From a zero-base in the 1990s, Calcutta has developed a
flourishing nightlife - with much of it centred round the big
hotels, where good-quality nightclubs attract well-heeled locals
and tourists, and 24-hour coffee bars do a brisk trade with chaste
young couples. The traditional nocturnal activity of eating out is
still universally popular, from top-class restaurants down to
roadside eateries. For theatre, cinema and nightclub event
listings, see the publications ''Calcutta This Fortnight'' and
''CalCalling''. Note that Thursday is a dry day in the city, with no
alcohol being sold except in the major hotels, and that Kolkata has
a 2am curfew imposed throughout the city.
The Tantra (located in the Park Hotel on Park Street), as well
as Underground and Shisha, remain the most popular haunts for
late-night revellers in Kolkata.