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Top 2 late-night food spots in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Submitted by: myguzo
For those of you who have moved to Addis after living/partying in other large metropolitan cities, you’ve probably noticed that there’s usually something missing at the end of a late night out. What is it, you ask? Well, it could be your favorite 24-hour diner where you love to order pancakes at 4am. It could be your favorite kebab cart/cart owner who knows your name and your exact order when you see him outside of your favorite club. Or, it could be that random pizza place you discovered years ago, that you’ve never stepped foot in during the day but has never failed to disappoint in the wee hours of the morning. If you’re a very “social” person, who loves to go out all the time, you know that more often than not you want a little bite to eat before heading home at the end of the night. So, to help nourish that late night hunger, we’ve brought you a list of the top 2 late-night food spots in Addis.
1. Gas Light: For those who don’t know, Gas Light is the nightclub located on the grounds of the world famous Sheraton Addis. Aside from being a great place to dance or be seen on a Saturday night, they also serve some of the best tibs you can get in town past 10pm. And guess what….they serve you as much as you want for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! That’s right, once you pay the 60 ETB cover, you can slide over to the patio on the right side of the entrance and eat your fill of beef tibs. They also make a great awaze (hot sauce) that you must make sure to get in large quantities.
2. Illusion: Given that Illusion is the best place in Addis to go between 2:30am and 5am, odds are you’re probably going to leave extremely hungry. Well, fear not my friends. As soon as you walk outside of the club and make a quick right, you’ll be greeted by an extremely friendly staff frying up amazing chickena (beef filet) tibs and burgers. What sets these tibs apart is the quality of the meat and the awaze (hot sauce). It’s served up hot, tender and delicious and in my opinion tastes slightly better than the tibs at Gas Light. You will have to pay a nominal amount for them, but it’s totally worth it.