Outdoor thrill, grill, spill: Out of town entertainment spots a force to reckon with

Sharon Chigeza


MUTARE- Barbecuing, drinking and making merry at open spaces is a common activity in
many parts of the country.
While different individuals favour certain public spots depending on location, class and tastes,
out of town party spots are on the rise for party lovers in Mutare.
Imagine an open space scene, far from the hustle and bustle of city life, providing the much
required relaxed drinking spot.
Memories of such yesteryear hideouts such as kwaPiki, Five Oaks, Marimba, Cannibal Inn,
kwaDon and Romeo Meats among other spots are slowly being rekindled in Mutare's peri urban
entertainment spots.
The EyeWitness Club in Bvirindi village in rural Dora has brought city life to the quiet
communal lands. This watering hole has pulled patrons from as far as the city centre for a
weekend night out.
The club has brought life to the pleasure starved people of Bvirindi as it has also roped in several
female patrons.
Speaking to Pungwe News one of the patrons who preferred to be called Mai Nyambo said such
spots provided quiet and secluded places for patrons to enjoy a night out without worrying about
prying eyes.
“I was happy when this night club was opened as it brought us a peaceful drinking place. All I
want to say to the owners is to maintain the standards which accommodate female patrons like
us. They have brought modern facilities to our area and we are going to support them for such an
investment,she said.
Mandels Bar and Night Club at Watsomba Business Centre, Mutasa has also become a force to
reckon with attracting revelers from as far from the neighboring Mutare district.
The entertainment spot has in the past few months hosted the likes of Alick Macheso and Peter
Moyo pulling crowds from as far as the capital for a night of bliss.
Besides top notch braai services and open air leisure space, Mandel's offers state of the art
overnight accommodation for those too 'happy' to drive home.

The sprawling out of town braai and watering holes are anticipated to change the face of partying
in Mutare.

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