According to a 2016 report, Nairobi had 12,500 bars. This is a shockingly high number of bars for a city in a third-world country. This translates to 284 bars for every 100,000 people, one of the highest figures in the world. For some context see the number of bars in other parts of the world below.


City Number of Bars Bars per 100,000 population
Amsterdam 1,516 63.5
Austin 245 25.9
Bogotá 12,348 152.8
Brussels 1,743 148.3
Buenos Aires 11,189 366.9
Chengdu 2,078 13
Dublin 773 57
Edinburgh 1,410 274.7
Helsinki 1,200 187
Hong Kong 1,253 16.9
Istanbul 304 2.1
Lisbon 392 78
London 3,615 40
Los Angeles 1,644 16
Madrid 5,877 185.6
Melbourne 2,840 59
Montréal 2,559 131.8
Moscow 1,421 11
New York 2,113 24.5
Oslo 250 37
Paris 4,316 35
Rome 9,515 331
San Francisco 469 53
Seoul 18,279 186
Shanghai 2,693 11.1
Shenzhen 1,521 12.8
Singapore 660 11.8
Stockholm 1,500 65
Sydney 802 17
Taipei 290 11
Tokyo 29,358 217
Toronto 483 16

Source

World Cities Culture Forum

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