Drinking and nightlife in Harare

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    Pariah State

    Across the road from Avondale Shopping Centre is this cool little bar that attracts a mixed, friendly crowd of students and professionals. There's a good choice of drinks, including South African wines and beers. Things get lively Thursday and Friday nights with live bands, while Sundays have DJs playing reggae and hip hop. Also has a few other bars across town.

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    Jam Tree

    One of Harare's current hot spots, the Jam Tree is all about its outdoor garden space, good choice of drinks (including bottled craft beers), tasty food and coffee, and live music. Check its Facebook page for upcoming events.

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    Beer Engine

    One of the few recommended drinking holes in downtown Harare, this pub is notable for its selection of tap beers brewed on site by Bespoke Brewers. It does well-priced pints, including a UK-style brown ale, a lager, stout and an occasional pale or IPA. It's a bit rough around the edges, but folk here are welcoming.

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    Centurion

    Looking out to Harare's international cricket ground, this cheerful pub is the ultimate spot to watch a match. Other times it pulls a lively crowd of sports fans glued to the TV screens for rugby, Premier League or cricket with beer in hand while chowing down on pub classics (mains from US$8).

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    Jazz 24/7

    Taking over from the long-established Jazz 105, this city pub continues in the same vein with live bands and DJs playing Afro jazz nightly.

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    Tin Roof

    Popular with Harare's white Zimbabwean community is this notorious pub (brawls aren't unheard of) off the main strip with beer garden, beach volleyball and plenty of indoor seating for eating chargrilled Zimbabwean steaks. Things get loose in the evenings, and there are DJs on weekends.

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    O'Hagan's

    In a city with not too many drinking options, this Irish pub offers a safe, but generic, environment for a relaxed beer. There's Guinness on tap, sports on the TV and decent pub grub.