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“shady...& cheap” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gipsy Bar

Gipsy Bar
Woodvale Grove. Opposite Barclays Bank | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #147 of 381 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“shady...& cheap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

if you're looking for overcrowded place, with some shady people surrounding you...this is the place for you.

Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Makati, Philippines
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Modern Nairobi”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Well known place in Westands. Years ago was quite small and the indian owner is purchasing all small shops around... now the bar occupies the whole floor...
Drinks are very expensive and just decent quality (Gin tonic, Rum and coke, etc...). It could be a lot better considering the prices.
Lot of prostitutes around, not aggressive but giving you the feeling they are clearly hunting....
Ok place to go out with friends... once in a while.
Too many screens and only the boring UK football... they should show something different too...
Food is expensive too and not really good....
Service is too pushy... someone asking you every 3 minutes if you want to drink...
nahhhhhh lot of better places where to go in NBO.....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Thank Marco8960
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great to Watch Football”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I am a huge football fan and as a tradition, my friends and I watch the big games at Gipsy. They have multiple screens and one projector screen, and a great crowd. I'm not a drinker, but my friends are always complaining about how expensive the alcoholic beverages are over there. However, I have eaten at their restaurant, which is rather pricy but worthwhile. The food is very good and it is OK to spend a little more once in a while.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Thank alkenya
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

A well situated bar in the upmarket Westlands area. Good security & table service.
Plenty of ex-pats, so you know that it's one of the safer places to eat & drink and they are not adverse to showing the UK football league.

Visited January 2013
Thank TravelGirlTravels
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“go with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This place has the best music in westlands. Like everyone else mentions, it's full of hookers. If that makes you uncomfortable, don't go to East Africa. Beer is expensive. That's westlands. Tons of expats and Nairobians hang out there, they're always really cool, friendly people. Gipsys bumps full-on on a Thursday night.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
Thank coyot9
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