Cairo - Bars & Nightlife
There are two main types of bars in Cairo: traditional Egyptian style bars, known as “caféterias” and typical Western style bars. The “caféterias” have solely male customers and serve small plates of food. Both men and women are welcome and will feel comfortable and at ease in the Western style bars, which often serve food as well.
There is a pulsing variety of vivacious nightlife in Cairo. Most of the large, upscale hotels have nightclubs attached to them, and most of these are a safe bet for a good night out.
A cozy Western-style bar with a neighbourhood feel to it. Popular with the over 30 crowd.
A typical British pub with a contemporary twist. Popular with a younger set who enjoy lively, boisterous venues.
A stylish, sophisticated bar with good music and nibbles. It is used by the hip Cairo clubbers for a pre-clubbing venue because of its fun, festive atmosphere.
Windows on the World
A luxurious, sophisticated bar with expensive cocktails and an enforced dress code. Breathtaking panoramic views of the city, particularly delightful at sunset.
An exclusive club with a very strict door policy, located in the Nile Hilton. With frequent celebrity DJs, this one of Cairo’s better discos, but you must be well-heeled and stylish to make it past the bouncer!
Popular with the young, trendy and beautiful people of Cairo. The good music and sultry décor make this club worth a visit.
Cairo Jazz Club
This sleek club is a popular venue with Cairo’s ultra-chic youths. An excellent variety of hip jazz is played, which changes almost nightly.
A fun, funky club with a lavish jungle inspired décor. Salsa classes, theme nights and couples-only nights dominate the schedule, so it is wise to check ahead of time.
Cairo is the capital of belly dancing, so it is worth taking in a show while here. Most of the 5-star hotels have belly dancing shows, and another favourite is:
This elegant, cavernous club with silk upholstery and marble floors puts on one of the best nightly belly dancing shows in the city.