Sam's Bar

Sam's Bar, Kathmandu: Address, Phone Number, Sam's Bar Reviews: 4.5/5

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Andy G
Nottingham, United Kingdom30 contributions
Our group of 7 Everest Base Camp trekkers ended up at Sam's most times due to its very relaxed and sociable environment.
Very nice open roof top restaurant
Most of the waiters are deaf and mute and very polite and attentive.
The menu has good variation and all the different foods our group ordered (pizzas, burgers, stews, noodles, sizzlers etc) got complimentary comments
We always had a good time there
Written March 6, 2020
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Claire Campbell
Ardrossan, UK177 contributions
Couples
Staff were friendly and its it's a lovely, relaxed bar with good prices. We had a great night chatting and drinking. As other reviews the toilet wasn't great but I just waited to.get back to my hotel. Defo worth a visit.
Written March 10, 2020
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,558 contributions
Solo
Possibly living on its past but a cool place that still seems quite popular with a more relaxed crowd. A thoroughly ok place . Beer is 360 for San Miguel
Written November 29, 2019
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MozEcoTours
Buxton, UK171 contributions
It’s easy to miss the entrance to this well-established and understandably popular bar, but once found it’s easy to stay. The bar is on the first floor and overlooks one of the busy Thamel streets teeming with tourists, though there is only a row of seats with a view to the street. The bar includes a part uncovered terrace with walls covered in graffiti left by past visitors, and a cosy if dark area around the actual bar. Sam’s Bar is very relaxed, a place where friends meet and travellers find a temporary home. A sign at the top of the stairs informs visitors: “Sorry, no wifi – talk to each other and get drunk”. Quite.
Written January 5, 2020
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andrew m
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Friends
Terrible service discrimination between locals and tourist. Everyone is a customer and paying equal so why so discrimination. I asked for popcorn three times, and the third time the staff took another tables empty popcorn basket and filled it up and put it back on the same table ( four tourist sitting on the table). The waiter was smiling at us like wicked smile. I personally went to the staff and talked to him like why was he discriminating between tourist and locals. he said nothing, went to the owner lady and talked to her, she was like we give only one round of popcorn for free, so i told her i could have paid for it and she was like oh we don't sell popcorn. I'm a local and don't like being discriminated specially when you are paying the same. I have a restaurant and both tourist and locals come, we never do that stuff.
Written February 10, 2018
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Krzys J
47 contributions
Solo
Arrive in Kathmandu, and wonder where to have a drink and meet people from all kinds of horizons and hepofully hook up with people with a purpose - that is the place.
Written May 22, 2016
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shanghaitraveler
Shanghai, China45 contributions
Went to this indoor/outdoor bar 4 times while in Kathmandu...service is great, drinks and atmosphere are amazing! Only drinks though so don't come with an appetite unless it's for socializing and popcorn 😊
Written April 9, 2015
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KentuckyGirlAtHeart
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates111 contributions
We went here one night for a beer after dinner and chose it in part due to the recommendations we found on TA. The one positive thing I can say is that they appear to have the cheapest beer in Thamel. Most other bars charge about 600 Rs for one and their price was 480 Rs for a Mt Everest.

There are two seating areas, one that is partially open to the outside and the other in the back with no ventilation. Unfortunately, we ended up in the back because there were no seats in the front area. We are not smokers, but know that cigarette smoke is a staple in bars in Thamel. However, it was a bit much here as the area was so small and it seemed like almost everyone was smoking. Again, we knew what we were getting into and were willing to deal with it.

What really turned me off was the toilet area. I can honestly say that the female toilet here was the most disgusting one I have ever seen and we’ve traveled enough to have experienced some not so great ones. It looked and smelled like it hadn’t been cleaned in weeks. The fact that it was a squat toilet actually works in its favor, but I would still be hesitant to use it.

Go for the cheap beer and potential for good conversation with the other patrons. I strongly advise leaving before you need to visit the facilities.
Written December 12, 2019
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Saikiran9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates298 contributions
Friends
Visited this place with friends and had worst experience ever in a bar. The servers firstly served us drinks which were not good, the alcohol was not real, probably added water to tequila. When we wanted to talk to someone about it they were so rude and asked for the manager, to which we got a reply they will not talk to anyone. When we got to know the manager or owners of the place. Suppose an old foreigner. We were talking to her politely, but to my amazement she was utterly and terribly rude and used the f word stating if you wanna post it in any media or tripadvisor go do it nothing will happen. She sounded as though she owns this webpage. WORST BAR VISITED IN MY TRAVEL SOUJOURNS.
Written October 20, 2017
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Des
Buninyong, Australia19 contributions
Friends
Right in Thamel, Roof top terrace with seating and relaxing atmosphere, great music but quite enough that you can still talk and hear your friends. Drinks are reasonable priced compared to other venues. No food but a great place to relax with new and old friends and have a few drinks.
Written April 1, 2015
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