Nightclubs and bars in Kenya

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    Nairobi - Casablanca: Hookahs & Hookers

    by wrldtravler Updated Nov 8, 2009

    Alright so most of the nightclubs in nairobi have a certain percentage of working girls there. So it's unfair to only label Casablanca's as their hunting grounds. It just rhymes with hookahs, thats all.
    Also the reason they're there at any of the nightclubs is cause even nairobi is on the sex tourist's map.
    The place has a great arabian theme and the cavernous rooms cave decor give it a nice feel.

    Dress Code: Dress Nice.

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    Nairobi - Mercury Bar: Best Cocktails in Nairobi

    by wrldtravler Updated Nov 8, 2009

    One of the few places i saw in Nairobi with interiors that could be called modern and minimalist.
    The cocktails here are what it's all about.
    The crowd is mostly expat.
    The music on nights when are DJ's can be quite persuasive, on night with no DJ it can be background musicish which isn't necessarily a bad thing if u wanna just sit and have a few drinks over conversation. So i guess it fluctuates between nightclub and lounge bar.

    Dress Code: Dress Nice, you're in Kenya!

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    Nairobi - Havana's: Nice but they might rip you off

    by wrldtravler Updated Nov 8, 2009

    They are a restaurant by day which i haven't visited but i hear the food is good. By night it turns into a nightclub. With Thursday Nights being their big night.
    Been there in the nights on two occassions both times i had a weird experience. The location is nice and the place attracts a lot of crowd.
    Though the first time i was being incessently harrassed by a drunk patron.
    The next awful experience was buying the first drink for 300 Ksh and the next for 500 Ksh. Apparently they are notorious for ripping people off. Most of the expats just go with it out of pity and the whole they really don't make that much deal.
    It's just a matter of principal and it sure sucks to be cheated.

    Dress Code: Dress Nice but i don't think they will enforce any sort of dress code here. Maybe shoes are a must no flip flops.

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    Nairobi - Gypsy's: 4 Bars in one

    by wrldtravler Updated Nov 8, 2009

    Perhaps one of the best places in Nairobi to be a regular. During the day you will come across working professionals who have come there with their friends or colleagues for some food and beers.
    There are over 4 bars here all themed differently, some posh, some sports bar themed and some specializing in live music.
    On the weekends they put up huge tents on the sidewalk and the entire bar spills over onto the street and everyone is having a roaring time.

    Dress Code: Again In Nairobi it's all about dressing up and hitting the nightclubs. So make the effort.

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    Nairobi - Black Diamond: Chaos

    by wrldtravler Updated Nov 8, 2009

    Located on the first floor of what seems to be like a mall is Black Diamond. The quintessential Nairobi Nightclub experience.
    The place is packed with a good mix of locals and expats. The dance floor is indoor and seperated with huge glass doors.
    They have an outdoor area with tables and a separate Bar. The music is generally a ix of local songs and western hits.
    There is another nightclub right across from the black diamond entrance within the same mall and others are across the road and other are a few feet down the street. Close enough to walk to.
    The area is full of music and life on Friday and Saturday Nights.

    Dress Code: Dress trendy if you expect to get attention especially from the ladies.
    Everyone will be flaunting it so look the part.

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    CLUB: SHAKATAK DISCO

    by mickeyjane1 Written Jan 21, 2008

    I have a friend who told me about this club in Diani, it offers really good entertainment and somewhere to dance and drink.

    The music is varied with local music and also international sounds, there is a dj playing the tunes. Also sometimes there are local shows.

    Dress Code: casual

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    Florida, Pizza Garden, Kengeles: Great Nightlife

    by firedawg550 Written Nov 10, 2007

    The two Florida clubs are cool except they're full of pretty hookers lol. It kind of spoils the place so try some GREAt live music. My favorite place was the Pizza Garden in Westlands. While there, try the mix grill. I'll get the name later, but its fantastic. There are a couples places called Kengeles around. They always play great live music, and the Pilsner is always cold. By the way, of all the great beer in Kenya, I believe Pilsner is the best.

    Dress Code: Nobody wears shorts in Kenya...nobody.

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    Casablanca: Arabian nights in Nairobi

    by sulla Written Aug 9, 2007

    My favourite place to hang out when i lived in Nairobi. A stylish place, you can enjoy good Italian pizza, excellent strawberry daquari and shisha on huge bed size sofas in Lamu style while listening to music on the hit lists (which tends to tune into indian hits after about 2am!). The place also has an excellent restaurant next door and also an outdoor area which real bonfires and beach sand! The clientelle consists of both locals and expats, but can at times seem too crowded with (extremely beautiful) prostitutes.. Well, thats Kenya for you...!

