Harare has a vibrant, somewhat infamous nightlife. Although entertainment in the city has long been dominated by restaurants, the nightlife in Harare is going from strength to strength as the economy slowly improves, with scores of new clubs and bars opening in 201l alone. These range from laid-back jazz and blues clubs and restaurants to pumping clubs with a revolving line-up of DJs and bands. Venues are scattered throughout Harare, with a cluster of clubs in the newer Sam Levy Village area in Borrowdale, a bit like a US strip mall in feel and in price. Besides the established dance scene, many new clubs are attempting to offer something a little different - so there's an increasingly wide choice of live music venues, dance clubs, sports bars, jazz clubs, pool bars, cafés and restaurants.
The Mannenburg Jazz Club in town has a live performances every night except Sunday, while the popular Book Café next door is an arty café with lots of live music, launches, and events. It's recently been expanded and refurbished to feature a large stage, function areas, bar area, kitchen with pizza oven and beer garden area. Kebab on Enterprise Road features a reggae act every Saturday.
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