Dhaka Division

Drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Dhaka

Cafe Mango

One of the coolest cafes in town. Trendy deco in an old house and excellent coffee (from Tk 100) and scrummy Western food.

Cafe in Dhaka

North End Coffee Roasters

Apart from brewing great coffee (from Tk 200), this cafe also sells a wide selection of beans – sourced from Colombia, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Indonesia and even the hill tracts of Bangladesh – that are roasted to...

Cafe in Dhaka

Cuppa Coffee

In a first-floor setting overlooking the Gulshan 2 traffic circle, this youth-oriented place has a smart-casual vibe and wall murals depicting Dhaka's iconic monuments. There's a regional menu covering popular...

Cafe in Dhaka

Butler's Chocolate Café

This Irish brand offers a delicious assortment of fine chocolates and a selection of premium teas and coffees (from Tk 200), which have garnered a staunch following among Dhaka's youth since the outlet opened its...

Cafe in Dhaka

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

In recent times Dhaka's obsession with coffee has drawn the attention of international cafe chains, some of which are now setting up shop here to quench the local connoisseurs' thirst for a good cuppa. The newest...

Bar in Dhaka


Dark, smoky and women-free, but popular. Local beers from Tk 20 and imported beers from Tk 250. Located on 2nd floor of a small handicrafts market opposite Ruposhi Bangla Hotel. After trading hours, you have to...

Bar in Dhaka

Blue Moon Recreation Club

Extremely smoky venue modelling itself on the sports-bar experience, although the most recreation going on here is ordering another whisky. The Blue Moon refers to the surfeit of neon lighting. Food is available,...

Coffee in Dhaka

Coffee World

Part of a Dhaka chain, this small coffee shop is bright, comfortable, does OK coffee (from Tk 100), reasonable slices of cakes, and opens earlier than most. Popular with the business takeaway crowd needing...

Cafe in Dhaka

Club Gelato

Club Gelato is a good replica of an Italian café, serving posh coffee and possibly the best ice cream in Bangladesh (from Tk 120) – real gelato!

Cafe in Dhaka

Cofi II

Sixth-floor cafe with good fresh coffee (from Tk 120), decent food and fabulous views, especially from the garden terrace.

Cafe in Dhaka

Dhanmondi Lake

If you're looking for a cup of tea (or instant coffee) in surrounds a bit more pleasant than the average Dhaka streetside stall, this spot on a tree-shaded island on Dhanmondi Lake offer something a little...

Bar in Dhaka

La Diplomat

A typically dark and smoky bar, but with a just enough of a chilled atmosphere to take the edge off the seediness.