Drinking and nightlife in Dhaka

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    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.

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    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 in-house specifications. The friendly baristas will grind the beans to your liking and seal them in airtight packs for you to take back home. Beans cost from Tk 750 per 250g.

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    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 Thai, Chinese and Indian dishes, as well live music and sports screenings from time to time. It occasionally doubles as a hub for Dhaka's music and subculture movements.

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    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 doors in 2015. All beverages come with a complimentary piece of chocolate, and the food menu boasts a selection of yummy sandwiches, waffles, omelettes and wraps.

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    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 entrant in the market is located one street over from the main drag, and serves top-quality coffee (Tk 200) to the accompaniment of cheerful pipe music.

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    Sakura

    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 enter from around the back of the market.

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    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, and there's often live music of sorts on Wednesday and Sunday nights.

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    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 caffeine on the go.

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    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!

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    Cofi II

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

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    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 different. It's a popular hang-out come late afternoon and early evening.

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    La Diplomat

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