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

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…
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 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.
Cinema in Kathmandu

QFX Civil Mall

The main cinema for English-language Hollywood blockbusters, with morning and matinee discounts.