Tunis drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Medina


There's no shortage of characterful cafes and restaurants in the medina, but this one tops them all. The downstairs space with its arches, rug-adorned platform seating and painted columns may initially present as a …
Top Choice Cafe in Centre Ville

La Casa del Caffè

Stop the presses and send hallelujahs to the heavens! This cafe facing the Tunis Ville train station employs baristas who know their trade and use freshly ground Illy beans to make their Italian-style coffee. It als…
Top Choice Bar in Centre Ville

Le Malouf

The Ville's best bar is hidden behind a high wall and yellow door that give no hint of the bohemian scene that unfolds within. Tables and bar stools are scattered around a treed courtyard, DJs spin a variety of musi…
Top Choice Cafe in Medina

Café Chaouachine

A mass of tables set in passageways under the vaulted arches of the medina's most atmospheric souq, this cafe is popular with locals of all ages and genders. It's a great spot for a mint tea, coffee or shisha.
Bar in Tunis


Habibi serves up excellent cocktails in an interior that fuses the modern with the 1950s, as well as in a softly lit courtyard, and drinks can be paired with food from Bistro Nippon in an exciting collaboration. The…
Cafe in Medina

Panorama Medina Cafe

This mosaic-adorned rooftop cafe in a dilapidated building behind the Zitouna Mosque can be hard to find, but its view over the mosque courtyard is the best in the medina. It's extremely popular with local students.…
Cafe in Sidi Bou Saïd

Café des Nattes

Fronted by steep steps that feature in many tourist photographs, this traditional cafe has hosted André Gide, Paul Klee, Simone de Beauvoir and many other bohemian types over its long history. Its Andalusian-style i…
Bar in La Marsa

Le Carpe Diem

A favourite with the young expat crowd, this unpretentious venue is the place to be if you want to dance until the early hours fuelled by tequila shots. During winter, the indoor venue can get a little smoky; in sum…
Bar in La Marsa

Dar El Marsa

Sweeping 360-degree views of La Marsa Beach and the Carthage hills are on offer at this all-season bar/restaurant on the roof terrace of the fashionable hotel Dar El Marsa. The drinks aren’t too expensive, and food …
Bar in Tunis

Wax Bar

Not just another bar, Wax is a don't-miss on the Tunis party scene, especially for vinyl nerds, who will relish the opportunity to exchange records with the bar's own collection. Expect an eclectic range of live ban…