Djibouti City has a lively bar and club scene. Elsewhere, it's pretty nonexistent. Restaurants and cafés are happening spots at night, and most restaurants tend to be good places to linger with a few drinks. Alcohol is widely available in the capital.

All upmarket hotels have an inhouse bar that’s also open to nonguests.

What to Drink

Although alcohol is frowned upon by Islam, alcohol consumption is freely tolerated in Djibouti. Beer is widely available, as are wines, spirits and liqueurs (many of them French imports). All alcohol is relatively expensive; the cheapest place to buy it is in the local supermarkets.

Bottled water is widely available in shops, restaurants and hotels. International soft drinks are also on offer; both coffee and tea are quite widely available and are well prepared.