Mauritius drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Lounge 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.
Top Choice Club 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…
Craft Beer 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…
Bar 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…
Bar 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 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 …
Bar 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) f…
Bar 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 in Tamarin & Black River

Big Willy's

Owned by a South African and 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.
Cocktail Bar in Grand Baie


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