Havana Bar

Top choice bar in Nairobi

In the heart of the Westlands nightlife district, the small Havana Bar packs them in tightly over two floors and is an enduring Nairobi favourite, drawing a broad cross-section of night owls, prostitutes among them. Latin tunes often morph into DJ-spun house, and you can drink Kenyan coffee, South African wines, middle-shelf international spirits or a rather fine mojito.

The bar food is excellent, and be sure to ask for the menu of Cuban cigars. Get here earlier in the night for a meal and down-tempo tunes if you're feeling mellow.