Kathmandu is a place of hard workers in the daytime as much as it is that of party lovers at the night time. If you are in Kathmandu for a short visit or are trying to plan a weekend filled with lots of fun, music, dance, and drinks, you will not want to miss out these nightclubs or bars in the city which make the list of the best places to spend your Friday night in Kathmandu.
1.Karma Bar and Lounge:
Situated in the center of the Kathmandu valley, Tripureshwor at UWTC building, Karma Bar and Lounge is among the hottest places to spend your Friday night partying with friends. On Fridays, it opens its doors at 8 and closes at 4, allowing you to spend the entire night in the music filled arena of the club. It provides a 360-degree view of Kathmandu from its space in the 6th and 7th floor of the building and hold live music shows on most evenings. It is within reach for most people from around the valley and provides excellent service to its customers in terms of parking, music, drinks and complementary services
2.Club Déjà vu:
Despite its recent controversy regarding the cancellation of Marshmello show, Club Déjà vu still remains one of the most visited places for the party goers of Kathmandu. It aims to be a pacesetter in the Nepalese nightlife scene by providing the top-notch service and entertainment to its customers. Located behind Hitipokhari in Durbar Marg, the design of the club imitates that of a warehouse. The club has two levels of dance floors with separate lounge settings and VIP rooms. Its features are three fully equipped bars, soundproof walls, ample parking space and a dedicated powder room for the ladies.
In the alleys of Thamel, at Narsingh Chowk, Buddha Bar is the place to go to with friends if you enjoy the quieter version of a nightclub, accompanied by drinks, great food, hookahs and of course music. It is open during the day and stays open till 12 A.M. of the night. A junction for foreigners and Nepalese alike, it a place you must visit if you are done seeing the wild clubs of Kathmandu and wish to enjoy in a quiet cozy environment.
4.Purple Haze Rock Bar:
One of the most happening rock bars in Kathmandu, Purple haze at Thamel provides the best experience for people who enjoy live rock music. They feature various artists from in and around the city and is mostly filled to the brim with crowds jumping to the riffs of rock guitar with glasses of beers in their hands. Although mostly very crowded, this place is safe and attracts a lot of attention from the tourists. It is open from 6 P.M. to 12 A.M. every day and has been a top destination for rock music lovers and party goers in Kathmandu for the past three years.
A high-end lounge located at Durbar Marg, it is the place you would want to visit if you are planning to spend the weekend well dressed up at a fancy place. It offers food, drinks, and music and is open every day from 7 P.M to 2 A.M. and is the place that most people like to hang out in a casual environment with their friends. A lot of celebrities are seen visiting the lounge with their friends and can be the place where you meet your favorite Nepali star on a Friday night.