Must-see nightlife in Kenya

  • Pirates

    South Coast

    A huge complex of water slides and bars transforms into the strip’s rowdiest nightclub in high season, blazing into the small hours. During the day it's a…

  • Klub Kalahari


    A joint where you can do everything from watching sport, singing (karaoke night is Tuesday), dancing and eating (nyama choma (barbecued meat) and fries)…

  • Juiz Parlour


    You name it and they’ll stick it in a blender and pulverise the bejesus out of it. The pumpkin-and-beetroot juice looked foul so we shared a very special…

  • Shakatak

    Diani Beach

    The only nightclub in Diani not attached to a hotel is Shakatak. It’s quite hilariously seedy, but can be fun once you know what to expect. Like most big…

  • Fermento Disco Bar


    In the Galana Centre, Fermento is the upmarket place of choice for a night out in Malindi, with a smart and young crowd who start off with cocktails…

  • Radio Maria


    Come for ice-cold Tuskers and seafood at this quirky, Virgin Mary–themed bar (the Biblical figure, not the drink). There's usually football on TV and a…

  • Thrills Place

    Southern Rift Valley

    The least seedy of Naivasha's clubs, you'll find local DJs, a disco ball and dancing till dawn at this popular place. We'll let you decide if the name…

  • Stars & Garters


    You can count on seeing both – stars and garters – during a night out here. Decent live music nightly, and good nyama choma (barbecued meat), too.

  • Cheers


    This tiny roadside bar deserves a mention for its lovely garden and fresh carrot juice. Who needs alcohol to clink glasses?

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