Zanzibar Archipelago

Drinking and nightlife

Bar in Zanzibar Town


Named for Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury, this is a scruffy but popular waterside hang-out for daytime drinks, evening drinks or sundowners in-between. If you get bored of the view over the beach and port,...

Bar in Zanzibar Town

Livingstone Beach Restaurant

This worn but popular place in the old British consulate building has seating inside and outside on a deck under trees directly on the beach. Food is available lunchtime and evening, but mainly this is the place...

Bar in Zanzibar Town

Sunrise Restaurant

The no-frills Sunrise is frequented by locals and budget travellers, and despite the name it's as much a bar as a restaurant, although basic meals (around Tsh10,000) are available. Sit inside to watch TV or out...

Bar in Zanzibar Town

Africa House Hotel Sunset Bar

With a front-row view of the ocean, the Sunset Bar at the Africa House Hotel – once the British Club – has a wide terrace and steady supply of cold beer, making it a perennially popular place for sundowners.

Bar in Paje

Kite Lodge Beach Bar

Rickety wooden tables in the sand, palm-thatch roof, cheap beer, friendly staff and a widescreen view of the ocean. What's not to like.

Bar in Zanzibar Town

Tatu Pub

Tatu means three in Swahili and this place has three floors: a well-stocked bar on the 1st floor, a pub-style restaurant on the 2nd floor (meals Tsh12,000 to Tsh20,000), and a rooftop cocktail lounge on the 3rd...