Must-see nightlife in Mozambique

  • Café-Bar Xeirinho

    The dark, moody Xeirinho is the unlikely nexus of Chimoio's lively (for Mozambique) music scene. Gigs take place on Friday night, and the karaoke's…

  • Paraíso Misterioso

    On the riverbank just below the bridge in the main part of town, the multifarious Paraíso Misterioso complex lays on entertainment pretty thick, with…

  • O Nossa Café

    Brand new Portuguese-owned cafe that might have sprung from a Lisbon side street, specialising in Portuguese-style coffee and natas (custard tarts) served…

  • DD Pub

    Nampula's coolest bar is this newish perch encased in the Monica shopping centre that offers cocktails, live music and DJs most nights.

  • Kampfumo

    This faded jazz cafe at the train station has a dusty, vaguely old-world ambience and a mix of live music (Saturday) and CDs.

  • La Dolce Vita Café-Bar

    This sleek tapas and late-night place has live music on Thursday evening. By day, try the juices and smoothies.

  • Cais 66

    The late-night waterside bar at the yacht club is especially popular with old-timers on Thursday and Friday.

  • Café-Bar Gil Vicente

    A popular place with a constantly changing array of groups. Most performances start about 10pm or later.

  • Bar Estrelha

    The Estrelha, opposite the police station, is a slam-your-bottle-down-on-the-table sort of place with mainly outdoor seating. It's OK if you want to…

  • Casbah

    This popular beachside place offers tasty meals, Friday barbecues with live music, sundowners overlooking the water and a convivial ambience.

  • Núcleo d’Arte Café

    Inside Núcleo d’Arte (a laid-back artists' cooperative and workshop), with occasional live music.

  • Coconuts Live

    A weekend disco catering to a young, informal crowd.