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The Fig and Olive

The Fig and Olive (Haile Selassie Road, Arusha) – this restaurant offers various Mediterranean dishes (including Greek, Lebanese, and Italian). Lamb minced kebabs, hummus and falafel (fast food in the Middle East) are also served there. Its “off the beaten path” location also gives diners a quiet setting, which is another plus. Live entertainment offered … Continue reading The Fig and Olive

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Story Lounge

Story Lounge (Kibo Road, Moshi) — this two parted space: restaurant and Moshi’s first ever lounge bar is a great hang out. Air-conditioned with a classic collection of long drinks, Story Lounge attracts a more urban middle & upper class crowd. They also have specials, like “buy one cocktail, get one free” on Tuesdays & … Continue reading Story Lounge

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Picasso Café

Picasso Café (Kjenge Supermarket, Simeon Road, Arusha) – this restaurant services mainly Indian and Italian dishes. There’s also sushi. Diners have given this place high ratings, in part, because of the large portions that is typically served here. Live music is provided on Friday evenings.

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Lively Lady Bar & Grill

Lively Lady Bar & Grill (Range Road, Arusha) – located near Sokoine Road and Nakumatt Supermarket, this is a watering hole that draws in a mixed crowd of locals, Indians and expats drinking cold brews and watching whatever sports events are being aired from the region’s satellite TV service. Bar food here includes a mix … Continue reading Lively Lady Bar & Grill

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Le Patio

Le Patio (near corner of Halle Selassie Road, Arusha) – as per its French name, many of the items served here are French. There are also salads, grilled food, sandwiches and pizzas. Like other popular restaurants in Arusha, this one also offers large garden dining areas. Le Patio turns into a trendy lounge on Saturday … Continue reading Le Patio

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La Fiesta Lounge

La Fiesta Lounge (PPF Commercial Building, Njiro, Arusha) – this venue is best known for its Latin music nights (held on Tuesday & Friday evenings). A “Ladies Night” is held on Wednesday nights, as well as occasional parties for the expat community. The Lounge’s DJing sessions is a mix of Reggae, Dance Hall, Afropop, and … Continue reading La Fiesta Lounge

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Kool Bar

Kool Bar (Kibo Road, Moshi) – this bar & restaurant attracts expats (ranging from student volunteers working on projects in Moshi and outer lying areas, to eco-tourists on their way to Mt. Kilimanjaro).

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Johnny’s Bar

Johnny’s Bar (TGT, Arusha) – located on the western outskirts of Arusha, this is a popular bar with the expat community (including South Africans), along with international travelers passing through Arusha. Patrons often come here to watch football and rugby matches. On weekends, outdoor poolside brunch parties are held there.

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Empire Sports Bar

Empire Sports Bar (Sokoine Road, Nakumatt Food Court, Arusha) – for those looking for a sports bar to watch a major football game, this is the place. Free-flowing cold draft beers, bar food, pool tables, and big screen TVs are what’s awaiting both local and expats that come here. There’s also a Karaoke night held … Continue reading Empire Sports Bar

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Cocoriko Club

Cocoriko Club (Kijenge Complex, Old Moshi Road, Arusha) – located on the east side of Arusha, this venue attracts a multi-ethnic crowd. Tuesday & Sunday evenings are devoted to the tourist & expat crowd, while local live bands perform on Monday & Friday evenings, and Thursday evenings are Reggae night. There’s even a taxi service … Continue reading Cocoriko Club