Nightlife in Addis Ababa

THE 10 BEST Addis Ababa Nightlife Activities

Nightlife in Addis Ababa

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  • MsHaslund
    Copenhagen, Denmark199 contributions
    Great place in Addis for cocktails with friends - or a date. I didn't try the food, but it looked good, and at least they know how to make drinks. The entire atmosphere and deco is really fantastic, and it's nice and spacious, so that you can have privacy. Can definitely reccomend for a night out.
    Written September 11, 2021
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  • Alan G
    11 contributions
    The live reggae was really good and entertaining, good prices for drinks but a small bottle of water was really expensive, and people were smoking indoors which sucked. But otherwise I highly recommend the experience even for those that just slightly enjoy reggae. The entry is free before 10pm
    Written January 23, 2016
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  • weslyto
    Frankfurt, Germany45 contributions
    I really enjoy the show, the singers, musicians, but above all the atmosphere. Everyone was singing and some just danced, it was great time. A bit too loud for my taste, but it is clean, food was great, and enjoy the evening. Parking might be challenging if arriving late. I really liked the location in Addis, beside the Itegue Taitu Hotel (with a nice little shop around the corner).
    Written April 15, 2016
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  • Dantes25
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia115 contributions
    If you are looking for a unique and eco-friendly shopping experience in Addis, you should visit KIKUNDI Store│Gallery at Hilton. KIKUNDI has upcycled glassware, modular furniture and framed and printed art by local artists. You can also find the creative and diverse artworks that reflect the culture and identity of Ethiopia. Its more than just a store, it is a gallery that celebrates the talent and innovation of young entrepreneurs who are making a positive impact on the environment and society. And while you are there, you can enjoy a delicious Ethiopian coffee that is brewed with care and served in a traditional clay pot. KIKUNDI is a place where you can shop local and support local, and discover the beauty and richness of Ethiopian art and craft.
    Written October 9, 2023
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  • Nature95
    Dallas, TX12 contributions
    Unfortunately, we went on a Sunday night and it was completely empty. However, the staff was very attentive, they changed the music to accommodate our preferences and we enjoyed our Cohibas in comfort with a lovely glass of wine.
    Written December 30, 2017
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  • Deepaljain83
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India78 contributions
    This club has 2 levels and good space with 4 bar locations to provide good options to buy mocktails or drinks.
    Music is great and DJ is amazing in terms of mixing.
    The crowd is mixed with some hookers included however no one troubles you unnecessary.
    The security is good and takes care of all people.
    Written August 21, 2016
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  • Mohanned K
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia2 contributions
    I have to say Republic is one of the "classy" Places in the city, it has this exclusive feeling to it.. the music is nice, design is amazing and the crowd is even better but i have to say the service needs some improvement. I couldn't get drinks last time because they ran out of glasses.... i ended up drinking beer the whole night which sucked. Other than that its a great place to mingle and meet new people
    Written March 27, 2018
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  • China N
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia1 contribution
    It is one of the best places you'd ever get in the whole of Bole, Addis Ababa for a restaurant and a place to chill and party with family and friends. They now make lovely Nigerian dishes, like jollof rice, peppersoup, asun and many others. They serve delicious Ethiopian cuisines there. You can have coffe and tea there. they also have the best ambiance and atmosphere; The security is top notch. I'd recommend to any and everyone. You can have parties and meetings there. It is family friendly. The asun and nkwobi, is really second to none. The Cheklah is very delicious. The toilet is conducive and the staffs are very friendly. I love it.
    Written October 30, 2023
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  • Trek64382010549
    1 contribution
    Selamawit gelana

    Was extremely professional and gave wonderful customer service! The bartender yesak ameha was outstanding. This is a great place!!!!
    Written December 28, 2023
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  • TripAddis
    1 contribution
    Great place to enjoy with friends. Addis Ababa's premier Nightlife destination. Recommended for nightlife enthusiasts
    Written June 18, 2019
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  • Green B
    Cranford, UK1 contribution
    Lively club with youthful and vibrant welcoming ambiance. Good crowd of people, Nice dance music, and reasonable prices. Went on a Friday night for the first time with friends and plan to revisit in the near future.
    Written March 18, 2017
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  • Robel D
    London, UK3 contributions
    Live Music, Music on point t, Great people, fun staff, fair price.
    Best place to got to in Addis!!!!!!
    Written May 26, 2021
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  • Passionate Traveller
    3 contributions
    We booked the Addis Ababa tour with Tanian Ethiopia Tours and it exceeded all our expectations. From start to finish, the tour was a delightful blend of cultural immersion and historical places. Our guide provided us with fascinating insights into the rich history and vibrant culture of Addis Ababa.

    The tour included visits to iconic landmarks such as the National Museum, where we marveled at the famous Lucy fossil, and the impressive Holy Trinity Cathedral.
    Written October 14, 2023
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  • George F
    Calgary, Canada29 contributions
    We had a fabulous tour with Hebret and Surafel visiting Entoto Mountain and the National Museum as well as a great lunch at Lucy Restaurant. The guides they hired were very knowledgeable and we really enjoyed their insight. They were able to get us around the city very easily, much faster than some taxi drivers we had hired before, so Surafel really knew his shortcuts. Both knew a lot about the city and also a lot of its history. Well worth going on this trip.
    Written November 15, 2019
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