Nightlife in Kathmandu Self-Guided Tour, Kathmandu (Self Guided)

The clubs and discos in Kathmandu are concentrated in the Thamel distict, on Thamel street. Though, in the last few years, new entertainment places opened around Pulchowk in Patan, a nearby city, Thamel still remains a fun place to spend the night. Legally, all music has to be turned off by 10 PM, but many clubs manage to stay open until 12 PM or later. Take this self-guided tour to discover the bars and clubs of Kathmandu.
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Nightlife in Kathmandu Self-Guided Tour Map

Guide Name: Nightlife in Kathmandu Self-Guided Tour
Guide Location: Nepal » Kathmandu (See other walking tours in Kathmandu)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 km
Author: helenp
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Jatra

1) Jatra

Jatra is situated on Chakshibari Marg, in one of the most popular districts of Kathmandu - Thamel. Jatra is a pretty cool place to have supper or simply drink a beer in an intimate atmosphere. It has both indoor and outdoor tables. On Friday nights visitors are entertained with live music mixes, on Wednesdays all ladies receive a free cocktail.
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Maya Cocktail Bar

2) Maya Cocktail Bar

The Maya Cocktail Bar is a long-running establishment in the Thamel district. It is the perfect place to have a good cocktail in Kathmandu. Between 4 PM and 7 PM they have happy-hour - you get two cocktails for the price of one. Pub Maya, situated across the road from the Kathmandu Guest House Minitheatre, is connected to the Maya Cocktail Bar and is a somewhat more glamorous choice for the night.
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Full Moon

3) Full Moon

Full Moon is located on Kwa Bahal, Jyatha, Thamel, near the Tom and Jerry Pub. The small premises in which Full Moon is situated are less noisy. The visitors are usually both Nepalis and foreigners. Full Moon is an excellent place to relax after a wild night of dancing, etc.
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Tom & Jerry Pub

4) Tom & Jerry Pub

Tom & Jerry Pub is situated on Chakshibari Marg, near Nargila Restaurant. This place is both a club and a bar. The dance floor is situated upstairs and it gets very rowdy at night. Thursdays are ladies' nights. That means special shows and deals for the beautiful gender. One of the main attractions are the pool tables situated near the dance floor.
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Sam's Bar

5) Sam's Bar

Sam's Bar is situated in the heart of Thamel, the ultimate tourist district of Kathmandu. The charm of this place lies in its cozy atmosphere. Every Saturday, funky reggae shows with live music are organized at Sam's Bar. It is the ultimate place to chill out, while enjoying quality music and having a drink.

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Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Kathmandu, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.