1) Purple Haze
Hype your life a bit with the purple lights and perfect night at Purple Haze. They are located in the middle of Thamel and opens from 7:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. every day. The main attraction of this place is the live band, which is on stage each and every day of the week. Their beers and fried rice are the bestselling products. It is the perfect place to spend a wild yet refreshing night. This is the place to be on any evening of the week to be serenaded with live music, mouth-watering food, and never ending booze.
2) Club Fahrenheit
This exciting club is located at Tridevi Marg, and offers an adequate amount of parking space in Chaya Centre. The place oozes with adrenaline pumping music featuring genres like Techno, RNB, and house. As the club has two dance floors, you won’t have any difficulties enjoying yourself amidst the crowd in the busy Friday nights. Also, they offer an exquisite array of delicacies on their a la carte menu to offer the best gourmet experience to their customers. It is one of the largest nightclubs in Thamel and hosts a wide range of events featuring the most exciting DJs and music performers in the business.
3) Club Senate
Located at J.P. Road, Club Senate is a hidden gem in the bustling city of Kathmandu. The establishment is a premium nightclub that offers great music and a really well-stocked bar. The live band lineups change every other day, so you can experience a wide range of music variation each day. Thus, it is a perfect place to hang out, with its great ambience and spacious lounges with comfortable sitting arrangements. It’s like an oasis amongst the bustling streets of Thamel, where you can enjoy on the dance floor with good music and great food.
4) Pink Tiffany
Formerly located in Basantapur, and now in Sat Gumti Chowk at Thamel, Pink Tiffany is the official first LGBT restaurant in Nepal. It was founded by Meghna Lama, an activist and a transgender model herself. It is also the first gay-owned and managed bar and restaurant in Nepal. The exotic establishment offers an extensive menu of exquisite snacks and foods to its customers with friendly ambience and fast service. Many members of the local LGBT community hang out and enjoy themselves in the evening at Pink Tiffany.
5) Roadhouse Cafe
Located on the lanes of the ever-bustling roads of Thamel, you will find the original, and one of the most popular, pizza places in Kathmandu, serving since 1992. Roadhouse Café is most popular for its signature wood fire pizza, along with a number of authentic Italian cuisines. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and has a picturesque setting to enjoy a pleasant meal. Prices range from Rs185 to Rs1800, including dessert. Reservations can be made online, and the staff is friendly. Both cash and credit cards are accepted. Roadhouse Café is the place to be if you are looking forward to a pleasant meal.
6) Tom and Jerry’s
Tom and Jerry’s bar/pub/lounge is the perfect place to be, if you are looking forward to kickstart your weekend with a bit of booze and pool! This place is perfect for the young crowd and a go-to place with your friends after a hectic week. The bar closes by 11:59 p.m., so you have lots of time to sit back and let the vibe overwhelm you. It is situated on Chakshibari Marg, near Nargila Restaurant. They have Thursday nights specially for the ladies, with great deals and performances. The live music and the dance floor are specially to be appreciated.
7) Ozzie Lounge
If you feel like you need to escape from your hectic schedule at any point of the day or night, Ozzie Lounge is the place to be, as it is ready to serve 24/7. It has a pub, a fast food restaurant, and a sports bar, all under one roof. You can enjoy live performance every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights from 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It is a popular hangout for both family and friends to host parties and events. If you are looking for a place with a lively ambiance, then Ozzie Lounge is it.
8) Electric Pagoda
Electric Pagoda was started as the brain child of San Francisco native Miles Gravett in 2006. They are popularly known for their top quality cuisines and cocktails. It is the best place to come and connect with people from all around the globe, and with yourself. Electric Pagoda offers authentic Sonoran Mexican, Continental, Western, and Nepali dishes at a moderate price range. You can enjoy a bar fully stocked with both local and imported drinks. They are very popular for their excellent Mexican food from the hands of experienced chefs. The DJs always have something to uplift your spirits, from Funk, Trance / House, Reggae, Latin, Jazz, Blues, World Beat, and Classical Acoustic to uplifting dance styles, three times a week.
9) Fire and Ice Pizzeria
Best known for its exquisite Italian cuisine, Fire and Ice serves the best pizzas and various other Italian dishes in town. The pizzas, made from authentic firewood method, make them more appetizing than ever. Running since 1995, it has been always been very popular with foreigners and locals alike. To add the cherry to the cake, it serves one of the best coffees, and plays Italian music. The price ranges from Rs.235 to Rs.1100, and offers a number of varieties in the menu. With equally delicious drinks and desserts, it is an informal venue to hang out with friends and family.
10) Lord of Drinks
Creating waves in the club scene of the capital, Lord of Drinks is a brand new club that has been grabbing the attention of all due to its spacious and out-of-the-box concept. Initiated with the concept of providing an international feel, LOD stands as one of the best night-out destinations for all those who wish to have a good time with friends and colleagues. Featuring a different seating arrangement for people, and with the best of sound system and a 360- view stage, the club has the capacity to cater to more than 1000 people.