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Calabar is a history-laden and tourist-worthy city that holds immense romantic appeal for locals and visitors. While the city gives credence to the idea of ‘making haste slowly’, it has a very bubbly night life as it offers a myriad opportunity to its inhabitants and flood of visitors to unwind at later hours of the day. If are visiting Calabar and you are looking for a bar to unwind and chill at, Travel.Jumia.com, Africa’s no.1 online hotel booking portal has selected 5 popular bars for you to visit and run the clock down.


Jasper 131 club

Jasper 131 is one of Calabar’s most premium entertainment spots. It is usually quiet and empty during the day, but at night, it becomes the life of the town. A dance bar, Jasper 131 is a lovely place to relax, enjoy music and get a couple of drinks either early on in the evenings or really late into the night, when the noise and hubbub has subsided. The furniture is comfortable and inviting, the understated design and soft decorum, gives the place an classy vibe that is not pretentious as one might expect.

Mayfair Lounge

An excellent environment to unwind, Mayfair lounge is a very popular bar in Calabar. Located in the Channel View Hotels, a world-class hotel located right in the heart of Calabar, it is a perfect spot to get away from the bustle of Calabar. By day the bar attracts more of a hotel scene sipping their rose wine and munching on light platters. At night, Mayfair lounge becomes a hub for the most singles of Calabar, who come for the mingling, minimal house and wide selection of drinks, wine, champagne and cocktails.

Beverly Heels

Since its opening in 2013, Beverly Heels has become one of the most beloved night hang out spot in Calabar. Owned by Nkoyo king, Calabar’s most popular business tycoon, it has a selection of refined clientele. The interior setting is impressive and with WiFi internet access available throughout building, it is great place to hang out at night while visiting Calabar. While Beverly heels is open to all patrons, it has strict guidelines that guide entry. For instance, women who come to the club are not allowed to enter with a handbag, they are asked to drop their bags in their cars or anywhere outside of the club!

Chester Bar

This Chester bar, located within the Transcorp Hotel, is a modern bar in Calabar, Nigeria. This quaint bar is discreetly located in the hotel lobby, and it is the perfect place to get together. A modern take on an Old World pub, it is the perfect place to discuss business matters or talk sports especially at night when you are done with the day’s work. The bar offers a wide variety of cocktails, beers, wines and alcoholic-free selections, and although the drinks are relatively expensive, it is of top quality.

Pinnacle Pub

Pinnacle Pub and Night Club is one of the most recognized night spots in Calabar. Located within The Mirage Hotel, the pioneer in the luxury boutique hotel category in Cross River State and an icon in the hospitality landscape of Calabar, its modern services compliment a tradition of service excellence.  The bar is chic yet informal and attracts calabar’s fashionable crowd. It has good service and a tasty food and drinks selection.

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  1. Miss Blessing

    July 1, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    yes ‘ve been to may fair loung (channel view) ; it was awesomely perfect.I think you guys are doing things there, kudos.

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