The kyrgyz capital Bishkek has not much charm to offer. There are hardly any sights except the old soviet constructions or the lively bazaars.
The "Interhouse" hostel offers for Overlanders a quiet parking to overnight, toilet & shower and breakfast for a very attractive price.
Very tasty and cheap traditional food can be found in the cafe "Faiza", not far from the "Interhouse" hostel. Have a go with at "Boso Lagman", this was particularly tasty there!
To start into the night-life is the "Kvartira 148" (квартира 148) probably the best place. It serves good home made food and beer. For a dance head over to the "Promzona" and stay clear of the "Retro-Metro" nightclub, unless you want to see a boy-band in red skirts!