Drinking and nightlife in Namibia

  • Nightlife in Windhoek

    Wine Bar

    This bar is in a lovely historic mansion that actually used to store the town’s water supply, but now houses the city’s premium wine selection. Staff here have an excellent knowledge of their products, pairing an admirable South African wine selection with Mediterranean-style tapas and small snacks. It’s a beautiful spot for a glass of wine and a fiery African sunset. There’s a wine shop here too.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Windhoek

    Joe’s Beer House

    True to its moniker, Joe’s stocks a wide assortment of Namibian and German beers, and you can count on prolonged drinking here until early in the morning. It’s the favoured drinking hole of Afrikaners and something of a Windhoek institution.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Windhoek

    Boiler Room @ The Warehouse Theatre

    From after-work drinks to live music and a crowd that likes to dance, the Boiler Room at the Warehouse is one of the coolest and most versatile places in town – the latter quality makes us think it might just last the distance.

  • Nightlife in Windhoek

    Café Balalaika

    This spot, cafe by day, bar by night, features a terrace with the capital’s largest rubber tree. There's live music and karaoke, and a cool bar scene with some great beer on tap.

  • Nightlife in Windhoek

    Pharaoh Lounge

    Good for a cocktail and a dance or just a chill out in lounge chairs, this bar is located on the corner of Nelson Mandela and Sam Nujoma Aves.

  • Nightlife in Windhoek

    Club London

    Formerly La Dee Da’s, this relocated club has undergone a makeover. Check out the Facebook page to see whether it's a foam party, glow-stick event or some other inventive idea enticing patrons to show their moves. At other times you can dance to Angolan kizomba (fast-paced Portuguese-African music), hip-hop, rave, traditional African, rock and commercial pop accompanied by special effects.