Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar. When out at night, there are several entertainment options, including live cabaret performances, bars, and nightclubs.
Hotel Glacier and Cabaret
Hotel Glacier is a lively restaurant, bar, and entertainment venue in the heart of Antananarivo. While it caters to families and couples during the day, the bar is anything but kid-friendly when the sun goes down. Prostitutes are very aggressive here, and yes, prostitution is illegal in Madagascar. Despite its dangers, Hotel Glacier regularly hosts live music, cabaret, and dances. If you stay away from the criminal activities, it can be a good place to get a taste of the local music scene.
Bars and Clubs
Antananarivo isn’t short on bars. Without much effort, you can find cheap drinks and comfortable accommodations. If you’re looking for a party, checkout one of the many nightclubs in town. Pandora Station is a popular club in town. There, you can find affordable cocktails, loud music, and more than a few people who want to dance. Espace Dera in the Tana neighborhood, is another option. This club includes a large dance space, but also a separate, less crowded room where patrons can grab a drink and carry on a conversation. Espace Dera is a breath of fresh air for tourists who want to experience Antananarivo, but don’t want to be crammed in a hot, sweaty dance hall.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Antananarvio.