Kenya Entertainment Centres - Night Clubs in Nairobi and Mombasa

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Looking for information about Kenya Entertainment? Here is a page about all Entertainment and social centers in Nairobi City Kenya. Most of the hotels and lodges arrange entertainment in the evenings, which include traditional dances, folklore from various ethnic groups of Kenya, film shows and skits. These are usually combined with the evening barbecue normally around a bonfire.

Kenya entertainment - Discotheques

Almost all hotels have discos, which are of a varying quality. They are open the whole night and some of them are private, only for the hotel guests. If you want more exposure you could visit the public night-clubs.

Each kind of music is played here to the taste of the patrons. Live band performances are usually held, especially of resident bands and travelling celebrities.

Shuttle buses pick up guests at certain times and bus stops if the disco is located outside the city or town centre. A small amount of entry fee in to the disco is payable.

Kenya entertainment -Night Clubs

Major Towns of Nairobi and Mombasa have several night-clubs, which have fairly good sound systems and lights and stay open till 0500 hrs. Most popular are those with open floor dance floors.

Live band performances are uncommon in these, but can be organised especially inviting travelling celebrities.Due to crowds it is not advisable to carry valuables to the night-club, leave them in the hotel. Twilight girls may appear very persistent especially to foreigners, but if not interested, give them a polite send off.

During the day, do all those things listed in the Sites section, or go see a movie at one of Nairobi’s 1st class cinemas. Consult the Daily Nation Newspaper for daily listings of the movies and times.

If you’re the type who wants to explore a bit of the Nairobi nightlife and safari, it may be wise to start at bar first, since the clubs and discos in Kenya don’t get busy until around midnight and don’t close until the sun rises. By far your best source of info on what's rocking on any given weekend is a local.

The end of month weekend offers the best local action.Several clubs stage "cultural nites" which feature music ,traditional foods and drinks from some of Kenya's main ethinic communities An excellent opportunity to see Kenyans unplugged and hear the biggest local music acts .

The Daily Nation on the last friday of the month has an extensive listing.Worth seeing are shows featuring the following "Tony Nyandundo" ,"Mike Rua" or "Ken Wamaria"

Other clubs you may want to check out are Gypsy's, Sohos, and Kengeles.

Don't forget to look into a few restaurants on the outskirts of Nairobi. but a lot of clubs have also come up taco zeep polo rezaurus and hard working dj's like dj space dj peenuttz a.k.a paddo of the mob dj's have kept the fire burning with thier flawless techniques and entertaining skills be sure to look them up when u are in Nairobi Nairoi don't forget to try out carnivore restaurant you one stop game meat restaurant.

Top Entertainment Venues in Nairobi and Mombasa Towns Kenya

Kenya entertainment at - CLUB BARN

The Club Barn is located off Ngong Road inside the Ngong Race Course, Nairobi (Kenya). It was opened eight years after The Barn (A famous night club) was closed. Today known as the CLUBarn , it rests on the same concept but recently renovated to blend in with modern times.


Kenya entertainment at -PAVEMENTS

A Cafe runs during all opening hours - however the main attraction is their lively nightclub. There's a dancefloor on bottom level. 2 bars inside lounge upstairs one bar outside w/a sportsbar atmosphere. Entrance on Friday and Saturday nights is 500/= per person. It is a very good club that offers a wide range of music depending on the type of people that are there and also depending on the event taking place on that particular night


Kenya entertainment at -FLORIDA 2000 DISCOTHEQUE

The Florida 2000 Discotheque also well known as "F2" on Moi Ave ,next to Kenya Cinema plaza, is Nairobi’s most popular disco. It’s very comfortable inside with sofas and many separate bars.

The clientele is vastly varied with locals mixing with tourists and ex-pats from all over the world. There are also lots of beautiful ladies and sweet guys out for fun. No matter what you are looking for Florida 2000 is a fun place to spend the night.

