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7 Best Nightclubs in Nairobi to Party With Friends

Whiskey River Lounge
Written by Abraham Odhiambo

From stylish lounges and rooftop bars to classy joints, Nairobi has some of the best nightclubs that awaken your inner party animal. These clubs stay open till late at night and feature loud music, flashing lights, socializing and simply having a good time.

Experiencing nightlife in Kenya’s capital is a perfect way to escape from the mundane routines of daily life since it offers the opportunity to socialize with people from all walks of life while having fun. So, if you find yourself in Nairobi at night with friends, go to one of these nightclubs and have a good time.

1. Quiver Lounge, Thika Road 

If you want to party in a place with so many people, Quiver Lounge on Thika Road should be your destination this weekend. It is one of the most popular nightclubs in Nairobi and is usually packed during the weekends, especially on Fridays. This nightclub is well stocked with drinks to ensure you and your friends get the exact brand you need. The joint also has some of the juicest nyama choma you’ll taste in Nairobi.

Quiver Lounge has another branch in Kitengela. Unlike the one along Thika Road, the Kitengela branch is unpopular. Nevertheless, the services are also amazing here. So, if you want to party somewhere not too crowded, Quiver Lounge in Kitengela should be your destination.

2. The Alchemist

The Alchemist Bar

Alchemist Bar. Photo/ Ride Nairobi.

The Alchemist is one of the most popular nightclubs in Nairobi. Located along Parklands Road, the club is open daily (Monday to Sunday) from 12 p.m. Rated 4 out of 5 on Google, The Alchemist is one of the best joints to party with friends. Aside from the bar, it is also a popular spot for events such as open mic night, fashion shows, open cinema shows and yoga.

3. K1 Club House 

Most people who have been to K1 Club House will tell you that it’s one of their favourite spots for nightlife in the capital. Located along Ojijo Road in Parklands, this club is classy, timeless, spacious and offers a unique experience for every taste.

Klub House

Kenyan musician Nameless performing at K1 Club House. Photo/ Nairobi News.

K1 Club House features several bars and has numerous accommodation facilities where you can rest if you have had too much to drink and can’t drive home. The club hosts various weekly events such as movie night on Mondays, jazz on Tuesdays, reggae Thursdays and Kenyan music on Saturdays.

4. Brew Bistro Rooftop 

Located on the eleventh floor of Fortis Tower in Westlands, Brew Bistro Rooftop is one of the perfect clubs for drinks and music. Unlike other nightclubs in our list, this hangout spot has affordable drinks. It is famous for its handcrafted brews and you can try their wide selection of craft beers and house wines.

5. The Edge Lounge 

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy your drink while watching your favourite team play then search no more. The Edge Lounge is one of the oldest and fun-filled nightclubs in Nairobi. You’ll be served the best food, quality cocktails and beer as you enjoy good music. The best day to go to Edge Lounge is Wednesday when partygoers experience the bikini pool party.

6. Exchange Bar

Located along Kimathi Street, the Exchange Bar is a classy lounge that serves the best drinks, within a stylishly decorated area. Besides partying with friends, this joint makes a great impression on business clients. It is rated 4.3 stars on Google.

7. Whiskey River Lounge 

Whiskey River Lounge is located along Kiambu Road in Nairobi. This is one of the best joints in Nairobi to go with friends at night. Here, you can unwind together watching live matches on big screens while treating yourself to beers, whiskeys and cocktails.

Whiskey River Lounge

Whiskey River Lounge. Photo/ Uzamart.

Where Can I Take a Girl Out in Nairobi?

  • Nairobi National Park
  • Karen Blixen Museum
  • Karura Forest
  • Nairobi National Museum
  • Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
  • Ngong Hills
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Kenyatta International Conference Center

Does Nairobi Have Good Nightlife?

Nightlife in Nairobi is heaving with locals, ex-pats, and visitors who gather at venues that range from exclusive champagne bars to nightclubs.

Where Can I Meet Singles in Nairobi?

  • The Alchemist Bar
  • K1 Klub House
  • Asmara Bar & Restaurant
  • 1824 Whiskey Bar and Lounge
  • Urban Eatery
  • Capital Club

Where Can I Go in Nairobi at Night?

  • Spinners Web Kenya
  • Mulberry Project at The Alchemist
  • K1 Klub House
  • Black Diamond
  • Club Cubano
  • Safari Bar

About the author

Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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