There is a bar called Shakespeirs pub in Hammammet which advertises nightly entertainment. For the sum of 10 Dinar you get to watch probably the worst pub act I have ever seen. It was supposed to be a drag act. Two guys dressed in womens clothes miming to really poor quality recordings .......... I just didnt get the point or the entertainment value. It is really dreadful, other people in our hotel mentioned that some of the other acts were also really bad. Avoid it, it is just a rip off. The draught beer was also flat, if you must go here drink bottles of beer.
Since posting this tip I got a message from the owner of Shakespeirs complaining that they have never had a complaint about their entertainment. The terrible entertainment at this awful pub was one of the main talking points at our hotel since it was closeby. I repeat avoid it!
shakespeare resturant is the only british bar in hammamet run by british offering a taste of home with a varied menu and entertainment programme.the friday night cabaret including singers,drag show and a karaoke show with a choice of over 19606 songs was a great evening enjoyed by fellow uk traverlers,many friendships were made coupled with an excellent happy hour.
Dress Code: smart casual
shakespeares has everything
its not just a nightspot where you can dance ,be entertained, and enjoy a meal, it also provides a place during the day to sit and relax and enjoy the tunisian sunshine with friendly owners and other like minded tourists
the owners are dawn and ramsey and they welcome everyone,they also have two more english staff,shirley and jackie , both of who are from previous bars which were the las palmas and cheers bar both were situated at the bel air hotel ,but are both now closed , but now they welcome customers at the shakespeare
there is always plenty going on at shakespeares from pool competions and sky sports to entertaining evenings providing belly dancers, drag shows and comedy also soon there will be a large beer garden.
Dress Code: there is no dress code for this venue just turn up as you are
Most visitors don't come to Tunisia for the nightlife. If you are looking for entertainment in the evening you're best bet is to stick to the big cities such as Tunis and Sousse. There are many more bars, restaurants and even a few nightclubs. The contrast between the villages in the south and the main cities in the north was noticeable. In some of the places we visited in the south, restaurants closed at 9pm and little stayed open after dark.
After spending all our days exploring the sights of Tunisia we were usually too tired in the evening to do too much. I normally drink more alcohol than usual when on holidays, especially wine with meals, but many of the restaurants we went to didn't serve alcohol. And I was rather glad of this - it made us much less tired when exploring during the day.
In the evenings or the daytime you can visit any of the hotels around your resort for a drink,its a nice way of checking them out if you want to return to Tunisia,This hotel was in Hammamet Yasmine and it was like walking into something out of disneyland,it looked like a hotel built inside a cave,it was lovely how they did it.
If you are staying in Hammamet or Yasmine Hammamet you need to visit the Latino. It has a good mix of music and a great atmosphere. It will cost about 5 dinars to get a taxi from Yasmine Hammamet to get there. Vodka and other spirits can be quite expensive but a bottle of beer is only 3 and half dinars. Believe me, you need to go to the Latino!
from the reviews we read before flying out to tunisia we knew this was not a lads holiday 5 lads ready for some serious clubbing but tunisia as a destination seems a bit odd but trust me when i say it was very very good...
The places to hit are samara now known as living on a saturday night very busy but a lot of couples
bar mericana very good loads of single ready to mingle ladies but be warned drinks are expensive in living £80 for a bottle of vodka you have to buy full bottles in living
primadonna very good dance music
red gwana very good
vincci hotel club full of italians
their are many bars and clubs within hotels also
if you are intending on going clubbing do not enter the club until 12:30am ish becuase they are dead before 1am clubs close at 4am in tunisia so the later ther better also if you are a tourist their aint really a dress code for yourselfs
but make sure the door men dont screw you by charging you all places are free for tourists well all the ones above were but we saw a lot of other people getting stung with a 10dinar charge
finally be warned a lot of tunisian men are batty boyz you may have to box a few up like we did
Dress Code: dress code: casual, no football tops though not even tunisia football tops we tried that one also it didnt work
The nightlife in Port El Kantaoui is very much based around the hotels. Most hotels have bars & restaurants aswell as a Nightclub at the Marhaba Palace where i stayed for the week.
Not many people we spoke to went out at night, if they did most people went into Sousse for the evening by taxi as there is much more to offer on nightlife.
We did enjoy the Thomson Showstoppers show which takes place in Sousse. This can be prebooked at your hotel. See my other tips for more details.
Bring on the Belly Dancers! These ladies were actually very good & got people up & dancing with them.
The Arabic translation for belly dancing is raqs sharqi, which actually means dance of the orient. The movements in the dance were actually to prepare women for child birth & to regain their figure after the birth.
The belly dance performances we see today are usually a mixture of ancient African and Middle Eastern dance.
This Snake Charmer was a very cheeful chap, another "ok" act.
Snake charming has been a popular form of entertainment of centuries, believed to have originated from the Indian subcontinent, now you can see it all over the world. Snakes apparently do not hear music the way we do, but by vibrations.
Its was another one of the acts, during the evenings entertainment at the hotel.
He has this pointed metal steak on his neck & then someone stands on his back. Not really my cup of tea, but it passed the time (~_~)
In the bar of the Hotel Miramar, they had entertainment quite a few nights of my 2 week stay. Ranging from dodgy to being quite entertaining. I am sure most of the hotels in Hammamet but on eveing entertainment some evenings a week.
Dress Code: Casual
this place wasnt bad.its actually in a shopping complex on the first floor.its linked with the taj merhaba hotel.you can get a decent enough pint or a cocktail for the ladies & was comfortable enough.
this was just round the corner from our hotel.it was pretty good.it got hammered friday & saturday was pretty full on sunday but then during the week was dead.not bad though mainly youngish locals about 70/30 split with men the 70%.was open until the early hours.we usually went round midnight.
Dress Code: smart dress.
Postoje lokali u kojima se okuplja iskljucivo lokalno stanovništvo. U jednom takvom lokalu proveo sam nekoliko noci slušajuci melanholicne pjesme koje je pjevao momak uz pratnju lutnje (lut na tuniskom). Muzika je vrlo neobicna i nadasve zanimljiva. Ta glazba je u Tunisu vrlo cijenjena i omiljena.
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