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Nightlife

 

Abidjan has a reputation for its vibrant nightlife, it is considered to be the liveliest on the continent. There are many nightclubs; bars and what are called maquis’ to discover all over the city. 

It is worth mentioning that smoking in public areas has been officially forbidden since 2012 but its only recently that regular checks in bars and restaurants are being done and if charged, both the smoker and the establishment are liable to pay a fine that can amount up to 100 000 FCFA.

 

 

Rue des Princes in the Yopougon neighbourhood of Abidjan, is today the new Rue Princesse, which was an infamous street filled with nightclubs. Today Rue des Princes is the place to be at night in Yopougon with its multitude of bars and famous maquis such as Le Monde Arabe, le Vélodrome and the Zénith de Baby.

 

Historically the maquis started off as being clandestine restaurants where locals could enjoy some food and drinks. Today the maquis has been modernized into official and sometimes luxurious nightclubs, often with open air spaces for concerts and live music. The Yopougon neighborhood is host to some of the most famous of maquis. As is the case in many other African cities, which have taken after the Ivorian example, the maquis is where most local artists, singers and musicians make a name for themselves.  

Below we have listed some of the numerous nightclubs, bars and maquis that you will find in Abidjan.

 

40 / 40

Type: Bar - Nightclub

Area: Plateau Rue Paris-village

Tel: +225 01 48 24 18

Schedule: Monday - Sunday: 23:00 – 6:00

Facebook: Forty Forty club

Alizee Club

Type: Bar - Snack - Snooker Table - Rhum Bar -  Nightclub

Area: Marcory Zone 4C - 19 Rue Fleming

Tel: +225 07 84 73 53

Schedule: Every day: 17:00 to dawn

Email: alizeeclub@yahoo.fr

Facebook: Alizee Club

Bao Café

Type: Café - Bar - Tapas - Live Music

Area: Cocody Cité des Arts
Tel : +225 58 28 10 73

Schedule : Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 23:00 / Friday - Saturday: 09:00 - 00:00

Facebook: Bao Café

Bar des Sports

Type: Bar

Area: Plateau Rue du Commerce-not far from Novotel

Schedule: Every day except Sunday and public holiday

Tel: +225 08 13 31 59 / +225 20 32 71 37

Black Room Lounge

Type : Lounge Bar (Zouk, Salsa, Rumba, Raggae)

Area: Corner of Avenue Chardy , same building as LIFE STAR Nightclub

Schedule: Monday-Thursday: 17:00-01:00 / Friday-Saturday: 17:00 till dawn

Tel: +225 49 20 20 20

Email: blackroom@soda-com.net

Facebook: Black Room

Blue Coconut

Type: Mini Casino - Lounge - Piano Bar

Area: Marcory Zone 4 Rue 7 Décembre

Tel: +225 04 04 04 10 / +225 21 35 15 15

Facebook: Blue Coconut

Website: eurocomici.wix.com/blueclub

Schedule: Monday-Sunday: 19:00 - 04:00

Blue Rock

Type: Nightclub - Lounge - Cocktail bar - Gymnase

Area: Rue complexe near the university islamic-Cocody Riviera Palmeraie
Schedule: Monday- Sunday: 23:00 - 6:00

Tel : +225 22 49 07 98 / +225 09 57 94 89 /  +225 22 49 09 25

Email : info@bluerockcomplex.com

Facebook: Blue Rock

Butterfly Lounge

Type : Bar

Area: Marcory Zone 4

Cacao Lounge Bar

Type: Lounge bar

Area: Cocody, Boulevard Hassan Deux-Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire

Schedule: Monday-Sunday:  09:00-00:00

Tel: +225 22 48 26 26

Email: H8844@sofitel.com

Website: Sofitel Hotel Ivoire

Café Théâtre

Type: Restaurant - Piano Bar - Snooker table

Address: Cocody Deux Plateaux Carrefour ENA - Boulevard Latrille

Tel: +225 22 41 77 82 / + 225 07 07 18 91

Opening schedule: Every day: 16:00-23:00

Facebook: Café Théatre Abidjan

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