Life is just a cocktail party in the street – Mick Jagger. So, let’s get sipping!
Nairobi loves cocktails and cocktails love Nairobi. Which explains why every single bar/lounge is trying to attract the masses with a more than welcoming happy hour deal. The offers usually vary, it’s either a buy one get one free offer or each cocktail at half price, we must admit we love a good happy hour deal. The hours are also extended, because why limit happy to an hour?
If you enjoy sipping Whiskey sours at Brew Bistro Rooftop, News Cafe’s seven deadly sins or Artcaffe’s Spanish Caipiroskas there’s something for everybody at these 9 joints.
Some have better cocktails than others because at the end of the day the mixologist matters. I narrowed the list to Westlands, Nairobi because that’s where I frequent.
Unwinding after a long day at work? Catching up with your girls? Trying to kill time waiting for traffic to subside, it’s never too early for a cocktail.
10. Caramel Lounge
Location: ABC Place Westlands
They have a Happy Hour offer on special drinks, every Monday to Friday from 4pm – 8pm.
Cocktails for Sh500, wine by glass Sh500, local beers Sh250.
9. The Tav Irish Pub & Bistro
Location: The Mirage Waiyaki Way
Their happy hour is daily from 5-8pm. The deal is buy two cocktails and get one free. EABL beers also retail at Sh250.
8. Budhaa Bar Nairobi
Location: Delta Towers, Westlands Nairobi
Their happy hour is from 4 – 7pm and you can enjoy a Classic mojito or a mint Julep at S350 and they have a Saturday deal for cocktails from 4pm-11pm also for Sh350.
7. Tune Sky bar
Location: Tune Hotel Roof top Rhapta Road
Nothing better than cocktails with a view.Their happy hour is from 5:30 – 7:30pm and the offer is buy one of the selected cocktails and get one free. On their local beers the offers is buy 2 and get 1 free. If my memory serves me right their cocktails average Sh600
6. Nyama Mama
Location: Delta Tower Westlands
Their happy hour is also daily from 4-7pm. It’s a 2 for 1 offer on selected cocktails, beers and wines. A mama’s mule cocktails will set you back Sh800, so will a vodka espresso and a charcoal Manhattan is Sh950. You can view the cocktail menu here.
5. Brew Bistro Rooftop
Location: Fortis Towers Westlands (Woodvale Groove)
Cocktail Happy Hour is from 5-7pm. The offer is buy one cocktail get one free.
4. Artcaffe Oval/Grand
Location: Westgate and Oval
Their cocktails range from Sh650 for an Aperol Spritz to Sh950 for an ultimate sour.
The happy hour offer is buy 1 cocktail get one free everyday from 4-7PM.
Location: Sarit Centre, Westlands
Their happy hour is from 5pm-7pm on select cocktails. Classic cocktails that include cosmopolitan, mojito, daiquiri and margarita are Sh400. Their grande cocktails are Sh600.
1. Sap At The Node
Location: Woodvale Close, Westlands
Definitely one of my best joints to enjoy a cocktail in Nairobi. Their happy hour is errrryday from 4-7pm and includes everything on the menu is Sh400. And the cocktail selections is quite something.
I would love to hear your views on the cocktail scene in Nairobi in the comment section, which is your absolute favorite cocktail joint and why?