Lahore is the capital of the Punjab Province in Pakistan. While you won’t find nightclubs or discos, there are plenty of restaurants, movie theatres, and cafes scattered throughout town.
Restaurants, Shopping, and Cinema
Fortress Stadium is an entertainment center where you can shop for a new outfit, grab a bite to eat, and watch a movie at the attached cinema. MM Alam Road is lined with restaurants, botique shops, and cafes. Lakshmi Chowk is another popular street in the heart of the city and is considered the birthplace of street food in Lahore. For the younger crowd, Hot Spot, is a well-known ice cream parlor where teenagers like to hangout. While in Lahore, check www.danka.com.pk, a cultural guide to the city, for a list of events happening around the city.
After sunset, head to the garmet market. This area, which hours earlier was filled with vendors selling hand-sewn dresses, is the prime spot to find street food. If you’re not familiar with Pakistani cuisine, be warned that some of the food can be rather spicy. However, don’t let that discourage you. The food is delicious and tasting the different dishes is a fun way to meet the locals.
The nightlife in Lahore isn’t what you’d find in Paris, but it’s not as bad as some may make it seem. No, you won’t be able to order an alcoholic beverage, but you can listen to music. At Cafe Zhouk, and places like it, you may even hear western artists like the Beatles and Jennifer Lopez.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Lahore.