Tibet drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Lhasa

Summit Cafe

With authentic espresso coffee and smoothies, free wi-fi and melt-in-your-mouth cheesecakes, plus salads, paninis, pizza and American-style breakfast waffles and pancakes, this coffeehouse is mocha-flavoured nirvana…
Teahouse in Lhasa

Dzongyab Lukhang Park Teahouse East

One of two good Tibetan-style teahouse restaurants in pleasant Dzongyab Lukhang Park, perfect for a break after a visit to the Potala or for snapping photos in the charming local park. Don't miss the traditional Tib…
Teahouse in Lhasa

Dzongyab Lukhang Park Teahouse West

One of two good Tibetan-style teahouse restaurants in pleasant Dzongyab Lukhang Park.
Bar in Lhasa


After dark Lhasa's coolest nighttime spot is this stylish 2nd-floor bar and restaurant, full of sleek designer wooden tables, sofas and cool lighting and boasting a fine rooftop terrace. Draft Lhasa Beer, cocktails …
Bar in Lhasa

Makye Amye

If the stories are true, this was a drinking haunt of the licentious sixth Dalai Lama, who met Tibetan beauty Makye Amye here and composed a famous poem about her. Chinese tourists are drawn to the absorbing views o…
Teahouse in Lhasa

Guangming Teahouse

For an unfiltered Tibetan experience head to this rough and ready (but friendly) Tibetan teahouse in the centre of town. Grab a glass, find a seat and wait for the tea ladies to come around refilling everyone's glas…
Rooftop Bar in Lhasa

Green Cat Restaurant

For the best nighttime views of the Potala Palace nurse a beer at this restaurant on the very top level of the Lucky Snow Hotel. The spotlit views of the Potala are simply mesmerising. There's western and Tibetan fo…
Coffee in Pasho

Wèijìng Coffee

Surprisingly good fresh-ground coffee considering the location, and there's also a nice range of lunch and dinner set menus. It's just around the corner from Nùjiāngyún Dàjiǔdiàn hotel, or there's a small entry dire…
Cafe in Tingri

Mt Kailash Coffee House

This little cafe, which misspells 'coffe' on its sign, serves Tibetan tea and refreshments, as well as a (picture) menu of Indian dishes, soups and rice. You'll have to step past the sheep heads hanging in the doorw…