“Whether you just mingled or you’re single, just dance!”
Bhutan, located on the Eastern side of the Himalayas, is a popular tourist spot. Nightlife in Bhutan is one that is not explored by everyone since the splendour of this tiny country is overshadowed by its monasteries. Yet, it leaves no stone unturned. After visiting the calm monasteries, you’ve got to visit Paro for a hearty dose of Bhutan’s nightlife.
The Best Of Nightlife In Bhutan
Here’s how you can get a taste of Bhutan extravagant nightlife:
Best Nightclubs In Bhutan
1. Club Ace
Youth symbolizes energy and this place keeps up that passionate spirit all night with pumping electronic music, mirrored dance floor, and great lighting. It can be considered one of the best places for nightlife in Paro Bhutan where you can meet up young locals and have a chat.
Venue: Phendey Lam
Entry fee: INR 250
2. Mojo Park
The favourite venue for Bhutan nightlife in Thimphu among locals and tourists, it is the go to place for music lovers. There are live bands performing brilliant music from around 7 pm to late into the night, and to top it, delicious American and Bhutanese cuisine served along with local creations of drinks. Nightlife in Bhutan doesn’t get better!
Venue: Chang Lam in main Thimphu town
Entry fee: INR 250
3. Space 34
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Here’s another Bhutan nightclub in the centre of Thimpu, the dance hub. Popular pop and EDM beats of American, Korean, Bhutanese are played all through the evening and sometimes in the night live bands and karaoke are performed. People flock in large numbers here to hit the floor and socialize. They have very flexible timings and free entry for ladies on Wednesdays.
Venue: Chang Lam, main Thimphu town
Entry fee: INR 350
4. Club K
Wednesday has free entry for ladies. Now, this is always a tempting offer for ladies to try nightlife in Bhutan, isn’t it? The cool thing is how the owner of Club K also plays the role of the bouncer here. It is a posh and hi-fi venue with sophisticated companions. The party begins at 12 midnight and lasts for around 2.5 hours.
Venue: Paro Tshongdue
Entry fee: INR 300
5. Millennium Club
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Find yourself in the local company of good drinks. You can also find live local band shows and traditional Bhutanese performances here. This club is open only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Venue: Main Town Paro
Entry fee: INR 200
Best Bars In Bhutan
Another popular hub representing nightlife in Bhutan, this club offers a range of great food, music and dance. You can dance to the tunes of music genres of hip hop, rock, reggae, and rap. The highlight is the comfortable lounge that you can spend the evening in to relax and socialize. Ladies will again get free entry on Wednesdays.
Venue: Sheten Lam
Entry fee: INR 350
7. Tashi Tagay Drayang
Drayangs are famous for live performances by Bhutanese ladies. Traditional attire and cultural Bhutanese dances will be presented all evening with song requests made by visitors in exchange of tips ranging from 100 Ngultrums to 500 Ngultrums. Drayangs are usually hard to find, but once inside, you can relax with a drink in hand and experience Bhutanese culture, music, dance, and food.
Venue: Phendey Lam, Thimphu
8. Cum Bars
These are restaurants that have bars attached along with them with old musty signs of “restaurant cum bar”. Do you want to get to know locals and talk about their lives in Bhutan? Do it here. Even the most shy people of Bhutan will become your greatest of friends. The atmosphere will be simple with a couple of wooden benches, some local liquor, and a homely old lady to attend to you.
9. Uma Paro Bar
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Uma Paro is a great place for drinks and their special ‘Kahlua’, espresso, Baileys, and tequila. They also offer a range of Shambhala detoxifying snacks. Providing a relaxing environment, it has friendly and warm staff. You will enjoy the company of both locals and tourists at this beautifully designed venue.
Venue: Uma Paro, PO Box 222
10. Zest Bar and Lounge
The elite people of Bhutan visit the bar when they want to have a drink or two. With the memorial Chorten and breathtaking views of the city on offer here, this bar is well stocked and has a friendly staff. The consistently good service is definitely the icing on the cake.
Venue: Jaffa Building, Near UNDP building, Thimphu
Apart from these Bhutan nightlife tips there are some things you must consider, which includes traditional dancing, trying local drinks, Drayangs, and chatting with the locals. Nightlife in Bhutan is surely eventful. So check out some awesome Bhutan packages and stir up some nice vacation plans.