Peponi Bar (Lamu)
Come for the liquors, stay for the stories.
A throwback to another time, the cozy little bar at the Peponi Hotel on Lamu Island has been serving great drinks -- and even better stories -- for half a century.
A long-time rendezvous of deep-sea fishermen, safari buffs and other old African hands, the bar is also an ideal place to while away an afternoon reading a book and watching the dhows flit past from your lounge chair on the waterfront terrace.
Or grab an Old Pal (the house cocktail, made with whisky, vermouth and Campari) and wander barefoot down talcum-powder-fine Shela Beach.
Peponi Bar, Peponi Hotel, Lamu; +254 (0)72 22 03082