Drinking and nightlife in Mozambique

  • Nightlife in Chimoio

    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 popular with locals. The small bar serves cold beers as well as coffee and milkshakes, and there's reasonable food if you need to line your stomach.

  • Nightlife in Tete

    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 bumper cars, a bar, a brand-new cinema and live music.

  • Nightlife in Nampula

    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 with an optional sprinkle of cinnamon.

  • Nightlife in Nampula

    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.

  • Nightlife in Maputo


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

  • Nightlife in Maputo

    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.

  • Nightlife in Maputo

    Cais 66

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

  • Nightlife in Maputo

    Café-Bar Gil Vicente

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

  • Nightlife in Moçimboa da Praia

    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 quench your thirst with a beer.

  • Nightlife in Vilankulo


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

  • Nightlife in Maputo

    Núcleo d’Arte Café

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

  • Nightlife in Maputo

    Coconuts Live

    A weekend disco catering to a young, informal crowd.