Irish pub at the Dove Hotel: Guiness is good for you
The Irish pub, beneath the Dove Hotel, is another breath of the olde country.
Strictly a working man's pub, but with such additions as "Quiz Night" and a dance floor, this is another place that is popular both with expats and Amman's young people.
Bel Mondo: Family Place in Amman
I was just passing by one evening and I decided to try the place the next day with some friends.
It is really the typical Amman nightspot for family or more conservative young couple.
The place is often full and therefore the service is slow.
The menu drink is fine, basic food is offered but no alcohol served !
Dress Code: Casual
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Al-Pasha Turish Bath: Turish Bath
In addition to shopping, having a very luxury turish bath is a must in Amman. You need to make reservation before you go to avoid disappointment. One session costs about US$20.
This place is near 1st circle.
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Villa Café: Smoking...
A place to cool down close to the 5th circle, usually not too crowded, it is possible to have some food but this is not the main purpose.
People come here mainly to smoke the 'shisha' or 'hubblie bubblie' if you prefer. This is a traditional tool where you burn some flavored tobacco and where the smoke is first flowing through water.
Since I’m not a smoker I didn’t want to try it and start coughing! I still remember the day when I tried to smoke a cigarette: so disgusting!! However since then I gave it a try! This is completely unrelated to smoking!! All the bad smell is caught by the water; it’s just as if you were breathing some perfumed hot air… It’s definitely worth a try…
Dress Code: Casual will do!
Vinaigrette: For the view...
Located at the last floor of the Howard Johnson hotel, imho this would be the only reason to recommend this restaurant. The view on Amman is indeed amazing! Except for that, this is just a hype place. The food is not really impressive, not bad but nothing local, it’s just what you could find anywhere in our western countries.
Unless you simply want to eat what you are used to eat (some people are like that), I would only recommend the place for a drink, just to enjoy the view.
Dress Code: Casual is ok...
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Champions Bar: a well-deserved beer
There's not much nightlife in Amman, I must say. The little you can find is normally loceted inside international 5 stars hotel. Because I was longing to have a beer - and it was late at night, the only solution was to go to the Champions Bar inside the Marriott Hotel. General comments: it's just another hotel bar - but at least it served alcohol, which is not the case in more typical Jordanian bars
Dress Code: casual but neat
tche tche bar: smoking nargileh
For nargileh there is a place, again in Shmeisani (Amman). It's called Tche-Tche and is less trendy than the Marriot but so very much nicer: there's agreat selection of teas too. It's a place where it's considered OK for a woman to go in the evening, though i'm not sure the smoking would be approved for a Jordanian woman. Strawberry-flavoured nargileh is recommended: I'm still dreaming of it.
Dress Code: casual but neat
Da Willy (Books@Cafe): Relax and be seen.....
On top of Jebel Amman, this place is the epitome of cool. The nighttime perspective is of another hill brightly lit and serene. The decor of the restaurant is eclectic and bright. This is the place to relax, listen to music (often by the clientele), smoke argileh, drink a few pitchers, and eat some great food. The staff is friendly, helpful, and completely fluent in English. From other tables a mix of English, Arabic and French can be heard-- often at the same table. It is a place to see and be seen for the youth of Amman. The restaurant, Da Willy, is ontop of a bookshop specializing in English content and Internet Cafe (Books@Cafe). Local luxury items (aromatherapy, gifts) and clothing is also available. Though it can be pretty pricey for the experience, it was well worth it.
Dress Code: No dress code, but be stylish to be noticed. Western dress, with some girls even wearing tank tops!
Blue fig - it is...
Blue fig - it is European-stilled club. Both European and modern local music playing. Pretty girls:))
You can also try some nargille club - traditional places serving hubly-bubbly, but no alcohol...pitty...at least they could served beer :)
Try the coctails in the Blue Fig - very tasty!
Dress Code: Put whatever you like.
Let's be honest, there are 3...
Let's be honest, there are 3 'real' clubs in Amman for foreigners. Early in the evening head to Abdoun Circle and the Bigfellows Irish Pub. Bad music, expensive (but good) food, and lots of people standing around checking out everybody else.
As the evening wears on, you will eventually migrate to the Old Irish, which is in the basement of the Dove Hotel between Third and Fourth Circles. 'The Old' features more bad music, cheap beer, friendly bartenders, and a dance floor the size of a pocket handkerchief on which 200 people will be dancing. While they dance, they will be ogled by the dozens of single, sleazy men crowding into the back room. In theory, the pub is only open to couples, but these guys generally 'know somebody' or just look less sleazy on the way in.
Dress Code: This is Amman, and this is the expat set -- you can wear whatever you'd wear to a club in NYC. In fact, some people wear less! Just be aware of the fact that you will have to leave eventually, and possibly take a cab or have to walk, so you want to think ahead about appropriate dress.
Auberge bar: Happy hour bar and cheap Auberge
Full with local men ,cheap prices nice atomospher argila (water pipe) cost 2 JD
Glass of Arak :4 JD
Bottle of Amstel beer 500ML :3,50 JD
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