Picking the right hot spot during this festive season

Friday December 25 2020
By Lilian Ndilwa

The festive season is with us, having spent the whole year, this comes as a time to unwind as you look forward to the beginning of another year

For party goers there are attractive clubs with good vibes across the country that will fill your festive season with beautiful moments and new experiences

Dar es Salaam

This is the commercial hub of Tanzania with a population of over 5 million people.  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 to match the festive season with memories to cherish.  This festive season revelers will be charmed by the expansive city’s down-to-earth vibe and its range of English and African bars and clubs


High Spirit Lounge Bar

High Spirit

This bar is everything classy and chic. So, if you are looking to unwind and relax from the stress of the day, and for the view lovers, the open-air rooftop bar is located in Ohio Street provides you with the perfect setting to view Dar’s ever changing skyline.

You would not have to pass on the dancing fun as the disco light and great music will put you just in the right mood to bust some moves. They serve Mediterranean cuisine and you would find a nice selection of beers and wines there.


The famous Maison, located on Toure Drive, nestled within the 5-star Sea Cliff Hotel, Maison Nightclub is yours to go club.

 The premier nightclub reflects luxury at its best as it is decorated with adorning lamps and chandeliers, scenting a rich taste of the interior design of the club.

Maison is famous for attracting international music gurus, having their nights anchored by headlining international DJs as the club music reveals you to a whole taste of music


Elements is a Lebanese-Indian regular restaurant during the day that transforms into a bar and nightclub scene by night.

 The restaurant is a bit small-spaced; so it gets crowded on weekends and festive seasons. They serve a variety of cocktails and other drinks. They are famous for having the best music in the city. However, if you intend to solo visit or with a family for the food, a weekday would more advisable to get quality service.


Revelers enjoy a night out at Elements in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO |COURTESY

Samaki Samaki

This place is a regular seafood restaurant that transforms into an upbeat bar from 2000Hrs onwards.

If you are looking to get some wild carefree fun and interaction, you will tell a whole new story right after the first experience.

The music playlist is often trendy and if you love salsa, you would have a swell time trying out new steps with other night crawlers.

SamakiSamaki entails Tanzanian culture with the good vibes the Bar projects, with live dancers and a tasty homely seafood menu.

Havoc Nightspot

Located in the heart of the Msasani Peninsula, is the freshest addition to Dar's nightclub scene. With absolutely one of the best views of the ocean, a stargazing spot which also offers a wide range of drinks and cocktails, it’s the right spot for wasting the night away with the talented DJs and special performers. For every party-goer, Havoc Nightspot is as glamorous as it comes

Mwanza aka Rock City| The Cask Bar and Grill

The Cask Bar and Grill is a famous Bar, engraving Tanzanian culture with killer interior designs that are based on wooden materials.

The Grill is in the heart of Ghana Street, within range of Rock City mall. The Bar is uniquely one of the most modern nightspots with an attractive weekly timetable such as Afro Night, Karaoke Thursday and party Saturday.


Club Galaxy

 When you are walking through Posta Streets, Club Galaxy is right opposite Mwanza hotel and Gold Crest Hotel, It is one of the most attractive nightclubs with the most questioning soundproof.

 Although it is in a small space, it is colorful, with the best customer services and security, so when you get wasted, you are already in good hands.

Arusha the gateway to the Northern Tourist circuit| Triple A Nightclub

It’s one of the largest and most hospitable joints in Arusha in the Sakina suburb area. Triple-A is an all-round spot featuring a restaurant, a lounge, a bar and also hosts live band performances in the nightclub.

They have an ample parking lot and security, and the entrance is free, but an entry fee applies to the nightclub.


Billionaires Lounge

The lounge is in the City Centre close to St. Thomas Hospital, what attracts the locals and tourists to this lounge is the resident DJs playing through all genres of music, winding up every kind of energy within the club. The lounge is lit with Neon Lights, an array of drinks, making every guest feel just like a VIP, as their tagline says.

Dodoma the Administrative capital| New Maisha Club

Located on Mtendeni Street, New Maisha Club is a favorite spot for many revelers in Dodoma. With a well-stocked bar, operated by a know-it-all barman, M-Tosh, and featuring one of the most extensive dance floors in this part of the country, this is the place to unwind after a busy working day.

The club is a favorite spot for many office workers and business people in the city. They meet here to have a drink, a meal and to exchange the latest gossip, as for the festive seasons, this spot might do you magic, interacting with new crowds and wasting the night away.

‍Club 7 Dodoma

Club 7 Dodoma is a glitzy establishment favored by all kinds of workers in town. With its showy decor, brilliant blue lights, and smartly dressed waiters, their drinks and food are slightly pricey, but this does not reduce the demand for their services going by the crowded tables each day of the week and packed weekends as well as for the festive seasons which will enhance an increase in many people who will all want to somewhat forget as well as embrace this eventful year of 2020