Drinking and nightlife in Southeastern Iran

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Kerman Province

    Shah Nematollah Sofrekhane

    Hidden within the Aramgah complex, this brick-domed teahouse offers spiritual music and a short menu of well-made Iranian favourites, including a minty kashke bademjan (mashed eggplant with whey; IR70,000). Enter between the first and second courtyard gardens through the doorway opposite the small museum.

  • Nightlife in Kerman Province


    West of Imam St at the Imamzadeh Shirekhoda roundabout, Qarbi St rises past a series of older, mud-domed homes. Many are derelict, but near the top (250m) one of these timeless structures is now used as a tea garden that makes a pleasant place for puffing qalyan on a summer evening. The basic sub-rooms have floor-seating and can double as very inexpensive accommodation (d/q IR300,000/500,000) if you don't mind the minimal facilities – and burbling conversation from fellow smokers that is likely to continue late into the evening.

  • Nightlife in Kerman Province

    Qahveh Talkh

    Relatively simple coffeeshop for inexpensive espressos.