Great late night bar/club, a local recommended this to us. Everyone spills out onto the steps outside. Lively fun crowd.
alley on right behind Nautica, leading off main harbour. You pass a small casino on your right just before the alley.
Beautiful square right in the centre of the old palace walls, with cathedral lit up at night. We passed through at about 11pm and there were loads of people sitting on cushions on the stone steps listening to a woman with guitar accompaniment who was singing from a bar, and waiters were coming round to take drink orders - perfect ambiance in magical setting!
right next to cathedral
Don't rule out evening Eurostar trains to Lille or Paris. Tickets are often cheaper and, despite the clocks being an hour ahead, your break can still start that night, as there's plenty of accommodation near the Eurostar terminals and good restaurants that stay open late.
For example, microbrewery Les Trois Brasseurs (22 Place de la Gare, Lille) has cheap-and-cheerful local dishes, while you might also try the art deco Brasserie Terminus Nord (23 Rue de Dunkerque, Paris).
The Serena's burgers are to die for - and you get to eat them sitting by their pool in their beautiful grounds. If anyone can work out the secret ingredient please, please post it on Been there.
Kenyatta Avenue/Processional Way - central Nairobi
Tel: +254 20 282 2000
An excellent restaurant slightly out of the normal tourist areas. A converted warehouse with some al fresco dining. Food was excellent and very Belgian. Service was prompt but not intrusive. Lots of locals. Atmosphere was great.
Rue Notre-Dame du Sommeil 12-20 ... Off place du Jardin-aux-Fleurs, Around the Fish Market ... www.manufacture.be
Excellent atmospheric bar full of locals all having a good time and doing it in a civilised manner.
No English spoken but ask for 'chop Quilmes' (draught beer) and that may be all the Spanish you need!
I met six other Irishmen at a football game and they announced they were off to a bar they had found that they really liked - turned out to be the same one I had discovered days before: Bar Seddon!
The food is not bad either.
Corner Defensa and Chile.
Google map: tinyurl.com/ms4ltf
About an hour south of Mombasa is Diani beach, with the usual white sand, clear water and palm trees.
Forty Thieves bar/restaurant is a popular haunt that opens right on to the beach and at night is an amazing place to sit and watch the ocean.
Food is good, particularly the crab. There is music later in the evenings and a pool table but there are quiet corners and comfy sofas to sit back on and enjoy where you are. Locals and tourists alike go there which tells you something.
This cafe in Mohandeseen area has very good Egyptian food. The atmosphere is warm and decor upbeat and attractive.
You MUST meet the owner, Mahmoud. He is very colourful and has a great sense of humour. He makes you feel like a long lost brother. Enjoy!
#40 Kahn Younes Demesk St. which is off Shebab St. 1 block from Radio Shack
Decorated with an extravaganza of white subway tiles, this Lower East Side haunt snuggled up against the Rivington Hotel is a funky hybrid - think old skool diner meets Islington gastropub.
A great place for brunch, lunch or dinner, traditional dishes like stewed lamb meatballs and Schiller's steak frites hit the right notes.
131 Rivington St at Norfolk St Subway: Subway: F to Delancey St; J, M, Z to Delancey–Essex Sts Mon–Wed 11am–1am; Thu 11am–2am; Fri 11am–3am; Sat 10am–3am; Sun 10am–1am.
Livingston is a little town, a little like Jamaica. A very peaceful place, there is a big inter-cultural mix, you find the Garifunas, Quetchi, Ladinos and Coolis.
The people are very friendly and the place is relaxing. The nights are warm and there are partys on every street, in the day you can visit the most beautiful river in Central America "Rio Dulce" you can't miss the tour with Exotic Travel Agency who I travelled with and recomend to everyone.
If you fancy being roundly ignored by monosyllabic staff in the most fabulously atmospheric Brussels bar, head for La Morte Subite, a dark little gem of a bar round the corner from the Jacques Brel centre. Fantastique!
Just off the Grand Place there's a small bar in an alleyway that is decorated in the style of a dark and forbidding crypt, Le Cercueil.
Inside, the subdued lighting and tables made from coffins give every impression that you're sharing your drink with Dracula and in the midst of Transylvania! All the drinks have dark and horrifying names and there is a cathedral-type hush in the place. Very atmospheric and a great place to take your girlfriend for the first time!
Down the alley way, near the lesser-known Jeanneken Pis statue, why not grab a beer at Delirium, the bar that holds the world record for selling the most beers (over 2000 varieties!).
Or, if beer's not your thing, visit The Green Fairy opposite, which sells over 2000 kinds of spirits and liquors!
Sitting on the terrace at the Buschenkeller and having a few leisurely beers gives you ample opportunity to ponder in wonderment at the constant flow of tourists gaping at Manneken Pis. Nowhere else in the world does such a crap monument captivate so many.
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