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0.7 miles from Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Late Night, Drinks
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Bar, Pub, Nepali
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At 1st everything was nice but at last they didn't said anything about last order. So, we bought some beers and after buying beer we were about have it but same time bounces came start saying that we need to leave coz it's close. So,...if they wanna close, why did bar still selling alcohol? A really bad experience.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was even rocking on a Monday night 🤘🏼. Large warehouse set up with multiple levels. Band were brilliant doing western and Nepali covers. Drinks reasonably priced and good friendly atmosphere

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

Amazed is all I have to say. Perhaps it’s subjective but maybe this place is a must visit. And it’s definitely worth it. The band playing there when I went in was really amazing. The way they played fabulous rock version of non-rock music is...something that deserves appreciation.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

Had really fun and energetic experience here. The place is awesome to party around, The loud music really gets you crazy. The food and drinks are also awesome.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

This is a pub large and spacious. Good place to go with friends loud, heavy metallic songs are played. Live band everyday and closing time is also late which is good if u r out with friends

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

One of the best live music bars in Thamel. They play music beyond mid night with multiple bands performing. They have huge performing stage and good amount of seating. Food, drinks are reasonably priced with outstanding service which is hallmark of Nepal.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

We went in here based upon other recommendations on TA. It wasn’t horrible, but we also were not overly impressed. The beer prices were a little higher than most other places in the area, and while we didn’t eat here, they do serve food. The...kitchen seemed pretty busy so it might be worth a try if if you want a late night snack. The band playing the night we were there was decent, but a little mellow for our taste. We would have preferred something a little more upbeat with a rock vibe, but they were good enough to have us stay for a while. What ultimately drove us out was the amount of cigarette smoke. There were several people with shisha near us, and that was tolerable It was the amount of actual cigarette smoke that was overwhelming.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019

The bar is really crazy. A awesome big stage with the best live rock music I’ve seen in nepal. The beer is a little expensive.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

We went there as our girls night out a month back. We were three people in total and we reserved a table a night before and they told us its not booked after 10 Pm but still they said they would help us out. But...when we got there we didn't have any seated to sit as usual. It was really crowded and comparing to the crowd they get the place is really small. Most of the people there have to stand and get their orders. And they were low in manpower which automatically ends up being bad at service. But the music and ambiance was good as always.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Loved the energy of the place. The entry is free. The bands played covers of popular rock songs and some nepalese songs in between both were great! Energy of the place was amazing. People were dancing, chilling, head banging! Food and drinks were good too..all...in all had a fun night at Purple haze! Will definitely recommend 🙌More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

Went there to find Nepali band Zindabad performing. Gosh it was so amazing. I barely understood anything but still the rhythm got me. And because of the entry fee being high, people with good attributes go over there. Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

The place is free to enter, which is the best part. You can order drinks and food while you sit down and listen to some great performances. Or you can dish it out in the mosh pit. Bands are usually doing covers of great rock...bands. They occasionally play some Nepalese songs in between. Sometimes they even take volunteers from the crowd. Overall, a great place to check out when in Thamel.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

Great bands and a lively crowd makes this a must place to visit in Thamel! Reasonably priced drinks and great security keeps the evening enjoyable.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

We are longstanding Downloaders; Purple Haze was recommended to us. We were a little sceptical that it would be any good; we envisioned a mainstream karaoke bar. We couldn't have been more wrong! There were two bands who played a variety of songs some unknown,...but many great covers including SOAD, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, etc. The clientele were virtually all locals who really enjoyed their music and my husband and I were accepted with enthusiasm by the headbangers on the dance floor. Highly recommended, table service was excellent too.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

This place is crazy & super-awesome for party people. A fun rock bar to enjoy the night life there! The band was rocking & had so much fun there! Strongly recommended!

Date of visit: February 2019
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5