. Each table has light regulators so you can adjust how bright or dark you want your table to be lit. Throw in some of their classic fries and cheese-laden thin crust pizzas to enjoy with your hookah. The monkey detailing and décor you’ll find in the most unlikely of spots – hanging from the lights, a cartoon monkey on the chalkboard.

Chai Break

Looking for a place to pull shisha with the buddies? Chai Break is where all the cool kids go to hang out. They take ‘flavoured’ hookah to the next level (think Candy and Kiwi Mint!). Some of the outlets like the Ballygunge and Southern Avenue ones are completely vegetarian but the food is filling and easy-to-share.

What's Up

Sitting on the 6th floor on Southern Avenue, just beside Indthalia Golpark, What's Up Cafe is many a people's favourite chilling spot. Head here after college hours and sit back for hours gossiping with your gang. Spread over two and floors, the lower floor has indoor seating, which then opens to a beautiful open rooftop space. The hookah, even though expensive, is worth it for the way they do the mix. You'll be enjoying that vape we think!


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