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Drinking and nightlife

Beer Garden in Gisenyi (Rubavu)

New Tam-Tam Bikini

While we don’t know who came up with the name, we can vouch for the great beachfront location. This beach shack is a very popular spot for a beer and gets pleasingly raucous on the weekends when the drinking...

Club in Kigali


The general consensus is that K-Club is currently the best spot in town for a night out and come the weekends (the only time admission is charged), it's packed with a young and well-off crowd enjoying the cheap...

Cafe in Huye (Butare)

C&C Café Connexion

An industrial space turned coffee shop, this very atmospheric place, which uses only the finest of beans, is dominated by a massive coffee-bean roaster and grinder and is the place in town for a caffeine boost....

Bar in Kigali

Hotel des Mille Collines

The swimming pool bar at the Hotel des Mille Collines serves as the city’s most popular daytime bar at weekends, with expats coming here to relax by the water and partake of the Sunday brunch (RFr15,000,...

Bar in Kigali


Dolce ticks all the cool boxes: a great terrace with good city views, a congenial atmosphere, an enticing interior, plenty of cold beer, tasty brochettes (from RFr1000) and acceptable pizzas.

Cafe in Kigali

Cafe Neo

This offbeat rooftop cafe is famous for its perfectly brewed coffee, excellent tea, yummy pastries, generous sandwiches, colourful decor and chilled seating. Very 'modern Kigali'.