There are a few night spots in Addis Ababa . One of the most popular spots is Club Illusion, with inexpensive drinks, great music, and a hopping dance floor. Or head over to the first and only, in Africa, Luxury Collection Sheraton Hotel to party at the Gaslight. Though it resembles a Western disco, be sure to observe the dress code by leaving your sneakers and jeans at home. For more dancing without the glam, try Memo, or go there to enjoy a drink in the outdoor courtyard. At the Meda Sports Bar & Grill, relax at the spacious bar and catch a game on television. Guests can also enjoy a more intimate setting in the downstairs lounge, or partake in a meal in the upstairs loft. Finally, you can get the perfect mix of upscale comfort, plus a variety of drinks, at the Black Rose.

When placing your drink order, consider trying tej, the national drink which is brewed from honey, or tela, which is like a beer. Another delicious choice is a juice spritz—fruit pulp served in layers, usually avocado, guava, banana, papaya, or mango. This delicious concoction is served in a glass and eaten with a spoon.

Addis  Live - near Atlas Hotel  traffic lights...on EU road on the right is also highly recommended.

Visitors should take in some night spots where Ethiopian music is played.  The Habasha Restaurant on Bole Road has a lively atmosphere and good dancers.  For azmari music, traditional music played on traditional instruments, such as the single stringed violin, without amplification, try Taji Bait on Micky Leland, near the Axum Hotel end.  The area of Kasanchis has many azmari bait, it's possible to do an "azmari crawl", going from one house to anbother.   

Night life in Addis Ababa gets moving around 11 pm, and goes on all night.  Apart from Kasanchis, check out Meskal Flower Road, the whole of Micky Leland Street, and for disco, the Dome next to Concorde Hotel.

A new club opened near Bole Bridge called ' JAMS ' Reggae on THURSDAY and SATURDAY.