Drinking & Nightlife
In summer Batumis bulvari is the party capital of Georgia, with long lists of international DJs providing high-energy and chill-out beats on the edge of the sea. An annually changing assortment of fresh-air beachside clubs and bars has thousands of people partying till dawn nightly from mid-July to mid-September. The clubs start to fill from 11pm, with admission typically starting at 10 GEL for women and 20 GEL for men. The two standout venues that have been around longer than most are Sector 26 and Iveria Beach, joined more recently by Boom Boom Beach and Mandarin Beach. By day (from breakfast time onward) these places become beachside lounges with restaurant service and free entry, some with their own pools.