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We have all wanted 2020 to just end, haven’t we? Although the situation is not quite normal yet, we have started to learn to adjust to “New Normal”. 2021 is right around the corner and many of us have earned at least one night of celebration, with proper safety measures and precautions of course.
Here are 21 restaurants you can visit for a safe and hygienic New Year’s celebration:
For New Year’s Eve Dinners and Events:
1. Club Himalaya
Say a musical goodbye to 2020 with Arbitrary event’s “Arbitrary Experience 2021” at Club Himalaya. Enjoy the final dinner of 2020 and welcome the first rays of 2021 while enjoying good music with performances by Subhekshya and Sandesh Rai Koirala, DJ BPM, DJ DAN and with chill sessions by The Elements Band, Roselyn Shrestha and Ranjit Nepali. You also get to enjoy a sundowner along with BBQ and a lavish dinner
2. Trisara Bar & Lounge
With a really picturesque interior and a menu full of scrumptious foods and drinks mixed with awesome live music, Trisara is a popular establishment that is frequented by Kathmanduites every weekend. Celebrating New Year’s here will definitely be a memorable experience. This year, Trisara is coming up with “Countdown to One”, a new year eve’s event. And don’t worry if you’ll be in Pokhara as this event will be spread across all of Trisara’s outlets: Lazimpat, Durbarmarg and Pokhara.
3. The Old House Restaurant
For a soothing dining experience, The Old House Restaurant is organising a BBQ and Cocktail Night. If you are looking to celebrate the new year with an amazing dinner experience, complemented by imported and local spirits, this is where you should be. They experiment with delightful cocktail mixology which guarantees a memorable time at The Old House Restaurant.
4. Piano Piano
If you are a fan of Italian Food and Wine, then this new year’s eve dinner was curated just for you! Piano Piano’s “Cenone Do Capodanno” offers a 4-course dinner with a glass of complimentary wine. The upscale Italian Baccari-style restaurant is known for their great wines and will make for a lavish new year eve’s dinner.
Where | Piano Piano, Kathmandu
When | 6:00 pm onwards
Call them | 9869130880 for reservations
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/pianopianolazimpat/
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/pianopiano_ktm/
5. Rumi’s Bistro
If you are planning to dine out with a few friends for some soulful music and a barbeque for new year’s, Rumi’s Bistro is the place to go. With an amazing ambience and seatings provided both indoors and outdoors, this place is perfect for meeting up with friends. This year, they are organising a BBQ special accompanied by music by Sanksriti.
6. Mezze by Roadhouse
After the success of their Christmas Winterfest, Mezze by Roadhouse is continuing the event for New Year’s. This time there will be new stalls and new artists along with a fire show by Diyafire! There will also be DJ sessions and live music available at Mezze. The artists performing are DJ Redmus and PRA SID on 31 December and DJ Rabbit and Subheksha Rai Koirala on 1 January. Besides the Winterfest, you can also enjoy their special dishes like woodfire pizza while enjoying the chilly winter vibe.
7. Summit Hotel
Wouldn’t you like to wake up on the first day of the year in a room with a view of the Himalayas? Summit Hotel is providing exactly that with their overnight package for New Year’s. The eve will start with a Sumptuous Barbeque Dinner and then the morning after, enjoy a breakfast buffet while watching the sunrise cast its beautiful shades over the peaks. And all this, without having to leave the city!
8. Hotel Yak and Yeti
Hotel Yak and Yeti have come up with an unforgettable evening with the popular band that has captured the hearts of the nation (pun intended), Mongolian Hearts. Enjoy a lavish dinner along with good music on the eve of 2021 with “This. Is. Kathmandu”. You can opt for a 5-course festive dinner or go for a lively time at the lounge room, both options include a complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink.
Moksh is an establishment that is at the heart of the party scene of Jhamsikhel. This is one of the best locations to hangout for the lovers of art, music and food. It is very well known for hosting the best musical events by many local and international musicians and bands. This year, they’re holding two events; one on 31st December and another on 1 January, 2021 with performances by Anisha and Rohit and Innov8 respectively. If you love good food, live music and a memorable experience, be at Moksh this new year.
For A Night Out
10. Booze Belly
“Where sober strangers become drunken buddies”, the theme of Booze Belly itself reflects what this place is all about. Their specialities are authentic Nepali and Mexican cuisines, and they also offer a really nice selection of alcoholic drinks as the name suggests. You can also enjoy live barbeque and warm bonfire, with soothing live music. Have a warm and lively new year celebration with your gang at the Booze Belly.
