Thinking about nightlife in Kathmandu, Thamel might strike your brain as the most obvious place to be. After all, Thamel is filled with several bars, nightclubs, and discotheques to choose from as per your preference. Nevertheless, there are many cool nightclubs and discotheques in other places in Kathmandu excluding Thamel too. For a non-Nepalese citizen, the fact that you can find nightclubs might be astonishing. However, Kathmandu has everything to offer and nightclubs are not exceptional. For young people, nightclubs can be the best way to socialize, hop and catch up with buddies. In this blog, we will let you know about the most happening places to experience nightlife in Kathmandu.
With fantastic food, awesome music, and an exciting ambiance, the below-mentioned places have it all. Besides, the idea of socializing and hanging out in the clubs at night is not very common among Nepalese people, as a result, these clubs are often filled with young individuals and tourists. The below-mentioned list consists of 10 different nightclubs in Kathmandu, Nepal where you can spend quality time with your friends dancing, drinking, and enjoying your favorite artist perform. So, whether it’s your first time or you spend your nights in clubs, this list is a must-read for you.
Pioneer of rock bars in Nepal, Purple Haze Rock Bar is one of the loved nightclubs for people who are into rock music. The ambiance here is wild especially on the weekends when the club is packed with individuals seeking enjoyment after a hectic workweek. Additionally, Purple Haze Rock Bar invites local artists to perform very often. The owner ‘Swapnil Sharma himself is one of Nepal’s most promising artists having released some really awesome songs and music albums.
A descriptive detail about Purple Haze Rock Bar is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Paryatan Marg, Kathmandu|
|Time||5 PM – 12 AM|
|Entry fee||NRs. 500|
|Specialty||Wide stage for live performance and American-style rock shows|
A hub for party lovers and event attendees Club Fahrenheit is a place to be if you love to party. Club Fahrenheit is best not just for the spirited aura but even for the exotic drinks and food.
A descriptive detail about Club Fahrenheit is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Keshar Mahal Marg, Kathmandu|
|Time||6 PM – 4 AM|
|Entry fee||NRs. 500|
|Specialty||Ala Carte menu with wide varieties of food and drinks for your sweeping picks|
Prive Nepal is a remarkable nightclub in Kathmandu with a 26000 sq foot party space and a separate Lounge and Bar. The club was designed by the hong kong-based nightclub ‘Privé’. In addition, Prive is unlike any other night clubs in Nepal with a great design, 360 degrees of LED lighting, and British loudspeakers ‘Funktion One’.
A descriptive detail about Prive Nepal is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal Marg, Kathmandu|
|Time||11 PM – 4 AM (Open thrice a week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday)|
|Entry fee||NRs. 3300|
|Specialty||World-famous DJs and special private parties|
Lord of the drinks is one of the new nightclubs in Kathmandu which is gaining a lot of popularity due to the celebrities visiting here frequently. The club provides a huge concert-like stage for live performances, a fabulous dance floor, famous artist performances, and fantastic drinks. For ladies, the club also offers free entrance every Wednesday. Besides, the parking space for cars and bikes is also adequate.
A descriptive detail about LOD – Lord Of the Drinks is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Bhagawati Sthan, Thamel, Kathmandu|
|Time||7 PM – 4 AM (Sunday to Thursday)
7 PM – 12 AM (Every Friday)
12 AM – 5:30 AM (Every Saturday)
|Entry fee||NRs. 1000|
|Specialty||Ample parking spaces for vehicles and valet parking are also available.|
Ever felt like partying like in movies? If yes there is a place in Thamel you can exactly match the vibe of movies do not miss out on Ibyza Lounge and Disco-Theque. The Disco-Theque offers a Spanish ambiance with exclusive disc jockeys (DJs), good food, and amazing drinks. In addition, Ibyza Lounge and Disco-Theque is probably the only club on this list that opens for the longest period of time around 10 hours.
