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Coolest Bars In Kathmandu

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Nepal


People usually do not go to Nepal for the nightlife. You go to experience one of the most unique countries in the world, its culture and its nature. However, this does not mean you should go to bed at 7 pm. when you are there and that there are not a few spots you can hit once the night falls. Since most of Nepal’s best bars are in Kathmandu, we’ll be giving you a brief tour of the coolest among them.

Sam’s Bar is the elder statesman of Kathmandu’s bar scene, located in Thamel and catering to both locals and tourists for years. It is a very laid back type of place, with an unassuming, almost messy décor and a crowd that is always ready for a great talk.

Liquid Happiness, on the other hand, is one of the newest spots in Kathmandu, but already making serious fans. Its owner is a true whiskey connoisseur and if you are aching for a glass of single malt in Nepal, this is the only place to be. They also boast a spectacular acoustic band.

In case you have come to Nepal to hear stories about climbing the Everest or other peaks, then Rum Doodle is a bar you must not miss. It is a legendary place where all Everest summiteers stop and stamp their mark in shape of footprint cutouts. Be ready to hear some truly great stories there.

If you are a jazz fan, your choice is even clearer as there is only one place to be – Jazz Upstairs. The bar is located across the French embassy and you can rest assured that the music will be amazing.

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