Mozambique drinking and nightlife

Bar 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 cof…
Bar 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.
Cafe 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.
Cocktail Bar 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.
Pub 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.
Cafe 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.
Bar in Maputo

Cais 66

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

Café-Bar Gil Vicente

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


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