Nightclubs and bars in Nepal

  • Cocktail Bar
    Cocktail Bar
    by leon.partsi
  • Club Amsterdam in Pokhara.
    Club Amsterdam in Pokhara.
    by cachaseiro
  • All that jazz in Pokhara.
    All that jazz in Pokhara.
    by cachaseiro

Most Viewed Nightlife in Nepal

  • leon.partsi's Profile Photo
    1 more image

    Maya Cocktail Bar: Friendly Cocktails and Friends

    by leon.partsi Written May 10, 2012

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    It's more of a bar than a club, so I've put it as an eating and drinking place rather than a dance hall.

    Th atmosphere is cosy and tropical (apart from the weather outside) and the drinks are sufficiently strong to make you forget about the pains from your latest trek.

    Dress Code: Closed toed shoes, pants and shirt. Denim is okay.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Amsterdam: Night-out in Pokhara

    by poledi Written May 23, 2010

    I highly recommend Amsterdam night club in Pokhara. Spacious club, big, strong and inexpensive drinks, tasty food and nice back garden if you need quiet conversation. And the most important thing - nice Nepali rock band singing well known European/American rock songs.

    Enjoy!

    Was this review helpful?

  • PierreZA's Profile Photo

    Several: Nepal closes down between 22h30 & 23h00

    by PierreZA Updated Feb 22, 2009

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We experienced the nightlife of both Kathmandu and Pokhara. I prefered Pokhara, as there were less offers/ harassment to buy drugs or to visit certain clubs.
    A very nice bar in Kathmandu is the Buddha Bar in Thamel. It is a lovely place to relax, have a few drinks and meet some local people. They play good music, and gets very busy during week-ends.
    A great bar in Pokhara is th Firefly. A new bar with live music and good food.
    There are many dancclubs in Nepal, which provides entertainment for foreigners and locals alike. Dancers miming on Bollywood music seems to be the main attraction?
    Restaurants close from 21h00 onwards.
    There are many power cuts, which plays a role in the safety of certain areas at night.

    Related to:
    • Singles

    Was this review helpful?

  • tedinaz's Profile Photo

    Entire area: Thamel

    by tedinaz Written Dec 2, 2008

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Thamel is good for about 1 night but a word of caution! Do not make Thamel a daily activity.
    Tourist are raped, beaten, robbed and set up by the cops everyday. This area of town is a very dangerous place. I worked for the US Embassy for a couple of months and most of the debriefs about security in Thamel are very accurate. If your staying at a hotel or hostel in Thamel you are asking for very big trouble. There are a lots of bars in Thamel and drugs are rampent. The last place you want to be is in jail in Nepal, your not going home!
    Be cool, stay alert and stay alive. Dont bother getting dressed up or your hair done, after 3 hours in this hole you will have a film of dirt on your cloths, hair, teeth and your shoes will look like dirt clods. Its very-very filthy, all locals including women constantly spit on the ground for some unknown reason that no one could explain to me.

    If your looking for a bar thats clean and good prices go to the Ice Bar next to the Radisson. The owners name is Ragu, very cool dude.

    Dress Code: What ever you want, no one cares!

    Was this review helpful?

  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo

    The Reggae Bar: Great Ambiance ;-)

    by into-thin-air Written May 9, 2008

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Brand New for 2008, This is a Very Popular bar, right in the heart of Thamel, Live music most nights, good band, just don’t expect to much Reggae Music – I think they just picked the name out of a hat ;-)
    Never-the-Less it is a great place to go, have a drink (or 6) and listen to some music
    Prices are fair, a bit more than average but when you take the music into consideration it is ok.

    Give it a try !!

    Related to:
    • Music
    • Beer Tasting
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo

    Busy Bee: Best of the Three

    by into-thin-air Updated Apr 24, 2008

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you are looking for a Good night out in Lake-Side, Pokhara then there are now three bars, Club Amsterdam, Bar Paradiso and Busy Bee, my personal recommendation would be the Busy Bee. It's the least expensive of the 3 bars in Pokhara and I think has the Best Atmosphere,Western Style Live Music is performed by a local band every night and can they play !! Friendly Bar Staff, You have a choice of sitting inside or outside, there is a good fire on outside in cooler times, Food available and Don't forget to say Hi to Monique who uses the place as her office for The Hearts and Tears Motorcycle Club.

    I got back into Busy Bee a couple of times on my 2008 trip and pleased to report that it is as Busy as ever ;-)

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo

    “The Maya Pub”: Right in the heart of Thamel

    by into-thin-air Updated Mar 17, 2007

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Yet another of may Old Favourites is “The Maya Pub”
    This is one of the older pubs in Thamel, I have been going there “Occasionally” since 1994 and it has always been popular !!
    Right in the heart of Thamel, Just a couple of doors down from The Kathmandu Guest House and on the same side of the road.
    Drinks are fairly priced and there is a large Selection of Cocktails for the Adventurous ;-)
    There is also a Happy Hour if your budget is a bit tight !!
    Give it a try !!

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Beer Tasting

    Was this review helpful?

  • MrBill's Profile Photo
    4 more images

    kongde lodge: the sherpa dance

    by MrBill Updated Dec 27, 2006

    Due to the amount of hiking we did each day, the fresh mountain air and the lack of heat in the lodges in general we did not have many late nights. One of the only big nights we had was on arrival at the Kongde Lodge where we ate excellent food prepared by one of Kathmandu’s best chefs and knocked back bottles of Everest beer with our sherpas and guides who also treated us to some traditional dancing and singing. Here is a picture of our guys doing the sherpa dance.

