Spice Up Your Nairobi Night Life at These Bars

written by Wanja Wohoro 11th October 2018

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.

Top Places To Get Draft Beers


Tucked away in Lavington Green, this bar and bistro is all about good vibes, good food and serious drinks. Order several rounds of Heineken draught and their famous choma.

Bao Box

This board game café is the first of its kind in Kenya. With over 100 games to choose from, arrive early for a comfy rooftop terrace seat while you knock back their chilled Sierra draught.

K1 Club House

If you love watching sports or fancy day drinking while rummaging through artisan products on a Sunday afternoon, this spot is for you. K1 is one of the few bars that serves Tusker on tap!

Brew Tap Room

Located in Galleria Mall, they offer over ten craft beers on tap. As the third outlet for the Brew Bistro masterminds, their upbeat staff really know their beers and the gastro pub grub is as good as it gets!

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