Nairobians, where do you go when you want to dance? And I mean when you really want to bust a move. For me, I go to one of two places—Dolce Club Nairobi or Soho’s. Today, I’d like to tell you about one of the funnest things to do in Nairobi on a weekend night for me: partying at Soho’s.
Where is Soho’s?
Soho’s is located on Parklands Road not far from Sarit Centre in Westlands.
Soho’s has 3 distinctive sections: an outdoor area which feels more like a bar than a club, an indoor bar area and dance floor downstairs, and a VIP section upstairs. Yes, Soho’s is a two-floor nightclub. What’s cool about the two floors is that they aren’t entirely separate from each other; rather, the VIP section overlooks the dance floor like a mezzanine.
I first fell in love with Soho’s because of the downstairs bar and dance floor area. I loved the ambiance—I felt it was really all about dancing. The music at Soho’s always has me jumping to my feet at almost every song! Soho’s is one of those places where everyone is so focused on having a good time that they mind their own business, allowing you to dance whichever way you want. Soho’s is also one of the few places in Nairobi where you can just turn around and acceptably dance with a stranger. I don’t know what it is about Soho’s, but people seem to always be in a jovial mood and just out to have a good time.
Recently, I’ve developed a new love for Soho’s—this time not for the downstairs section but for the upstairs VIP section. Let’s be clear: I’m not a Soho’s VIP! Lately, though, I’ve been finding myself in the VIP section a lot. Somehow, the company I’m with always heads upstairs to that section.
When I first went to Soho’s VIP, I thought it was boring and completely wannabe. I felt the real partying happened downstairs. Whenever a good song would come on, I’d rush downstairs to make the most of it. Over time though, I’ve come to love the atmosphere upstairs. I’ve learned to appreciate the spaciousness as well as the company. I also love the fact that it’s so much easier to get a drink upstairs because of the lower patrons-to-bar ratio.
Upstairs or downstairs, Soho’s is a lot of fun. If you are looking for fun things to do in Nairobi, you need to check it out.
I advise you not to do so too early in the night though, because Soho’s picks up well after midnight. If you get there too long before midnight, you get a totally different vibe and might be tempted to leave before the fun begins.
If you try it out, I would love to hear your impressions. If you’ve been to Soho’s before, does my review do it justice? Or is there something I’m missing out?
I look forward to hearing what you have to say.
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