Founded in 1907, the Calcutta Club with its exclusive atmosphere and distinctive service is one of the city's premier institutions. Being a social club, it is not only a symbol of the nation's diverse heritage but has also preserved its historic character and architectural quality.
The Crystal Room, a specially air-conditioned lounge adjoining the ground floor lounge, is open throughout the day for the use of members except when it is hired out for party use. There are separate bar services, and food is arranged from the club kitchen. The Regal Room, an annexe to the Crystal Room, can be booked separately or along with the Crystal Room for grand occasions. The south side verandah adjoining the ground floor lounge is popular among the club members on summer evenings and winter afternoons. A separate bar service is available for the verandah where rattan chairs and tables add to the garden party atmosphere. The main Dining Room which seats about 50 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The continental menu is popular among gourmets and the candlelit dinner on Saturday nights is a special attraction.
The sports complex on the Chowringhee Road has an air-conditioned hall which is used for playing badminton. It is also a popular venue for hosting musical evenings, marriage receptions and parties. The other facilities at the club include guest rooms, library, board rooms, beauty parlor, a Chinese restaurant, Tandoori corner, ice cream parlor, bakery, tennis courts and health club.
This old building has now been given heritage status. Over nearly a hundred years, in the face of many changes, the Calcutta Club has retained its dominant position. The centenary celebrations of the club are expected to be organized in 2007.
The Clubhouse is open for the reception of members from 06:30 - 23:00 hrs and beyond these hours, only residents and staff who are permitted may remain in the Club premises.