These Cocktail Joints In Nairobi Are A Must Try

Cocktail Joints

This Buy One Get One Free phrase in business has a way of getting into pockets that work on a tight budget without sparing a few coins for some cocktail down the streets during the happy hours.

During weekdays, bars and joints in Nairobi kick into life usually between 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and give their best appearances to woo customers who are on their way home from work with discounted offers on alcoholic drinks, such as beer, wine, and cocktails.

It is prudent to know where and what to put your money into during these tempting hours of the day. This is where budgets and quality must be aligned for satisfaction to be realized. New in town and you wanna knock off a few without hurting your pocket? Here is a list of joints to kick start your adventure.

1.The Tav

Cocktail Joints Nairobi

The Irish Flair offers a vibrant aura for unwinding during the happy hour. While you relax at the Tav, you can watch TV at the lounge, play dart or pool while they pour your ordered cocktail and prepare some delicious meal if you insist. Regular customers enjoy incredible offers and discounts especially on Saturdays and Fridays with cocktails going for Ksh 2000 only. It is located in Westlands on the ground floor of the Mirage which is off Waiyaki Way.

2. Artcaffee – The Oval

Cocktail joints

Cocktail Happy Hour runs from 4 pm to 7 pm every day. You can enjoy a 2 for 1 offer on selected cocktails or you can choose to only buy one cocktail for half price. Enjoy classic cocktails like Ginger Dawa(Smirnoff ginger infusion, honey syrup, and lemon) at Ksh 750 or Berry Cosmopolitan (Smirnoff raspberry infusion, triple sec, sweet and sour mixture cranberry juice and lemon zest) at Ksh 800. Location: Westlands

3. Brew Bristo and Lounge

Cocktail joints

For a cozy late night of indulgence in well-prepared food and great cocktails visit this restaurant located in Pedimont plaza, Ngong Road Nairobi.  Ultimate fine wine, dining experience in continental cuisine, premium brewed craft beer, top brand champagne wrapped in a serene and sophisticated environment, this is that place you tag friends along.

4. Mojitos

The Bar chef Mojitos Lounge

With a wide variety of signature, classics and contemporary cocktails, Mojitos is your typical modern cocktail bar. Located on Lumumba Drive in Roysambu you get to enjoy Long Island Ice tea, golden Mojito, Gin Fizz, Whiskey Sour, Frozen white Russian among other amazing cocktails. Good music, tasty drinks, plenty of fresh air is a good way to kill an evening.

5. Seven Seafoods and Grill.

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For seasoned mixologists or light social drinkers, Sevens handcrafted bar has quite the cocktails to pick from. Its comprehensive cocktail menus entail signature Champagne cocktails, Fish Bowl cocktails, Martinis, and ice cream cocktails with names like Strawberry Shortcake or Cookies’n’Cream. Located in ABC Place Waiyaki Way, Westlands

6. NewsCafe

Cocktail Joints

Its located at Adlife Plaza in Kilimani and its other branch is in Sarit Center. For Ksh 950 you can get to enjoy Psycho Jack cocktail, a mix of Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort, butlers strawberry liquor and lemon topped with captain morgan spiced gold, banana and mango juice. You can try the Monster Frog cocktail for Ksh 650, a mix of different alcoholic drinks that come served in a huge glass.


Looking to have a good time within the realms of food music and drinks.  With professional mixologists in the house, you will get it right with the cocktails. You definitely want to throw a few bucks on the drinks with friends on a night out. It is located on Parklands Rd, Behind Kwik Fit, Westlands, Nairobi.

8. Skylounge

Nairobi CBD

For the best cocktails in Nairobi served in a chilled out lounge, this is your sure bet. The ambiance, well-mannered staff, and the music should make this your place to hang out. Located on Kaunda street & Mama Ngina StreetMake sure to try the Sex on the Beach cocktail

9.Captain Terrace

Captain Terrace Restaurant

It is located on Kellico Complex, Opposite Airtel building, Mombasa Road. With a breathtaking view of the National Park. They offer a quiet & comfortable environment perfect for lazy lunches, cocktail gatherings with friends and larger events like corporate meetings, conferences, and weddings. You should try it.

10. Uptown Grill

Joints in Nairobi

Happy hour starts from four in the evening to ten at night, with cocktails for as little as Ksh 600. Classic and custom cocktails for an evening in a posh place is worth the while. Located on Kilimani Road.

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