Karen By Night

written by Fred Mwithiga 19th March 2015

Karen is a nice quiet neighbourhood. Nice weather, great people and the hustle and bustle of the CBD is non existent once you arrive. This however, does not mean it should be taken for a boring hum drum location. Some of the best nights I’ve had have been in Karen. So if you recently moved there, want to have a change of ambiance and you’re planning on ‘gettin jiggy wit it’, these places would create a night to remember.

1. Que Pasa Bar & Bistro

Undeniably Karen’s most popular bar and bistro, Que Pasa will guarantee you a worthwhile experience. It is also one of my all time favourite spots whenever I am in Karen. The warm, receptive crowd, the refreshing ambiance and the exceptional staff will make you feel right at home. Que Pasa is never dull. They are always finding fun events and new menu items that make any ordinary week fun and hip. Featuring an extensive food and drinks menu, you will always be spoilt for choice.

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2. Purdy Arms

I haven’t been here yet, but by the buzz my friends are having about this place, looks like I’m going to be there this weekend! Purdy Arms is located in a secluded area with lush gardens and trees in their prime – An ambiance that competes with no other. Frequented by locals and expatriates, Purdy Arms is never short of a good time. They have a jukebox (when was the last time you saw that?) that plays tunes from all different eras.

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3. Hemmingways Nairobi

Hemmingways is nothing short of class. Once you walk in, you feel special. Besides the fact that you can have some of th best steaks in Nairobi, their bar area presents an exclusive ambiance. Their breath taking grounds offer the perfect setting for a sundowner with your significant other as you unwind after a long day

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4. Karen Country Lodge

Located on Warai South Road, Karen Country Lodge is home to the Ostrich Bar. Featuring an impressive array of alcohol for you to choose from, this is an ideal place for you to end your day. Their well manicured lawns and fountains provide a relaxing atmosphere for you and your friends as you end your day.

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5. Pitbull Grill and Sports Bar

Love your sports? Pitbull grill and Sports Bar is the place for you. Located on Langata Road, they offer some amazing grilled meat and of course a wide selection of alcohol for you as you watch the game with your boys!

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6. Road House Karen

You might remember Road House as Spoilers Lounge. Crazy place it was. Crazy place it is! Since their rebranding, Road House is back to serving you the finest liquor around. They offer a relaxed atmosphere with large screens for all you football fans out there.

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7. Tamambo Karen Blixen

Located on Karen Road, Tamambo Karen Blixen is situated in a tranquil garden setting with a variety of dining and function areas such as the garden , the Marquee Sultan tent and The Grogan House for private entertaining. The a la carte menu consists of transcontinental cuisine designed to appeal to a mix of global tastes and the Sunday lunch is a popular buffet affair. For many Karen residents, the bar which opens out to a shisha lounge is a popular place to meet and mingle with a daily happy hour and a live band on Fridays. Every 3rd Thursday of the month they have a Jazz Night sponsored by Johnnie Walker. Sounds like massive fun!
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