There is no drinking age limit in Maputo, so anyone can visit these bars and clubs.
The Africa Bar is a well-known nightclub located on the corner of Avenida 24 de Julho and Karl Marx Street, a 5 minute walk from the city center. This club gets really busy, and there can be a long line to get in after 10 pm on the weekends. The clientele consists mostly of well-dressed locals.
T3 is a suburban area in Maputo that is not usually visited by foreigners. The night life in the dusty streets of T3 plays out in small bars along the road. Burning barrels outside the bars and cafes replace lights in the night. The African atmosphere is genuine.
This is a huge nightclub, with three large video screens and a vast dance floor in the center. There is a VIP lounge in the mezzanine overlooking the dance floor that looks like an atrium. The drinks are reasonable, and the club can get packed on the weekends. The action livens up after midnight. Before midnight, it’s empty. If you’re into dancing to African hip-hop beats, then Coconut Live is for you. Definitely for the younger crowd.
Mundos bar and restaurant offers a nice ambiance to hang out in. It’s a great place to chat and meet new people.
Rua de Bagamoyo
Rua de Bagamoyo in the Baixa area is the Red Light District of Maputo. Actually it’s only a small street with 4-5 bars and a strip club. The street is a hangout for prostitutes, so stay away if you don’t like it.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Maputo nightlife.