Drinking and nightlife in Northern Tanzania

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Moshi

    Union Café

    The Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union, representing tens of thousands of coffee smallholders, runs this stylish shop. Although it also serves good pizzas, pastas and burgers (meals Tsh8000 to Tsh18,000), it's all about the coffee – the cooperative's own beans are roasted on-site. It also has a generator, reliable wi-fi and an atmosphere that's trendy but carries echoes of colonial Africa. Try the honey cappuccino.

  • Top ChoiceNightlife in Arusha

    Fig & Olive

    On the terrace of the large Cultural Heritage complex on Arusha's western outskirts, Fig & Olive has a Thursday cocktail night, and mellow live jazz and soul at 2pm on the first and third Sundays of the month.

  • Nightlife in Arusha

    Via Via

    This cafe is a good spot for a drink, and one of the best places to find out about upcoming cultural events, many of which are held here. On Thursday night there’s karaoke and a live band (admission Tsh10,000), while Saturday is a barbecue buffet with African music. Things get started at 9pm.

  • Nightlife in Arusha

    Club AQ

    Nightclubs come and go in Arusha with a lot of noise but not much staying power, to the extent that Club AQ is almost a veteran. It has music you can dance to, a mixed crowd tending towards 30-somethings and DJs eager for you to have a good time.

  • Nightlife in Moshi

    Arusha Coffee Lounge

    If you're craving a coffee in the busy Boma Rd area, Arusha Coffee Lounge is a cool, quiet hang-out, with good wi-fi, better coffee and a range of pastries and snacks.

  • Nightlife in Moshi

    Club La Liga

    A large, loud club for dancing or just hanging out and playing pool. The music is mostly Western, but a few African rhythms make themselves heard.

  • Nightlife in Arusha

    Masai Camp

    Arusha’s loudest and brashest club is an institution on the town's party scene. The music is a mix of African and Western.

  • Nightlife in Arusha

    Triple A Club

    Just try to stop your hips gyrating once you step in the door at this busy club.