The 8 Best Rooftop Bars in Nairobi

It’s Friday evening, you sited inside your office as you take a look back at the week’s work. How the work pile seemed insurmountable, but you put in the hours, put your back into it and cleared all the work before the weekend approach. By all measures you deserve to let loose and celebrate. If you’re in Nairobi, here a list of the top eight best rooftop bars you, your colleagues, and friends can go celebrate and while at it feel like you on top of the world.

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Sarabi Restaurant and Supper Club

Address: Woodvale Grove – Westlands

Atop one of Nairobi’s swankiest hotels, Sarabi at Sankara goes beyond tantalizing cocktails to offer a sweeping view of the city’s skyline. The downtown sights of street parties in the Westland district makes an interesting bird’s gaze from the club.

Tabourin –Kempinski

Chiromo Road, Westland

Looking for sundowner sips? Tabourin blends its charm with warm interiors that seem to soak in the African sun rays even during the colder season. Look out for belly dancing shows and be sure to sample their wide selection of mezze platters.

Level 8

Arwings Kodhek

For stunning views that sweep from Upperhill Nairobi to the sky kissing skyscrapers of the city. Best known for its Ciroc cocktails. Level 8 at the Best Western Premier is an ideal vantage point for revelers wishing to enjoy terrace and pool in a single swipe.

Sentrim 680

Center of Kenyatta Avenue and Muindi Mbingu Street.

Probably more popular with the Gen Xers than the millennials. This town spot is quite calm, a major contrast to the surrounding hustle and bustle that characterizes the CBD. It’s a good spot to catch up with friends over seasoned dines and well-aged wines before turning up at the more happening location.

Coming soon: Tune Hotels

Rhapta Road, Westland

Already making waves across the grapevine is the much anticipated Kilele Lounge, hyped to be the highest rooftop bar in the city. The lounge makes a unique entry to the hotel line; as Nairobi will be the first to enjoy a Tune Lounge. This one is still a wait-and-sample.

Waterhole, Ole Sereni

Mombasa road

Going beyond tipsy to pure adventure? The Waterhole located on the second veranda of Ole Sereni is a sure bet. A cold tusker in hand and a heard of grazers underneath is what sets this option apart from other rooftop bars in the city. Located along Mombasa road and bordering the Nairobi National park, this bar offers its guests a spectacular mix of adventure and delectable dine and wine.

Nest, at The Tribe

Village Market – Limuru road, Gigiri

For those looking for an alfresco hangout in the outskirts of Nairobi. The bar has a martinis specialty; shaken or stirred, so you know you can never go wrong here! Take time to sample their culinary or take a dive into their sheesha flavors if it happens to be your definition of cool.

Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar at Clarence House

School Lane, Westland

The Nairobi skyline is laid out in front of you from this well nestled perch on Clarence House. Where it lacks for views, its kitchen offerings definitely make up through their innovative dishes cutting across a range of palates. Homely and airy aptly describes the ambience here.

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