Casino in Kathmandu

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 palace at the Yak & Yeti Hotel. Hang around the tables (no…
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…
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 Wednesday. It’s in northern Thamel but miles away from the cover bands of the centre. Upc…
Dance in Pokhara

Hotel Barahi

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.
Dance in Pokhara

Boomerang Restaurant & German Bakery

A long-standing and popular restaurant with an evening cultural show.
Dance in Pokhara

Fewa Paradise Restaurant

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

Hungry Eye Restaurant

One of many long-standing dinner and show venues. This one is indoors.
Casino in Kathmandu

Casino Anna

Casino Anna at the Hotel de l’Annapurna, attracts a mainly Indian crowd.
Cinema in Kathmandu

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’.
Dance in Kathmandu

Kalamandapa Institute of Classical Nepalese Performing Arts

Nepali classical dance (and occasional theatre) is performed at Hotel Vajra most Tuesdays at 7pm. Phone ahead to check schedules.