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Exchange Bar

$$ - $$$
Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue | 1st floor, Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 2757000
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue | 1st floor, Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

The Exchange Bar is in the Stanley Sarova which is in the business district in Nairobi. It's a beautiful historic bar with great food and a good selection of drinks. The staff is friendly and the bar and hotel is spotless and a pleasant place...More

Thank Sy N
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Beer, like beer, small bottle (nothing on tap) of Tusker Light, 500KS not too attractive. Place has some charm if you look window directions and ignore corridors around. Or of you are lucky to get one of this deep armchairs No food Not my style...More

1  Thank JakubWarszawa
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Good service, nice ambience and decent prices at this old charm bar at Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi.

Thank michaelleander
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Michael offers excellent service and is a wealth of information on the history of hotel. nice cold beer and bar lunch on a saturday

Thank Rob5710
Reviewed April 23, 2016

Few places makes you feel relaxed and at home as Exchange bar. It is as i like turning back the clock and step into a huge living room. And here you don't have to sit many minutes until you are offered service. Drinks are fast...More

Thank Totte B
Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is an excellent meeting point for something cold to drink after a busy day. If you plan to eat - be sure to order before you are too hungry, because it will take some time before the food is served.

Thank Totte B
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Arrived late after a long flight, but knew the food and ambiance would be good. As ever excellent service in a lovely atmosphere, a sort of colonial sophistication. We had a very tasty late supper, my wife had had an excellent fish and I had...More

Thank Andy.Crate
Reviewed November 4, 2015

A unique warm bar, which makes you feel living in the previous centuries, along with today's luxury. Excellent service, attentive and polite staff. Romantic atmosphere with piano music to unwind you. Enjoyable place in the centre of the city.

Thank Charalambos K
Reviewed August 30, 2015

Children not allowed, what crap. Sad as well, for the food is not that bad. It's just such a waste of space, and gives a cold feeling of outlook. Friendly smiling waitresses, nevertheless.

3  Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Great cocktails here, got strawberry daiquiri and it was very good. Quite strong too which is good. Staff were great and dealt with a stalker who had started following us fifteen minutes before and had come into bar to try and sit with us. Felt...More

1  Thank Suzanneg93
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue | 1st floor, Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 2757000
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Sarova Stanley
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.
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