Cairo, the capital city of Egypt is the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. This ancient city might not be your preferred port of call for an intoxicating extravaganza but would have certainly flabbergasted you with its interesting nightlife! Cairo nightlife is surely a unique experience as it gives you electrifying moments in this historical place of pyramids. Here’s a list of bars and dance clubs one must surely visit while holidaying in Cairo.
Cairo, the city of a thousand minarets houses stunning clubs and bars. Rather than wandering mindlessly in the streets of this megacity, check these 10 best places to enjoy Cairo nightlife to the fullest.
Cairo Jazz Club
It is one of the oldest existing live music night clubs in Cairo. The club is believed to be the heaven for music lovers and party-goers. It is a lively place where one can enjoy music, delicious food and bar selections. The club was established as a portal for manifesting art and expression through music. Today, it has turned as a favorite party spot of roister seekers vacationing in one of the old cities of the world.
Location: 197 26th of July Corridor, Madinet Al Eelam, Agouza, Giza
Witness the traditional Egyptian entertainment of belly dancing at this famous club embedded in the hipster part of Downtown Cairo near Talaat Harbour St. The orientalist fantasia of Shahrazad Club in Cairo makes it a must-visit club of the city. It’s gorgeous interior with red-velvet drapes, astral lighting, and suave Arabic music with flavorsome cuisine and vivacious ambiance, makes it a must-visit spot for party lovers. One can relax and order Sakkara, the famous local lager served with a bowl of lupin beans.
Location: 182 El Nil Street, Cairo, Egypt
Crimson Bar And Grill
Located on a back street of Zamalek Island, Crimson Bar & Grills offers an unbeatable view of River Nile from its rooftop terrace. The square-shaped bar and high chairs with Epicureans from across the world gives an opportunity to hang out with people from different cultures. Whether partying with friends or ambling alone, Crimson Cairo will surely make you carouse till late hours!
Location: St. (former Montazah St, 16 Kamal Al Tawil, Zamalek, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Golden Pharaoh Dinner Cruise
Cruise with hastening dervishes and traditional dancers, the Golden Pharaoh is a perfect stop for a low-key night out. It’s a 14-meter long luxury craft that offers a long string of buffets full of Middle Eastern and Egyptian cuisine. One can admire a traditional folkloric dance performed by dervishes, wearing colorful skirts. Enjoy sipping in your favorite drinks or cocktails at the Nile Cafe on the waterfront of the Pharaoh while watching the pelicans dive, the felucca and boats sailing on the Nile.
Location: 138 Al Nile, Oula, Giza District, Giza Governorate, Egypt
The Cairo Cellar
The Cairo Cellar is a royal reminder of the past as the place has been offering electrifying nightlife scene since Egypt was dusting off the monarchy. Located in the basement of the President Hotel on Zamalek Island, its an English-style pub with a giant cellar stuffed full of liquor and wine. This is not a typical place for party animals. One can grab their favorite drinks with Mezzas and spend time partying with your loved ones.
Location: 22 Taha Hussein, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
If you are planning to visit The Tap while holidaying in Cairo then don’t forget to pack your dancing shoes. It’s one of the favorite party spots in Cairo and offers a remarkable experience with its special events such as Games Night, Jam Night, Band Night, and DJ Night.
Location: Street 257, Ezbet Fahmy, El Basatin, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
This bar in Cairo lure partiers who prefer electronica, R&B, hip-hop, and grime. Zigzag is located in the old Arabesque restaurant that hosts the bands on weekdays and DJ nights on weekends. The bar-club follows a strict entry policy allowing only couples and mixed groups.
Location: 6 Sharia Qasr El Nil, Downtown
It’s a chill-out spot to experience the true vibe of Cairo nightlife with your significant half. The Garden houses an outdoor patio and indoor open-fronted bar. Located in Korba, Heliopolis; it’s an amazing place to enjoy your favorite drink with live music or DJs. The place requires prior bookings that could be done on the official website of The Garden.
Location: 55 Abdulaziz Al Saud, st، Al Manial, Giza Governorate, Egypt
Escape to this cocktail bar guaranteeing lush experience with their mouth-watering menus and unforgettable cocktails. The place has an unparalleled ambiance with expert international mixologists, Thai chefs, and enrapturing music. The bar also hosts karaoke nights on Sundays.
Location: 22 Taha Hussein St, Zamalek & 100El Hegaz Street, Heliopolis
Timings: Late hours
Don’t go with the outer look of this pub as it appears a little fishy due to their barely lit sign. Pub 28 has been stealing the partiers since decades and is preferred equally by young, middle-aged and old adults. It’s an old bar and one might miss hippy music, cocktails, performances, etc. but having long conversations with an old friend while enjoying the classic drinks is what you can enjoy here!
Location: 28 Shagaret Al Dor, Abu Al Feda, Zamalek, Cairo Governorate, Egypt