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Exchange Bar

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Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue | 1st floor, Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 2757000
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Corner of Kimathi Street and Kenyatta Avenue | 1st floor, Sarova Stanley Hotel, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Am a frequent walk-in guest at Exchange bar.Ambiance is tranquil. This is a very nice bar that has good food and a large selection of wine,spirits,beer and cocktails. Service is outstanding.the staff provides exceptional service,joan,Alex,Timothy and great supervisor Damaris. Mercy is a knowledgeable, professional mixology...More

Thank Mashez
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This beautiful bar is located on the second floor of the Sarova Stanley Hotel and is open to anyone. Be sure to look around and see the historical items that are there. Ask about the bell over the bar! Very cool place, nice views, but...More

Thank cockers2luv
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Meet Hemingway, Clark Gable and imagine Karen Blixen all coming around for a drink and a chat. With a bit of imagination, or a few glasses of Gin - the long bar does indeed Swift you away to another era of time. It is wonderful....More

Thank Cireakim
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Quiet morning in a very comfortable and well appointed bar. Big rugby test on back home (NZ) and staff were more than happy to let me sit and watch it over a couple of cold beers.

Thank Flick821
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

What a complete experience with great people,location,appetizers and drinks. Mercy proved to be knowledgeable and astute at making cocktails.service is outstanding...........She is the best bartender!!!

Thank Mashez
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came in for a drink. The bar is stunning- old fashioned, beautifully maintained. (We were concerned about the cost of a drink- only to be pleasantly surprised, very affordable!). We had some appetizers and drinks and enjoyed our experience! Douglas was...More

Thank Leahmonique186
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning bar with tons of history located in a wonderful old property. The bar was the location of the first stock exchange in Kenya. Beautiful wood and deep leather furniture - could easily sit there for hours reading a book! Service was...More

Thank Rhys O
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stayed at the Stanley before and during a safari. The staff is incredible and the drinks are wonderful. The ambience is lovely, so much history! Loved it!

Reviewed 14 February 2017

I always enjoy having a cup of tea here and a slice of cake, watching who comes and goes ... it was here where post independence African Kenyans first walked in and challenged for their favourite drinks, previously the domain of the pre-independence settlers ......More

Thank Safariafficionado
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Enjoy your G&T's while watching the fans.... right "out of Africa" The snacks and service are always excellent and the atmosphere is historical

Thank AfricaCarol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 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
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  • 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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