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, but somehow at 11 p.m., we still weren’t done with our night out—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 the first spot we decided to check out.
Checking Out Crooked Q (Nairobi)
Crooked Q was PACKED!
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.
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.
A little later, when I no longer had an 8-to-5 to go to, I would go out on Wednesday night because that’s when the rest of the world would start to come alive.
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.
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?
READ ALSO: Thorn Tree Cafe, Nairobi
I look forward to hearing what you have to say.