Mix and matching between an outdoors patio and an indoors open fronted bar, this place is really cool to enjoy nice music, to party hard, or to even hold a conversation. Is located in Korba, Heliopolis.
View from inside from The Garden’s official Facebook page
Jazz it up every Monday with Ahmed Harfoush, or listen to the finest tunes during the rest of the week, you can choose between interacting with the singer or D.J. at the bottom floor, or dancing while staring at a stunning Nile view -only if you sit at the top floor. Located in Zamalek.
Ahmed Harfoush & Boshra at the Riverside from Riverside’s official Facebook page
is the best cocktail bar in town with expert international mixologists to spice things up. Amici has two locations; Zamalek & Heliopolis, and offers a Karaoke experience to those who love singing every Sunday in Zamalek, and every Monday in Heliopolis.
Amici Bar in Zamalek from Amici Bar’s official website
Who doesn’t like to unleash the little diva out of him/her? Johnny’s gives you the opportunity to sing your heart out every sunday at Le Pacha boat in Zamalek, and every tuesday in Arkan Mall in 6th of October.
Johnny’s Pub in Zamalek from Le Pacha’s official website
Cairo Jazz Club
Although from the outside it looks a bit fishy due to their barely lit sign, along the years no one was able to steal Pub 28’s fame, this place has been in Zamalek since forever and is favorited equally by young, middle-aged and old adults, you can go over there to have a conversation while getting some drinks, and maybe a meal. It’s an old bar so don’t expect an out of this world cocktail, hippy music or any performances, just stick to the basics.
Pub 28’s sign from Cairo2nite
An underground bar & cultural space replacing Arabesque in Down town, where live performances, music, film screenings and nightlife at its best take place. Follow their monthly schedule on Facebook & make sure to be there on Sundays, specially from 6 till 9 pm “Happy Hour”.
Photo from Vent’s official Facebook page
Located in Mohandessin inside Swiss Inn Hotel, a newly opened Night spot that although new on the scene but has been grabbing the attention to those who aren’t really into nightlife. Almaz brings in chill out and oriental classical music, along with a wide selection of drinks and food at affordable prices and very good quality. The food quality is actually Almaz’s strongest point, and an experience that’s not commonly found in night spots.
Photo from Almaz’s official website
I don’t know why whenever a place opens in Zamalek, their next branch is automatically Heliopolis, and L’Aubergine is no exception, however their Zamalek branch has proven to be the best. Over the years L’Aubergine has proven that nobody can get it out of the night scene attracting people from all age ranges.
Photo by TotallyEgypt
The Lemon Tree
Situated on the top deck of Imperial boat, this is another example of un-disappointing night spots in Zamalek -yes, I am always in favor of Zamalek :)- this place offers stunning Nile views with a colorful setting & decoration. The Lemon Tree serves Mediterannean cuisine in addition to well blended cocktails. Thanks to its Nile view this place can be enjoyed at anytime of the day.
Photo from The Lemon Tree’s official Facebook page
Needless to say that it’s in Zamalek ;). It’s one of the best Italian Bistros in Cairo,and an iconic one, yet their biggest draw back is their insanely poor lighting. Get dressed in your chic-est outfit and head there around 9 pm, because this is when it starts to get packed up.
Photo from La Bodega Egypt
Located inside Conrad Hotel, though their decoration is a bit dull & their music is not very special, but it remains one of the places that you’d enjoy going to, specially that it doesn’t get super crowded, nor cause you an overdose of smoke inhalation like its peers all around Egypt -not only Cairo.
Photo from Stage One’s official website
A classy hangout in Heliopolis with a friendly welcoming atmosphere offering a yummi experience for foodies & sushi addicts along with seasonal cocktails.
Photo from Sachi’s official Facebook page
Located inside President Hotel in Zamalek with a unique atmosphere, literally a cellar. This is place is not for everyone, not for party animals I mean. It’s great to grab a few drinks with some mezzas, and chit chats with your friends.
Photo from TotallyEgypt
TIU (The New Tamarai)
After all the hassle that was around Tamarai, their owners decided to team up again with Ganzoury to create TIU (a.k.a. The New Tamarai) to take over the nightlife scene. Their Grand opening is over the course of this weekend -November 6th & 7th- featuring Ramy Djunkie, Maya & Ghandokli.