Many embassies are located in the Quartier. Furthermore one can find many restaurants, bars, foodstores and hotels in the Quartier. Popular destinations include La Terrasse and Sky Bar. The seat of Geekcorps is also located in the Quartier. On March 7, 2015, In the March 2015 Bamako shooting Four people were shot dead & eight wounded in La Terrace restaurant of Hippodrome district.
- Variyar, Mugdha. "Gunmen Kill Four, Including Europeans, in Mali Restaurant". International Business Times (7 March 2015). AFP. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
- "French, Belgian among four shot dead in midnight attack on Mali restaurant". South China Morning Post (7 March 2015). AFP and Reuters. Retrieved 7 March 2015.