Democratic Republic of Congo drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Kinshasa

Kwilu Bar

Billing itself a 'rhumerie', Kwilu is a smart cocktail bar, lounge and tropical garden where an after-work crowd comes to relax and imbibe offerings from the sophisticated drinks list – on which rum unsurprisingly f…
Bar in Kinshasa

Bar La Crèche

Head to this unpretentious Matonge institution if you want to throw yourself into Kin's seedy-but-magnificent musical heart. Famous locally for having the loudest music in town, your ears may be ringing for days, bu…
Club in Kinshasa

Montecristo Kinshasa

This chilled out lounge-style place has a garden setting and a range of shishas to choose from. It's one of the few places in town that's popular with locals but doesn't have ear-splitting music.
Club in Goma

Chez Ntemba

This tiny place on Goma's main avenue is massively popular with a Congolese crowd who pack its mirrored-interior full come the weekends and spill out into the large 'garden' outside. It's sweaty, rough and ready – i…
Club in Goma

Kivu Club

This large club is the main hang-out for Goma’s expat partygoers. The empty swimming pool, red lighting and flat-screen TVs help make the whole place feel like a cross between a dilapidated hotel and a bar from a Ma…
Club in Kinshasa

Fiesta Club

With some of the best DJs and the coolest crowd in Kin, this central place will appeal to anyone wanting to have a great night of dancing. There's a chill-out lounge, bar and pool table as well as a busy dance floor…
Bar in Kinshasa

Black & White

Black & White is a popular downtown Kinshasa club with ear-splitting noise on its raucous dance floor. Upstairs is a bar with a pool table.