After 21 Years, Kolkata’s Fav Party Spot, Shisha Club Shuts Down. Here’s Why

by Shreya Ghosh

Kolkata is home to so many pubs and party places to enjoy the fantastic nightlife. Among all the established and popular names in the city, ‘Shisha – Bar Stock Exchange’ is surely one of the favourites of all the partygoers. This pub is ruling the hearts of party enthusiasts for over 20 years now and unfortunately, the time has come to bid bye to this place. Opened back in the year 2002, this nightclub is putting an end to all its events and services.

This Is The Reason Behind Shisha – Bar Stock Exchange Closing Its Doors

This party place, nestled at 22 Camac Street, has closed recently. After running successfully for over 2 decades, the club has shut down. Even after being such a prominent name in the famous list of the best party pads in the City of Joy, the decision to shut down the pub has been taken. There are a couple of reasons behind closing this party hot spot. According to a report by The Telegraph – My Kolkata, the rent is skyrocketing in the Camac Street area. The increase in rents can be a key factor behind finalising the decision of shutting down this place.

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Not just the rise in costs, another important probable reason is the extreme growth of party places and clubs in Kolkata. The city is booming with new bars, restaurants, pubs, and party pads for the last few years. With so many names coming up in probably every other corner of the city, this is leading to a saturated level in the industry.

We are very much aware of the massive impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on all industries and sectors. Though things are back to normal like the pre-pandemic days, unfortunately, the growth and numbers of these bars and pubs have not reached everyone’s expectations. So many places have opened after the pandemic and the overall numbers have not reached the mark yet.

This Party Pad Will Always Be An Iconic Name!

From live bands performing, signature drinks, yummy food items, and a cool dance floor; this pub has been a significant part of Kolkata’s youngsters. Shisha has changed and grown according to its guests and their preferences. No wonder why people loved to visit this themed bar again and again!

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Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/ Shisha Bar Stock Exchange (@shishabse)