North Coast drinking and nightlife

Juice Bar in Kilifi

Felix Unique Collections

Felix Unique Collection might not be what we would name our juice bar if we had one – especially if we wanted to make it into an acronym – but the blender geniuses here turn out fantastic avocado, passion-fruit, tam…
Bar in Shela

Peponi’s Bar

Naturally, the bar at a Swiss-owned Kenyan hotel with an Italian name has to resemble an English pub. Pretty much everyone on Shela finds their way to the sunset-watching terrace to happily drift into insolvency ove…
Bar in Lamu Town

Petley’s Inn

Right in front of the main jetty, Petley's is the local watering hole for just about everyone. In fact, it's the only non-hotel bar in Lamu to serve alcohol. Expect almost anything, from good fun and merriment to en…
Bar in Kilifi

De Coffee Pub

You can disco dance on caffeine (and alcoholic things) at this popular nightspot. Nyama choma (barbecued meat) is on the grill, wi-fi is on the house and drinks are on (well, actually behind) the bar. There's a slig…
Bar in Watamu

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). Saturday is DJ night with some exotic dancing.
Club in Malindi

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 before moving onto the packed dance floor.
Bar in Watamu

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 background of Kenyan pop.
Bar in Malindi

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.
Juice Bar in Malindi


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