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“A great meeting place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Exchange Bar

Exchange Bar
Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue | 1st floor, Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 20 2757000
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Ranked #25 of 318 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Description: History comes to life at The Exchange Bar, once the site of Nairobi's first Stock Exchange from 1954. In 1922, The Long Bar,the Stanley's precursor to The Exchange Bar, famously took delivery of the first ever order of Tusker beer from Kenya Breweries. The bar retains the feel of a traditional English Gentleman's club while exuding a casual elegance and warm atmosphere. A perfect place to enjoy a single malt whisky or sensational cocktails accompanied with a variety of bar snacks.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“A great meeting place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

a great bar in the Stanley Hotel. Central and a great place for a after business or pre-dinner drink.

Visited April 2013
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David G, General Manager at Exchange Bar, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Dear SA_Business_Traveller,
Thank you for choosing to visit The Exchange Bar and posting your pleasant review.
Your comments stating our bar as a great place for drinks is pleasurable to note, highlighting its convenient location within the Central Business District is another positive which we offer our customers.
We certainly look forward to welcoming you back again.
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Old school drinks and great people watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Nice place to come reattached after becoming unhinged in the insanity that is Nairobi. Drinks are served with class, and the mixed grill was a delicious plate of meat that was a bargain at 1400 KSH for two. People watching here offers the best of Kenya's elite locals and the muzungo who float in and out.

Visited April 2013
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David G, General Manager at Exchange Bar, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Dear Bugdocsea,
Thank you choosing The Exchange Bar for your dining experience and posting your positive review.
Exchange Bar is rich in History and has a legacy of its own, hence, it is a joy to note your food and beverage experience was one of “Class.”
Indeed, your observation that the Bar caters for both international travelers and local clientele is true, both have high expectations and we strive to satisfy and go beyond these expectations ensuring The Exchange Bar is the preferred networking venue within the CBD.
We certainly look forward to welcoming you once again.
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“Traditional historic Bar.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Very well equipped Bar full of great character and with excellent service and nibbles.Out of Africa atmosphere.

Visited February 2013
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David G, General Manager at Exchange Bar, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Dear Peter B,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit the Exchange Bar and review its services.
We aim to ensure our Bars are always fully stocked with both contemporary and premium spirits, liquors and wines, hence, thank you for recognizing this.
It is a pleasure to note that your experience was an “excellent one” as a bar which is rich in tradition and character we set the standards high and aim to offer the best of services to all our guests.
Please visit us soon again, we certainly look forward to hosting you.
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