Kenya entertainment at - Modern Green Day & Night Club and Friendship Corner

If you’re more into the cheap local scene, I have two bars for you. The Modern Green Day & Night Club and Friendship Corner, both across from each other on Latema Road are maybe the most entertaining bars in town.

Kenya Entertainment at Bomas of Kenya ,Nairobi for live Entertainment and Live performance

The Bomas of Kenya is a cultural centre at Langata, near the main gate to Nairobi National Park. The talented resident artistes perform traditional dances and songs taken from the country's 16 various tribal groups, including Arab-influenced Swahili taarab music, Kalenjin warrior dances, Embu drumming and Kikuyu circumcision ceremonies. It's touristy, of course, but it's still a spectacular afternoon out.


Kenya Entertainment at Simba Saloon Nairobi , Kenya for live entertainment and Club

Nairobi's best clubs and bars are mostly found in the suburbs. This is one of the best.

DJs play most nights and there are live music events most weekends.

There are also occasional CD launch parties and stand-up comedy to amuse the wealthy Kenyans, expat teenagers, travellers and NGO workers who frequent it. Next door is the legendary Carnivore restaurant.


Kenya Entertainment at Dormans Café Nairobi for Entertainment and Café

Established in the 1960s, this venerable firm has only recently branched out into the café business but has certainly made an aggressive Starbucks-style start, opening a shiny pine outlet right opposite its main rival Nairobi Java.

The coffee's good and the selection of teas is impressive, but so far the food just doesn't compete.


Kenya Entertainment at Bar Code Nairobi for live Entertainment and Music

It's nowhere near as cool as it thinks it is, but this very modern late-opening lounge bar does at least have a good range of international spirits and cocktails, plus semi-competent DJs spinning R&B and hip-hop for the tiny dance floor.

The lurid painted toilets are probably the best bit, in keeping with the vague gangster theme.


Kenya Entertainment at Simmers Nairobi for live Entertainment and Live music

Simmers is the place to come to rediscover a bit of true African rhythm.

This lively alfresco pub-restaurant cooks up a variety of traditional African dishes alongside some greasy Western offerings.

The atmosphere here is always jumping, with live bands playing anything from Congolese rumba to Kenyan benga while you chow.


Kenya Entertainment at Nyanza House Club Nairobi for live entertainment and Club

One of the real earthy local hangouts is the Nyanza House Club; you'll see posters plastered all over town advertising its reggae parties.

A night out here will be as authentic a modern African experience as you can get, but we couldn't in good conscience suggest that unaccompanied women go anywhere near here.


Kenya Entertainment at Club Soundd Nairobi Kenya

A central nightspot with a bit more to offer those who take their music seriously: high-profile local posse the HomeBoyz DJs play on Friday, there's salsa on Sunday and a rare trance night on Wednesday. It opens earlier than most similar places, and has a happy hour until 20:00 to suck in premature punters.


Kenya Entertainment at Monte Carlo Club Nairobi, Kenya

One of the real earthy local hangouts is the Monte Carlo Club; you'll see posters plastered all over town advertising reggae parties here.

A night out will be as authentic a modern African experience as you can get, but we couldn't in good conscience suggest that unaccompanied women go anywhere near here.


Kenya Entertainment at Mzizi Arts Centre Nairobi, Kenya

The Mzizi Arts Centre, a smaller centre in a central office building, is a good place to view contemporary Kenyan art, craft, dance, literature and performance art.

'Cultural Personality Evenings', when Kenyan cultural stars give lectures, and sigana performances are held here.


Kenya Entertainment at Casablanca Bar Nairobi, Kenya

This hip new Moroccan-style lounge bar has been an instant hit with Nairobi's fastidious expat community, and you don't have to spend much time here to become a convert.

Shisha pipes, wines and cocktails conspire to ease you into what's bound to end up as a late night.


Kenya Entertainment at Florida 2000 Club Nairobi, Kenya

This big dancing den near City Hall Way works to the formula of booze, beats and tight-packed bodies.

