It's quite strange that a country doesn't have it's own beer for sale. Eritrea has as far as I know two kinds of beer. But it's hard to get due to shortage of ingrediens (malt and hops). The country give priority to food and use the ingrediens to bread instead of beers.The "Asmara" is the best known beer, but wasn't available when I was there in...more
You may see Asmara Beer in guidebooks and on menus, but ask for it and the waiters laugh. It apparently hasn't been available since 2006, when the brewery ran out of ingredients and closed. Now the only beer you can find is Heineken or Chinese beer (if you're lucky) at an eye watering cost of 80-100 Nakfas a can ($7). The only local beer, which we...more
ASMARAWe tended to drink mostly in restaurants, ordering wine or beer with our meal. However we were very impressed by Zara cocktail bar next to Blue Bird restaurant - great cocktails and an impressive selection of drinks. Almost feels like a London cocktail bar! If you want to try the only local beer, the Khartoum Hotel bar will oblige, but be...more
Both Asmara and Massawa have their share of nightclubs and restaurants that triple as night bars and discos and scenes of live music, too.I had great fun going to a couple of these, neither of which were rowdy. Quite informal, dress up for the occasion you are on. If you want to look astonishing, this is the place to do it, if you want to hang out...more
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