The Alchemist (Nairobi)
This Westlands hotspot blends drinks, music, fashion, food and art in an eclectic outdoor space that feels more like an open-air fair that a traditional nightclub.
Launched in January 2016 by a young expat Californian, the venue shares its large outdoor "yard" with other cutting-edge multicultural entities like a music recording studio, Mama Rocks "African style" food truck, and a double-decker London bus converted into an art space.
Special events run a broad gamut from art shows and farmers' markets to DJ parties and "Game of Thrones" viewing sessions.
Ask the bartender for a Campari Negroni and slide onto one of the blue sofas for the capital's best people-watching.
The Alchemist Bar, Parklands Road (Just behind Kwik Fit), Westlands, Nairobi; +254 (0)71 068 0768