Dar es Salaam Nightlife Guide

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Dar es Salaam is the gateway to the islands of Tanzania and it’s also one of the busiest cities in the country. If you’re looking for a lively and fun night out in Dar, there are many spots that you can visit! The busiest and liveliest nights in Dar are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Here are the best spots to visit for fun and lively Dar es Salaam nightlife:

  • Level 8 and Kilimanjaro Casino

Level 8 bar is so-called because it’s on the eighth floor of Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro. It offers a 360-degree view of the neighboring areas, which means it’s the best place to watch the sunset and then start partying once the sun is down! They offer a wide range of cocktails and other drinks. Their live musicals and the amazing views make this a great place for a date night out.

The Kilimanjaro is also located here so you can also spend the night playing games in the casino!

  • High Spirit Lounge Bar

This open-air rooftop bar is a great place to just sit back and relax! The bar has disco lights for when you feel like dancing it out. The bar offers a Mediterranean cuisine along with a huge variety of wine! It’s situated on top of the IT Mall Building.

  • Q Bar (bar)

Q Bar is a casual and cozy bar that’s pretty affordable as well. If you’re looking for a fun and casual place for a night out with friends, this is the perfect place to visit! They also have an attached guesthouse where you can stay! The rooms are nice, clean, and affordable.

  • Samaki Samaki

This bar features salsa dancing on Thursdays! It’s usually packed on the weekends. It’s a great place to go if you’re looking for a wild night with music, drinks, and friends. The place has a nice and fun vibe to it!

  • Waterfront Sunset Bar and Beach Restaurant

Located just by the shore at The Slipway, Waterfront Sunset Bar offers amazing views of the Indian Ocean! It’s a great place to eat, chill, and enjoy the views. It’s not a lively loud bar with blasting music, but rather a relaxing place with upbeat music.

  • Club Bilicanas

Club Bilicans is a popular nightclub that offers a wild nightlife experience. It has a dance floor, a VIP lounge, and many bars. You can also enjoy live music here several times a week! The drinks are reasonably priced.

  • The Slow Leopard

The Slow Leopard is the best place to enjoy a match on the big screen! Have fun here at a boys’ night out and chill while you watch your favorite sports! They serve delicious burgers and amazing drinks at reasonable prices.

The environment is comfortable and casual.

  • Elements

Elements is a lively nightclub and offers great music. They have amazing cocktails and a chill atmosphere. By day, it’s a restaurant that serves delicious Indian and Mediterranean food. It can get pretty packed during the weekends so if you don’t like the crowds, prefer visiting on a weekday.

  • Havoc Nightspot

Havoc Nightspot has its own DJ so the ambiance is very lively and fun. It tends to get crowded but their management is excellent so you won’t face any problem because of the crowd. They have a great wine selection!

  • Jozi Lounge

Jozi Lounge is one of the best clubs in Tanzania with an in-house DJ, disco lights, karaoke nights, great music and a spacious dancing floor! The bar is cozy with great lighting, giving you an amazing nightlife experience!

  • Runway Lounge

Head over to the Runway Lounge for a great night out with your friends, filled with music and glitz. It’s a classy and elegant place where you can have a formal night out with your business associates and your significant other! However, formal doesn’t mean it won’t be fun!

So, what are you waiting for? Visit these places in Dar es Salaam for a wonderful nightlife experience!

Don’t forget to check out the Expert Guide on Selous Game Reserve while you’re in Tanzania!

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