A maddening, alcohol-thirsty, music-hungry crowd surely sets the overall pulse on most evenings and weekends in general. A great bar enclosure, an al fresco seating area with astounding views, What’s Up in the heart of South Kolkata, has a lot to offer.
What’s Up has a 120+ seating capacity and the available arrangement can be varied to suit your choice. If you are the sort to down your peg in quiet, with soft music, the indoor area should serve you best. The friendly skilful bartender will throw in a wisecrack every now and then if you happen to occupy the bar. The outdoor seating area has two elevations where you can grove to some club music – the first level has a Jacuzzi; order a glass of Johnnie Walker Red Label and you are golden. The second level is at a higher elevation and you can witness metropolis as it rushes with its traffic, ebbing and flowing between smooth and clumsy turns, encircled by the green cover of Southern Avenue. The cool breeze flowing in from Dhakuria Lake is ready remedy for tired nerves.
There’s a stellar deal for whisky lovers – the third consecutive drink is on the house, as long as you stick to one variant. You are recommended to book a table beforehand as it gets quite crowded at What’s Up. Ladies, do drop in on Tuesdays between 5PM and 8PM for select complimentary cocktails, including a straight-up Cosmopolitan, an icy Sex on the Beach, a fruity Pina Colada or a refreshing Mojito.
The food menu is quite extensive, offering quick salads and sandwiches. You can choose from a wide variety of Bruschetta, crostini and quesadillas to snack on. Their thin crust pizzas, and continental courses, standard oriental dishes and kebab platters are scrumptious to say the least. The Tiramisu and Blueberry Cheesecake are well-executed and won’t leave you disappointed.