Catch the Sporting Action from Rio Olympics at These Nairobi Sports Bars

The Rio Olympics  is in full swing and from how it’s been trending, it’s safe to say we are all excited.  Chances are you are not in Rio, if you are then lucky you. Most of us will be catching all the sporting action on Tv probably from the comfort of our own homes. But where’s the fun is that? Wouldn’t you rather be watching it with friends over some awesome drinks and great food?

If the answer is yes, then here is a list of sports bars and pubs in Nairobi where you can pop in and watch all your favorite sports personalities participate in the 2016 Olympics. These places have huge Tv screens, lots of booze and obviously great food.

Natives Sports Bar and Grill

Image of the rooftop bar at Natives. Its one of teh sports bars in Nairobi you can watch the Rio Olympics

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Located along Thika Super highway, this sports bar is popular with most Nairobians looking to unwind after a long day of work. Their spacious seating area and awesome ambiance makes it a very relaxing joint. Sports lovers will enjoy several Tv screens dedicated to the Rio Olympics. The high roofs and open spaces provide for a great view and you will be thoroughly entertained with music courtesy of some of the best Kenyan DJs. There is also plenty of parking space so you need not worry. Check it out this Olympics season and let us know what you think by reviewing the bar here.

The Curragh Irish Pub and Bistro

Image of the interior of The Curragh Irish Pub. Watch the Rio Olympics here


The ambiance of a traditional Irish pub is recreated at The Curragh in Racecourse, Ngong Road. The food, drinks and services are great. The view of the sprawling Ngong greenery is a favorite of many. Check out raving reviews by customers on our website. It’s also a great place to keep up with all the sporting action from the Rio Olympics. Alongside several Tv screens, they have a big projector screen in HD so you won’t miss a thing.

Frankies Sports Bar and Grill

Frankies Sports Bar is located along Ngong Road. The bar already sets aside Sunday for sports enthusiasts with their ‘Super Sunday’. Every Sunday from 2 pm they host a sports events where sports is featured all afternoon, emceed by radio personality Sean Cardovillis. They usually have Sunday barbecue, a pool table and shisha facilities, along with special drinks promotions. This Olympics season they are going all out. Watch the Rio Olympics on their huge tv screens, enjoy free parking and discounted drinks.

Marabou Sports Lounge

Image of the bar at Marabou Sports Lounge. It has several tv screen sthat will be dedicated to the Rio Olympics

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Looking for a sleek and classy joint to watch all the sporting action from the 2016 Olympics? Marabou Lounge is the place you need to be checking out. The sports lounge has six wide flat screen TVs visible from anywhere in the room. The colorful ambiance provides for a warm and relaxed environment. Signature cocktails of whisky, vodka, rum and mocktails are available and are sometimes discounted. Check them out and leave your thoughts on our website.

Mercury Lounge, Junction

Mercury Lounge is another awesome place to watch the Rio Olympics. It is located at the ABC place, in Westlands has a full bar, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating space, safe parking, air conditioning, smoking area, free Wi-Fi and most importantly huge Tv screens.

Image of Mercury Lounge, the place to watch the Rio Olympics

(Mercury Lounge)

We have their profile on Yululate so read up on reviews, browse through photos and get directions.

Purdy Arms

This pub is located in Karen and is a favorite of many. It might not technically be a sports bar but they do screen major sports events on their two big projector screens. For that, they make it to the list of places to watch the 2016 Olympics.

Image of a screen showing a match at Purdy Arms. Its one of the best sports bars to watch the Rio Olympics

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The bar stocks a range of local and imported beers and ales, as well as an extensive array of wines and spirits. They do have a restaurant as well so food won’t be an issue.

You can get many more ideas on where you can catch all the action from the Olympics by reading our previous Euros blog post. You can also search for sports bars and pubs in Nairobi near you on Yululate. Leave a comment below on your favorite Nairobi sports bars and pubs.


Zeddy Kosgei
Zeddy Kosgei
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