12 Best Clubs in Kathmandu For a Wild Night

Kathmandu is known to surprise you for its tourism opportunities and landscapes but what if someone said there are more than just mountains and adventure? You heard it right. Kathmandu will startle you with a lot of clubs and pubs to go to, where you could awaken your party animal to life. So here's a list of the top clubs in Kathmandu to hit when in the beautiful Nepali city. 

1. Sam’s Bar

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If you are looking to just have a cosy evening and socialize over drinks, then you have found yourself the perfect place to spend your time. Popular among locals and most tourists, Sam’s Bar is located on the rooftop of a building in the streets of Thamel and it’s only sign is a Neon-lit board outside the bar. They serve only drinks and you will not find any food on the menu except popcorn. They also have a good playlist of songs that could get your tapping while you enjoy your drink.
Location: Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Timings: 4 PM - 12 AM (Extends on holidays)
Highlights: There is no wifi, so you will actually have to socialize by talking to new people. They offer a good variety of drinks and their cocktails are a must-try.
Price: NPR 1300 for two (approx.)

2. Irish Pub

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Bustling with young crowds, this club in Kathmandu is arguably one of the most lively bars in town. The dimly lit bar is home to the football fans of Kathmandu and it gives a great mix of the Nepali and Irish cultures. The Newari Cuisine served is good and they do have some drinks at their disposal.
Location: Ananda Bhawan, Lazimpat road, Kathmandu   
Timings: 3 PM - 11 AM (Extends on Holidays)   
Highlights: Try watching a game of football on a match day while gulping down a drink. It is a popular spot for private parties and if you’re lucky enough, you could crash at one during your stay in the city.   
Price: NPR1500 for two (approx.)

3. Purple Haze Rock Bar

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Purple Haze is the place to be for rock music and drinks. Although it is a little on the costlier end, the atmosphere is crazy and infectious. Local bands perform here quite often and there might be entry fees on weekends for which you will be offered complimentary drinks. The place is very lively in the later hours of the night and can get heavily crowded on weekends.
Location: Paryatan Marg, Kathmandu   
Timings: 5 PM - 12 AM (May extend on holidays)   
Entry fee: Around NPR500 (Mostly only for events or special weekends)   
Highlights: Local bands perform often and they have a good dance floor. Group reservations are available and they also have hookahs.   
Price: NPR2500 for two (approx.)

4. Shisha Lounge and Bar

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Tucked in the streets of Thamel, this club in Kathmandu specializes in a variety of flavoured hookah. They have live music with bands performing at night and serve different cuisines of food. However, if you’re dropping by at this place, it is for the shisha and the drinks.
Location: Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Timings: 12 PM-1 AM   
Highlights: The service is very professional and quick. Hookahs are a must-try.   
Price: NPR1800 for two (approx.)

5. Buddha Bar

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Set up with the zeitgeist feel of modern Kathmandu, Buddha bar takes you back to the retro days with its setting. If you’re up for a bit of everything while having a few drinks, you could very well spend a few bucks without burning a hole in your pocket. For the kind of food they offer, the pricing is very reasonable and there are ample options on the menu. They also have their own merchandise, which you can purchase at the bar itself.
Location: Narsingh chowk marg, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Timings: 2 PM - 12 AM (Might differ on holidays)   
Highlights: Mocktails, fries, and Merchandise.   
Price: NPR1800 for two (approx.)

6. Reggae Bar

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With spectacular modern wall paintings, this club in Kathmandu is a banger of a place. They have a huge stage in the bar, where you could break free and dance or you could just sit back and listen to the band perform on the stage, whilst enjoying drinks with your friends.
Location: Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Timings: 4.30 PM - 12 AM (Might differ on holidays)   
Highlights: Moderately lit interiors with a great vibe and the dance floor is icing on the cake.   
Price: NPR2000 for two (approx.)

7. Club Deja Vu

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Clubbing is taken to the next level at Deja Vu and boy, this place is awesome. They have a huge place and they happen to boast of a capacity of about 3000 people. The atmosphere is blazing and it can get very very crowded on special occasions. They also have a Lounge area as well as a VIP area.
Location: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu   
Timings: 7 PM - 5 AM    
Highlights: Ample parking space, soundproof walls and fully air-conditioned indoors.   
Price: NPR3000 for two (approx.)

8. Prive Nepal

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This 26000 square-foot partying space is one of the best clubs in Kathmandu. Designed by a team of the Prive group in Hong Kong, Prive Nepal has transformed the ways of party in the city. They have a separate Lounge and Bar as well, where you could make yourself comfortable with a few drinks and then hit the dance floor in the Nightclub.
Location: Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal Marg, Kathmandu   
Timings: 11 PM - 4 AM (Only on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on remaining days)   
Highlights: World-famous DJs perform here and private parties are also held on a few days.   
Price: NPR3300 for two (approx.)

9. Club OMG

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If you are at Purple Haze Rock Bar and you are past closing time of theirs, extend the party right underneath at Club OMG. This is a paradise for women who party because they do not charge entry fees for women except for special events. It is an absolute party paradise for ones who like to go overboard
Location: Paryatan Marg, Kathmandu   
Timings: 7 PM - 2 AM    Entry fee: NPR500 (only for men)   
Highlights: Free entry for ladies, great DJ performances and special weekend events   
Price: NPR2600 for two (approx.)

10. Tom and Jerry’s

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While most clubs in Kathmandu are snoozing in the day, this one almost never sleeps. This backpacker bar is very famous among locals and tourists alike, who come on a budget. It is one of the best places to have a wonderful exchange of stories and socialize with people of various diversities. The staff are equally friendly and you could walk in to just have a laid back evening with a few drinks.
Location: Chaksibari Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Timings: 4 AM - 11.59 PM (Holidays may affect hours)   
Highlights: Live music, pool tables, happy hours on certain days and extended timings.   
Price: NPR1500 for two (approx.)

11. Ibyza Lounge and Disco-Theque

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If you couldn’t manage to go to Spain for partying in Ibiza, this pub gives you a little insight into that party paradise. From exclusive DJs to special events, they have everything under one roof. Get your drinks and get going on the dance floor for an absolutely head-banging night.
Location: Narsingh Chowk, Thamel, Kathmandu   
Timings: 5 PM - 3 AM   
Entry fee: NPR800 - NPR1000 for special events   
Highlights: Disco-Theque and private parties.   
Price: NPR2700 for two (approx.)

12. LOD - Lord Of the Drinks

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Being one of the youngest clubs in Kathmandu, LOD has managed to rise to fame very quickly. They have a concert-style stage and the place is massive, offering an amazing dance floor to let yourself loose. They have performances every night and if you happen to be lucky, you might as well be able to see your favourite artists perform there.
Location: Bhagawati Sthan, Thamel, Kathmandu
Timings: 7 PM - 4 AM (Sunday to Thursday)
            7 PM - 12 AM (Friday)
            12 AM - 5.30 PM, reopens at 7 PM (Saturday)
Entry fee: NPR1000 per person   
Highlights: Free entry for ladies on Wednesdays, ample parking space with valet parking as well.   
Price: NPR3000 for two (approx.)
This is just the tip of the iceberg to all the things you could do at these clubs in Kathmandu and there is a lot more in store for people who like to explore the streets at night. For more insights into how to explore the nightlife in Kathmandu along with tips and a few do’s and don’ts, check out these articles below -

Nightlife in Nepal

Nightlife in Kathmandu

This post was published by Vishal Varma

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