A guide to nightlife in Kololi

Considering how laid-back life is in Kololi during the day, you’d be surprised how lively the bars and restaurants get as night draws in. Head to the famous Senegambia strip and you’ll find the place lit up as tourists and locals drink, dance and laugh in the bustling bars and clubs. Or, sip a cocktail in one of the many beach bars and shacks during your holidays to Gambia.

Live entertainment at GTS

Located just off the main strip, the bustling GTS bar and restaurant livens up as the sun goes down. The outdoor terrace is the perfect place to settle in and watch the world go by, and with the variety of drinks and snacks on offer you may find yourself staying longer than you planned.

The real draw of GTS however is the fabulous entertainment put on every night. From live bands that will get you on your feet to authentic African dancers and even a flamethrower show. Alternatively, if you’re feeling competitive, head inside and try your hand at a game of pool.

Have a drink with the locals at Jazz Cafe

The lively Jazz Cafe is where to go if you’re looking for a taste of real West African nightlife on cheap Gambia holidays. Popular with locals, the bar is open well into the early hours, and gets busier as the night goes on.

Most people will be won over by the very affordable bottled beer – you won’t find cheaper drinks in any other venue on the strip – but there’s also a good range of cocktails and soft drinks on offer. Music caters more to Gambian tastes, so prepare to get your boogie on with the locals.

Dance with the family at Ali Baba's

The Ali Baba Restaurant and Garden promises a fun evening with the family with its fabulous live music programme, which offers a good mix of American pop, reggae and African live bands.

This bar has a charming garden where you can sip a well-deserved cocktail before heading over to the dancefloor to enjoy the music. A blend of tourists and locals gives this place a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Trendy scenes at Aquarius nightclub

Despite being small, this modern nightclub is one of the most popular dance spots in town. Open until the early hours with a low entrance fee during holiday season, head to Aquarius and join the lively crowd.

Enjoy an eclectic mix of hip hop, R&B and dance, with some local African music thrown in for good measure. The drinks are fairly priced and a daily happy hour means you can sample delicious cocktails for less.

Live band on the sand at Solomon's Bar

For the perfect location make your way to the beautiful beach and find Solomon’s Fish Bar, where you can watch the sun go down. This charming venue doesn’t just do the best chips in town, it’s also a great place to enjoy some live music, drinks and dancing.

With sand between your toes and a cocktail in your hand, relax to the sound of the waves and the sight of the moonlight reflecting off the sea. The laid-back atmosphere, affordable drinks and stunning location makes this beach bar a highlight of Kololi’s nightlife.