As Kolkata’s favourite gastropub, Monkey Bar (#901 A, Fort Knox, 6, Camac Street, Kolkata- 700017), turns ‘one’, get ready for a one of its kind magical live performance. ‘Live at Monkey’ is a feature every alternate Friday nights with performances by fabulous independent artists, every Friday, in association with Smoke Inc. Performing this Friday, September 8th from 8-10 pm is ‘Pelican Shuffles’ a young eclectic band from Kolkata with Varun Gujadhur on guitar and vocals, Subhomoy Mitra on bass and Sougata Hari on drums and percussions. With music that ranges from popular pop, punk and alternative to old retro classics, you can get grooving to the tunes of popular covers like ‘Sky Full of Stars’ by Coldplay, ‘Without or Without you’ by U2 as well as some of the band’s original music including ‘Break your Stance’ and ‘Lost Control’. In keeping with the theme of Monkey’s first birthday celebrations – we promise you a truly magical evening! Along with the band, visual artistNishit Arora takes you a through a series of psychedelic visuals, synchronized with the music to make the experience more enchanting. That’s not all, for all you party goers out there, our in-house DJ Rwik takes over after 10 pm.
Pelican Shuffles is a three member-band featuring Varun Gujadhuron guitar and vocals, Subhomoy Mitra on the bass guitar, Sougata Hari on the drums and percussions. New to Kolkata’s music scene, the band gave their first live performance in April 2017 at the Beer Republic Jam. Soon after the success of their first performance, they played across several venues in the city. Apart from this they collaborated with Friday Night Originals to create their first original video, ‘Break your Stance’and also gave their first online gig with Playtoome.
Wallet Factor: Meal for two without alcohol, excluding taxes: Rs. 1200++/ Meal for two with alcohol, excluding taxes: Rs. 1800++
Hours Open: Sunday to Thursday: 12 noon to 12 midnight & Friday & Saturday 12 noon to 1am (Guests below the age of 21 are permitted only till 6:00pm)
ABOUT MONKEY BAR
Monkey Bar is India’s first gastropub brand part of the Olive group, India’s premier stand-alone restaurant company. Olive Bar and Kitchen Pvt. Ltd., in partnership with award winning chef Manu Chandra and hospitality operations expert ChetanRampal, set up the first Monkey Bar in Bangalore in April 2012. It subsequently opened in VasantKunj, New Delhi in 2013. Monkey Bar later opened its doors in Indiranagar, Bangalore and Mumbai in 2015. Entrepreneur Avantika Saraogi is the partner for Monkey Bar, Kolkata. In a short span of time, the brand has been recognized both nationally and globally as a unique F&B destination that is set to revolutionize the concept of dining out in India. Conde Nast International Gold Standard 2013 and Time Out London and Singapore listed the gastropub among the must visit places in the world; Times Food Guide awarded Monkey Bar, Bangalore, the Best Bar 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Time Out Food Awards 2014 awarded Monkey Bar the Trendiest Restaurant. Monkey Bar Delhi has also won the award for the Best Bar in Delhi at the Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2015 and 2016! Monkey Bar Bombay also won the award for the Best Cocktails in Bombay at the Times Food & Nightlife Awards, 2015 and 2016. Having firmly established itself as a quality dining out destination in Bangalore (Indiranagar), and Delhi (VasantKunj), and Mumbai (Bandra), Monkey Bar opens its doors to the people of Kolkata in 2016. Recently, The Times Food Guide presented Monkey Bar, Kolkata with the Best Gastropub award for 2017 and The Telegraph Food Guide Awards 2017 – The Best Pub.