Cocktail lover Wanja Wohoro visits Nairobi’s latest pop-up bar
The Alchemist consistently ticks several essential great night-out boxes; affordable drinks, decent music and some of Nairobi’s best “street food” options. Their latest venture is a new pop up bar which will host global and local mixologists. They kicked things off last month with the Mulberry Project, a team of trendy hipster bartenders from New York who built you your own ‘bespoke’ cocktail based on your preferences and mood.
I tried several, unable to pass up the late night two-for-one happy hour deal. You didn’t need to know a thing about mixology and simply pointed at the tasting notes that appealed to you and they did the rest. My first was a watermelon/gin/tropical concoction whose flavours were not only well balanced and crisp but also on occasion unique, followed by a spicy pineapple number.
In October, the Alchemist bar will be working with various mixologists to create a new pop up concept entitled Table Manners. The menu promises an eclectic mix of inspired cocktails bound to impress. If you’re into cocktails without the stuffy pretentious setting, make a date.
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