The Rugby World Cup 2015 is upon us and the excitement is on an all time high. It is slated to kick off from 18 September with an opening ceremony in London’s Twickenham Stadium and expected to run until Sunday, 1 November 2015. For all the rugby fanatics who don’t have the chance to go to watch the games in England, you can get to try out some of Nairobi’s best bars and restaurants to watch the games.
The following bars and pubs are a must attend and perfect for viewing sport. If you’re just wondering when your favourite country (unfortunately Kenya didn’t qualify) are tackling each other and on’t forget to check the Rugby World Cup schedule so as to plan your time accordingly.
Situated at suburbs of Karen, Purdy Arms is one of the popular sports bar in Nairobi. With a beautifully designed full bar they serve an assortment of beers, whiskeys, wines and spirits. Surrounded by big screens all over the place and a Projector to supplement the ever growing number of sports loving patrons’ just shows how popular Purdy Arms is.
Re-opened recently at the newly revamped Westgate Shopping mall, The Urber Burger is arguably the go-to place for perfectly made burgers. As you enjoy your burger over a cold beer, soft drink or cocktails you can check any live screening match via their big screens which are strategically place around the eatery.
An ideal space with elegant setting, Balcony Bar at Kempinski is a well furnished bar. The bar serves bespoke whisky, signature cocktails, local and international beers, wine and a good range of champagnes. They have also allocated a room with big TV screens where a good crowd can gather for a big match too.
La Tapas Terrace Lounge and Fashion bar are located within the grand La Maison Royal Hotel in Westlands. With an exuberant ambiance and delectable cuisine served with beers and cocktails of your choice their bar is a must try especially during the screening of the up the upcoming rugby matches.
You can’t go wrong with five, 50inch Samsung TVs. The bar at Tamambo can hold a capacity of 80 pax and additional TV screens when popular events or live matches are taking place. Sample decadent biting and drinks from 6.00pm to midnight or much later for the Rugby World Cup.
One of the busiest yet friendly chic bar and restaurant in Karen, Que Pasa offers good food, beer, cocktails and wine collections. Their bar as an ample space with big 42-inch TVs good for live match screenings, also the timings at Que Pasa is flexible for all as they are open from 9.00am upto late.
Overlooking the skyline of Nairobi, Level 8 is chic bar located at the 8th floor of the best Western Premier. The bar hosts a load of daily sports night screening from 5pm onwards where you can watch your favourite games while you sip away your favourite drink and eat scrumptious munchies at a special and affordable deals.
K1 Klubhouse boosts of having multiple TV screens in every corner of the bar including the indoor and outdoor area. The thing that makes it stand out is the large viewing arena for sports game, on the side try out their delicious Nyama Choma with a nice cold beer.
With an all round 5 themed bars Simba saloon is the ideal space for watching sports.The bars have big HD TV screens with spacious sitting place around a big nice rectangular mahogany counters where you get your drink and cocktails of choice.
If you like the serenity of drinking within the CBD over an entertaining outdoor sports Bar with one biggest screen projector in town try out Makuti bar. While entertaining yourself try out their beers, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, fresh juices, milk shakes and smoothies and in a tropical and serene environment.
Recently voted one of the best cocktail venue spot in Nairobi during the Taste Awards, it boosts of an extensive lounge and excellent outdoor terrace.With their own brewed and crafted premium brew, including a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails just woos you to be there for a sport screening.
A micro brewery by it’s on standard, Sirville brews some of the best ranges of beers. If you enjoy a well crafted beer, sit and relax over a pint of beer in a cool setting with big screens surrounding the bar area as you watch your favourite team play.
The Curragh an authentic Irish Pub and Bistro tucked away at the Ngong Racecourse. They will be screening the rugby matches throughout and since they are an Irish Pub their focus will be the Irish games as well as other countries participating. All the matches will be screened via a large projector screen. Also check out for their offer for free shooters to everyone in the bar for every try by the Irish team