The Kora Bar And Restaurant

The Kora Bar and Restaurant is open seven days a week from 6pm and stays open until late. It is located just off the main Senegambia tourist strip and can be found next to the Kololi Casino in the Kololi area of The Gambia. It is often used as a venue for weddings and other special events and local tour reps and tourists will often hold their welcome meetings there.

The Kora Bar

The Kora Bar is tastefully decked out with a hand crafted wooden bar made from African Redwood Mahogany. The bar stocks a wide range of wines including Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Shiraz or Zinfandel or Bordeaux. They also also specialize in Vodka and have a wide range of vodka types available including the well known Smirnoff and Absolut but also more unusual vodka brands such as Russian 'Stolichnaya', Finland's number 1 vodka 'Finlandia', 'Sk'y a brand from San Francisco and 'Zubrowka Bison' that is imported from Poland and is infused with blades of Bison field grass! The Kora Bar also offers a wide range of cocktails such as Margaritas, Daiquiris, Caipirihnias and Caprioskas. There really is something for every taste and with lots of high quality wines, spirits and cocktails you should be able to get any party large or small going! There is a Happy Hour that runs from 8pm to 9pm daily and you can also join in on the 'Weekend Buzz' when the bar turns into a lively nightspot. You can dance the night away to the music that is usually a fusion of traditional African favourites and upbeat recent pop tunes. The Kora Bar also has a lounge area that provides an area for relaxation. You can get desserts and coffees served to you in this area should you so require. There are various board games available in this area too so if you fancy a quiet game of chess or backgammon this is the place for you. For those who fancy something a bit more active there are also Pool and Babyfoot tables.

The Kora Restaurant

As you would expect from the tastefully decorated bar and high quality range of alcoholic drinks on offer the Kora Restaurant is equally proud of its high end range of dishes selected from menus from around the world. From locally sourced seafood to freshly grown Gambian fruits and vegetables, the Kora claims it 'delivers tastes and flavours you can't find anywhere else.' There is plenty of choice and you are guaranteed to find something to tempt your taste-buds, with options ranging from local Gambian seafood dishes, grilled meats, traditional Gambian stews, salads to Mexican Fajitas. It's also possible to order food from The Kora restaurant as a takeaway if you arrange the details with the restaurant's management.

The Kora Bar and Restaurant prides itself on an excellent standard of service and equally good, high standards of cuisine. Staff are chosen for their lively and enthusiastic nature and hospitality is considered to be of the upmost importance. The atmosphere manages to be both lively and intimate with quieter areas available on the busier weekend nights. If you are eating in the restaurant, the area is generally quiet with the bar area being where the main action takes place. There are also big screens in the bar area that show various sporting events.


Should you require, the Kora Bar and Restaurant is a stylish venue to hold your social events such as weddings, birthday parties or for a fun meal. There's nothing like a round of cocktails to celebrate an important anniversary! The Kora also hosts its very own timetable of events on all the major holidays including Christmas and New Year's Eve, Diwali and Tabaski. Every few months the Kora holds its own themed party night. Previous themes have included a Toga Party, Pyjama Party, Black and White night, 60s night and 70s night. Further details about these themed nights can be found on The Kora Bar and Restaurant's website.

For your own special events you can make use of all the Kora Bar and Restaurant's facilities. There is a purpose built stage and a good sound system for the band of your choice or for karaoke if you would like to host one of these as part of your evening's entertainment. The bar and restaurant can cater for up to 180 people. Considered to be one of the best venues in the area for its mix of lively nightlife, great range of drinks and good food - the Kora Bar and restaurant is well worth a visit.

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