Pubs and bars in Zambia

In Zambia these are places frequented by people looking for a place to drink or even just a social gathering. To attract people to come and consume alcoholic beverages, many new attractions have been added to conventional bars and pubs these days such as dancing floors, moving lights, live performances and so on. The bars attract the young audience while the pubs do it with the mature people.

Pubs in Zambia

Pubs in Zambia usually have a casual atmosphere with soothing and quiet music. The ambience in a pub is cool and you are more likely to enjoy your drink here if you are a 50 year old unlike if you are 20 years old. You will find families that want to spend quality time together here, the music played is cool and mostly constrained to the background. Pubs offer drinks and a wide range of food to their clientele that is mostly locals or regulars who come to relax and unwind after work. Most pubs offer a variety of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Since pubs offer a wide range of food, they can also be called a restaurant, where families and friends can gather, eat, drink and be merry. Mostly they will have finger food (and in certain cases entertainment like sports pubs, themed pubs pool tables and more). Children are allowed as long as they are accompanied with adults for dining purposes.

Bars in Zambia

A bar is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages such as mineral water and soft drinks and often sell snack foods such as crisps (potato chips) or peanuts, for consumption on premises. In Zambia some types of bars usually have a younger crowd and patronage, where people just come to get drunk and have a good time. They serve a variety of alcohol such as beer, wine, cocktails and mocktails and offers a limited menu and few food options, mostly appetizers.

Bars are most commonly associated with loud, bold and bright ambience. In Zambia most bars also offer entertainment such as singers and live bands. Bars in Zambia have an age limit of 18 or 21 depending on where it is located, children are generally not allowed to enter it. Bars are commonly associated with loud, bold, lively and happy ambience. There are also different types of bars that cater to a niche clientele such as sports bars, comedy bars, karaoke bars and college bars.

Some of Zambia's pubs and bars include:

  • Kwesu Restaurant and Pub
  • Keg and Hippo
  • Horse Shoe Steakhouse
  • Royal Dil Restaurant
  • Keg and Lion
  • Don Pedro Spirits & Wines