Top Ten Bars in Nairobi
This a comprehensive list of the top ten Bars in Nairobi.
Exchange Bar is located inside the historic Sarova Stanley Hotel and has a storied history of its own. The Bar draws its names from being located at the original site of the Nairobi’s Stock Exchange (the NSE), from 1954-1991. Its precursor, The “Long Bar”, was famous for being the first to serve Kenya’s most popular, and locally produced beer, Tusker; and served many famous patrons, including Ernest Hemingway and Clark Gable.
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
Enjoy the fresh air, and let your senses be mesmerized by the ‘scent-illating’ aromas of our fine, Japanese cuisine. All of our exotic dishes are made from the freshest ingredients upon order, ensuring vibrant flavors that will delight your taste buds. With a dedication to excellence, Tokyo Japanese Restaurant has what it takes to get you in our doors again and again; so sit back, relax, and let our friendly staff take care of all your dining needs.
Havana Bar & Restaurant
Havana Bar is located in two historic Te Aro workingmen’s cottages on Wigan Street. The cottages date back to the late 19th century. During that time Wigan St was on the outskirts of Wellington’s old China Town. The area stretched out from Haining St and Frederick St containing the dubious reputation of gambling, opium dens, and gentlemen’s pleasures.
In 1991 the lads from Havana Coffee Works set up shop in 34 Wigan St and subsequently in time brought 32a. Between espresso’s the idea of a Cuban bar was brewing and before long the infamous owners of Fidels Café were enlisted to bring this idea to life.
Table 49, The Cbd Bistrot
Table 49 Bistrot restaurant succeeds in offering a disarming charm with its simple yet welcoming ambiance. The restaurant based inside the culturally defining Alliance Francaise building fits the bill for perfect and cozy alfresco dining; yet also plays well as the ideal meeting spot for a group of friends out to catch up over a drink. The menu consists of continental cuisine specialties plus an array of tapas foods and coffees that would effortlessly disarm even the most discerning palate.
The Waterhole, Nairobi
With a unique experience, unique ambiance and a breathtaking view of Nairobi National Park, Cafe by day and bar by nightfall, the Waterhole offers live instrumental music in the evenings as the sun sets over the Ngong Hills and beyond, the perfect setting for light lunches and after work bitings and more. Not to forget our handpicked selection of fine wines with signature bitings.
- full bar
- smoking area
- free wifi
Whether dining, relaxing or just chilling, Seasons Restaurant is a cool place with good food and higher than average prices. The menu brims with quality African favorites enjoyed alongside nice music over lunch or dinner, in the heart of Nairobi.
Scotchie’s Ridgeways Mall
A newly opened lounge in Ridgeways, along Kiambu Road with the best in food, drinks, entertainment and service delivery.
Tipuana Garden Restaurant
Tipuana Gardens is a fine-dining restaurant located in the Karen- Langata/ Hardy area of Nairobi, opposite the Bomas of Kenya. It features a cozy outdoor dining area and an elegant lounge deck and patio seating. We also have 2 VIP lounges for special meetings. We focus on a fusion menu with a touch of African influence which is inspired by different countries’ specialties and appeals to a diverse clientele.
- full bar
- smoking area
- free wifi
- outdoor seating
Velvet Bar & Grill
Velvet Bar & Grill is a much-loved place that is enjoyed and frequented by many who seek a cool and relaxing environment. The music is great, the ambiance enjoyable and the food delicious, paired with one of many Jazz nights, the Velvet Bar and Grill is a cool place to relax and indulge in good food and conversation.