Home to over 20 million people, Karachi is undoubtedly the city of lights and a city that never sleeps. Honking horns, cars with hi-fi sound systems, excited faces, and a generally colourful atmosphere; this is one of the first things a newcomer would notice upon visiting any famous night spot in Karachi, no matter how late it is.
Most of the markets in Karachi open at 12 noon and close late in the evening, which is why people here stay up late and prefer hanging out even after midnight. Knowing the lifestyle and food habits of the locals, almost every restaurant burns the midnight oil to serve the many night crawlers in Karachi demanding snacks, desserts, and general entertainment.
Best Night Spots in Karachi
Well, we have done the research, so you don’t have to and compiled a list of the best night spots in Karachi serving street food, live music, and much more!
- Port Grand
- Do Darya
- Khadda Market
- Muhammad Ali Society
- Sindhi Muslim Society
- Boat Basin
Boasting untiring views of the shipyard reflected on the calm waters of the Chimma Creek, Port Grand tops the list of the best nightspots in Karachi. Undoubtedly, the street food scene in Karachi propelled to another level after the launch of this place. From the sourness of Pani Puri to the deliciousness of American Beef Steak, there are a plethora of food choices available here in the form of many food stalls and high-end eateries.
With the presence of a couple of karaoke stations, people not only listen but can also sing their favourite tunes. With so many exciting features and entertainment facilities, Port Grand is counted among the liveliest food streets in Karachi.
Ticket Price: PKR 300 per person out of which PKR 100 is redeemable (Children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 60 are free)
Restaurants to Try at Port Grand: Delhi Nihari, City Bistro, Shaikh Abdul Ghaffar Kabab House, OPTP, Mr. Cod, and Babujee
Monday to Saturday: 12 pm till 3.30 pm and 5 pm till 11.45 pm
Sunday: 8.30 am till 12 pm and 5 pm till 11.45 pm
(Opening hours for the restaurants in Port Grand may differ from the timings mentioned above)
Address: MT Khan Rd, Opposite PNSC Building, Karachi.
Another place that greatly symbolizes the food scene in Karachi is Do Darya. Unlike conventional food streets in other parts of the city, it is a food street that uniquely stretches 1.5 km along the coastline, offering a fine dining experience coupled with scenic views and soothing sea breeze.
Located in DHA Phase VIII, which is one of the newest localities with a thriving residential property market, Do Darya comes to life at night. It is one of the most popular night spots in Karachi where you can munch on your favourite dishes in a peaceful atmosphere with an amazing backdrop of waves crashing into the rocks.
Restaurants to Try at Do Darya: Sajjad Restaurant, Charcoal BBQ and Grill, Kolachi, Kababjees, and Al Habib Restaurant
Timings: 6 pm till 3 am
(Opening hours for the restaurants at Do Darya may differ from the timings mentioned above)
Address: Near Village Restaurant, Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue, Phase VIII, DHA Karachi
It’s never too late to have food in Karachi, especially when DHA’s Khadda Market is nearby. Along with being one of the most crowded commercial areas in Defence Karachi, Khadda Market features a cluster of eateries serving a wide variety of delicious cuisines till late at night.
Being situated on Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, this famous food street is easily accessible by people coming from all over Karachi. Khadda Market is located in DHA Phase V, where homebuyers can easily pick from a wide range of residential properties available for sale.
Restaurants to Try at Khadda Market: Kaybees, Bait Al Mandi, Red Apple, Rowtisserie, Chop Chop Wok, Pizza Point, and Indus Foods
Timings: 7 am till 4 am (Mon-Sun)
(Opening hours for the restaurants at Khadda Market may differ from the timings mentioned above)
Address: Stadium Commercial Area, Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, DHA Phase V, Karachi
Muhammad Ali Society
Another entry in the list of high-end night spots in Karachi is Muhammad Ali Central Housing Society, commonly known as Muhammad Ali Society among locals. The place is famous for bringing cuisines from different corners of the world and presenting a unique fusion of them. The popularity of this food street in Karachi can be gauged from the fact that it remains alive throughout the night.
Whether you are craving Chinese, Desi, Continental, BBQ, or fast food, the food street at MACHS never disappoints. It has tonnes of food options available served by some of the top-rated eateries in Karachi. Moreover, Muhammad Ali Central Housing Society is one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods in Karachi with prime residential real estate.
Restaurants to Try at Muhammad Ali Society: Kaybees Snacks, Pizza Hut, KFC, Chillee’z Restaurant, Kings and Queens Pizza Parlour, and Hafiz Jee Restaurant
Timings: 7 am-2 am (Mon-Sun)
(Opening hours for the restaurants in Muhammad Ali Society may differ from the timings mentioned above)
Address: Ghazi Saifuddin Road, MACHS, Karachi
Sindhi Muslim Society
One of the newest names in Karachi’s food street scenario is Sindh Muslim Central Housing Society (SMCHS). The area hosts famous restaurants such as Bundu Khan Restaurant and one of the oldest branches of KFC in Karachi. It has now become one of the most exciting places to hangout at night in Karachi. Home to many popular restaurants, Sindhi Muslim is usually jam-packed during dinner hours, especially on weekends.
Traffic passing through the very famous PSB Roundabout in Sindhi Muslim usually gets clogged after eight in the evening almost on a daily basis as it is when people start arriving in the area for dinner. The area is in proximity to Tariq Road – one of the best shopping destinations in Karachi – due to which the residential units available in Sindhi Muslim are priced quite high.
Restaurants To Try at Sindhi Muslim Society: Al Haaj Bundu Khan, KFC, Rochester, Nandos, Eaton, Royal Ice & Spice, Hyder’s Juice Corner, Burger Lab, Vintage, Baskin Robins, Gloria Jeans Coffee, Broadway Pizza, and Slamwich
Timings: 12.30 pm till 3 am (Mon-Sun)
(Opening hours for the restaurants in Sindhi Muslim Society may differ from the timings mentioned above)
Address: Near PSB Roundabout, Captain Fareed Bukhari Shaheed Road, SMCHS, Karachi
Nothing gives you a more heart-warming experience of being in Karachi than munching on your all-time favourite Karahi while sitting on a Takht out in the open air. Unmistakenly, we are talking about Boat Basin, one of the most visited night spots in Karachi. A wide variety of restaurants greet you when you visit Boat Basin, making it one of teh best places to hangout at night in Karachi.
So, what will you be trying upon your next visit to Boat Basin? White Karahi, Nalli Nihari, or Crispy Broast? We know these decisions are tough to make and will ultimately leave you drooling for all the food choices you have. On a lighter note, if you have plans to live near the food street of Boat Basin, then you can choose from a wide variety of housing options available in Clifton Block 5, based on your requirements.
Restaurants to Try at Boat Basin: Nihari Inn, TAO, KFC, Karachi Broast, Tandoori Hut, OPTP, Baithak, Dera Restaurant, and Thali Inn
Timings: 8 am till 3 am (Mon-Sun)
(Opening hours for the restaurants at Boat Basin may differ from the timings mentioned above)
Address: Intersection of Kh-e-Jami and Kh-e-Saadi, Clifton Block 5, Karachi
After knowing about these popular night spots in Karachi, we can conclude that the city of Karachi is also a citadel for foodies. Furthermore, you can also check out our list of the most expensive places to dine out in Karachi if you want to max out on an extraordinary dining experience.
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