It’s Raining Beer at the Monkey Bar, Kolkata

I am an absolute cocktail person, and beer isn’t a drink that I prefer much. But Beer Cocktails, the new cool thing, is something I quite like. And while beer is a drink that most associate with summer, the same beer with a splash of this and a sprinkle of that, goes perfectly with the monsoons for me. Now, being the desi that I am, I can’t think of enjoying the beautiful rains without friend, crispy bites. And these are the things that are on offer at Monkey’s Beer Mrkt, going on at the Monkey Bar, Kolkata till the end of September.

The ‘Beer Mrkt’ menu at the Monkey Bar has 7 signature beer cocktails and a range of loaded fries and chicken wings. The cocktails are priced from 250 INR to 400 INR, and the Fries and Wings are priced between 180 INR to 280 INR.

What: Beer Cocktails, Fries and Wings. Where: #901 A, Fort Knox, 6, Camac Street. When: Till the end of September.

My favourite cocktail from this menu is the Monkey Mule, which is a brew of  beer, vodka, house made ginger cordial, lime and mint. For those looking for a strong shot, the Beer Bong, which is pretty potent concoction of beer and dark rum, is a must try. And yes, what’s better than the classic Margarita? It is the Beergarita with Beer, Tequila and lime juice 😍.

The fries, be it the Mexican Chili Cheese Fries topped with baked beans, melted cheddar cheese and pico de gallo or the Ham & Cheese Fries oozing with cheese sauce and a generous helping of grilled ham, are not just great accompaniments to the cocktails, but being of generous portions, are the perfect things to be shared with friends.  

The Beer Mrkt’s Chicken Wings are rather interesting too. With a choice of 6 different sauces including Caribbean Jerk sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, Sticky Korean Gochujang, it is a party for every wings lover. They also have a Basket Combo with a choice of any two options of fries and two options of wings at just 800 INR. 

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