Rock Garden: Rock the Night
Rock Gardens is a open pub in the heart of the city, it is run by the speke hotel. This night club is ccrowded during the weekends. It has a large dance floor and since it is open, there is enough place to sit and have a nice time if you are not interested in dancing. During the weekdays there is not too much of crowd. But the music and the ambeince is both good. This place is mostly visited by Ugandans and Indians.
Rouge: Dance Away
Rouge is situated just opposite the Kampala railway station. This is on the first floor and a small place. The ambience and music is good. This nightclub is mostly visited by the expatriates staying in the country. On weekends you will find a lot of Europeans and Indians in this place.
Clubs, pubs and discoteques: Infos in general
Ugandans are very outgoing people, especially on weekends. Do not, however, expect much fun on sundays because most of locals stays at home in that day healing their wounds after tempestuous sunday. Actually, it's local habbit to get drunk on sunday evenings, my first neighbor invited me to join him and his companions and get "dead drunk" as he mentioned.
I used to go in the couple of clubs, enjoying in good music and watching locals who dance extremely good. My choice were clubs with african music only because it's full of rhytm and just amazing.
Ndere Cultural Centre: Traditional music performed by Acholi people
First to be mentioned, this guys are excellent musicians, they keep rhytm all the time and make no mistakes. It was amazing experience, listening such a fine music which comes out of nothing. All instruments are hand made, from wood and leather, and yet they perform superior tunes.
The show was conducted by Okello and the guy is great. It was funny to know by him that Acholi people use names which for females starts always by "a" and for males by "o".
Finaly the dancing group. The whole show lasted more than two hours and they never stopped dancing. The coreography was excellent, same as dancing they performed.......
Basement: Good Interiors
Basement is at the back side of Hotel Equitoria. A relatively new nightcub, it is one of the best in terms of the look and ambience. The dancefloor is decent. The entry fee is high, it was 10,000 shillings when it started. Normally frequented by the Ugandans and indians. It is a nice place to sit anc chill out with your friends. The DJ and music very good. Thney also play Indian and Labanese music.
Kampala Casino: Gambling Den
Kampala Casino is the largest Casino in the country. The casino has poker, roulet tables, slot machines and black jack. The casino has a small restaurant and during weekends you will find the place jam packed till 4 am. You get snack and drinks in the restaurant and food and drink is on the house if you are playing.Related to:
- Casino and Gambling
if you can talk you can sing and If you can walk you can dance. Now then, off to the old industrial area to Club Silk and/or Ange Noir. The 2 Disocthekues are relatively close to each other.
If you want you can stay in Equatorial Hotel and go Lords, a quiet exclusive location.
Dress Code: just be cute.
Ange Noir: Big disco
Ange Noir is a disco located in the old industrial area, which is just 5 minutes by taxi from the area where the most importants hotels are located.
There are two different areas, the normal area and the VIP area, with different entry price. If you pay entry for the VIP you can move anywhere in the disco.
VIP area is located upstairs. It has a small dance floor and several sofas. On the other hand, you have a very big dance floor in the common area, where you can enjoy a wide variery of music.
As in almost all the places in Kampala, you have several TV's for enjoying some football match.
Gluepot: Best boozer in Fort Portal
This is the best watering hole in Fort Portal. It’s been around for years apparently under several owners. Quite often you'll be lucky to get in the door if there is a big English Premiership Footie match on the box. Wednesday afternoon sessions seem to be a bit of an institution in the Gluepot for many of the white population in the area, for years people have come for miles to get hammered here.
Nile River Explorers Bar: Party in the middle of no where!
Located at Bujugali falls at Jinja, the Nile river explorers bar is one of the liveliest places in the area! We visited after hearing that 25 Americans were staying and deciding to make a night of it.
The site is just a small bar with a roof, located right next to the Nile (the original launch site for Adrift many years ago) but has great music, a cheap bar and a mini Football table. We spent the evening playing football and really getting to know some of the river guides really well.
The party goes right through the night for those with enough stamina, if you are staying at the Adrift site just get a taxi (Special car hire - about 5,000Ush) there and back.
Dress Code: There is a very strict dress code that as far as I could tell was 'wear whatever you want' and in many cases 'as little as you want'
Rock Garden: Stressing
Rock garden is located at Speke Hotel.
There are two areas in it, the restaurant and the nightclub.
The nightclub is partly open-air, so here you can enjoy the fantastic weather that Uganda has.
The music is international, and the place is quite big, althought in the weekends use to be packed.
The bad point, or good for some people, is that when you haven't even had time yet for ordering a drink you have been "welcomed" by several girls. It is quite stressing, as you'll have all the time some girls talking with you asking for drinks and "other" things...
Kapital: For playing pool
This nightclub is located in kabalagala area, an area full of places to go out.
From the street, Kapital seems to be a small and dirty place... but that's a false image, as it is one of the biggest nightclubs in Kampala, and where there are at least 7 pool tables where you can spend all the evening and night playing.
There are several TV screens in it as well, where you can enjoy some football matches. Mainly from the Premier League.
Al's bar: For dancing
This is a classic place in Kampala´s nightlife.
It is the place where people go (mainly expats), at the end of the night, for having some drinks while listening or dancing international music.
There are two pool tables, (pool is very popular in Kampala), and two floors.
Most of the place is open-air, so you can here as well enjoy the fantastic weather, and if being till late... see how the sun rises...
Rhino Bar: International
Rhino Bar is located at Sheraton Hotel.
Most of the people going out here, are residents of the hotel (as it was my case). So it is a quite international place.
It is fine for having a drink if you're tired and don't want to go out (if you're a resident in the hotel).
In my case I felt a bit strange dancing in the same place where I had my breakfast every morning...
Muyenga Road, Kampala
Unfortunately I don't have a picture for this one but we stumbled upon this great road in Kampala while ina taxi one night. Great number fo bars one one street. Some serving food and greta music playing all around. This a great place to spend an evening.
Dress Code: Whatever you want.
If you want to stay in a luxurious hotel in Kampala, here it is. The Sheraton is located in some...more
Ternan Avenue, Entebbe, KM, UG
Good for: Solo
Looking over the Taxi Park in Arua is the Rippons Motel. This building or two buildings of several...more
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