Nightclubs and bars in Afghanistan

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    The non-existent nightlife of Afghanistan: Afghan nightlife? - just kidding

    by Claus_Qvist Updated Sep 19, 2003

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    Don't go to strictly Islamic countries and expect a lot of nightlife.

    The only exception would be the Eid-ul-Fitr, the party ending the Ramadan, but all the celebrations are kept within the family. Try to make some friends among the locals and you'll be in for a great treat.

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    .: Music

    by Narviking Written Sep 1, 2002

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    There isnt much nightlife in Afghanistan...
    Music is now again allowed so perhaps you can meet some local musician and listen to music. Dont expect to find disco and dancing, they all dissapeared in 1992.

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    Nightlife consider none....

    by AliJoe Updated May 24, 2004

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    Nightlife consider none. After the fifth prayer ( 'Isha ) together with them at the nearest Mosque. Move slowly along the Kabul main road,
    see a lot of them sitting in the circle and having a
    * hoogah* with small glass of * chai * (tea).

    The Ballerina Of Afghan !!
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  • Nothing but Quietness

    by smartfrank Written Oct 26, 2002

    If you cannot fall in sleep until the next morning, or if you feel painful without night clubs or sensational movies, you¡¯d better stay far away from Kabul.

    Dress Code: The usual dress for woman is called Burka, which covers woman form head to toe. As for man, it is called Turban, which is similar to that in Saudi Arabia and other muslim countries.

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    Party Time - Kabul Style

    by jimmykranke1 Written Mar 3, 2009

    Kabul does have a developing western style social scene. Bars serving alcohol, mainly frequented by expats and NGO's are popular, although you are unlikely to meet many of the locals in them. Most of them accept US Dollars as the main currency, and expect to pay about 5 bucks for a bottle of beer.

    There also a number of decent eateries dotted around the city, serving Chinese, Indian, Italian and French Food. There's even an American style steak/burger house.

    Because of the security situation almost all of these type of places have armed guards and tight security, and with good reason. There have been a number of attacks against these type of premises in the past. So you will be thoroughly searched on your way in. Visiting bars in the city has a risk factor that every individual must weigh up. You can however reduce the risk by ensuring you have security on the trip to and from the locations. Dont be tempted to wander around the city at night walking from bar to bar.

    Dress Code: Whatevers comfortable, remembering that this is a Muslim country. Ladies having a head scarf available is always advised.

    An Armed Guard at A Kabul Nightspot

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    You've got to be kidding: Nightlife?!

    by Badger23 Written Sep 1, 2004

    Unless you are a elite military unit or have a death wish, I wouldn't do it. I did go out a couple times and regretted it every time. On top of that I was usually pretty drunk. Too many things could happen and help is a long ways away.

    Dress Code: I would suggest :
    Camoflauge Uniform
    Flack vest
    Balistic Helmet
    A loaded gun (travelers choice)

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    Irish Bar: Well, there was some nightlife...

    by Elmsaafir Written May 2, 2003

    The Irish Bar opened up about 1 April or so in Kabul, but unfortunately, closed. Sounds like it just got to be too big of a possible target. It's like they say, "If you have Guiness, they will come..." So, the Irish Bar is closed for now.

    You can see pics of it by going to this URL:

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    The Mustafa Hotel: Contraband beer

    by LeeHarrison Written Apr 2, 2004

    This is as close as Kabul gets to nightlife. If you've come from Pakistan the good news is it's easy to get a beer in Kabul. Just head for the Mustafa and hang out with the NGOs, soldiers and even a CIA guy. The beer's import. When I was there August 03 drinks were $3 but there was a happy hour early in the evening where they were $2. The food is also good but not for those on a tight budget.

    Dress Code: They like westerners to dress western so don't turn up in a Shawal Kamiz.

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    Oh what?

    by pazu Written Apr 24, 2004

    Just forget about this... there're a few places in Kabul that has some "nightlife", but I don't think it's really wise to go. The Mustafa Hotel organize BBQ on the roof occasionally, check the "places to stay" section of Kabul for more information please.

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    By the hotspring of Obey: Traditional afghan music

    by Wakhan Written Jul 7, 2003

    On my way to the central Ghowr province, coming from Herat, I spent the night near the hotspring of Obey. I was invited at a party by local people.

    A night at Obey
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  • Mar 25, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    No life or night life in Kabul don't bother if u try to find a disco or a massage center u will be imprisoned. u can only find rice, meat and Kabab. earn your money and get the f... out of there nothing is going to happen there.

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