A descriptive detail about Ibyza Lounge and Disco-Theque is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Narsingh Chowk, Thamel, Kathmandu|
|Time||5 PM – 3 AM|
|Entry fee||Normally NRs. 800 and NRs.1000 for special events|
|Specialty||Disco-Theque and private parties.|
If you use social media, you must have heard about Trisara. Well, Trisara is another popular place to enjoy your night, not just with your friends but with family as well. It is popular due to its scenic outdoor eateries offering delicious banquets and a lovely ambiance. If you are searching for a perfect place to enjoy your night along with your family, Trisara is the place to be. In addition, Trisara translates to the Third eye of the garden of heaven.
A descriptive detail about TRISARA is mentioned in the table below:
|Time||11 AM – 11 PM|
|Specialty||Scenic outdoor eateries offering delicious banquets and a lovely ambiance. Dine-in and takeaway are available.|
Are you a vintage lover who adores late 80s style? If your answer is yes, Buddha-Bar is the best suite for you. Buddha-Bar offers a vintage feel with carbonated or corked beverages and a wide variety of mouthwatering cuisines. The best thing about Buddha Bar is that it’s inexpensive, pocket friendly. Besides, the vintage bar also sells its own merchandise, which is available at the bar itself.
A descriptive detail about Buddha-Bar is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Narsingh chowk marg, Thamel, Kathmandu|
|Time||2 PM – 12 AM|
|Entry fee||NRs. 600|
|Specialty||Exotic Mocktails, Chips, and Merchandise|
Moksh is a nightclub and an event venue both as it organizes live music performances twice a week and provides a venue for various events like conferences, seminars, birthday parties, anniversary parties, wedding functions, etc. Moksh represents itself as an expressive hub of art, music, and food. Besides, music and events, Moksh is also involved in providing other facilities such as bonfire tables, ballrooms, pizza feasts, and garden dining.
A descriptive detail about Moksh is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Gyan-Mandala, Jhamsikhel, Kathmandu|
|Time||10 PM – 11 AM (Live music performances twice a week: Tuesday and Friday. Restaurant opens every day)|
|Specialty||Live music performances and comprehensive event facilities|
Yet another bar in Kathmandu to help you overcome all the stress you went through in your workweek. Sam’s bar is a perfect cozy comfortable place to be in where both locals and tourists visit this bar as it is located in the Thamel hub for tourists. The good thing about Sam’s bar is definitely the ambiance and music. Besides the not-so-good thing about Sam’s bar is that they do not serve anything to eat besides popcorn. Aside from popcorn, there are varieties of drinks and cocktails that taste delish. The bar is located on the rooftop of a building so you might find it confusing to find the bar at first. However, there is a neon board of the bar which might help you identify the bar once you reach the local landmark.
A descriptive detail about Sam’s Bar is mentioned in the table below:
|Location||Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu|
|Time||4 PM – 12 AM (Time extends during holidays)|
|Group reservations||Not available|
|Specialty||Varieties of drinks, mocktails, and cocktails|
King’s lounge is another spot to be in if you want to spend quality time with your family members dining together. Unlike other lounges, bars, and nightclubs in Kathmandu, King’s lounge is dedicated to families. As a result of which this place aims at providing fantastic hospitality, cozy seats, and good food to the people who come here. The seating area is pretty big and the meal options are incredible. Thus King’s lounge is perfect for families plus the ambiance is also safe and secure.
A descriptive detail about King’s lounge is mentioned in the table below:
|Time||2 PM – 2 AM|
|Specialty||Wide area and friendly hospitality with large meal options.|
To sum up, there are a number of different clubs, pubs, and lounges in Kathmandu to spend quality time with friends and family. The major thing to keep in mind before you visit these places is what you are looking for and who you are with. As mentioned above, if you are with your family, you better choose a safer place to be in whereas if you are with your friends, you can widen your boundaries and choose to explore nightlife through nightclubs and bars.