Like any holiday destination, Zanzibar is a bundle of fun when it comes to nightlife. Although it occupies a small portion of the island, there are a variety of things to do in Stone Town when the sun goes down.
Sunset and sundowners go hand in hand when it comes to holidays, and this is no exception in Stone Town. Sipping on a cocktail, or mocktail, as the sun slips into the ocean is one of the most popular Zanzibar activities, any day of the week.
Many of the hotels in Zanzibar offer Happy Hour in the early evening, to fuel you as you set off to explore the different bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
Restaurants in Stone Town
To start the ball rolling, you can grab a bite to eat at the night-time food market in Stone Town, which dishes up grilled fish, meat and vegetables along with pesto balls, naan bread and fiery samosas. Alternatively, there are a number of fine Zanzibar restaurants about town that will do the job just as well in a more formal fashion. The Market Kitchen at Essque Zalu Zanzibar, is one such place, offering up a vast range of delectable cosmopolitan fare, in a stylish setting.
The Terrace Bar at the Africa House Hotel is an institution among tourists to the islands, and people have been meeting there for drinks since the Queen was in charge of Zanzibar. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try a hubbly bubbly, or shisha pipe, while you are there.
Mercury’s, named after Stone Town’s favourite son, Freddie Mercury, celebrates happy ‘hour’ from 5pm to 8pm every evening and is another hotspot for visitors to the island.
Essque Zalu Zanzibar features not one, but too vibrant bars: The Jetty and the Baobab Bar. Set against a backdrop of the Indian Ocean, The Jetty is one of the hotel’s most striking features, jutting dramatically out from the shoreline. Taste modern Arabic cuisine and sample the talents of the expert mixologist. The Baobab Bar is ideal for day-end sundowners and boasts delicious cocktails perfect for pairing with the setting sun.
The Garage Club is your best option for unleashing your dancing talent on the unsuspecting nightlife of Stone Town, to an eclectic mix of hip-hop, house, reggae, and African and European pop, played at full volume until the wee hours. With air-conditioning, reasonable entry fees and trendy black and white décor, the Garage Club sets the scene for many a memorable night on the town in Zanzibar.
To find out more about activities in Stone Town, or to book your trip to Zanzibar, simply contact Essque Zalu Zanzibar on +255 778 683 960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.