Libya is one of the strictest countries in the Arab world, with a total ban on alcohol and drugs, neither of which are publicly available or can be brought into the country. The hotels have bars where locals, mostly men or just-married couples, come and sip an alcohol-free fruit juice cocktail.
A few cafes in downtown Tripoli serve mint tea, juices and waterpipes, known locally as sheesha or narghilah, until later in the evening. The most popular are by the Ottoman clock tower inside the gate of the medina, the cafe in the park on Green Square and the beautiful Café Salim, Midan al-Gaza'ir in the Italian arcade opposite the former cathedral. Locals tend to go for an evening stroll on the promenade on the seafront and Green Square, or have a picnic in the little park.
Cultural performances are rare in Tripoli, and often not advertised.
Bars in Tripoli
Clubs in Tripoli
Live music in Tripoli
Classical music in Tripoli
Dance in Tripoli
Theatres in Tripoli
Occasionally there are theatre performances at the al-Kashef Theatre but they are rarely advertised and in Arabic only.
Sharia Omar al-Muktar