The best bars for cocktails in Kathmandu

The bar scene in Kathmandu is flourishing, offering everything from traditional drinks to the ones with nepali influences. There are plenty of bars, but if you’re in Kathmandu, these are the ones where you must try.

Barc Cocktails

Bloody Nepali

Here, the exquisite terrace goes perfectly with the creative drinks and great food. This location offers cocktails with local flavors in addition to being Instagram-worthy. Try their famed “Bloody Nepali” while you’re here; it’s vodka blended with titaura (Nepalese pickle).

Bitters & Co.

The white aesthetics has been in the insta trend for quite a while now. This place is perfect to snap your white insta worthy shot. In addition, the cocktails and drinks here is to die for. The restaurant offers a unique menu made for cocktail enthusiasts. They have a wide open bar where one can stop in for a quick day or night drink with friends or by themselves.

Zing Sky Bar & Lounge

Located in the premises of Hyatt Place, it’s an energetic venue alongside a pool serving a varieties of cocktails. You can chill in you swim wears and sip on your margarita. Look out for their sundowner parties on Saturdays.

KC’s restaurant and bar

If you are a party freak you need to hop in this popular bar in the heart of Kathmandu; Thamel. One of the oldest bar in town, this place has been in operation since 1976. Serving a lot of dishes and varieties of drinks, this place is a popular hangout spot for it’s cozy and chill ambiance.

The Bar Bar Black Sip

Located at the core of Kathmandu; Thamel this place has been the hype among youngsters for quite a while now. Serving a range of exclusive cocktails at a decent price with a rooftop setting this place is perfect for you pre-drink session.

VIVI  Kathmandu

A cozy place with indoor and outdoor seatings opening to the Mandala street of Thamel, this place offers a chill and pretty ambiance for people wanting to grab a drink or even for a date. A french netflix series look a like vibe this place serves varieties of cocktails, wines and many more.


A newly opened cocktail bar, this place is very chill and less crowded compared to others. Don’t miss out on their drink named ‘Toucan’ infused with rhododendron and vodka.

Pauline’s rooftop bar

Brilliantly crafted cocktails served with warm hospitality, this place is a rooftop bar with amazing view of the town. Look out for the events hosted at this place, it’s one of a kind.

Carter by Sugar

Coming from the line of amazing party hosts, carter is Nepal’s 1st exclusive champagne bar which also serves varieties of cocktails and other drinks. It’s a new place but surely starting to pick up it’s market with young party enthusiasts.

 24 Karat Cocktail Bar

Just like their name suggest this newly opened cocktail bar is truly golden. With a huge bar serving uniquely crafted cocktails this place is perfect for any kind of celebration.

Article by: Simran Shrestha

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