After Hours: Our Top 10 Nightlife Spots in 2018
Egyptians don’t do things like everybody else; they don’t live the same way, they don’t eat the same way, they don’t work the same way and of course, they don’t let loose the same way as everyone else. With every season comes a new trend of must-try, must-Instagram, must-see and be seen at night spots that present artistic concepts, stylish regulars and an epic nightlife scene, so it’s safe to say that Egypt’s nightlife scene has definitely come a long way. Here are our picks for 2018’s top 10 nightlife spots in Egypt.
- Cairo Jazz Club 610
Located in Al Guezira Plaza, Cairo Jazz Club 610 has already become one of those impossible to get into hot spots (on a good night), with the likes of Discomisr and Sharmoofers taking to the turntables. So it should come as no surprise that this staple makes it on our list.
- The Tap West
Modern and edgy vibe, the Tap West’s braided lights, exposed graffiti bricks and rustic wood finishes make us feel a little warm inside. Most people roll in on Sundays for their famous “All You Can Eat Wings” or for their famous cocktails and beer attracting laid-back friendly crowds tuning in to eclectic music.
- SASS Restaurant & Bar
Located in the heart of Zamalek with a sophisticated menu and with sweet views of the Nile River, SASS gives us flashy Manhattan à la “Sex and the City” vibes and is totally the place to be if you’re looking for a night out with great food, upbeat music and classy cocktails.
- Andiamo Lake House
Having launched in 2017, Andiamo Lake House remains one of the trendiest staples in the nightlife scene in Cairo. If you’re lucky enough to score a table and get past the bouncers at the door, you can look forward to a hip and sophisticated interior filled with Cairo’s A-listers. This tropical fancy spot stands out from its competitors by serving one of the best pizzas in town with signature cocktails!
High design. High fashion. This spot is a slick, sophisticated restaurant and lounge. Food is delicious, drinks and service are excellent, and up to the standards of Ayman Baki’s other ventures such as Sachi by The Sea! It’s stylish without being over-the-top and it’s perfect for date night or a night out with your clan. A totally must-try if you haven’t already!
- Asia Bar
Far and away, the classiest Asian food in town! We’re not saying eating cheap Asian food on a night in is not appealing, but sometimes you just want to spoil yourself. So, this half restaurant half bar is where you want to be when you’re craving appetizing Asian fusion while all glammed up!
We love the vintage aesthetic at this bar atop the New President Hotel in Zamalek. Known for its signature cocktails and upbeat tracks, this upscale and trendy spot has made a name for itself and is widely regarded as one of the best night spots in Cairo and hence, had to be on our list!
- Kiki’s Beach Bar
There isn’t a night spot that inspires severe FOMO quite like Ganzoury’s Hacienda White Coast Staple, Kiki’s Beach Bar, featuring the city’s “in” crowd as they boomerang cocktail clinks and pose for selfies in an effortlessly chic space while dancing the summer nights (and days) away. We would follow this man anywhere and everywhere without a second thought!
- Rituals Beach Bar
Another North Coast spot to make our list is Rituals Beach Bar located at Zoya Ghazala Bay. If you consider yourself a free spirit who enjoys wearing beachwear most of the day, catching rays, sipping sweet cocktails and partying by the beach – who also happens to be into peace, love and sunsets by the beach – then Rituals is the right place for you to unleash your inner flower child. Rituals is one of those places that gives you nostalgic feels when you think about it – as long as you can remember it the next day!
- Pane Vino – Samiramis
Last but not least on our list is Pane Vino, the Italian cuisine spot at InterContinental in Cairo Semiramis overlooking many landmarks including the Nile, the Cairo Opera House, the Cairo Tower and Cairo’s epic skyline. The cozy setting and the tad pricey food and drink don’t distract us from the outward beauty. Let’s take a moment and appreciate this view because there is nothing wrong with seeking out dinner with a stellar backdrop!