Entertainment in Kathmandu

  • Entertainment 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. Upcoming concerts are posted on the venue’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/houseofmusicnepal). It’s part-owned by the drummer of 1974AD, one of Nepal’s biggest bands.

  • Entertainment 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 friendly and the clientele is an interesting mix of locals and expats. Monday brings live blues.

  • Entertainment 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’.

  • Entertainment in Kathmandu

    QFX Civil Mall

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

  • Entertainment 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 (not the slots) long enough and staff may ply you with a dinner buffet, though sadly the Russian dancing girls have gone back to Moscow.