10 African Cities With The Best Nightlife

Best Cities For Nightlife In Africa

Africa is a great place for nightlife overall. However, there are cities that provide some of the best experiences that you'll never forget. The following are the top African cities where you can find unmatched nightlife experiences.

10. Lome Nightlife

Lome is the capital city of Togo. Togo is a tiny West-African country along the Gulf of Guinea. The following are some of the best spots for you to wine and dine while enjoying Lome's nightlife:

  • Le Privilège
  • 7 Clash
  • Monte-Cristo Lome
  • La Villa

Lome is a port city located on the south-western end of Togo on the Gulf of Guinea. It boasts of good nightlife, friendly locals, and great hospitality.

9. Accra Nightlife

Accra is the capital city of Ghana. Some of the great spots where you can have a great nightlife experience in Accra include:

  • Django Bar
  • Republic Bar & Grill
  • Carbon Night Club
  • Plot 7
  • Champs Sports Bar
  • Club Onyx
  • Kona Café & Grill
  • Clear Spice
  • Firefly Lounge
  • Labadi Beach
  • Monte Carlo
  • Belaroma

This is a great city where English-speakers will find it easy to move around and interact with the locals.

8. Luanda Nightlife

Luanda is the coastal capital city of the Portuguese-speaking Angola. The following are some of the best nightlife entertainment spots in Luanda for you to sample:

  • Lookal
  • Coconuts
  • Kasta Lounge
  • Casa do Peixa da Bela
  • Quintal do Tio Jorge
  • Palos
  • La Vigia
  • Cira Club
  • Maiombe

It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. As such, there are new residents, both local and international whose entertainment needs have to be catered for. Luanda hasn’t disappointed in this regard. It has many nightlife entertainment spots.

7. Lagos Nightlife

Lagos is West Africa's biggest city. Although it is Nigeria's biggest city, it is not its capital city. Instead, Abuja is Nigeria's capital city.

Besides being the most populous, Lagos is a place of fun, fashion, and a great nightlife. The following are some of the best spots that will make you have unparalleled nightlife experience:

  • Club Quilox
  • Escape Nightlife
  • Club 57
  • Cubana
  • Prive Lounge
  • De Moon Lounge
  • Ember Creek
  • Sailors Lounge
  • Lendar Bar
  • Club Pravada
  • Piccolo Mondo

Lagos is a port city located along the Gulf of Guinea in the south-western part of Nigeria. It is an oil capital where Nigeria’s major oil hub is located.

6. Port Louis Nightlife

Port Louis is an Indian Ocean seaport. It is the capital city of Mauritius. Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island off the coast of East Africa.

It is one of the best tourist destinations in East Africa. The following are some of the best hot spots to enjoy your nightlife in an oceanic environment:

  • Pointe aux Canonniers
  • Banana Beach Club
  • Senator Club
  • Insomnia Club
  • Karma Lounge Pool & Restaurant
  • Les Enfants Terribles
  • Lakaz Cascavalle Restaurant & Club

Tourists flock to Port Louise to enjoy plenty of sunshine and sea breeze while relaxing on the white sand beaches.

5. Maputo Nightlife

Mozambicans love to let loose after a day’s hard work. The following are some of the places where you can join Mozambicans to have a great night of fun:

  • Coconuts Live
  • Chez Rango
  • Sinatra’s
  • Havana Bar
  • Clube Maritimo
  • Africa Bar
  • Mundos
  • Rua De Bagamoyo

Maputo is the capital city of Mozambique. Maputo is a port city with a great oceanic atmosphere along the shores of the Indian Ocean.

4. Nairobi Nightlife

Nairobi is the largest city in Eastern and Central Africa. It is the capital city of Kenya.

Once billed as ‘The Green City in the Sun’ due to its old glory as the greenest city in Africa, and now ‘The Silicon Savannah’ due to its high number of IT startups, Nairobi by night is just another place. Some of the best hotspots to enjoy your nightlife while in Nairobi include:

  • Simba Salon, Carnivore
  • Brew Bistro
  • Havana Bar & Restaurant
  • Galileo Lounge
  • Bacchus Lounge
  • Kclub House
  • Mercury Lounge
  • Black Diamond
  • Skylux Lounge
  • Casablanca
  • Kengeles
  • Tribeka

The throbbing nightlife in Nairobi quickly erases its chaotic daytime and ushers in moments of relaxation, great leisure, and hearty entertainment.

3. Johannesburg Nightlife

Johannesburg billed as Africa’s financial capital, does not dampen its throbbing nightlife spirit. The following are some of the night spots that make Joburg a great place to enjoy your night out:

  • Taboo Night Club
  • Movida
  • The Summit Club
  • Churchill’s Bar
  • Reality Club
  • The Rock
  • Sir James van der Merwe
  • Chaf Pozi

Popularly known as ‘Joburg', this city has some of the best nightlife experiences in Africa. It competes effectively with some of the best nightlife places in the Western world.

2. Cape Town Nightlife

South Africa has big cities that compete effectively with European capitals. Cape Town is one such capital.

Cape Town is a port city established on the south-western end of South Africa. Some of the leading night clubs that bring to beat the throbbing nightlife include:

  • Cocoon
  • The District
  • Bob’s Bar
  • Che Bar
  • The Baxter Theatre Centre
  • Coco
  • Shimmy Beach
  • Madison Avenue
  • Fiction Music Bar
  • Decodance Night Club

Cape Town is growing so fast and soon will edge out Johannesburg, not only as Africa’s financial capital but also as South Africa’s largest city. Cape Town’s great climate makes it a good atmosphere for night revelers.

1. Marrakech Nightlife

Marrakech is a small city found in the mid-western part of Morocco. Some of the well-known clubs where you can enjoy your nightlife while visiting Marrakech include:

  • 555 Famous Club Marrakech
  • VIP Club Marrakech
  • Theatro Marrakech
  • Café Arabe
  • Factory’z
  • Nikii Beach
  • So Lounge
  • The Royal Mansour Bar
  • Le Churchill Bar
  • Comptoir Darna
  • So Lounge

It is an internationally renowned nightlife city with many clubs that are internationally reputable. It could as well be billed as Africa’s nightlife capital.


Nightlife in Africa is such an exceptional experience. You not only get to mingle with friendly people but also get to enjoy great entertainment in wonderful weather.

Within each of the top African cities for nightlife, we have listed for you some of the hot spots where you can enjoy memorable moments.

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