Craft Beer in Kathmandu

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…
Cafe in Kathmandu

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 Tri…
Lounge in Kathmandu


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. Hap…
Bar in Kathmandu

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.
Cafe in Kathmandu

Himalayan Java

Popular pedestrian street branch of the excellent coffeehouse chain.
Cocktail Bar in Kathmandu

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 an…
Bar in Kathmandu

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.