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“Great Place in the Heart of Thamel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Purple Haze - Rock Bar

Purple Haze - Rock Bar
Ranked #39 of 703 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Nepali
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Beijing, China
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38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Place in the Heart of Thamel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

Located in the main area of Thamel, this place has good food and cheap shesha. We started there early so it was very chill. We just ate and relaxed with good food and drinks.

The power went out a couple times while we were there, but I think that is just Kathmandu.

The staff was great and the restaurant is very cool looking. Later on this place is rocking with loud music.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank repoulin
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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Kathmandu, Nepal
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cool Place to hang around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

A nice pub to be in Kathmandu within your budget, Love the live performance & the ambiance. the foods are good enough & its the best part that you will not have to be hungry when you drink there :p

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Prameshm
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Milwaukee
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of the best night spots in Thamel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you're looking to dance, play pool, rock out, meet other travelers, and chat with some of the locals, this is the place to be. Purple Haze is always a party - bands are decent (albeit a bit repetitive - it seems like most cover bands in Nepal have the exact same setlist), and there is plenty of room for the hundreds of people who show up here every night. Drinks are a bit pricey for budget travelers, but for a bar geared towards tourists this should be expected, and it's nice that there is no cover charge. Altogether though, it's a great place to help alleviate homesickness (if you ever get that feeling) as it reminded me of many of the live music bars back at home in the U.S., and irregardless it's a wonderful place to just let loose and have a great time.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patrick W
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“a nice experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

If u are done with all sight seeing and shopping in kathmandu ,and by night if u wanna enjoy and chill out than this rock bar will surely not dissapoint u.have a mug of beer by your side and and enjoy the local bands' classic as well as hard rock .fooditems price are also quite reasonable,however service is very slow.but stillthen it gives u a good time......so head bang and enjoy.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laptu
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Maldives
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Reminded me of HardRock Cafe' Makati”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013

Reminded me of HardRock Cafe' Manila, it was fun with my wife. The Live bands and the unique and friendly environment made it wanna rock and roll. Sound was good and lighting was cozy for any couple of group who wanna party all night. I guess this is One of the best in Thamel Area.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank cookmv
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