Als Bar - Kampala - Reviews & Contact Details

 
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Having looked over the drink menu that was handed to me at SoHo Cafe and Grill on Yusuf Lule road in Kampala and with the encouragement of the Manager I opted for the Sweet Irish Coffee drink. As the name suggests the drink is made of coffee, ice cream and sugar. But wait, yes there is the word Irish which comes from the Irish whisky which is part of the "ingredients" that make up the drink. And yes it is real whisky. After being assured that the drink will take five minutes to make and being skeptical about the timing (it would not be the first time I had been disappointed though never yet at this cafe) I sat down to wait for my drink. True to the waiter's word, my drink was sitting in front of me five minutes later with a teaspoon to go with it. Having never had this drink before but knowing that a teaspoon is for stirring, I proceeded to stir the drink with the cream sitting on top of the cup and the hot brown sweet liquid below. And yes was it sweet! Before long I had no doubt that there was some whisky present in the drink though no one else noticed. I would recommend Sweet Irish Coffee on a cold rainy day or if you have just eaten a hearty meal. But stay away from it on an empty stomach in the middle of a hot day. Well that is what I would recommend anyway. Factfile SoHo Cafe and Grill is one of the new cafes in Kampala city. It can be found on the second floor of Course View Towers on Yusuf Lule road next to the Irish embassey. The main speciality is coffee though lunch and dinner is also available. Like many restaurants in Kampala international cuisine is also available including Steak Melt sandwich,Tuna Melt sandwich and Mexican beef. The food price range is from 10,000 to 25000 Uganda shillings.
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Started going to Al;s Bar in 1995, lost my virginity there, and in sadam they had the best Bar man in Town!great decor, great music and didnt mind the hookers!its unfortunately closed now!
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dirty place, filthy toilets, harassed by protitutes, constantly disturbed by girls who think any woman is a potential competitor for finding a man for the night, but best music in town. if you are a man looking for a woman, this is the place you will be happy immeidately for i dont know how much. if you are a woman, you will be very distrubed.
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got some real memories of Al's. (2003-06)There was some dude called Saddam!! the bouncers were crazy but the music and the crowd was wow!! could go all over kla and still end up in Al's. It was HOT!!! but by day....Als looked real dead!
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Went To Als on Satreday 16 aug 2008 at 11 O clock at night and guess what,The place was dead, They were more empty chairs then people even at the happening time,To Dance go to Club Anze and silk(Industry area) there are near to each other or Club Night Riders (Kampala Road) if you enjoy ragga/ragge,There are many cool sports bar at Kololo (Kecmenty) area,Balling Club and bar AT the Garden city mall(Safe place),Casino simba also at the Garden city mall,Garden city also has a bar right on top next to an indian restorant and has nice view,There are many isolatd and falily places on Muyeanga hill hotel international is thee also good for under cover dating also.i hope that helps. Cheers
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als bar was a good place o go when it was owned by Raj rain night snow night was a great place to go. dont go now own buy a old man who thinks he own uganda
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its one of my best experience when i come from kenya to uganda at kiu i was a very shy dude but with Als being nest to me am now exposed to cool stuff and i know how 2 get chicks and deal with them thanks Als.
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was the best when raj had it now it down hill dont wast your time old men and old rock dont waste a night out
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Red chillily is a nice quite place especially in the evenings.The weather and abov all the tourist chich who fucks as sson as they druck.I remembe one day i met kelly and her friends,was just dropping ma friend then met them.To my dimay i fucked both of them behind my pick up.I love red chilli and will always visit the place
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BUbbles in kampala,Kololo side is a bar that you must try if your in kampala,nice Music,nice women most especially the Expat crowd,only that,their is some bit of racism,if you know what am talking about....you know the white and Black divide...if tour black you need to be strong witha very strong esteem to be their..otherwise nice bar,nice decor..
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Loads of hassle from local female hookers...beware of the "Kampala Handshake"... girls grabbing your crotch as you go in the door..this place was really good on my last visit to Kampala in 2005, now it seems to have rapidly gone downhill...sleazy, crap music and constant hassle from "night fighters" when you only want to relax after a hard day at the office ! ( And I have been in Africa for 12 years folks !! ) Still retains some of the decor that made it a once popular expat hangout.really only for the tourist crowd looking for cheap thrills and one night stands !! Sadly Al, not the place I would choose to unwind on a Saturday night !
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yeah, good place....worked there for about 2 months in 2000, don know if alan owns it to day....to me its a must go whenever i go to Uganda...last visited in jan 2005.....i think its indianised....cool place
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I used to be a regular at Al's Bar 8 years ago and it was brilliant then, and if Al still owns it I am sure it is still the best ExPat bar in Kampala. PS If anyone is reading this who used to know me, my unmarried name is Fiona Atkinson - I married Phil.
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Al's rocks! anyone for dancing on the bar to wicked music, playing pool with prostitutes, partying under the african sky, this is the place for you!! they even do breakfast!!
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Yes, it is a must when you're there hanging around with some friends, especially if you are single. Great time, great music with this DJ from LA. Great time. I'll recommend it. I'll be back soon or later. lol
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it is an ok bar but full of call girls who harass the ladies especially when with guy friends or even brothers coz they believe u are killing their business.gd for the white folks who just love having fun but have to be strong willed and resistant otherwise they suck u dry.
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Good Country Music. People are quite friendly. You could sit in or out and enjoy yourself. No need for company. You will never be alone!