The Nairobi Bar Show Highlights

The Nairobi Bar Show Highlights

The Pool House was the place to be on the 9th and 10th of November for lovers of cocktails and spirits or simply anyone who enjoys a good afternoon plan with awesome drinks and people.

Brian Owango in partnership with Diageo Kenya, Mulberry Bar, Le Decanter and other brands hosted the first Nairobi Bar Show. The bar show was a great opportunity for bartenders and consumers alike to learn more on the art of fine drinking.

The event had two immersion areas in which attendees got the chance to experience a range of cocktail tastings to one on one sessions with experts.

With many Kenyans now in the mixology career the Nairobi bar show caught the attention of many bartenders who attended in large numbers.

Among the masterclasses was the masterclass dubbed 'The Art of Fine Drinking' showcased the journey through the Diageo World Class Bartender of the year competition. “We have trained over 5,000 bartenders across the country over the last five years with 210 of them getting the opportunity to compete for the World Class Bartender of the year title. The Kenyan mixology scene has grown over the years with more creatives establishing their craft and delivering a world class experience to consumers," said Diageo East Africa National Advocacy Manager Douglas Duncanson.

Douglas Duncanson, Angel Riviera (World Class Kenya 2019 Winner and Brian Owango

The Aqueous bartenders were on location armed with a cocktail menu featuring all the sponsoring brands.

The set up at the Pool House was impressive. It was so easy to go from station to station for the tasting and talking to the experts without waiting on line.

The hearty and enjoyable group discussions touched on various elements of working in or running a bar in Kenya.


We can't fail to mention the experience Le Decanter took us through featuring their sparkling wines and mixers. The whole thing was conducted inside a massive bubble tent and it was a detailed tasting session.

The Bubbly in a Bubble experience https://www.instagram.com/p/B44qJZ1gO4o/