The Gambia drinking and nightlife

Club in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts


This nightclub is a raucous local affair, and makes a convincing claim to be the most entertaining club of all. It draws crowds on weekends (after about 11pm), and there's occasionally a live band, usually mbalax (p…
Bar in Sanyang

Rainbow Beach Bar, Restaurant & Lodge

This place has a perfect location for drinks, though it's often swamped with tour groups all afternoon (between noon and 5pm). Come early or around sunset to enjoy the food and drink without the circus.
Bar in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts


Reo's is a sleek but welcoming space that ticks all the boxes, with football matches playing on the big screens, a pool table for lazy afternoons, and DJ-fuelled grooves on weekends – plus good pub grub at all hours…
Beer Garden in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Come Inn

For a good draught beer and a solid dose of local gossip, there's no better place than this German-style beer garden. There's also a big menu of hearty international fare (mains D200 to D450) to go with the American…
Club in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts


An anchor of the Senegambia party scene, Aquarius draws a well-dressed crowd out for a big night out to its glittering dance floor. The drinks are expensive and the atmosphere (disco balls, lasers) is strictly party…
Bar in Basse Santa Su

Joe's Bar

A fine place for a drink, Joe's has a riverside setting.