It’s that time of the year again, where we dress up elaborately and treat ourselves to sweets. No, not Tihar, I’m talking about Halloween. Of course, here in Nepal, Halloween is more of a chance to party it up rather than the usual norm of trick or treating. Unlike the traditional Halloween situation, where you see children running around knocking on doors, our Halloween looks more like young adults hopping around bars and living it up on the 31st. If you’re an enthusiast of the festival and are looking to spend the evening throwing back a few cold ones and dancing with your friends, there are quite a few places around town to be. While the buzz of Halloween night grips almost every bar, restaurant, and club, whether it be Karma Bar and Lounge in Tripureshwor or Trisara at Lazimpat. But, if we’re talking about the ideal place to be that night, Thamel takes the cake.

Even when it’s not a special occasion, Thamel is always alive with good music, lighting, and great restaurants and bars every night. So, of course, Halloween at Thamel will be more than just a regular Friday night party. With amazing restaurants like Fire and Ice, Roadhouse, New Orleans Café, Places, Phat Kath, and Delima’s, Thamel never ceases to come through with good food and hearty ambiance. If you’re looking to spend the night amidst Bob Marley’s songs, mouth-watering food, cool drinks, and good conversation with your friends, these are the places to choose from. However, if you’re more into Nepali food, restaurants like Zaika Nepali Cuisine is an ideal choice.

Of course, not all Halloween lovers want to kick back and relax all night. It is, primarily, a night to dress up and hit the club. If you’re more an adrenaline enthusiast than a dine-and-wine kind, or if you’re more into partying hard and dancing through the night, there are a few other places you’d like to try. Thamel, being the ultimate party hub, has a large number of clubs you can choose from. So, if you’re looking for a night you won’t forget or a night you won’t be able to remember (depending on how hard you party), places like Purple haze, Buddha Bar, Fire Club, Ibiza, and H20 might tickle your fancy. Of course, many of these places will probably fulfill your desire to be in costume for the night by organizing themed parties and announcing them in the coming days. So start planning your outfits, live it up this 31st, and equally important, stay safe and have an amazing Halloween!