From a nice cup of coffee to a wide range of tasty dishes and a rich collection of exquisite drinks, Attic is good for any kind of gathering. They also offer space for private events with full service. However you are planning to celebrate your new year by simply hanging out with your friends and family or have an exclusive private party, Attic welcomes all of that.
12. Around the Corner
Around the Corner operates with the theme of “dine in nature” is aquality getaway from the chaos of the city with a multi cuisine food menu influenced by continental and asian dishes. The ambiance of this place is built on the natural sounds of birds chirping, swooshing of bamboo trees and rustle of leaves. If you’re looking to have a peaceful evening with your loved ones, you should get to Around the Corner this new year.
Where | Bansbari, Kathmandu
Call them | 9861631197
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/atcrestaurant
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/aroundthecorner_restaurant/
13. Jhamel Beats
Jhamel beats comes with two seating areas within its premises. Main area is designed like a sports bar, the walls are decorated with sporting goods. You can also enjoy the best sporting events on a big TV. Although the place is not as big as other establishments, hospitality of owners and employees will make you keep coming back for more. If you’re planning on hanging out at a cozy place with food that has a lingering taste, Jhamel Beats is your best option.
14. The Yard by Oasis Garden Homes
This is another eatery surrounded by greenery and natural charm. You can go to The Yard by Oasis Garden Homes to enjoy some good wine and good food while gazing at a beautiful garden. This is a continental cafe serving mediterranean and continental cuisines. You can rest on cozy patios and picnic benches and enjoy the meals prepared with the herbs and vegetables grown by themselves.
15. Gypsy Swing Patan
If you love jazz music, then this is a place for you! This establishment is frequented exclusively by lovers and players of Gypsy Jazz music. A rooftop restaurant with a panoramic view of mountains visible, this is a cosy place with wonderful food and drinks. The owner himself is a Gypsy Jazz player and teaches music. Group of Gypsy Jazz players gather here and improvise some Gypsy Jazz jams once in a while. You will be treated to some authentic live Gypsy Jazz music as you enjoy mouth-watering food and drinks.
Where | Saugal, Lalitpur
Call them | 9860491727
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/gypsyswingpatan
Instagram | N/A
16. Vibe Restaurant & Bar
Best place in town for amazing foods, drinks, live music and stand-up comedy shows. They aim to focus on uniqueness in presentation and taste along with hygienic food. The multi-cuisine foods and the best combination of flavours on the cocktails are the specialities here. They also have a big screen for live games and music video screenings. For pure entertainment and tasty bites, Vibe Restaurant is your place.
17. The Den Restro & Cafe
The Den Restro & Bar is a comfortable dining place with the combination of traditional and fusion foods. The interior is very cozy and fully air conditioned; they serve refreshing cocktails with a relaxing ambiance. This is one of the coolest and fun places to hang out in Kathmandu. Their attractions also include Karaoke, live music, live screenings and more.
Where | Lazimpat, Kathmandu
Call them | 974-1408822
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/thedenrestroandbar
Instagram | N/A
18. Rustic Roof Cocktail Bar
Drinks, dining and live music, a perfect combo of celebration, Rustic Roof is an extravagant lounge and cocktail bar equipped with a wide assortment of drinks. They offer the collection of finest spirits from different parts and also possess wide varieties of dishes. Celebrate the beginning of 2021 with nice delicacies, some fine drinks and nice beats at Rustic Roof.
19. The Garuda Bar
A cosy rooftop bar in Bhaktapur, where you can enjoy cocktails and snacks with a stunning view of Nyatapola Temple. This bar serves numerous choices of drinks along with its signature drinks. Quality food and service is the priority in this bar. It provides an extraordinary view of the ancient city of Bhaktapur covering the entire Taumadhi Square which is also called the “Jewel of Bhaktapur”.
20. Temple View Palace Restaurant
Situated across the Royal Palace in a historic building, there is a long balcony that offers the chance to dine with a view that was reserved for Malla kings. One of the top eateries in Bhaktapur, you can have a beautiful cultural dining experience here on New Year’s Eve.
Where | Bhaktapur Durbar Square
When | 01-6614815
Facebook | N/A
Instagram | N/A
21. Kaiser Cafe
Located right at the entrance of Thamel, Kaiser Cafe is a part of Garden of Dreams. The garden, created in the European neo-classical theme, offers a break from the chaos of the city. The cafe offers a tranquil atmosphere which makes for your time spent here to be savoured. With a continental menu, the venue works for anything from a quiet coffee or intimate meal to large functions.
Where | Garden of Dreams, Thamel
Call them | 01-4479488
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/thekaisercafe
Instagram | N/A