With so much to do in Jordan in the daytime, it can be easy to forget about the nightlife in Jordan. The country may have some strict rules regarding alcohol but it does value the importance of socializing. Amman, in particular, has plenty of trendy bars, live music, and DJs for tourists and locals to enjoy. Further away from the capital city visitors will find beachside bars and plenty of authentic cafes that are open until sunset.
OTR – Off The Record
The first of it’s kind, OTR has quickly made a mark on the nightlife scene in Jordan, offering a 1920’s vibe, this speakeasy has a dress code and is serving up fresh, handcrafted cocktails. The bar is relatively small and fills up quick, so it is often recommended to reserve in advance. OTR is an ambient, jazzy lounge atmosphere and definitely worth a visit. Shat Al Arab Street | Red Rose Hotel, Amman, Jordan Open 7 days a week from 5:00 pm and happy hour is from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cantaloupe Gastro Pub
A welcoming bar found in central Amman, Cantaloupe Gastropub is known both for the food and the impressive view from the rooftop terrace overlooking the city. This is a great place to go for dinner as they serve an extensive menu as well as a wide array of drinks. Enjoy happy hour between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm with a 25% discount off both food and drink. Rainbow Str., 1 Juqa Str. 10 | The Boulevard – Abdali, Amman 11110, Jordan 7 Days a week from 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Founded In 2010, Carakale is a microbrewery found about 20 km north of Amman in the town of Fuhays. All the beer is handcrafted and made from both imported and local ingredients, making it a special and unique experience for drinking beer in Jordan. You can enjoy a tour of a microbrewery or just enjoy the fresh beer selection. As they are only open during the afternoon hours this is an excellent place to start your night out. Fuhays, Jordan Open 7 days a week from 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cube Lounge, Amman
As the capital city, Amman boasts a buzzing nightlife with clubs, bars, and laid-back cafes. One of the most famous nightclubs in Amman is the Cube Lounge. Located in the Sheppard Hotel, the Cube Lounge hosts plenty of live DJ set and special themed nights.
The Blue Fig, Amman
The Blue Fig is a large building which contains bars, a restaurant, a café, and a bakery. At night time the venue comes to life with live music from local bands. It is a popular destination for foreign visitors who wish to kick back and unwind.
Romero Restobar, Aqaba
In the city of Aqaba, the best way to experience the local nightlife is to head to the beach. Along the seafront of Aqaba visitors will find a large number of restaurants, cafes, and bars that offer outside seating where you can watch the sun go down. The Romero Restobar is located at The Royal Yacht Club in Aqaba, nestled right beside the harbor. This gastro bar is open until 11 pm and serves delicious seafood dishes accompanied with cocktails.
Berenice Beach Club, Aqaba
The Berenice Beach Club is a trendy destination for those who wish to experience Jordan’s sophisticated nightlife. It is a private beach resort that is equipped with volleyball courts, shops, swimming pools, and bars. Along with poolside margaritas, visitors can release their energy with some thrill-seeking water sports including jet-skiing and inner tubing. The club is open from 9 am until sunset and there is a regular shuttle bus which connects visitors from their hotel in Aqaba directly to the beach club. The cost of entry to Berenice Beach Club is 15JD (21.20USD) with many nearby hotels offering a 50% discount.
Souk by the Sea, Aqaba
For one of the best nightlife experiences in Jordan, Souk by the Sea is an exciting event that occurs every Friday evening in Aqaba. It is a local festival with live performance art, homemade souvenirs, and lots of food stalls. The event is run by the non-profit organization World Associates which aims to create opportunities for local people in Jordan. Souk by the Sea is a fun-filled evening where locals and tourists can come together and watch the sun go down.
Cave Bar, Wadi Musa
For a unique dining experience, the Cave Bar in the town of Wadi Musa is located in a cave that is next to a 2000-year-old tomb. It is a wonderful place to visit after a day exploring the archaeological site of Petra. It is located behind the Petra Visitor Centre and serves a range of cocktails and popular western dishes.
Jordan has a fantastic nightlife that consists of restaurants, bars, and local events. As it is unacceptable to display signs of drunkenness visitors should always drink responsibly and respect the local culture and customs. The nightlife in Jordan is fairly laid back which is ideal after a day of sightseeing.