Drinking and nightlife in Gabon

  • Nightlife in Libreville

    Lokua Restaurant & Bar

    It's all about the whisky and roots music at this impeccably dressed bar. There's a live band several times a week with a Louis Armstrong–esque lead singer. A limited bar menu has club sandwiches from CFA6000, while the restaurant has a wider menu and a good wine list.

  • Nightlife in Port-Gentil

    Bar Vin/20

    A smart new bar with great terrace seating on the seaside corniche, Vin/20 has a good wine list, as you'd expect from the name. There's live music from 7.30pm on Fridays, and sometimes events such as wine tastings.

  • Nightlife in Libreville

    MB Club Privé

    Dress up to get in the door here: there's a hugely popular black-and-purple bar, a disco and often live music. The entrance price depends on who's playing, and drinks aren't cheap, as you would expect.

  • Nightlife in Libreville

    New Cotton Club

    An old Libreville favourite, the Cotton Club attracts a slightly older clientele. It has a great buzz, especially on weekends. There's karaoke on Thursdays.

  • Nightlife in Libreville

    Le Cactus

    A great little bar across the road from the seafront, Le Cactus has a variety of beers and good cocktails. There's food, too – it's called tapas in Gabon, but is really a snack like beef kebabs (CFA3000) or chicken thighs (CFA5500). There's a set salad of the day at CFA9500.

  • Nightlife in Port-Gentil

    Le Feeling's

    There's a slightly sleazy air to this bar which makes it quite attractive. There are a few tables and chairs outside but the main action is inside. Early evenings, beers are two-for-the-price-of-one. There's karaoke on Friday and Saturday.

  • Nightlife in Libreville

    Garden Caffé

    This is a popular place with a garden, a bar and a huge sports screen. There are bar snacks to soak up the beer (for example sausages at CFA2000) and a dish of the day (CFA12,000). Bring plenty of mosquito repellent.

  • Nightlife in Port-Gentil

    Le Villa

    This is a large place with a bar, dance floor and various lounges. It's all very exclusive and drinks are expensive. It holds parties for special occasions such as Hallowe'en and Valentine's Day when there's a DJ.

  • Nightlife in Libreville

    Fabulous Vegas

    One of several nightclubs on Montée Louis, this black and purple building stands out. Inside are billiard tables and shisha as well as a bar and a dance floor.