Miki's Pub is a restaurant and bar in the Munyonyo area in the south-east suburbs outside Kampala. The place is well known for barbecue food, especially pig. It's cheap to eat and drink. But it's not many taxis or Boda-Boda's here at night, so getting back to your hotel in Kampala can be hard.
As a Ugandan, I will tell you right at the beginning of this review that the social scene in Kampala is dazzling and the night life hectic yet quite interesting, I should know, I did it all: from the discotheques to the only Casino in town, from theaters to live music performances to private parties organized by the foreign delegates and the well-to do of Kampala. I have done it all, ask me and I shall point you in the right direction. For starters if you love dancing like I do, then you want to know about Ange Noir Discotheque “Black Angel” in French. Black angel indeed, what they do in there in the dark of the night is dance, dance like there is no tomorrow. If there is anything Ugandans like, it is music and good times, and they do have rhythm like you have never seen. People who tell me they can’t dance usually get the same response I give others “if you can move one leg to the right and then to the left, you can dance” my friend Agnes says if you can walk you can dance.
With that said, lets head on to Ange Noir: last year I went home to take my darling daughter to get to know her grandmother, while I was there my girl friend Agnes and Kevin, the muzungu I picked up in Dubia went dancing at Ange Noir. Located in the old industrial area of Kampala, it is the longest serving dance place with all the dos that go with a high tech dancing hall, rotating disco lights, three levels of dance floors each playing different music, Mystique is the most expensive area of the discotheque to get into. Well I had just arrived from the US so I had dollars to exchange and spend, so we went to Mystique. Great music and rhythm, boy do Ugandans dance, I had forgotten how much we used to dance, all of a sudden I felt like a learner a midst the wild almost erotic dancing.
Right next door to Ange Noir is another discotheque called Silk Club, a different ambiance with more dance room here. If you get tired at Ange Noir, you can literally stroll next door for change of scene and music.
Dress Code: Decent/ Nice
There are famous places to hang-out in Kampala where the crowd is much more appealing and of a certain class. “Just kicking” is one of the few on the other side of town (well more like the residential, high market, diplomatic place to be. One of the co-owners of Just Kicking, Michael is a good friend of mine, infact he hosted my undergraduate graduation party at his restaurant right around the time they were opening Just kicking. Just kicking is a sports bar no different from the many American styled sports bars with huge screens airing sports. It is undoubtedly Uganda's leading sports bar, and is located on Cooper Road in Kisementi right next door to 7, Cooper Road the restaurant (Kololo Hill side).
When it first opened the white water rafting team (Adrift) was a popular crowd, showing off their exploits of the wild river Nile. Four giant screens grace the four corners of the bar sky beams with walls covered in sports memorabilia. Michael is English, so the British theme is apparent with a framed rugby shirt for Jeremy Guscott. The place gets really busy on Friday nights and getting a drink fro the bar is an adventure in itself. There are no waitresses or waiters to serve you so you have to go to the bar to get a drink (unless you are a lady who came with a man and he is gentlemanly enough to order for the two).
So if you are ever in Kampala even if its for a short period of time, it is definitely worth to going to Just Kicking. You can have a cold beer, great food including finger foods to full size meals for a reasonable price.
Dress Code: Descent/ Nice
Bubbles as it is affectionately known, is an Irish pub, tucked away on a backroad of Acacia Avenue, close to the Golf course. The night to be here is Friday, with some 70s/80s throwback music. Barbecue and a nice stew are available, so are the usual beverages. Close the session with an Irish Coffee, before heading to Club Rouge or the Casino.
Dress Code: Wear clothes...If you come naked, people will probably laugh at you...
Kabalagala is a neighborhood in the south-east Kampala. The area are known for many restaurants, bars and night clubs. Start walking up Tank Hill Road towards Muyenga.