    In any case, at 4200 meters the Everest beers that come in 650ml bottles and have 5.75% alcohol by volume carry quite a punch. And we drank quite a few that night. At 550 rupees per bottle they were also the most expensive beers we drank, but what can you expect when everything has to be carried up by porters. The higher and farther you go from the main route the more expensive beer gets. I am surprised they schlepped bottles at all? I would have expected aluminum cans instead. Much lighter.

    Well, there you go. Nightlife in Nepal. Woo hoo! ; - )

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • 2 more images

    ViaVia cafe & restaurant: Great Music

    by neverhome Written Jul 23, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    All in one @ this traveller's place

    At Via Via Cafe you can find low budget accommodation, a meeting point with other travelers, a platform for national and international artists (exhibitions, movies, dj`s), as well as a restaurant and bar with worldwide food and drinks. And if that is not enough ..
    Guests can avail of travelers information and guidance (library, day trips, tours and trekking), and enjoy intercultural activities (cooking courses, meditation and healing, pottery course).

    It was quite an experience and my place to be ...
    Hope you`ll enjoy it ..

    btw: the female owner is incredibly stunning ..

    Dress Code: no codes

    Related to:
    • Music
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo

    Have you ever seen the film " Caravan " ???

    by into-thin-air Updated May 27, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Have you ever seen the film " Caravan " ( sometimes called Himalaya ) This Really is a Great film, About Tibetan Life but filmed in Nepal and well worth seeing -- Wonderful Story and Amazing scenery !! I know that at least one place in Pokhara shows it every evening and I would think it is possible to see it in Kathmandu too !! Also you can buy in Very cheaply on DVD -- a Smashing Souvenir or Present !!!
    2006 -- I am 100% Sure that the information in this tip is still as good now as when I wrote it in 2004 -- Happy Travels in Nepal -- Rob

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Backpacking
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo
    1 more image

    It Doesn't Matter -- It's the Company that Counts: The Last Night Out

    by into-thin-air Written May 26, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    When the Last Night of the trip comes, What better thing to do than to have a meal and a few drinks with all those friends that you met "On The Road" -- That's Exactly what I did this last trip, pictured here from the left, Myself, Nirmal and his children then his wife (My Good Nepali Friend who look after me ever so well Every time that I go to Nepal) Marion, Matt, Urska and last but not least Val.

    Related to:
    • Backpacking

    Was this review helpful?

  • TracyG's Profile Photo

    Moondance Pub: Relax near the Lake...

    by TracyG Written Aug 16, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The upstairs terrace was a lovely way to spend the evening drinking cocktails! They also have a pool table and do a good range of snacks! Mind the winding iron stairs though, if you have had one too many drinks!

    Was this review helpful?

  • TracyG's Profile Photo

    Jump Club: Dance the night away!

    by TracyG Written Aug 16, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If you have any energy left to dance after your trek then this is the place to come. There is a good mix of locals, ex-pats and tourists, and the music isn't half bad either. Mainly R&B and some dance.

    Was this review helpful?

  • TracyG's Profile Photo

    Sam's Bar: Reggae in Kathmandu

    by TracyG Written Aug 14, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Even though Nepal is not renowned for its nightlife - thankfully! There are still some nice places to go out and have a drink and a dance, but remember most places are closed by 11pm at the latest and others a lot earlier.

    This place had a really relaxed feel about it and was a great place to meet other travellers as well as some locals. Even though it is advertised as a reggae bar, they do play a variety of music. There is a wide range of drinks and a good place of you like imported spirits such as Bacardi and Smirnoff.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Was this review helpful?

  • TracyG's Profile Photo

    New Orleand Cafe: Jazz in the city...

    by TracyG Written Aug 12, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is a great place right in the center of Thamel that has both live jazz bands playing and Nepali bands. It is situated in a lovely courtyard and has a wonderful atmosphere. I am also putting this as a restaurant tip because the food is lovely too.

    Was this review helpful?

Nepal Hotels

See all 191 Hotels in Nepal

Top Nepal Hotels

Kathmandu Hotels
909 Reviews - 2267 Photos
Pokhara Hotels
357 Reviews - 886 Photos
Nagarkot Hotels
34 Reviews - 137 Photos
Dhulikhel Hotels
10 Reviews - 35 Photos
Baneswar Hotels
See nearby hotels
Pashupatinath Hotels
17 Reviews - 73 Photos
Kakani Hotels
See nearby hotels
Godavari Hotels
See nearby hotels
Dolalghat Hotels
See nearby hotels
Balaju Hotels
See nearby hotels
Banepa Hotels
See nearby hotels
Trisuli Bazar Hotels
See nearby hotels
Jawlakhel Hotels
See nearby hotels
Hetauda Hotels
See nearby hotels
Baglung Hotels
1 Review - 8 Photos

Instant Answers: Nepal

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

108 travelers online now

Comments

Nepal Nightlife

Reviews and photos of Nepal nightlife posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Nepal sightseeing.
Map of Nepal

Popular Regions in Nepal

Sagarmatha Zone Nightlife 

More Regions in Nepal