Food, drink, music, and ambience, you name it, and Thamel will give you plenty of options to choose from.

Nightlife in Kathmandu would be unimaginable without Thamel. This tiny collection of streets is the place to be if you’re looking for some good time. Whether you’re on the lookout for good food, good music, or just a place to hang out with friends, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Allow us to make it a bit easier for you. We have found six great places where you can always have a great night out.

Bar Bar Black Sip
If you’re looking for something other than the same old bars you find in Thamel, Bar Bar Black Sip is the perfect place for you. As soon as you enter, you’ll be amazed by their steampunk style of décor. With tables and benches on wheels, and a décor that vaguely reminds you of the late 1800s, one thing you can’t accuse Bar Bar Black Sip of is being like the rest. This little bar in the middle of Thamel is small and cozy, best for casual hangouts with friends. They have amazing cocktails and barbeque.

Shisha Terrace Bar and Restaurant
Shisha Terrace Bar and Restaurant is another great place to drink up and have fun with friends. They have a great menu, along with live music between eight in the evening till midnight. You can also enjoy a happy hour with a buy-one-get-one offer on drinks between three and seven in the evening.

Reggae Bar
If you love live music, you’ll love Reggae Bar. You’ll find some great live music playing at this venue every night between eight-thirty and midnight. They have a different band playing every night. On Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll often find Anuprastha on stage. This is also a great place for drinks. They have great seasonal cocktails and their happy hours start at five in the evening and last till eight. Between these hours, you can enjoy a buy-one-get-one offer. Drop by after work with friends and enjoy a great evening.

Ibyza Lounge and Bar
If you love partying till you drop, Ibyza Lounge and Bar is the place for you to be. Chill with your friends at the lounge with some drinks, or dance the night away on the floor along with some great live music. You’ll always have a great time here.

Purple Haze
If you love rock music, there is no better place for you to hang out in Thamel than Purple Haze. They always have great local bands performing to your heart’s content. The sound, the people, the food, the atmosphere, they simply rock (pun intended). Its unique seating and taller-than-usual stage, besides other things, sets it apart from the rest. To enjoy great food and great music, bring in lots of friends for a memorable evening out.

Electric Pagoda
Thamel is a busy bustling place, and finding a quiet open space here is next to impossible, unless you happen into Electric Pagoda. This place has an amazing garden, where you can enjoy some quiet time along with great food and drinks. Electric Pagoda has amazing Mexican food on the menu, along with unusual cocktails like Mountain Madness and Dancing Ganesh, to name a few. They also have live music twice a week with different bands on stage every time.