British gastropub J’s had a lot of success among both expats and locals at its first location in the Nairobi suburb of Karen
. In October, J’s opened a second branch in Westlands, the neighborhood that’s home to most of the city’s bars and restaurants. The new J’s is larger, and, with more outdoor seating and a built-in DJ booth, it delicately balances the atmosphere of a full-service restaurant with nightlife ambiance. Here, you’ll find weekly events, like old-school hip-hop and R&B on Tuesdays and Thursday Night Live, a showcase for local bands.