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 palace at the Yak & Yeti Hotel. Hang around the tables (no…
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 new top-floor digs. The stage is intimate, the vibe is frien…
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 Wednesday. It’s in northern Thamel but miles away from the cover bands of the centre. Upc…
Bookings are required for the buffet dinner and cultural show from 6.30pm (Rs 1240). If you reserve a table early, you can use the pool for free during the day.
A long-standing and popular restaurant with an evening cultural show.
An all-day restaurant with a traveller menu and an evening song-and-dance show.
One of many long-standing dinner and show venues. This one is indoors.
Casino Anna at the Hotel de l’Annapurna, attracts a mainly Indian crowd.
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 to enjoying these comedy-musical ‘masala movies’.
Nepali classical dance (and occasional theatre) is performed at Hotel Vajra most Tuesdays at 7pm. Phone ahead to check schedules.