Dire Dawa drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Dire Dawa

Hamdail Coffee House

Brimming with good cheer, this large place with a modernish feel is an ideal refuelling stop after a walking tour in the area. It serves excellent macchiatos, cappuccinos and fresh juices (from Birr15) and has an ap…
Bar in Dire Dawa

Mekonnen Hotel

Cheap beers and great people-watching. From around 6pm the footpath tables are packed with men talking politics and sipping coffee and beer.
Tea Garden in Dire Dawa

Dini Paradise

This ramshackle place near the bridge is a great place to relax over a cup of coffee or a delicious frappé. Food is only so-so.