Dhaka, Bangladesh: Nightlife, Bars and Cafes

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The nightlife in Dhaka is not as often as some other popular Asian destinations but it is also not rare. On the other hand, the definition of nightlife depends on what the travellers are looking for. There aren’t many pubs or clubs; instead there are social clubs . For alcohol, some top hotels serving alcohol to foreigners but as it is a Muslim country, it is not recommended to ask the locals about a pub’s location. There are few local places to find a drink. They can be found in most neighborhoods.  The social clubs have a party network such as Dutch Club, Canadian Club, Nordic Club, International Club, American Club, Heritage, Privilage and more. They usually need a membership to enter.

Jatra Bangladesh Limited

It is a music and arts lounge which hosts regular live music and spoken word events. The interior has brightly painted walls and soft lights that creates a caravan atmosphere. Thursday nights are folk music nights, Fridays are open-mic and Saturdays are electro-acoustic. There is also a small restaurant planned for the venue. Address: 60 Kemal Ataturk Ave, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dhanmondi Lake

They serve tea or coffee in a pleasant spot on a tree-shaded island on Dhanmondi Lake. It is a popular hang-out area for late afternoons and early evenings. Address: Dhanmondi Lake, Off Satmasjid Road, Dhaka,  Bangladesh.

Blue Moon Recreation Club

It is likely to live the sports bar experience. The Blue Moon referts to the surfeit of neon lighting. There is food available and there is sometimes live music on Wednesday and Sunday nights. Address: 3rd Floor, 67/D Road, 11, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladash.


It is a dark and women-free venue but still, it’s popular. Local beers from Tk 20 and the prices of imported beers start from Tk 250. It is located on the second floor of a small handicrafts market opposite Ruposhi Bangla Hotel. After some hours,  the entrance must be from around the back of the market. Address: Off Kazi Nazrul Islam Ave, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Coffee World

It is a small coffee shop with a bright and comfortable ambience. Coffee starts from Tk 100, it opens earlier than most. It is popular with the business takeaway crowd. Address: House 98, Rd 11, Banani, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Star Cineplex

It is located on the top floor of the massive shopping centre Bashundhara City. The cinema has English-language options for the lates Hollywood movies, as well as Bollywood movies. The tickets are around Tk 150-250.

Club Gelato

It is decorated as an Italian cafe and serves coffee and one of the best ice-creams in Bangladesh. The prices are around Tk 120. Address: House 50, Road 11, Banani, Dhaka, Banghladesh.

Shilpakala Academy

It is the best place to see cultural performances in Dhaka. It is the national academy of fine art and the performing arts. Address. 14/3 Segunbagicha, Ramna, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Cofi II

It is a sixth-floor cafe with food fresh coffee, decent food and views of Dhaka from the garden terrace. The prices start from Tk 120. Address. House 6A, Rd 113, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Chhayanaut Auditorium

It is one of the best places in Dhaka to see classical Bengali and traditional folk music performances. Address: House 72, Rd 15A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Sher-e-Bangla Stadium

The stadium hosts the Dhaka Dynamites Twenty 20 cricket team and it is a good spot to watch Bangladesh international cricket matches. Address: Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Osmani Auditorium

One of the best place to attend cultural events. It is located 1 km southeast of the Supreme Court. Address: Abdul Ghani Rd, Dhaka, Bangladesh.