THE IRISH PUB
NAMCHE BAZAAR, NEPAL
WHY CLIMB a barstool in a village hidden high in the Himalayas? Because it’s there! Despite an absence of roads, the Nepalese proprietor, knowing that Irish bars are on-brand for boozy fun, hired porters to lug shamrock kitsch up to the village’s 11,000-foot altitude. All so you can munch a yak burger while watching sherpas shoot pool and international climbers en route to Everest gulp what could be their last shots of Jameson. You’re drinking: Though the “Donkey Piss” cocktail is tempting, an Irish bar must pour a perfect pint of Guinness, even if it has to be imported via Kathmandu.
AMID THE SHAMROCK KITSCH, YOU CAN MUNCH A YAK BURGER AND WATCH SHERPAS SHOOT POOL.