All-hours eats are provided by the Water Margin Chinese restaurant. Monday is salsa-zouk-mamba night, Wednesday is straight-up dance/trance and Sunday is Rasta night.


Kenya Entertainment at Jockey Pub Nairobi, Kenya

The Hilton's house boozer is a cosy English-style hostelry, but nonguests are subject to a hefty minimum-spend requirement.

There's a free yard of ale if you can drink it in under three minutes without stopping, a feat possibly not to be attempted on a full stomach.


Kenya Entertainment at Nu Metro Cinema Nairobi, Kenya

The first entry in a chain of modern multiplexes springing up around Nairobi, showing new Western films fairly promptly after their international release.

Seats here are pretty steep, but that's still cheaper than the popcorn at a London picture house.


Kenya Entertainment at Oleander Café Nairobi, Kenya

This small elevated café has limited stocks of food and drink, but the terrace is so surrounded by greenery that you barely even notice the busy road below, providing a perfect respite from town if you happen to be around the Nairobi Hill area.


Kenya Entertainment at Taco Bell Bar Nairobi, Kenya On the 1st floor, with an open balcony overlooking the street, this popular bar has DJs from Thursday to Sunday.

Food is served but there's not a burrito in sight - we suspect the Taco Bell Corporation doesn't know they've borrowed the name…


Kenya Entertainment at Pavement Bar and ClubNairobi , Kenya

Split between a relaxed ground-level bar and the big, modern basement club, Pavement is the dancefloor of choice for most resident expats.

Weekends favour the kind of jump-up commercial dance music you might get on a night out in Europe.


Kenya Entertainment at Professional entertainent Centre Nairobi, Kenya

Local theatre troupe the Phoenix Players put on regular performances at this unlikely-sounding venue.

Many of the plays are by foreign playwrights but a good proportion are by Kenyans, and new works are well represented.


Kenya Entertainment at Green Corner Restaurant & Cactus Pub Nairobi, Kenya

This very popular after-work bar and restaurant just opposite the Nairobi Cinema has live bands on Thursday and Sunday and DJs the rest of the week.

Music is generally modern, East African and enthusiastically received.


Kenya Entertainment at Nairobi Java House Nairobi, Kenya

Western café culture has hit Nairobi at last and Nairobi Java House offer that elusive decent coffee plus many other tasty treats; thankfully, there's also a branch at Jomo Kenyatta airport.


Kenya Entertainment at Kenya National Theatre Nairobi, Kenya

This is the major theatre venue in Nairobi. As well as contemporary and classic plays, there are special events such as beauty pageants, which are less highbrow but still culturally interesting.


Kenya Entertainment at Klub House Nairobi, Kenya

The Klub House is an old favourite. The spacious bar has more pool tables than anyone else and is a good place to party until late. Music is predominantly Latino, Caribbean and African.


Kenya Entertainment at New Florida Nairobi, Kenya

New Florida is the 'Mad House', a big, rowdy club that's usually crammed with bruisers, cruisers, hookers, hustlers and curious tourists. Entry is usually free before 21:00.


Kenya Entertainment at Toona Tree Bar & Restaurant Nairobi, Kenya

Part of the massive International Casino complex by the National Museum, Toona Tree has live bands on Friday and Saturday, playing jazz, blues and 'classic hits'.


Kenya Entertainment at Hornbill Pub Nairobi, Kenya

A large, dark but friendly bar stretching the width of the block between Moi Ave and Tom Mboya St, with lashings of cold Tusker and sizzling nyama choma.


Kenya Entertainment at Roast House Nairobi, Kenya

This split-level green bar-restaurant is one of the better specimens in the River Rd area, with regular DJ nights, but caution is still advised if coming here.


Kenya Entertainment at Soho's Nairobi, Kenya

A lively and popular place that pulls in a smart Kenyan and expat crowd. As well as the crisp cold beers, there's a good selection of wines and cocktails.

