With five established outlets across Mumbai and Pune, Effingut comes to Kolkata with a bang on Park Street
Since opening its doors in Pune in 2014, Effingut has continued to weave magic with their delicious craft beer and perfectly complementary multi-cuisine menu. Now the pub marks its entry in Eastern India with its Kolkata location, adding to the existing fine line-up of classic restaurants and watering holes in the City of Joy.
Effingut – the cocktail bar and pub, taps into the taste and lifestyle of the contemporary urbanite. The pub offers a vast multi-cuisine menu and exquisitely handcrafted cocktails driven by the concept of craft mixology. The Kolkata location is touted as the brand’s largest outpost, a 350-seater brewpub spread across an area of almost 7500 sq. ft. The space offers distinct seating sections, from the casually sprawling main area to niche private dining areas and of course, a pleasant alfresco arrangement.
The Effingut spirit prides itself on each location having a unique touch without losing the brand’s signature vibe. The Kolkata location’s design has been helmed by renowned interior designer Minnie Bhatt, who has done wonderful justice to the inspiration. Elements like the famed “beer direction marker”, an art installation with head gear, something fun with TV screens, the quintessential ‘Bobbys’ and the most beloved element of them all, the Effingut mascot, Borrel contribute to making the space instantly recognizable.
What makes the Effingut experience is undoubtedly the lavish drinks menu. In addition to the delicious and refreshing craft beers on tap, the cocktail menu has some surprises up its sleeve too. Alongside some of the Effingut favourites, guests can explore some exclusive heady concoctions created to evolve the art of craft mixology.
Having invested in some never seen before state-of-the-art equipment, the Kolkata exclusive cocktail menu includes unique ingredients such as house-made green tea kombucha, liquid smoke, oak chips, lapsang souchong tea, sous vide coffee and orange blossom water. Taking the city’s drinking palate to another level, there’s also unique Effingut signatures including Corpse Reviver No. 2, A Bath With A Stranger, Cigar Smoked Old Fashioned, and Cafe Brûlée. The drinks are served up in visually stunning and creative ways, making you drink with your eyes before you actually finish the whole thing.
Of course, no pub is truly complete without an exciting menu to go with the drinks. The menu is inspired by the best of Pan Asian, Indian and Continental cuisines, perfect for guests to embark on an exciting gastronomical journey.
Effingut has created a brilliant mix of familiar classics and some surprises thrown in the mix. You can’t go wrong with some Green curry, biryani or ‘Pasta’. For the more adventurous tables, there’s Bacon Swirls, or the incredibly spicy “Red Hot Chillies N Peppers section.
To suit the local palate, the Kolkata outlet boasts of a range of exclusive dishes such as Tangra Style Chilli Chicken, Kosha Mangsho and Grilled Bhetki with Caramel Mash & Fennel & Orange Salad amongst others. To round off the meal, there’s the signature Sizzling Brownie with Ice Cream, flambéed to perfection at your table.
The bespoke Effingut experience is incomplete without a weekly line-up of events such as pub quizzes, live bands, DJ nights and much more. Exotic cocktails, the promise of a DJ spinning some great tunes, and an array of gastronomical inventions against a trendy backdrop make for the perfect recipe for a great night out in Kolkata.