Week Nights in Nairobi

Did you come to this post wondering what there is do to on certain week nights in Nairobi? For instance, did you find this post after Googling “Monday Night Nairobi” or “Wednesday Night Nairobi”? Let me share a bit of what I know…

Monday Night Nairobi

Monday nights in Nairobi are quiet and many establishments even close that day after all the activity from the weekend. Still, you can’t go wrong with a meal at one of Nairobi’s amazing restaurants or a drink at one of Nairobi’s more popular bars.

’80s Night at K1 Klubhouse – Monday Night Nairobi

If you are looking for something more lively, then consider K1 Klubhouse in Parklands. K1 has been consistently popular for over two decades and has a themed night every day of the week. On Mondays, K1 currently hosts an ’80s night. See the poster below:

Monday Night at K1 Clubhouse

(If you are reading this and know of something else interesting that takes place on Monday night in Nairobi, please let me know in a comment below.)

Wednesday Nights in Nairobi

A friend recently told me: “The one thing I know about Nairobi, is that people really party here.”

He had been out on a Wednesday night and told me that everywhere he went, the pubs and clubs were full.

Last night, I got an opportunity to see that for myself.

I am not going to lie and say that I don’t normally go out on Wednesday nights—I do—but I hadn’t been out on a Wednesday night in a while!

This Wednesday, I met up with a friend for dinner at Dass Restaurant in Westlands.

We had a great time hanging out and catching up. At 11 p.m., though, we were still at it. The stories we had to share were far from over.

Since we were in an area with many hangouts, we decided to extend our evening a bit by having a night cap at one of the many bars nearby.

We could hear music blaring from Crooked Q, so that’s where we went first.

Checking Out Crooked Q (Nairobi)

Crooked Q was in full swing!

We could barely find a place to sit and quickly realized that with the music playing so loud, we would have to strain to have any sort of meaningful conversation.

Instead, we decided to go downstairs to Havana for “a polite one”.


When we got there, Havana was lively and vibrant and it stayed that way until well past 1 a.m.

My friend and I had a great time, though this experience had me thinking: who hangs out on Wednesday night?

What motivates this crowd to be out on Wednesday of all days?

Since I am a person who quite enjoys her Wednesday night hangs, I first looked to myself for an answer.

How I Started Going out on Wednesday Nights

When I first started going out on Wednesday nights, I was an obsessed salsa student and, at the time, K1 had a fantastic salsa night, which included salsa instruction as well as the opportunity for freestyle dancing (for free) every Wednesday.

Being a bachelorette with no one to go home to, this was one of the most fun and productive ways to spend a Wednesday evening, especially that it also helped me get a little closer to achieving this weight loss goal.

My night out would normally end by 10:30 p.m., and though I had great fun, it somehow threw me off a little bit for the rest of my work week.

Later, when I no longer had an 8-to5 to go to, I went out on Wednesday night because other people would begin to too.

For whatever reason, on Monday and Tuesday, everyone seemed to try to remain focused on work, going straight home after work or doing so after running a couple of errands.

On Wednesday, however, all of a sudden people longed to wet their throats and catch up with friends. The city would come to life at night again.

Monday Night Nairobi: a selection of good bars will be open

On Wednesday therefore, there would be ample opportunity and reason to go out, so I would. 🙂

Do you go out on Wednesday nights? If you do, what prompts you? Where do you hang out at?

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I look forward to hearing what you have to say.


Photo Credit: K1 Klubhouse, Max Pixel

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