    Dress Code: Casual Smart

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    Listen carefully to the sounds of the bush

    by sarahskinner Written Aug 2, 2007

    At night the Mara comes alive. .....make a point of listening carefully and you will likely hear the sounds of the bush tell the story of whats going on!. Listen out for the cackle of a Jackal, the whopping of a hyena and the deep roar of the lion. If you are located near a forest area listen carefully for the cough of a Leopard as it moves through the night to hunt...

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    Kenyan bars: Liveliness all around

    by croisbeauty Written Jul 11, 2007

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    During the week some bars look almost deserted, some of them even closed but on friday night everything changes drastically. On friday, bars are overcrowded by the both, locals and tourists, who come here for dancing, meeting friendsand and enjoying in inevitable Tusker, fine and not too strong local beer. If getting hungry, after dancing on a hot african rhytms, "Nyama choma" is just a perfect choice. It is traditional local dish, hashed grilled meat a bit dry but peppered, what makes you very thirsty. However, do not exaggerating with the Tusker, even if not that strong!

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    Tandoori Restaurant and Bar: Local nightspot

    by Acirfa Written Sep 8, 2006

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    Great local bar and restaurant. Pool table and general socialising amongst the locals and tourists.

    As usual it's important to be aware of the local ladies looking to secure an evenings entertainment. Watch pockets and be assertive, this usually does the trick.

    A delight to meet a variety of people and enjoy an evening relaxing.

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    Shakatak: Dance the night through till dawn

    by Acirfa Written Sep 8, 2006

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    Great fun, great music, well organised nightclub. Diani Beach, just outside of the Sea Lodge and frequented by locals and tourists alike. There is a restaurant at ground level and a nightclub downstairs.

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    Crocodile Camp: Crocodile feeding in Tsavo

    by Myndo Updated Apr 10, 2006

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    Ok, in the Bush there is not much you can do, as soon as the sun goes down, it tends to get very dark. If you are lucky you have a Camp with electricity - but mostly the light is barely enough to be able to read or write something. No TV, no Radio (except you took one with you).
    So what you do? Normally you gather around the Camp fire, look how it burns and exchange stories of what you saw during the day or whatever.

    Crocodile Camp has the much mentioned Tourist attraction of Crocodile feeding at night.

    Punctually at 9 o' clock one of the workers of the camp will come with a bucket of meat, stand at the wall that seperates the Camp from the crocodiles area - the river in front of it- and begin shouting.
    That sounds like: "Cooooooome Caroolinaaaa, coooooome ..... Cooooooome Susannaaaahh ... cooooome ....... ....... coooooome Marinaaaaaam cooooooooome ...."
    I don't know if actually all the Crocodiles in this river are females, but it sounded to me as if he only shouted female names....
    So, now if you are lucky -and the crocodiles hungry (which must not be), one or more of the crocks will show up. Slowly trotting up the river slope and then catching or better taking the meat that is shot to them.

    Dress Code: Whatever you happen to have with you. With 10kg Safari Luggage allowed per person I did not take any elegant clothes with me, which is also not required.
    Since the crocodile Camp is located quite high and it can get cooler at night, you should have a pullover or a warm jacket with you.

    BTW as a non-resident of the crocodile camp, you can come and watch this, too. As far as I have seen, you pay 2.50 Euros at the entrance for it....

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    Samburu National Park: Hyena outside our tent!!

    by Thumbee Updated Mar 27, 2006

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    For unparallelled spooky fun, spend the night in a tent in Kenya's Samburu N.P. The hyena calls from around your campsite while you feast on nyama choma- swahili preparation of roast meat on coals, are just the harbingers of an unforgettable night surrounded by a pack of hyenas rummaging through the left-overs of your dinner barely 15 yards away from your tent, while the more adventurous of hyenas will come right up to your tent without your having to do anything!!! How do you know? You can hear them laugh!! And if you have slept through it all, then you can see their paw-marks all over the mud around your campsite the next morning! How's that for some nightlife!

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    local bar

    by beccyandjohn Written Mar 26, 2006

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    this is in side the local bar with our friends from the beach, this night i think we was in there for a long time , and it was dark out side , so as we were walking to our hotel the streets were all lit with candels and little fires with people cooking on them, the smell is something you will renember, not a bad thing

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