Bongwe Pub & Grill

Top choice pub in Lusaka

A favourite watering hole for many locals, expats and tourists (and basically anyone who likes a drink) is this tropical dive bar, set in an open-air shack centred around a palm tree. There's a pool table, sports on the TV and always someone around for a chat. On Fridays it's usually pumping and regularly has local bands and DJs.

Also keep an eye out for its (mostly) annual music festival, which always has an interesting lineup of bands.