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Il Covo

Il Covo (Kenya Bay Road, Bamburi Beach, Mombasa) – this venue’s lower level is a restaurant that serves Italian food. Its upper level becomes a disco at night (complete with local and international DJs spinning music there). Along with expats, locals such as Mombasa’s East Indian community are often seen here.

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Havana Bar & Restaurant

Havana Bar & Restaurant (33 Woodvale Groove, near Sarit Centre, Westlands, Nairobi) – this Cuban-themed bar & restaurant attracts those looking for an alternative to Nairobi’s typical bars. Along with various types of liquors, Havana Club (and other brands of) rums are readily found here. This venue gets lively on weekends with DJ-driven dance and […]

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Gipsy Bar

Gipsy Bar (Woodvale Grove, Westlands, Nairobi) – this bar attracts a large contingent of expats who are either vacationing in Kenya or are passing through on business. Within this venue is “Boxer Bar” – which is more of a sports bar, complete with two big screen TVs (perfect for watching sporting events), and a larger […]

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Casuarina Nomad Bar

Casuarina Nomad Bar (near Jamii Bora Bank, Malindi Road, Mtwapa) – located about 20 km north of Mombasa, this is a favored destination for both expats & locals in this part of Kenya. Both 20-something year olds, as well as more mature patrons (both expats and locals) are seen here. A variety of music is […]

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Bob’s Bar

Bob’s Bar (Malindi and Links Roads, Mombasa) – this is a popular sports bar among visiting expats (with a large selection of domestic & imported beers, as well as liquor like whiskey, gin, vodka, etc.). Depending on the evening, live local bands often play local music (with DJs playing international dance and pop music like […]

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Billionaire Club

Billionaire Club (Malindi) – international party revelers are delighted to run into this East African outpost of the upscale nightspot “Billionaire Club” (owned by Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore, and best-known for its venues at Sardinia, Monaco and Marbella). Like its other nightspots, this one offers VIP bottle service, plush lounge sections, and tends to book […]

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Big Tree Bar

Big Tree Bar (Big Tree Beach Hotel, Malindi Road, Bamburi Beach, Mombasa) – this is one of Mombasa’s more popular beach bars. During the day, expats buy drinks and take in the view of the beach areas – at night, the bar turns into a disco (playing pop, hip hop and dance music). Both expats […]