Drinking and nightlife in Kathmandu

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    Yeti Tap Room

    The epicenter of Kathmandu’s nascent craft-beer scene, this beer garden at the Thamel Eco Resort offers dozens of brews by the can alongside five taps offering an IPA, a pale ale and a saison, with two rotators. The beer mostly comes from Colorado but there are also brews from Vietnam and beyond, with local offerings in the pipeline.

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    Himalayan Java

    The various branches of this modern and buzzing coffeehouse are the place to lose yourself in a sofa, a laptop and a pulse-reviving Caffè Americano. There are also breakfasts, paninis, salads and cakes. The main Tridevi Marg branch has a balcony, lots of sofas and a big-screen TV for the football, but feels a bit like a hotel foyer; the smaller Mandala St branch in Thamel is quieter.

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    Jatra

    A quiet, intimate and pretty cool venue for a beer accompanied by Newari snacks or a full dinner (mains Rs 450 to Rs 600), with spacious indoor and terrace seating, a global soundtrack and live music on Fridays. Happy hour brings two-for-one cocktails between 5pm and 7pm.

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    Sam’s Bar

    A long-time favourite with trek leaders, mountain guides and other Kathmandu regulars. There’s reggae every Saturday. It's hidden upstairs just north of the Saatghumti junction.

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    Himalayan Java

    Popular pedestrian street branch of the excellent coffeehouse chain.

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    Maya Cocktail Bar

    A long-running favourite; the two-for-one cocktails between 4pm and 10pm (some only until 7pm) and salsa music on the stereo are a guaranteed jump-start to a good evening, plus there are decent Mexican enchiladas and chimichangas if you get peckish (a main course gets you another free cocktail). Weekend happy hours bring free snacks.

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    Tom & Jerry Pub

    This is a long-running, rowdy upstairs place that has pool tables and a dance floor. There's live music most weekends, frequent parties and Thursday is ladies’ night.