Hundreds of Nepalese are burning their lamps every weekend these days. And why not? After all, the Premier League undoubtedly creates a wave in the city every season. When it comes to international sports, Nepal has always been more partisan towards football than cricket. Sometimes, irrespective of which team is playing, some of us just need a reason to get into a lengthy discussion on the game. So, when the world is following the most watched football league, how can Kathmandu shy away? So if you want to soak in the atmosphere of watching, discussing, shouting and chanting along with other football fans, here are the top 5 pubs in Kathmandu where you can watch the Premier League games every weekend.
Located at Gairidhara, the first-ever beer garden in Nepal, Hops & Herbs offers a place to have fun while drinking and enjoying the live match. Anytime you go, you will be astounded by the cheerful vibes coming off of this place. There's throbbing music playing in the background, quirky decor, and a perfect ambience to watch a football game with your friends. They have a huge screen that is used for screening live matches. Some weekends, especially when the top teams are playing against each other, you'll probably have to reserve a table well in advance if you want to watch the match.
Battisputali’s The Strand is a beach-themed rooftop restaurant that welcomes you with a chill ambience and fantastic food. Though a restaurant, this place has become a serious competition to every other sports bar in town. You can watch most of the premier league matches to satisfy your interest in the Premier League. The staff here is very polite and friendly as well; they would reach out to you if you need anything and would also suggest what to order and their signature dishes so that you have the best time during your visit. Pro tip: If you’re an Arsenal fan, you’ll meet some fellow Gooners here!
For reservation: 9841511368, 9813110767
- Tranzit Cafe and Sports Bar
Tranzit Cafe and Sports Bar in Maitighar has carefully placed a large white screen to stream the live matches so that no matter where you are seated, you can easily watch the game and enjoy it. During the Premier League season or any major sports event, if there's a live sports event going on, Tranzit will most probably screen it and will be fully packed with people.
For reservation: 9813612345
Located at New Baneshwor, Mokhshya Lounge has quickly gained its reputation as one of the places to head if you're in the mood to watch live matches with your gang! On weekends you'll find that the place would be filled with youngsters, all rooting for their teams, cheering their lungs out, you will instantly feel the energy in the air and find yourself doing the same in no time! The staff here is really energetic and funny; they would love to start a conversation with you, they will suggest to you what to order, and the service they provide is quick!
For reservation: 01-4790440
Situated in one of the prime locations, Durbarmarg, this English-themed pub has some of the most exciting and picturesque decor and interiors. You'll find something interesting and worthy of clicking a picture of every corner you look at. It's safe to say, London Pub will definitely catch your attention and make you fall in love with it. The Pub has the feel of live music, thrilling indoor games, overwhelming liquor selection and sports screening. Beer, delicious food, good service, and a terrific match! What more would you need to make your evening awesome?
Text by: Lasta Shahi
Photos from: Respected pub instagram