Tunis is located in a predominantly Muslim country, which means that the locals do not partake in alcohol. Most of the nightlife in Tunis is centered around having a nice cup of coffee or a non-alcoholic drink at one of the many outdoor cafes located on Avenue Habib Bourguiba that are full of people enjoying conversations until late in the evening.
There are hotel bars that cater to tourists, which do serve alcohol. Most of them are quite refined and very relaxing.
The El Hana International Hotel at 49 Avenue Bourguiba has a nice bar on its rooftop on the tenth floor with a spectacular view. This hotel also has a street level cafe that serves food and alcohol with a nice terrace that has a good view of the passers-by on Avenue Habib Bourguiba.
There is a nice bar club at the La Plaza hotel that gets busy on weekends around midnight when the tourists come to the party.
Hotel Africa is a nice place to have an afternoon tea and do some people watching. It is very upscale and relaxing with reasonable prices.
In the Souuse area, there are bars for the male-only clientele that are very seedy and filled with prostitutes. They usually charge a cover and can be quite expensive.
Live Music Bars
Also in the Souuse area are many small bars offering live music. None are that memorable by name because it depends on the band that happens to be playing that particular night when you are out on the town. If they charge a cover, take a quick peek inside first. If you hear music you like, then paying the cover is worth it. Use caution in this seedy area.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Tunis.