Whether this is your first time visiting Amman or you have been a regular to the city, there are different hotspots you should check out. Here are a few tips to locating these options. You may be surprised as to the kind of clubs and bars you’ll find in Amman. These destinations are fun and give you a varying taste of excitement. So no matter the kind of bar you’re interested in, you will find it here in Amman.
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While Trader Vic’s is an international chain, you may not have seen such a location before. It is a Polynesian and tiki style bar, so if you enjoy tropical drinks, this is the spot for you. Now, since it is a chain, the drinks are a bit more regulated. Due to this, if you’re looking for a bar that serves stiffer than normal drinks, Trader Vic’s probably isn’t it. But you can still have fun and enjoy the cocktails.
Grand Palace Lobby Lounge
The Grand Palace is a beautiful destination for a hotel. The nightlife is a bit disappointing, which is a more common in other major Middle Eastern cities, but the one bar and lounge it does have is a relaxing area to kick back, enjoy a drink and maybe discuss business or work on a game plan for the rest of the evening. It isn’t a spot you’ll spend hours in, but it is still a rather nice hotel bar.
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If you want a gay bar, this is the only spot in Amman for you. Now, don’t think you need to be gay in order to come in and enjoy yourself. You’ll actually find plenty of women here as well (although the vast majority are men, with the women being mostly women tourists). If you are comfortable with this or it interests you make sure to check it out. Smoking shisha is a common sight here as well.
If you are a fan of the classic pub scene, make sure to visit Amigo. It has a pretty extensive happy hour that runs from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., so whether you are more of an early bird when it comes to dinner and drinks or you are getting more of a late start, you should be able to swing by for a drink. Every night has a different drink special. Check out the Amigo Pub website for information on their changing evening specials.
This is probably the most popular nightclub in the city. It is also a great spot for dancing. You’ll find it plays a good amount of Western music, but there is still a mixture of more regional songs mixed in. It is a great spot to dance the night away.
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Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about the nightlife around Amman.