Once a modest, sleepy fishing village on the coast of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam has transformed into a bustling metropolis with a variety of craft markets, restaurants, and beaches to explore. At night, travelers will be charmed by the town’s down-to-earth vibe and its range of English and African bars and clubs. Whether you’re looking for a crowded dance floor, or a casual joint to take in a sports game and watch the sunset, we’ve covered the best bars in Dar es Salaam to suit the style and mood of every traveler.
Situated on the eighth floor of the Hyatt Regency Kilimanjaro Hotel, Level 8 is one of Dar Es Salaam’s most elegant bars, partly thanks to its gorgeous 360 degree views of the city and harbor. Relax with a cold beer in hand, listen to one of the live musical acts they bring in throughout the week, and enjoy the Tanzanian sunset from every angle.
24 Kivukoni Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, +255 764 701 234
Located within the Hyatt Regency and part of the Odyssey International group of casinos, Kilimanjaro Casino blends Old World sophistication with upmarket modernism for a classy night of games, bets, and rising stakes. The house offers everything one would expect, from roulette and slots to blackjack and Texas hold ‘em. Players of all levels are welcome here, from seasoned gamblers to novices banking on beginner’s luck, so grab a drink and try your hand at winning the jackpot!
Price: Fine dining
Hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-4am, Saturday-Sunday 5pm-5am
Watch out for: State-of-the-art slot machines (open at 12pm every day)
24 Kivukoni Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania +255 764 70 1234