Kenya Entertainment at Odeon Nairobi, Kenya

Odeon is one of several local cinemas showing a mix of Indian, South African and Western films. Tickets are very cheap but reels are often scratched.


Kenya Entertainment at Zanze Bar Nairobi, Kenya

A lively and friendly top-floor bar with pool tables, a dance floor, and cheap beer, so that from Friday to Sunday it rocks until the early hours.


Kenya Entertainment at Taco's Nairobi, Kenya

Taco's sells beers by the dozen(!). An over-21s policy applies, for no apparent reason.


Kenya Entertainment at Cameo Cinema Nairobi, Kenya

The fleapit Cameo Cinema is well placed but appears to show manly sex films.


Kenya Entertainment at Nairobi Cinema Nairobi, Kenya

Goes through phases of only screening Christian 'message' films.


Kenya Entertainment at 20th Century Cinema Nairobi, Kenya


Kenya Entertainment at Kenya Cinema Nairobi, Kenya

Shows mainly Western movies.


Kenya Entertainment at Fox Cineplex Nairobi, Kenya

A good modern cinema.


Kenya Entertainment at Gypsy's Bar Nairobi, Kenya

This is probably the most popular bar in Westlands, pulling in Kenyans, expats and prostitutes. It's as close as you'll get to a gay-friendly venue in Kenya.


Entertainment in Mombasa

Mombasa has a lot more to offer than just amazing beaches and beautiful weather. Whether you’re looking for a quiet evening out or a night of wild partying, Mombasa offers a variety of entertainment options.

Mombasa has many nightclubs on the North Coast in close proximity to major hotels, as well as several on the South Coast. Many of these hotels even have their own clubs right on premises.

There are bars and pubs a plenty, and lots of Tusker brew around!

Casinos can be found throughout the city and at hotels, and are always popular before a wild night out on weekends, or for a quiet evening on weekdays. Cinemas and bowling are also popular destinations with both locals and tourists.


The Office Mombasa, Kenya

Perched above the Likoni ferry jetty and matatu stand, the entirely unaptly named Office is a real locals' hangout with regular massive reggae and dub nights shaking the thatched rafters.

Any business that goes on here is definitely not the executive kind.


New Florida Nightclub

This vast seafront complex houses Mombasa's liveliest nightclub, which boasts its own casino, restaurants and even an open-air swimming pool.

It's owned by the same people as the infamous Florida clubs in Nairobi and offers much the same atmosphere, clientele and Las Vegas-style floorshows, with the added bonus of outdoor bars, table football and real German Currywurst (curry sausage)! Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the big party nights.


Toyz Disco

A loud and lively Kenyan nightspot just off Nkrumah Rd.

The 'Be Casual' sign outside announces in graphic form that drugs, nudity, fighting and weapons are banned, which seems to work as it's perfectly friendly inside. Entry is free for women.

Expect plenty of gangsta rap and jangly Congolese music.


Nyali Cinemax

A plush, modern cinema complex close to Tamarind, also incorporating a casino, sports bar, cybercafé, Indian deli and restaurant, plus the Hollywood Bowl.


Sky Bar & Restaurant

Not far from the tusks statue, this is a pretty seedy drinking hole with plastic chairs and lots of prostitutes. Most travellers only come here to play pool.


Salambo Club

Head down the steps to investigate this popular Kenyan basement bar, rinsing your eardrums with loud lingala music and your throat with cold beers.


Kenya Cinema

An appealing old movie house that screens Hindi movies regularly (usually with English subtitles) and Western blockbusters occasionally.


Casablanca Restaurant & Club

Amid the makuti (thatch made with palm leaves used for roofing buildings) and cartoon animals, this loud split-level bar-club pulls in plenty of Westerners, but also a lot of prostitutes - all-male groups will be mobbed mercilessly, especially on the dance floor.

Still, the music is good, there are tables downstairs and the beers are wonderfully cold.

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