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The Best Night Clubs in Dar es Salaam You Can’t Miss

best night clubs in dar es salaam
Written by Abraham Odhiambo

If you are looking to have fun in Tanzania, then the idea of partying at the best night clubs in Dar es Salaam must have crossed your mind. Dar is known for its vibrant nightlife, making it an ideal destination for travellers who want a fun night out dancing and grooving to the sounds of popular tracks. Even some of the most exciting cities in the world can’t compete with Dar’s nightlife.

In this article, See Africa Today brings you the best night clubs in Dar es Salaam to get you rolling. Expect a crowd, great music, lots of dancing and staying open until the wee hours of the morning in these night clubs.

1. High Spirit Lounge Bar

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High Spirit lounge in Dar es Salaam. Photo/ Tiketi Blog.

High Spirit Lounge is everything classy and chic. This is where to start if you want to explore at least two or three of the best night clubs in Dar es Salaam in one night. One can dine on their delicious cuisine while sipping on their wide selection of wines and beers. The DJ will be playing a great selection of both African and Western beats to get you in the mood and groove till the late hours of the night.

The open-air rooftop bar is located at the top of the IT Mall Building and provides beautiful views of the ocean, especially during the night. Apart from partying, it is also a great place for those who want to go on a date.

2. Samaki Samaki 

Apart from the fact that Samaki Samaki is one of the best night clubs in Dar es Salaam, it is also one of the few Tanzania nightlife clubs where you can buy drinks at affordable prices. It has been operating since 1997 and is popular with tourists.

Samaki Samaki is located along 1 Haile Selassie Road in a hotel where you can also rent rooms. So, have a fun night out without the fear of getting back to your hotel late at night and very drunk.

3. The Waterfront

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The Waterfront. Photo/ Tanzania Hotels Agent.

The Waterfront is the perfect venue if you want to enjoy a beach experience at night. Having built a reputation as one of the best night clubs in Dar es Salaam, The Waterfront serves a selection of fine cocktails and wines. The bar features great music which ranges from RnB to hip-hop and reggae.

4. The Slow Leopard

If you are a sports fan and wondering where to watch your favourite team play, then think no more and head to this amazing club. In the spirit of a gentleman’s club, this is an ideal place to gather as men and watch the game while enjoying your favourite drink. The Slow Leopard is one of the best night clubs in Dar es Salaam.

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Inside The Slow Leopard. Photo/

5. Q Bar

If you’re looking for a slow-paced night fun with a serene atmosphere, inexpensive drinks and nice music, Q Bar is the place for you. It is located close to the Msasani Peninsula, making it a great spot to party all night after booking your room.

6. Jozi Lounge 

Well, you can’t talk about the best night clubs in Dar es Salaam and fail to mention Jozi Lounge. Located along School Rd in the city, Jozi Lounge has regular DJ nights, karaoke nights and disco lights which are very popular there. It boasts a relaxed seating area and an interesting variety of food which can be accompanied by some great beers, wines and other cocktails. Jozi Lounge is a more youthful night club so expect a crowd dancing till morning on weekends.

Where Can I Party in Tanzania?

Dar es Salaam nightlife is by far the best in Tanzania. Being the biggest city, there are so many different places to explore and there is a lot going on all over that deserves you time.

Does Tanzania Have a Good Nightlife?

When one thinks of Tanzania, what usually comes to mind is safari adventures to explore the wide range of exotic wild animals. However, that is not all there is in Tanzania as the East African country offers a nightlife experience that gives some serious competition to even the most happening cities in the world.

Does Zanzibar Have Nightlife?

From casual beach parties to discos and performing arts to people watching, Zanzibar has an abundance of evening entertainment options for everyone.

What Do I Do at a Night Club?

A night club is an incredible place where you get to meet a whole bunch of people having fun. If you are very passionate about music, the DJs are at every nightclub playing good music. Some of the things you do in a nightclub include:

1. Make sure to grab or reserve a booth or a table.

2. Invite your friends out

3. If you intend to drink, you can order a drink at the bar.

4. Dance it out at the night club.

5. Relax and feel free to socialize with different people

About the author

Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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