Drinking and nightlife in Malawi

  • Nightlife in Lilongwe

    Living Room

    With woodcarvings on its shaded veranda, this tucked-away chill-out den (find it off Mzimba St) offers coffee, cocktails, board games and dishes from steaks to chambo and chips. Check Facebook for details of events, which include live music on Tuesdays and poetry on Wednesdays. The adjoining sports bar, Champions, opens at 11am; Amazon nightclub opens at 7pm on Friday and Saturday.

  • Nightlife in Lilongwe

    Chameleon Bar

    This Scottish-owned watering hole faces Buchanan's Grill in a leafy compound, with tables outside and a glass bar and purple walls within. It's popular with Malawians and expats both, and Sundays are big here, with live music from 2pm to 9.30pm. Karaoke is offered on the last Thursday of the month and soccer matches are screened.

  • Nightlife in Lilongwe

    Harry's Bar

    This hard-to-find wooden shack, located off Mzimba St, dishes up a bubbling atmosphere, live jazz in the garden and revolving entertainment. A Lilongwe institution and a must for any self-respecting hedonist. Harry is a great person to get the low-down from on local bands and DJs.

  • Nightlife in Lilongwe

    Goodfellows Pub

    With a braai (barbecue) smoking away outside and sport fixtures on the TV, this rough 'n' ready joint sees locals lining the bar shoulder to shoulder. It's friendly and accepting but can get raucous later on.