Best places to drink in Kenya: Founded by Hollywood heartthrob William Holden in 1959, Zebar at the Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club is one of the best places to quench your thirst in the country.
Zebar (Nanyuki): With a winning view of the snow-capped Mount Kenya, this chic saloon has hosted more than its fair share of celebrities over the years.
Tamarind Clifftop Terrace (Mombasa): Talking about bars with amazing views -- Tamarind Clifftop Terrace serves up panoramas of the Old Town on the far side of Mombasa Creek, as well as some pretty good grub and libations.
Hemingway's (Nairobi): Black leather armchairs, a marble fireplace and black and white photos, this elegant lounge bar is the best place to sip a Mojito in Kenya.
Champagne & Fishbowls (Nairobi): At Champagne & Fishbowls in Nairobi, you don't have to choose between a digestif and a dessert. This place serves a range of ice-cream cocktails.
Choice's Pub (Nairobi): Cool tunes, pool tables, pub grub and cold beer. The popular sports bar near the National Stadium in Nairobi possesses all the essential prerequisites of a good night out.
Long Bar & Star Lounge (Watamu): The two bars in the Medina Palms resort boast a long and sumptuous cocktail menu including some homegrown concoctions like the Dawa (vodka, honey and lime) and East Coast Cooler (Wild Turkey, maple syrup and fresh lime).
Star Lounge (Watamu): This open-air rooftop bar Star Lounge is also equipped with hookahs and a wide selection of North African shisha flavors.
Peponi Bar (Lamu): Serving great drinks for half a century, Peponi Bar has been a longtime rendezvous for deep-sea fishermen, safari buffs and other old African hands.
The Champagne Bar (Nairobi): Champagnes and the bar's bubbly cocktails may be the stars of this posh watering hole, but one shouldn't forget to check out the gorgeous palm wood bar -- hand carved by local artist Marc van Rampelberg -- too.
The Alchemist (Nairobi): With an outdoor space shared with other cutting-edge multicultural entities (including a music recording studio, a food truck and a double-decker London bus converted into an art space), The Alchemist is more like an open-air fair than a traditional nightclub.
Sierra Brewery (Nairobi): Sierra Brewery is East Africa's first microbrewery. Following the centuries-old Reinheitsgebot tradition, or Germany's Brewing Purity Law, the hip bar makes seasonal beers with just hops, malt, yeast and water.