Here's Where You Can Raise A Toast To The Man Behind Old Monk

Raisa posted on 09 January

Ten-Second Takeaway

Kapil Mohan, the man behind Old Monk {our favorite winter drink}, has passed away. Here are a a few atmospheric places in Kolkata you can hit up to raise a toast {bonus: they serve the dark rum for under INR 100}.

Hotel Broadway

The Chandni Chowk hotel is known for its cheap booze. You can score Old Monk for INR 50 for a small and INR 80 for a large. The dive bar has been helping us get drunk without burning a hole in our wallets since 1937.

Hotels

27-A, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, Chandni Chowk, Kolkata

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Olypub

Park Street’s iconic bar serves a chhota Old Monk for just INR 73 and a bada for INR 130. This Kolkata fave is known for cheap alcohol, beef steaks and a no-frills and no-nonsense attitude when it comes to food and service.

Casual Dining

21, Mother Teresa Sarani, Park Street Area, Taltala, Kolkata

Chhota Bristol

This ‘as cheap as it comes’, men-only, so-Kolkata bar in Esplanade is where you can score Old Monk for just INR 38 and INR 56 {for small and large respectively}. Uncomplicated, non-fussy, packed with regulars {who range from college students to lawyers and everyone in-between}, this old chaotic joint is full of character.

Casual Dining

1, Metro Gali, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, New Market Area, Taltala, Kolkata

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Bohemian

Score Old Monk and Old Monk Gold Reserve for INR 89 at this fusion Bengali joint {it was recently ranked by CNN among the Top 50 Restaurants in India}. They also use Old Monk in their ‘Just Bohemian’ cocktails — yum! If you need something to keep you warm and toasty this winter, that’s what you need to down. Their Death By Chocolate Dessert also comes with a generous dose of Old Monk.

Casual Dining

32/4, 1st Lane, Near Bondel Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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Trincas

Classically Kolkata, Trincas has been around for generations treating its patrons to music, good food and cheap drinks. You can get an Old Monk here for INR 105 {consider the INR 5 extra for the live music!}.

Bars

17, Park Street, Taltala, Kolkata

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Traffic Gastropub

Our newest fav place to drink in Salt Lake, Traffic’s Happy Hours will let you down an Old Monk for just INR 49! Even without happy hours, the price of a drink is just INR 100. One of our standout places in 2017, you have to head here for the quirky decor.

Pubs

City Centre 2 Mall, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata

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