Kathmandu is not famous for its nightlife but there are some fun venues for those wanting nighttime entertainment. Most of the nightlife in Kathmandu is based in Thamel and on Freak Street, and there are also quite a few bars to be found near Pulchowk in Patan. Music is not allowed to be played after 10pm but many bars and clubs stay open till later than this. There is nightlife information in the Kathmandu Post and The Himalayan Times.
Popular bars in Kathmandu include Tom & Jerry's Bar and the Tamas Spa Lounge in Thamel, and the Absolute Bar in Patan. Tongue and Tales as well as Celtic Menang also have glowing reputations. Underground Bar in Thamel, and the Galaxy Discotheque in Hotel Everest, are Kathmandu's most trendy club venues. Nightclubs in Kathmandu generally have a cover charge.
Live music can be heard at the Reggae Bar and G's Terrace, while New Orleans Café is good for jazz. Popular casinos include Casino Nepal at the Soaltee Crowne Plaza Hotel, as well as casinos at Yak & Yeti, Hotel de l'Annapurna and Everest Hotel. For movies, try the Kathmandu Mini Vision in the Kathmandu Plaza.
Walking around the city late at night is not recommended and after 9pm, once the streets start emptying, it is better to get a taxi home.
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