Totally Hooked: The Four Best Hookah Bars In Kolkata

Raisa posted on 06 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

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 are favourites.

What We Loved: They give you the option of using a ‘cold pipe’ which makes inhaling the hookah easier

Where: Lee Road

Pocket Pinch for 2: INR 800+


Ground Floor, 26, Lee Road, Lee Commerce, Elgin, Kolkata

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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.

What We Loved: You can order your hookah light, mild or strong depending on what you prefer

Where: Kankurganchi

Pocket Pinch for 2: INR 1500+


Inox Swabhumi, 89-C, Ground Floor, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad Sarani, Kankurgachhi, Kolkata

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The Great Booze Story

Super affordable during happy hours, the hookah here will keep you very happy indeed. The Rose Shisha will keep you coming back for more. The bartenders shake up some intense cocktails if you are in the mood for some drinks. Keep an eye out for Karaoke Nights, Jam Sessions and Ladies Nights.

What We Loved: The menu is newspaper themed – so innovative!

Where: Sarat Bose Road

Pocket Pinch for 2: INR 800+


1/7, Sarat Bose Road, Rowland Row, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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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.

What We Loved: The monkey detailing and décor you’ll find in the most unlikely of spots – hanging from the lights, a cartoon monkey on the chalkboard…

Where: Kaikhali

Pocket Pinch for 2: INR 1500+


Hotel O2 VIP, 643, Ramkrishna Pally, V.I.P. Road, Kaikhali, Kolkata

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