Where to go for the night?

Dar has an exciting and vibrant nightlife that can be daunting to navigate if you don't know where to go. With so many places that are abuzz when the sun goes down, you are spoilt for choice. Whether it's discovering the popular watering hole in your area or hitting the hottest nightclubs in the city, we've got it all covered..


ambrosia, old bagamoyo rd, mbezi beach *** $$$

english style pub in the mbezi beach area, ambrosia was a welcome addition to the sleepy suburbs. this sports bar offers an extensive selection of pub food and drinks at a somewhat hefty price tag. this does not seem to deter the many patrons who flock to this haunt.

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coco beach, toure drive, oysterbay *** $

perfect for sundowners by the beach, coco beach fares itself as a very affordable watering hole with a view. mshikakis and other grilled meats are a perfect accompaniment to a cool beer.

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coral cliff bar, sea cliff hotel, toure drive, masaki *** $$$

serving the best cocktails in dar, the coral cliff bar is your typical hotel bar with a difference. despite the hotel price, the drinks are generous and undiluted.

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double tree hilton, slipway, masaki **** $$$

upscale sundowner venue on the other side of the msasani peninsular, the double tree offers stunning views of the msasani peninsular and beyond.

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east 24 bar & grill, old bagamoyo rd, mikocheni *** $$

conveniently located on the main road, east 24 is ideal for catching football fixtures in its open, spacious cabana. with an old western style saloon bar tucked in the back, it is easy to feel right at home at this family run establishment with great food, cold drinks and live music.

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george and dragon, haile selassie rd, masaki *** $$$

dar's own british pub, the george and dragon is home away from home for british expats and anglophiles. televised english football and rugby matches are a staple, much like fish and chips and a sunday roast.

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jackie's bar, haile selassie rd, oysterbay **** $$

one of oysterbay's most popular outdoor bars. no frills or pretence, plastic coca cola chairs, ice cold drinks, great mshkaki and nyama choma. the masses of cars parked outside is a testament to its reputation.

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kibo bar, serena hotel, city centre *** $$$

located in the back of the serena hotel is kibo bar, a lively bar with a stunning garden view. fridays hosts a jazz band to get you dancing the night away.

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luka's bar, chole rd, masaki ** $$

a very lively, popular outdoor bar in the masaki area. a favorite haunt for young expats.


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qbar haile selassie rd, oysterbay *** $$

a popular sports bar in the oysterbay area, qbar is very popular amongst locals, expats and tourists alike. a favorite haunt for "ladies of the night" who can be very persistent. needless to say, qbar offers the tastiest food around, and features all the world's football matches.

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safari carnivore, old bagamoyo rd, kawe bridge ** $$

a conveniently located bar off the main road just before the kawe bridge, safari carnivore is a perfect detour to beat the evening rush hour. especially lively on weekends, it is a popular spot for mbezi, kawe and mbezi residents alike.

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triniti, msasani rd, oysterbay *** $$

a family run bar and guesthouse located in a quiet street in oysterbay. great food and lively crowd on weekends. trinity regularly feature local and international bands and artists to perform, which always brings out a crowd. popular spot for tourists and expats on the "peninsular".

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$ = under tshs 15,000 | $$ = tshs 15,000 - 30,000 | $$$= tshs 30,000 - 45,000 | $$$$= over 45,000


  • Bars Includes pubs, outdoor bars and sports bars in and around the city.
  • Casinos Established venues for gambling featuring slots and tables.
  • Lounges Indoor or outdoor establishments offering alcoholic drinks and light snacks, featuring music.
  • Night Clubs Entertainment venues featuring a dance floor and DJ that operate late into the night.

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