This beery bar is the best place in Kathmandu to listen to original Nepali rock, reggae and R ’n’ B music, mostly on Friday and Saturday. It’s in northern…
- House of Music
- Jazz Upstairs
It’s worth schlepping out to Lazimpat on a Wednesday and Saturday night (from 8pm) to catch the live jazz in this tiny upstairs bar, recently relocated to…
- Movie Garden
This makeshift outdoor 'cinema' is a lot of fun. Built into an old rice terrace but surrounded by budget hotels, it's a good example of Nepali enterprise…
- Moksh Live
Moksh has some of the best live rock, funk and folk music in town (not just the standard cover bands), most frequently on Friday from 7.30pm but also some…
- Downtown Pub & Grill
This plush eating, drinking and entertainment venue sits just outside the southern boundaries of the old town. The food, cocktails and entertainment …
- QFX Jai Nepal Cinema
This is the most convenient place to catch the latest Bollywood-style Hindi or Nepali hit. Not understanding the dialogue is really only a minor hindrance…
- Dé Ghurkas
On Friday evenings this place hosts live bands. It is also a decent spot to head for a rooftop beer or meal in the shadow of the towering Nyatapola Temple.
- QFX Civil Mall
The main cinema for English-language Hollywood blockbusters, with 50% weekday morning discounts.
- Fewa Paradise Garden Restaurant
An all-day restaurant with a traveller menu and an evening song-and-dance show at 7pm.
- Hotel Barahi
Bookings are required for the buffet dinner and cultural show from 6.30pm (Rs 1240).
- Hungry Eye Restaurant
One of many long-standing dinner and show venues. This one is indoors.
- Boomerang Restaurant & German Bakery
A long-standing and popular restaurant with an evening cultural show.
- Casino Royale
Pull your tuxedo out of your backpack, polish up your best Sean Connery impersonation (‘Aaah, Mish Moneypenny…’) and make a beeline for this former Rana…
This funky restaurant is defined by its live music, complemented by veggie, chicken or buffalo burgers. They also set up elephant walks similar to those…
- Gig House
Follow the early-evening sound of live music in downtown Sauraha and you're likely to end up at Gig House. It's definitely not the club scene you are used…
- Sauraha Tharu Culture House
Nightly shows of traditional Tharu songs and dances for guests, including the popular stick dance, where a great circle of running men whack sticks…
- Tharu Culture Program
Offers nightly performances of the Tharu stick dance. Touristy, but fun.