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Veranda Tapas Bar

Veranda Tapas Bar (Kahama Road, Masaki, Dar Es Salaam) – this tapas bar makes an effort to balance vegetarian and non-vegetarian small plate options. There are galangal infused Thai ginger fish, herb infused chicken breast wrapped around a tangy olive and perfectly crisped golden prawns. Along with those, there are also steamed dumplings (paired with a […]

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The Waterfront

The Waterfront (The Slipway, Msasani Peninsula, Slipway Road, Dar es Salaam) — The name says it all. Here you can enjoy the breathtaking sunset over the Indian Ocean. The menu presents fish, seafood, meat off the grill, and a plethora of pizzas. This highly frequented restaurant is very popular with both locals and tourists. Even […]

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The Terrace

The Terrace (Hotel Slipway, Slipway Road, Msasani Peninsula, Dar Es Salaam) – this bar & restaurant offers great seaside views and classy ambiance. At this venue, Arabian Architecture meets the ideal East African sunset over Msasani Bay. Indoor or pool side seating are both available.

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The Slow Leopard

The Slow Leopard (Plot 1829, 11 Chole Road, Masaki, Dar Es Salaam) — this bar in Dar es Salaam has become a firm favorite amongst locals, expats and travelers looking for a casual watering hole, live sport and a fantastic burger. It’s one of the few bars in Dar you can walk into at any […]

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Shooters Grill

Shooters Grill (Oyster Plaza, 6th Floor, 1196 Haile Selassie Road, Dar Es Salaam) – this is another popular rooftop bar & restaurant in the capital. It’s a mixed expat & local crowd that shows up there for after-work “Happy Hour” get-togethers. There’s also live music during the weekends.

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Samaki Samaki

Samaki Samaki (Haile Selassie Road, Oyster Bay, Dar Es Salaam) – this bar & restaurant serves excellent seafood in a pleasant atmosphere by day, then changes gears and starts to heat up as a bar around 10pm.   A big hit with the locals, you’ll find it packed to capacity on the weekends, making this […]

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Q-Bar

Q-Bar (Haile Selassie Road crossing Ali Bin Said Road, Dar Es Salaam) – this modest bar was opened in 1997 as a space (with indoor & outdoor areas) for people to eat, drink, and kick back and not much has changed. Q’s cozy atmosphere, good music, and affordable drinks make it a welcoming hotspot all […]

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Paparazzi Bar

Paparazzi Bar (The Slipway, Masaki, Dar Es Salaam) — located on the ground floor of The Slipway Msasani complex, Paparazzi is an indoor bar and lounge, which offers the perfect getaway from the hot tropical sun. Paparazzi caters to a local & expat market that wants to be offered quality service, food and drinks in […]

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O’Donovan’s Irish Pub

O’Donovan’s Irish Pub (Haile Selassie Road, Dar Es Salaam) – for those in a drinking mood, this is a great start. O’Donovan’s is a “home away from home” for many expats in the capital. O’Donovan’s always strives to have enough barrels of Guinness, Irish whiskies, and ales for the crowds that show up here. There […]

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Level 8

Level 8 (Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam / The Kilimanjaro Hotel, Kivukoni Road, Dar Es Salaam) – this is a relatively recent rooftop bar in the capital. Located on top of one of the capital’s luxury hotels, this is a great after work gathering place, complete with 360-degree views of the harbor and city skyline. […]