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Rawalpindi Nightlife, Pakistan

Since Rawalpindi is a conservative city, drinking alcohol is not allowed.  Therefore, there are no bars or nightclubs in Rawalpindi.  However, nightlife in the city can still be fun.  Tourists can have dinner at the restaurants or go to the night markets.


Rawalpindi has a lot of restaurants wherein you can have a taste of the traditional Pakistani cuisine and even local Rawalpindi flavor.  You could choose from any of the following diners in the city:

Savour Restaurant.  This is one of the places where you can eat authentic Pakistani dishes.  It is also one of the low-cost restaurants in Rawalpindi.  When planning to have a dinner at Savour Restaurant, tourists should consider trying their chicken and rice meal with yogurt.

Kantaqi.  This place is one of the most visited restaurants in the city.  It serves delectable kebabs which is a specialty in the country.  The ambience is very inviting. The best-seller of Kantaqi is chicken or mutton karai.

Larosh.  This is one of the largest and most well-known restaurants in Rawalpindi.  It serves fine quality Pakistani Cuisine.  Its specialties are mutton pilau and chicken jalfrezi.  After eating a lavish dinner, patrons can try their yummy mango ice cream for dessert.

Jahnagir Balti & Bar-B-Q.  This place is ideal for people who want to have a good view and feel the refreshing night air of Rawalpindi.  This outdoor restaurant is famous for serving meat-based meals and specializes with chicken tikka.

Red Onion.  This restaurant has a wide selection of dishes which range from Continental, Chinese and Pakistani dishes.  It is also a child-friendly place because they serve burgers and pizzas.

Night Markets

Another way of spending your night in Rawalpindi is by visiting the markets that stay open until late at night.  You could buy souvenirs from these remarkable places in the city.

Raja Bazaar.  This is one of the most visited shopping areas in the city.  The products that are sold here are clothing and make-up.  This is also a good place where tourists can buy souvenirs that they can bring home to their country as a remembrance of the city.

Bank Road.  This location is one of the most modern shopping sites in Rawalpindi.  It has a wide array of merchandise that ranges from fashion stuffs such as clothes and shoes to entertainment gears such as books and sports items.

Imperial Market.  For people who are looking for any electronic gadget and appliances, the Imperial Market is the perfect place that you could go to.  The things sold here can be as small as battery and as large as LCD Screen television.

Despite not being blessed with your typical idea of a night life of fun and entertainment, Rawalpindi is still worth exploring even when the sun has set.  You will always find a place in the area that could make you spend the night without even noticing time.  Feel free to try visiting these places.

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Rawalpindi City Ratings

  • Rating91%
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  • History & Culture: rated for 90%
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  • Family & Fun: rated for 93%
  • Outdoors Activities: rated for 95%
  • Food: rated for 95%
  • Sightseeing: rated for 80%
  • Shopping: rated for 95%
  • Public Transportation: rated for 88%
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