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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.

 

Free Jazz Space

Type: Lounge bar

Area: Cocody-Riviera Anono

Tel: +225 02 85 11 05 / +225 43 71 49 95

Schedule: Monday,Thursday, Wednesday & Sunday: 17:00-02:00

Facebook: Free Jazz Space

Garden Lounge Bar

Type: Lounge bar - Restaurant

Area: Cocody Deux plateaux

Tel: +225 09 26 14 29/ +225 08 06 86 10

Schedule: Monday-Sunday : 16 :00- 01 :00

Facebook: The Garden lounge Bar Food

Georges V

Guantanamo Bar

Hacienda Lounge

Type: Lounge Bar- Restaurant

Area: Cocody entrance of Blockauss - Near Hotel Ivoire
Tel: +225 41 88 32 77

Schedule: Monday - Saturday : 16:00 – 06:00

Facebook: Hacienda Lounge

Happy Lounge Bar

Type : Bar lounge-Restaurant

Area: Cocody Deux Plateaux Vallons-Opposite Clinic les Bleuets
Schedule : Monday - Sunday : 11:00 - 02:00

Tel : +225 22 42 35 30 / +225 87 10 11 12

Email: info@happy-lounge.com

Facebook: Happy Lounge

Haut Niveau (ex Kirikou)

Type: Bar - Nightclub

Address: Angré 7eme Tranche-Boulevard Latrille

Tel: +225 04 25 86 20 / +225 08 84 21 21

Schedule: Every day from 20:00

 

Hollywood Boulevard

Type: Bar lounge - Events

Area: Cocody Deux Plateaux Rue des Jardins
Tel: +225 40 75 85 98

Schedule : Tuesday - Sunday : 12:00 - 02:00

Facebook: Hollywood Boulevard

IBIZA Night Club

Type: Discotheque-Restaurant

Area: Quartier imperial-Grand Bassam

Tel: +225 79 67 57 76 - +225 79 67 16 81 - +225 79 68 44 69

Schedule: Every day

Facebook: IBIZA Nightclub

Isy Club

Type: Bar

Area: Marcory Zone 4-Rue Mercedes (Pierre et Marie Curie)

Tel: +225 48 09 59 73

Opening schedule: Every day: 17:30 to dawn

Facebook: Isy Club

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