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.
It was a surprise to go to Tradervics and find live music all night. The ambience is perfet to have snacks and drinks, or to go to have formal dinner. They have a cuban band playing live music all night.
Thursday to weekend is great. People that are learning to dance salsa gather in this place. And you will eventually forget that you are in the Middle east with such a nice live music.
Dress Code: Casual
This club was like something out of Paris. It was ultra chic, sophisicated, modern, and loungey. The decor was great for entourages and double dates. I have some of the appetizers and the Seafood Spring Rolls were off the chain. And the kitchen stays open until closing. The music was fun middle eastern local stuff but they played Twista and I was COOL!! I had the best time there!!
Dress Code: Fashion-Foward
Located on Rainbow Street, Books café is part bookshop, part restaurant and part bar. It is decorated in ultra modern colourful designs and is a great spot to come for pre- or post-dinner drinks, some shisha (hookah) or to have dinner. It is popular among locals and tourists.
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
Opening Hours 12:00-01:00.
Daily Happy Hour 18:00-20:00.
First Tuesday of each month Happy Hour All Night Long.
Kitchen's opening hours12:00-23:30.
Free WIFI Connection.
The local beer is Pholadelphia and is cheaper than Amstel..
*Special Pitcher offer for which u get a free chicken wings with each order.
*Special Offer on Philadelphia Beer for 3.1 Jds++
*Special Offer on Stolichnaya Vodka Red for 35 Jds++
*Stolichnaya Vodka Gold fo 42 Jds ++(Including 3 mixers of your
*Plus Stolichnaya Night every WEDNESDAY and enjoy buying two bottles of Stolichnaya red or gold for the price of one plus 50%off per glass.
*Enjoy our special Offer On Jack Daniel"s Whiskey for 49 Jds
++(Including 3 mixers of your choice).
*Cheap Shots Bar On Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays,Thursdays where(Dodo,Tequila,Sambuca, Rum,Gin,Whiskey)Shots are sold for 3jds inclusive.
*Our Happy Hour continues daily with our 50%off on alcohol beverages between the hours of 6pm & 8pm.
*Our 1st Tuesday of each Month Happy Hour all night long from 6pm - Closing.
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.
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...
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!
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!
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
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
Not too many places to grab a beer in town. Up the steep steps from Downtown is Rainbow Street.
There are a few bars and places to eat here.
The busiest by a mile was books@cafe, just off the main street.
You will pass a bookstore, look up, there is a huge bar above. It sells nice food and beer 5JD a glass. Has music and sport on TV. Also great views over the town below.
At first upon arriving in Amman on business, i was wary about what to expect for after business hours fun on my 2 week stay there. I am a Chicagoan who is used to having a good time with friends and family. But i can tell you, after meeting some Jordanian American's living there, i had the TIME of a lifetime and can't wait to go back. It was absolutely a good time with really good people. The food, drinks, and people were second to none....I don't want to name establishments because my company won't allow it but they were all just fantastic...CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK IN JUNE......
Dress Code: Casual......
The Grand Palace Hotel has only one bar cum lounge and that is the Lobby Lounge, and like many areas in Jordan, you can smoke right inside the lounge itself as the middle east is a bastion of smoking. The lobby Lounge is open 24/7 as it is just beside the front desk of the hotel. you can order an assortment of local and international beers here like the most popular beer in Jordan, the Amstel draft at JD 8 and other international brands like Heineken or Carlsberg at JD 10 per bottle. assorted cocktails like Mai Tai or Long Island Iced Tea will cost JD 9 per small glass.
then you can just go the next door to the Regency Palace and drinks at their library lounge or at the Trader Vic's or at the Le Piano Lounge.
Dress Code: Casual, no shorts or flip flops or tank tops allowed