SUDAN WATCH: Alcohol and partying in Sudan: 25 years ago Khartoum was full of bars, liquor stores and night clubs

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Alcohol and partying in Sudan: 25 years ago Khartoum was full of bars, liquor stores and night clubs

Many thanks to Digital for the following comment in response to my questions regarding alcohol in Sudan:
Although the “herb” is quite popular in Sudan with all social classes, alcohol use is rampant, reminds me of the good old days of prohibition in the states.

The lower and middle classes enjoy an alcoholic beverage made of fermented dates and flavored with assorted fruit essences called arragi, and its might powerful stuff I might add. Less popular is a beer made out of sorghum called “marissa”.

The higher classes enjoy black market booze including the ever popular Johnnie walker, international wines, and all your favorite brands of vodkas/rums/gins/beers.

You have to remember that only 25 years ago Khartoum was full of bars, liquor stores and night clubs. Although it is a social taboo to drink, a significant percentage of the populace does indulge, oxymoronic don’t ya think!!
More on this subject later, if I receive more comments or hear from Drima, The Sudanese Thinker.

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