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Awesome place: don't miss it when in Lalibela!

A very popular bar with locals and foreigners alike where you can try authentic Tej: local honey... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Nairobi, Kenya
Great fun dancing

I visited Torpedo on a Saturday evening and it was very popular with tourists from overseas and... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
Suzanna C
London, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Across From Police Station, Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

A very popular bar with locals and foreigners alike where you can try authentic Tej: local honey wine. Lalibela is the home of Tej and so this is the best place to indulge in this experience. Made with local red honey it is brewed almost...More

Thank HarpreetsWanderlust
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I visited Torpedo on a Saturday evening and it was very popular with tourists from overseas and from other parts of Ethiopia. The honey wine was really tasty and very different from the one I tried in Addis Ababa. The best part though was the...More

Thank Suzanna C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

My husband and I came here after dinner. The outside looks pretty unassuming, so we were delighted to find the charming bar/club within! Our driver joined us, and we ordered some delicious tej wine. There is dancing, singing, and a musician who goes around the...More

Thank Professoressa0411
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Utterly unique singing, dancing (be prepared to participate) and Tej honey wine. I owe this experience to my excellent guide, Addisalem Berhanu (ask for him by name...the locals will know where he is). Warm and friendly, while remaining extremely professional and organized, Addisalem will ensure that...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This made my trip amazing. Everyone at this place was nice and friendly. The music was great, the staff were all beautiful inside and out. You'd think in a town of 20-30,000 residents things might not be that exciting, but this place was fuego! Buy...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

If dancing with locals and Ethiopian tourists while trying the local honey wine is your thing, this is the place for you! It gets going around 9pm and closes by 11pm. Good service, good drinks, great atmosphere and you will get a round of applause...More

Thank Taaffed
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It was an amazing experience to see the dancing and azmari music here. The dancing of both the performers and the customers is jaw-dropping. Very authentic and local (much more so than in the cultural shows in Addis). Even though it was midweek, it was...More

Thank 2trvel
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for a tej in the late afternoon. Nice place, was really quiet at that time. Can imagine that in evenings you can have a party here. Tej was really good, tasty.

Thank diRde
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We only managed to stop by in the afternoon when it was quiet, but it was worth it. Tucked away down an alley opposite the police station it's a bit of a tardis. It suddenly opens out into a nice garden, and inside is quite...More

Thank mingchi86
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Visited on Sunday late afternoon, so a very quiet time. The service and quality of Tej was excellent. Wish we could have been there in the evening.

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