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Life After Dark
Zanzibar city’s nightlife caters to all, whether you are someone looking for a laid-back experience to wind up the night quietly at a beach bar or an upmarket night club in the Stone Town.
Some of the Zanzibar city nightlife areas are-:
Garage Club, Stone Town – Settle to the tunes of a mix of urban fusions and meet some of the renowned DJs of the world that get the crowds pumped.
Red Monkey Lodge
Forget the Monday blues! Monday nights are party nights at the Red Monkey where you tap your feet to the local sounds. However, make sure to book the lodge in advance as it is part of a resort.
The Rocks, hotel’s lounge bar is the place to dance away your night in. If you are lucky and a Saturday falls on a Full Moon day, the famous Full Moon Party is taken down to the white sand beach for dancing under the stars.
The place receives a younger crowd that plans to dance their nights into the wee hours of the morning. It is located near the State University of Zanzibar and attracts students and younger foreign travelers.
Cholo’s Disco Bar
Located on the sands of the Nungwi Beach, the disco bar attracts the adult crowd of 30s something, for dancing and drinking. The place is filled with good food, drinks, and the sound of waves crashing behind making the evening wonderful in every way possible.
6 Degrees South
The café is one of the most favored by travelers, thanks to the happy hours from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Not just that, Friday nights bring themed disco and live Afro Jazz adding to the everyday revelry.
The shabby yet popular waterside hangout has taken its name from the vocalist Freddie Mercury. It caters to the crowds for daytime beverages, sundowner ales, and evening drinks perfectly well. Though the chances are rare, if the view of the ocean and adjoining port begins to bore you, you can watch football on the TV and douse in the live music, entertaining the crowds every Saturday.
Livingstone Beach Restaurant
The most attractive thing about the restaurant is its location in the old building of the British Consulate. Following closely behind is its seating both inside and outside on the deck right under the trees lining up the beach front. Though the place is open for the most part of the day, serving good lunchtime meals and evening snacks, it should ideally be visited after the sun sets to enjoy drinks and food by the candle-lit evening and live music.
Most of Zanzibar City’s nightlife centers around beautiful sunsets over the ocean, given the mix Muslim culture and British influences. Nevertheless, its night scene, though relatively quieter after dark, is lively and terrific.