There is a diverse range of options of evening entertainment in Amman. The nightlife scene ranges from trendy bars frequented by Amman’s rich to more low-key establishments. Heading out at night you can see men sitting at tables with an Argeelab, which is a tobacco pipe, while being entertained by belly dancers, while many of the top nightspots are located in leading Amman hotels.
Amman has a variety of bars to choose, from including Arabic, Irish and British styled bars. Alternatively, head to an English-style beer garden. Big Fellow is an international bar located in the Sheraton Entertainment Center. At the bar you can enjoy an Irish meal while watching the screening of an international sporting event. There are a variety of beer brands sold here including Guinness, which is the perfect accompaniment for an Irish meal. Another excellent option is Salute Bar near the Iraqi Embassy. This is a vibrant bar that draws a young crowd with its loud music and beautiful terrace. Rainbow Street, which is Amman's old district, has been renovated and popular venues with a more alternative vibe are located in this area. In Jabal Amman you will find Amigo Bar, which has a good atmosphere and impeccable service and bars in Amman usually close around 1am.
JJs is a nightclub that is popular among expats and tourists. The club is located at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and prices are expensive. At JJs locals and tourists dance to the music played by British DJs. Kanabaye is a restaurant by day and by night it is a popular entertainment spot. On Tuesday nights the evening has a salsa theme and on the weekends there are DJs playing the latest hits.
Blue Fig is a popular spot for live music and events are scheduled every week. Thursday nights are the most popular at this venue. You will find the Blue Fig on Al-Hussein Street. For a cultural evening of Arabic music head to the Royal Cultural Center on Al-Malekah street.
Century Cinema is located at the 3rd circle of Jebel Amman Street. It is situated in the Zara Center. The quality of this cinema is high and the chairs are comfortable. The shows are advertised in newspapers in English, so you can check what movies are on before heading to the cinema. Around the cinema are fast food stalls where you can grab a quick bite to eat before the show.
Al-Hussein Cultural Center
The Al- Hussein Cultural Center is a project that focuses on cultural and social issues to realize local peoples creative and artistic potential. The center is equipped with an auditorium, library, theatre and a multi purpose room. The center offers free services to locals and hosts events and festivals. The center also houses The National Center of Music. The theater has 535 seats as well as a royal chamber and people can watch plays as well as musical performances and cultural shows here. The theater has a good light and sound system.
Amman offers a variety of cuisine with dishes to suit everyone’s palate. Food served range from international dishes to local specialties. The majority of the big Amman hotels have restaurants or alternatively you can try some of the street restaurants. The Al-Khayyam restaurant is located near the Jerash ruins. This is a casual restaurant, which serves delicious Mediterranean meals. Items on the menu include salads, humus and spiced vegetables. Buddha Club is situated on Zahran Street. This restaurant serves Southeast Asian dishes with a variety of options to choose from.
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