Baku drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Baku

Old School Cafe

A wonderfully off-beat hang-out for intellectual young Bakuvians, the sign is a typewriter, the interior decked with old clocks and cameras. Although there are occasional live concerts, this is more a place for earn…
Teahouse in Baku

Qadım Bakı

This cosy stone cavern is smothered in carpets and lit by colourful Moroccan lamps plus daylight filtered through the stained glass of a few shebeke windows. Some snacks are served (qutab, düşbərə etc) but the main …
Pub in Baku


Old faithful Anglo-Irish bar with big wrought-iron lamps in high vaults and some of the best live pub music in town.
Wine Bar in Baku


This cosy, fashion-conscious place straddles definitions between wine bar, lounge-pub and cafe, appealing to upwardly mobile 20-somethings with DJ nights on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Bar in Baku

Bar 360

Upmarket rotating bar with ever-changing views across the city. Check for changing happy-hour deals. Currently all cocktails cost AZN11 before 8pm.
Pub in Baku


Secrets is the most appealing of several bars hereabouts that serve AZN1 beers, though others open later.
Lounge in Baku


Sea-view lounge turns club after 11pm on weekend nights with relatively mellow DJ beats.
Lounge in Baku


Dressy lounge-club.