Gabon drinking and nightlife

Live Music 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…
Bar 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.
Club 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.
Club 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.
Bar 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 …
Bar 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…
Sports Bar 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…
Club 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.
Club 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.