Drinking and nightlife in Mauritius

  • Nightlife in Central Plateau

    Flying Dodo Brewing Company

    Come for a meal, sure, but the main reason to visit is to sample one of Mauritius' best brews. The Flying Dodo, the country's first craft brewery, produces around 20 different beers, and pledges to invent a new beer every month. Drinking here comes with a free brewery tour (you can see the vats through the glass walls from the bar).

  • Nightlife in Flic en Flac


    KenziBar, a block or two back from the waterfront, is your best bet for nightlife in Flic en Flac, and one of few places where it's about more than just noise. There's tongue-tingling rhum arrangés (rum punch), fire-spurting torches, live music (Friday from 9pm and Sunday from 7pm) and a mangy, pat-hungry dog that calls the bar home – welcome to Mauritius!

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in La Gaulette


    La Gaulette's coolest place to drink, this upstairs lounge bar has a 5pm to 6pm Happy Hour, as well as a long cocktail list. There's often live music on weekends.

  • Nightlife in Grand Baie

    Beach House

    Owned until recently by Kabous van der Westhuisen, a South African former rugby player, this lively joint bustles with about as much energy as a sports match in overtime. The unbeatable location is a major draw: the bar is smack-dab along the lapping waves of Grand Baie's emerald lagoon.

  • Nightlife in Flic en Flac


    Both lounge bar and nightclub, Shotz is about as glamorous as things get beyond the high walls of the upmarket resorts. Drink early with happy hour before midnight on weekends, then dance til nearly dawn. Not every night works, but when it does you'll find yourself waving your arms in the air like you just don't care.

  • Nightlife in Flic en Flac

    Twin's Garden

    A sprawling collection of agreeable outdoor tables just across the road from the beach, Twin's has a decent restaurant but we like it more as a lounge bar. On weekends, there's sometimes a live séga (Creole music) floor show and bands playing music from the '60s through to the '80s.

  • Nightlife in Tamarin & Black River

    Le Dix-Neuf

    Hidden behind the walls of Tamarina's exclusive golfing grounds, this classy lodge-like venue, situated at the clubhouse, is a great place for a sundown snifter. Notice how the pentagonal window behind the dark-wood bar perfectly frames the sharp, roof-like ridges of the nearby hills.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Grand Baie

    Les Enfants Terribles

    The top pick for a night out on the town, the 'little terrors' has a roaring dance floor, a chilled-out lounge and a special VIP section that overflows with champagne. Walls bedecked with hundreds of crinkled photos of partiers confirm the sociable local vibe.

  • Nightlife in Tamarin & Black River

    Big Willy's

    Perennially popular with the expat crowd, Big Willy's is the it spot for DJ-ed dance beats and rugby on TV. It's all good, clean fun.

  • Nightlife in Grand Baie


    This large, popular spot serves up great cocktails all day long in its open-air setting in the heart of town.

  • Nightlife in Grand Baie

    Banana Bar

    In a petrol-station car park, this is one of the best spots for a drink and a chat. There's live music most nights and a generous 4pm to 7pm happy hour to kick things off..