Entertainment

Live Music in Kathmandu

House of Music

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 Thamel but miles away from the cover bands of the centre. Up…
Live Music in Kathmandu

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 new top-floor digs. The stage is intimate, the vibe is frien…
Cinema in Pokhara

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 and resourcefulness. Movies start at 7pm, so get here at 6.30…
Live Music in Patan

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 acoustic bands on Tuesday. Other nights there are pizzas fro…
Live Music in Bhaktapur

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 (Fridays only at this stage) have filled a need in sleepy Bhaktapu…
Cinema in Kathmandu

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 to enjoying these comedy-musical ‘masala movies’.
Live Music in Bhaktapur

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.
Cinema in Kathmandu

QFX Civil Mall

The main cinema for English-language Hollywood blockbusters, with 50% weekday morning discounts.
Dance in Pokhara

Fewa Paradise Garden Restaurant

An all-day restaurant with a traveller menu and an evening song-and-dance show at 7pm.
Dance in Pokhara

Hotel Barahi

Bookings are required for the buffet dinner and cultural show from 6.30pm (Rs 1240).