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Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) is a haven for casual drinkers and alcohol enthusiasts alike: from drinking dens to high-end hotel bars, the capital has somewhere to booze whatever the occasion. Off the busy Koinange Street is Dove Cage a revamped heritage that has been around for years and it still serves some of the best drinks in Nairobi.

Choose from punches, cups, cobblers, hot drinks and flips, fizzes and swizzles. The speakeasy vibe sees you through the heavy curtain and into a dark, New York-style of room with muffled jazz coming from somewhere.

Although this is a free membership bar, you’re able to get in and mingle freely with a decent crown of businessmen, colleagues and chic friends. Cocktails are amazing, and if you’re a woman sick of being hit on in busy bars, you’re in safe hands.

With the mature and intelligent clientele all day, Dove Cage set of house rules, no man can pester you without you approaching them. The seats by the window are ideal if you’re having a date or business meeting. With dim lighting, leather sofas, mirrors, an apothecary cocktail bar and free Twiglets you’ll want to stay in Dove Cage most of the evening so get comfy.

There is a no-reservations policy, so get here early to grab a seat. Coming solo or your date’s late? Sit at the long sunken bar and get chatting to the bartenders. For sports lovers, severall televsion screens will keep you glued on the latest results, action and reviews. Make your date at Dove Cage next time.

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